While Greek-Cypriot might be my heritage and Yorkshire my home, Paris is my heart.
I have always felt a strong affinity with this captivating city, visiting it many times on family holidays and romantic trips with my BAE -and I even had my wedding dress made there by designers Cymbeline having fittings on the top floor of the famous Galleries La Fayette (as well as a meeting in the South of France). Ooh la la indeed!
My husband is also part Parisian.
The Parisian influence is also evident in my wardrobe.
Chic dresses and Breton stripes are two of my signature styles and I also have a penchant for fur (faux of course): another French favourite.
My own children’s style is French, navy chinos, striped tops, classic white shirts and linen for Spring/Summer.
Now your kids can master chic Parisian style too thanks to the luxe, French childrenswear site Melijoe.
Following Paris Fashion Week (which I was invited to and sadly had to decline due to workload-weep), Melijoe have curated their Paris wardrobe essentials and here are a few of my favourites:
Marése embroidery jacket, £80.66
The Chanel tweed jacket is one of fashion’s most iconic pieces and now your little on can channel their inner Coco at a fraction of the price with this chic embroidery version by Marése.
Petit Bateau striped cotton top, £27.15
The Breton Stripe offers timeless style and this unisex top is perfect for chic garcons et filles.
Burberry Striped T-shirt, £48.86
More Breton delights, this time from Burberry who give this tee a very British twist with the dancing Beefeater design.
Marése dress with flounces, £76.78
Tailored dresses are synonymous with Parisian style and I j’adore the pretty flouncy sleeves on this dress.
Moschino Veste Mini Me in tweed, £258.27
Another chic tweed number, but this one has been given the Moschino treatment with 90s style detailing on the collar, lining and pockets. Va Va Voom baby!
Kenzo Kids Paris sweatshirt, £58.17
Sweatshirts have never been so stylish! I love this Kenzo version with Statue of Liberty icon (which of course as we all know was a gift to the U.S from France).
Karl Lagerfeld Kids Mini Me Choupette T-shirt, £34.90
With her own book and 80k followers on Instagram, Choupette is the fashion world’s most famous feline and now Karl Lagerfeld’s cat even has her own t-shirt! Purrrrrr-fect!
Derhy Kids Tulle dress with flowers, £65.15
Staying chic in the soaring summer heat is not easy even for the most skilled of fashionistas, but it something Parisian women have mastered. This boho-chic summer dress will ensure your little one stays cool while looking cool.
Which French fashion pieces do you want to bag for your mini fashionistas?!