14 November 2010
Stylish Kids: MonetPaisley Swimwear
Elisha Niven from MonetPaisley Swimwear is totally inspiring. And inspired. Through craft blogging she was inspired to find her niche. And through a chambray and red gingham cotton bikini that her mum saved from the 70's, she was inspired to design her unique and beautiful line of vintage-style swimwear for toddlers to teens.
Based on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Elisha found that the cotton bikinis she made for her girls six years ago fit for longer and lasted longer than lycra swimsuits. And after honing her design and testing on friends and family, she launched a beautiful range of two-piece swimwear in light weight cotton fabrics that dry quickly and are light and breezy for play before and after dip.
These are not your ordinary togs. I adore the sweet prints, gathers and ruffles that take these bikinis to a different level. Sweet and sassy, they really are very special. And handmade!
Lucky for us, Elisha has also been inspired to design kaftans, maillot for toddlers that can fit over a swim nappy, sun hats, sun dresses and beach bags. I can't wait.
You can find MonetPaisley swimwear in the Etsy store and soon at various markets in the Mornington Peninsula area. Keep an eye on the blog for details.
If you love Australian-designed clothes for kids, head over to Bondville Kids for more ideas.