Two weeks ago, I mentioned a friend who unexpectedly lost her husband. The boutique community on eBay has gathered around Michele (known as Mud) and her children through a benefit launch in their honor. All of the proceeds will be donated to Mud's family in an effort to ease their financial burden a little.
I'm thrilled with how many designers are taking part in the WELOVEMUD benefit launch--thrilled, but honestly not surprised. Mud is one of the most endearing people I know.
Please click here to learn more about the launch, or click here to go directly to the auction listings.
Seriously, folks, there's something for everyone and in all price ranges--casual tees and lounge sets; funky, euro boutique sets; jewelry for mum; hair bows and clippies; boots; doll furniture; even delectable desserts. Please consider bidding to show Mud a little love. :)
I thought I'd give y'all an inside glimpse of our photography sessions. Usually I end up with a dozen shots like these, where Elle looks all poised and serene:
But the truth is that most of the time she is flapping her arms and performing mini jigs and sticking her fingers in her ears. She's a delight, but those photos don't quite embody the mood I'm aiming for.
So for everyone with active children who has emailed or ASQ'd me to ask how on earth I get Elle to stand still, the answer is: mostly I don't. The photos I show y'all in my listings are the five percent that didn't end up like this: