A couple of weeks ago we went met Ilana, founder of the adorable kids line Little Lief, at a children’s trade show. We loved her look and asked her to tell us about it:
“Now that I am a mum getting dressed needs to be easy. I typically mix up vintage and basic cotton pieces. I like dresses and rompers because it’s an outfit in one and you don’t need to mix and match (although I was wearing a top and skirt on the day we met, which is unusual).
I was wearing NDC sandals and a vintage skirt which has 2 labels one of 45rpm and the other of Universal Studios Entertainment Costume Department. I think the skirt was altered with paint and shredded. I love it! The t-shirt is from American Apparel.
I am originally from Australia but have lived in NYC since 2000. Before Little Lief I worked as a design director (HarperCollins) on illustrated books (from pop culture to art and architecture). My first summer together with my daughter (Lief) in NYC was a hot one. I couldn’t find simple, easy and super lightweight cotton pieces to dress her in (that weren’t onsies) so I decided to make them.”
Editor’s note: That’s a skirt from Little Lief in the background!