The Most Fashionable Rag Dolls

Jess Brown Dolls My daughter and I love Jess Brown dolls. Each one-of-a-kind design is handmade with love from sustainable material, usually vintage textiles. And it's all made locally in nearby Petaluma! We love the new holiday collection in gorgeous fur, lace, and tweed textures. This season also includes dresses printed with Theatre du Palais Royal and paired with silk capes from…

Another Adventure in the World of Jess Brown Dolls

Audrey and I stopped by the Jess Brown trunk show at Aldea Home to celebrate the launch of the newly published book, Lulu & Pip, as well as say hello to our favorite doll designer. The follow-up, to the popular Kiki and Coco in Paris by Nina Gruener, is a new adventure in the beautifully wild terrain of Grass Valley,…

Limited Edition Jess Brown Sweet Collection

My favorite artisan rag-doll maker, Jess Brown, often launches limited edition dolls for holidays and other special occasions. For Valentine's Day 2014, she created the Sweets collection, all handmade in her small Petaluma studio of five very talented women. If you go to Jess Brown Design, you'll see the dolls have already sold out. If…

Sneak Peek: Jess Brown

We're working on a story featuring my favorite couture-worthy dolls, Jess Brown. If you think dolls are just for little girls, think again! And, if you haven't seen these highly-covetable dolls, you can view her collection here.Don't miss the story, subscribe to the tada! shop newsletter!

What to Pack with Nonchalant Mom

After my first child was born (now eight years old), I discovered the style and parenting site, Nonchalant Mom, while searching for Lucky Wang dresses for little girls. I instantly became a fan of the site's modern approach to family lifestyle and focus on emerging brands, such as Lucky Fish and Makie. I was thrilled…

Vogue Dressmaker for Dolls

I first thought these were cool looking frocks for my daughter, but I realized, after a closer look at the description, that these lovelies are for dolls. Can you believe the patterns? Originally made for the ever-popular Jess Brown,  any doll could benefit from a bit more panache in their wardrobe. What about that cute poncho?…