12Feb

Giveaway: GirlyGirl Clothes for the Hip and Savvy

PicMonkey CollageAbout a year ago, while visiting a childhood friend in Atlanta, I noticed that her daughters were wearing the most beautiful dresses.  I liked them so much that even now I remember telling her that I wished my daughter was younger so she could wear them.  When she told me that her sister was the designer  of these dresses with her company called GirlyGirl, my mouth dropped open. They were really unique, quite European, acutely fashionable and so well-made.  I was completely intrigued, so I recently set up time with GirlyGirl’s designer and my friend’s sister, Anna Hinson, to find out more about the line.

TCM: Where did you get the idea to create a new line of children’s clothing?

Anna: My love of fabrics and sewing goes back to my childhood. I apprenticed with the most amazingly talented seamstress in the world! My mom created entire wardrobes and gowns for women in the 70’s and 80’s. I remember her clients bringing dozens of fabrics to our house to meet with her. I was mesmerized by the colors and textures as they spread out fabrics on our dining room table and went through fashion magazines.  Needless to say, she made most of my clothes when I was a kid and I learned to sew at an early age.  My daughter was fortunate enough recently, to wear a sweet dress my mom made for me when I was seven.  My sense of style, love of texture and color and the need to create with my hands definitely comes from my mother.

TCM: Where did the training come in?

Anna: I went to business school, had numerous marketing jobs and for 12 years owned a very successful furniture showroom in Atlanta—importing modern furniture from Italy, England, Canada, and Brazil–catering to designers and architects. But, having two children 15 months apart in my late thirties and working 24/7 made me feel I was missing out on my children’s growth and development.

TCM: So the inspiration came from your children?

Anna: Yes. After I had my daughter, I was inspired by her early love of colorful and whimsical clothes. What better way to work from home and consolidate what I did best? So, I established GirlyGirl Productions in 2008. GirlyGirl Productions makes dresses and adorns little girls ages 2-10 in cheerful and bright, hip yet age-appropriate clothes influenced by vintage styles. As a mom who loves stylish, well -made clothes for my girl, I make sure all the pieces in my line are little girl and mom approved! GirlyGirl garments are hand-crafted in the USA, with beautiful details and special attention to quality garment construction, by women like me who have made the choice to work from home. I am proud to be part of a cottage industry that empowers women and continues the beautiful tradition of hand-sewn clothing.

TCM: Who is GirlyGirl?

Anna: GirlyGirl is the moniker (along with numerous others) I’ve given my daughter.  She’s an “I do by-self” doer;  “not like that mommy” crafter; “I’m ok, it doesn’t hurt” faller; “how do I look?” Pink flower, plaid and stripes-wearing very funny, happy girl!

I’m thrilled to be giving away a Girl in the World skirt (valued at $42)  and matching Big Bow tank top  (valued at $25) – see above for pictures.

Sizes for skirt and top:  Pick one  2/3,  4/5, 6/7, 8/9
Cities on skirt –pick one:  New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, Mexico City, Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney!

You can get additional entries by doing one of or more of the following:

– Follow The Culture Mom on Facebook.

– Follow The Culture Mom on Twitter.

– Follow The Culture Mom on Pinterest.

– Follow GirlyGirl on Etsy.

– Follow GirlyGirl on Facebook.

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, February 19th at noon EST. Winner will be posted here and on the Culture Mom Facebook page and will have 24 hours to accept their prize.

Disclosure: I am not being compensated to run this contest and GirlyGirl is responsible for all fulfillment of this prize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  5. I would love to win the Paris skirt in size 8/9 for my little sister!

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  13. So cute I love the little Paris skirt.

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  16. Such fabulous little outfits! My daughter would love the Paris set in size 4/5.

  17. I follow Girly Girl on Facebook.

  18. I follow on Twitter too!

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  21. I would love the 6/7 with the New York motif, of course!

  22. Already follow The Culture Mom on FB/Twitter/Pinterest and now follow GirlyGirl on Facebook!

  23. i love these – so unique! My daughter would be mad for the Paris skirt I’m sure!

  24. I would love the beautiful top and skirt size 6/7.
    Thanks!
    Edtelle

  25. Jenn Markwerth says:

    Most adorable clothing if only I had the skills my girls would look amazing… LOVE them all so hard to pick!

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