How did you start in the business? I started one day a week when my child started kindergarten, and then the opportunity came along in 2010 to buy into the business with Angelique Palumbo.
What is special about Angelique Baby? So many things! We present the Modern South: vintage and modern at once. I draw from France and traveling, and Angelique has an instinctive sense for beautiful things.
Who are your inspirations? My three children: I always tried to dress them to fit their styles and personalities. They are little artists who now like to dress to express.
What is your most popular line? The line Tea; it’s easy and affordable, and kids can live in it.
What are your favorite pieces? Obscure little ones you can’t find anywhere else; French metallic baby shoes or a hand-embroidered dress.
How do you know what children and parents will like? We listen to both and we have taken our children to market in New York City!
Are your clothes fashionable or classic? Angelique has her pulse on the trends and I seek out the unusual, the special and the perennial.
What are you excited about in the store? Swim goggles with rhinestones and racecar treads, and shimmer sunscreen. The Tea summer collection is great, with easy cotton mix-and-match separates for camp and vacation.
Three best baby gifts? 1) A great Petit Bateau onesie. 2) One of our new swaddle blankets that ‘hug’ the baby and promise sleep for everyone! 3) An indulgent pink tutu; every little girl needs one.
Angelique Baby: 5519 Magazine St., 899-8992, AngeliqueStores.com