AFTER THREE YEARS of putting the Eastside’s trendiest women into the latest denim styles and kicky, day-to-night dresses, Francine Park began outfitting their babies, too. Her downtown Kirkland boutique, Promesse, now offers fashion for wee ones.
Personal style in four words Effortless, edgy yet timeless.
Baby Alex’s style His has to be effortless, too. The mornings are too hectic to worry about putting together outfits. I do like his things to be playful and fun, with a European twist and flair.
The harem pants and sweater Both are by Vanessa Bruno, which I carry at the shop. Her pieces are urban and casual, but special enough to stand on their own, so you don’t have to spend much time thinking about how to wear them.
The shoes I love Chie Mihara. The line is chic and sophisticated, and the designer has a background in orthopedics, so she knows her foot anatomy.
Alex’s outfit He’s wearing Loralin, a line based in Brooklyn. The designer puts great colors together and, instead of doing all onesies, which can be too casual, she does wraps that are functional and hip. Alex wears stripes from Petit Bateau and whimsical basics by Catimini, and we do a lot of organics, too.
How to turn a casual “mom” look into a date-night look in five minutes It’s all about the accessories. I like adding bangles and scarves to simple tops, and chunky necklaces to dresses. Babies and toddlers always want to grab at things, so I save nice jewelry for adults. When I’m around kids, I wear less expensive, trendy pieces like long, multistrand necklaces with big beads and stones.
Summer look I like natural-looking airbrush tans from My Flawless Tan. The owner, Sequoia Leopold, used to be a Sea Gal so she knows all about looking good. It doesn’t hurt that she’s located near the waterfront not far from my shop, so I can get a quick beach fix without the UV rays.
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