Have you ever met someone who inspires you and depresses you at the same time? Meet Carrie-Anne Roberts. She’s a beautiful and achingly cool 26 year old mother to an equally gorgeous 18 month old boy called River, who is living her dream thanks to Instagram – having started out on the shop floor of Lush.
In 2015 she created Mère Soeur – a lifestyle brand dedicated to celebrating inspiring mums. Printing T-shirts and tote bags with slogans such as “Raising the Future” or “Mama Gang” we can thank her for putting the some of the sass back into sisterhood.
And finally, after a year of requests, she has created a line for 0-5 year olds. Inspired by her son, and creating clothes she wanted him to wear, the line is playful and cute but still super cool. As she says ” It’s the dream ensemble for a cheeky, curious short one with style.”
So now she is in the world of kids fashion, the time had come for me and my blog pal Anna Cascarina from Little Flea to chat to Carrie-Anne to find out about how it all started for her, how the kids line developed, the #mystory Instagram exhibition she was part of, and then there was an inevitable discussion about breastfeeding that, well, you need to watch.
And in case you are not familiar with it – here is THAT breastfeeding image that was mentioned. I wouldn’t want you to feel left out. Image by Anna from Little Flea.
So now you know a bit more behind the Instagram images, Carrie-Anne will take us through the kids collection.
Bebe Bande. “A Baby Gang tee was always going to happen. The original Mère Soeur tee in baby and toddler form and is perfect mama & baby twin outfit. I love this style oversized (size up in the drop down menu) with the sleeves turned rolled up”.
The Future. “The perfect accompaniment to our Raising the Future Tee, this simple statement serves as a reminder to always nurture our babe’s wellbeing, ideas and potential”.
Rad Hang. “A casual summer long sleeve for the RADDEST hang in your life. Who better to spend time with than your tiny pal(s)?! I mean, some days I’m running for the hills too but c’maahn, they’re just the greatest aren’t they?! A miniature sweatshirt for the under 24 months and a buttery long sleeve for the under 7s”.
How needed? Pretty-please Carrie-Anne can you go up to age 10 years? I most certainly am not planning on having another baby – though I have to say that the collection almost makes me want to………almost.
Prices from £10 – get involved at Mère Soeur.