… 4 year old blogger and budding fashionista Tallulah of This Is How I Stroll. Tallulah’s Mommy is Erika Pantages, a local simply stylish Mom and founder of Dirty Laundry a gorgeous kids fashion line. Erika is also the Moms and Kids contributor for one of my go-to blogs Vitamin Daily. It was a great honor and pleasure to be able to interview these two gorgeous ladies.
SSM: When did you start blogging and what inspired you and your Mom to start doing this?
Tallulah: I started blogging soon after I was born inspired by so many wonderful products and clothing I was given as gifts or that my momma picked up.
SSM: You certainly have an eye for style, is that due to nature or nurture?
Tallulah: A little of both – inspired by stylish great grandmothers and my momma has been in the fashion industry for a long time.
SSM: Your Mom is certainly a simply stylish Mom, where are her favourite places to shop a) in Vancouver b) internationally c) online?
Tallulah: In Vancouver all the little shops popping up in Gastown are fabulous – but favorite long time shopping places include Moule, Fine Finds, The Block and a good sale at Holts! Throw in a great vintage store and we are set! Internationally not much beats NY for me! Online she loves the British site ASOS and in the USA Kirne Zabete and Catherine Malendrino for inspiration.
SSM: What are your favourite shops and places to hang in Vancouver?
Tallulah: Great kids shops for me are Hip Baby, Dandelion Kids and EIO Kids (and my momma loves their big sister shop Beauty Mark of course) We spend most of our time at the beach or great local parks (like our amazing neighborhood water park in Strathcona)
SSM: I see that your favourite colour is pink, we are seeing plenty of that in the stores this summer, what are some of your – and your Moms favourite fashion trends at the moment?
Tallulah: A great floppy hat, long flowing skirts and jumpsuits and fun wedge shoes.
SSM: Before your Mommy was a Mom, how did she spend her days?
Tallulah: Co owning a fashion label Dirty Laundry (www.ilovedirtylaundry.com) and consulting in the fashion industry.
SSM: Do you have any words of wisdom for any other four year old fashionistas out there?
Tallulah: Wear what feels great that day – keep it feeling effortless
SSM: Finally – Erika and Tallula, time for a style minute, say the first thing that comes to mind:
Favourite thing to wear -
Tallulah: any dress with jeans under
Erika: long dress
Favourite shoes -
Tallulah: my biker boots
Erika: ballet flats
Most regrettable fashion purchase: (meanwhile Tallulah has left the interview and has gone to play…) -
Erika: too many to mention – but they always seem to find a good home!
I know I look good when -
Erika: I feel great with one look in the mirror.
Most prized accessory -
Erika: My beautiful Alexander McQueen scarf from my husband
Last purchase -
Erika: In NY – some great white linen pants
My most coveted movie/tv show wardrobe -
Erika: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
My style -
Erika: Classic with a fun twist
Thanks so much for your time Erika and Tallulah, you are both two of Vancouver’s most simply stylish ladies!