Little Style Finder was lucky enough to sit down with Brianne Manz of the blog Stroller in the City; stylist for the popular Stella & Dot jewelry line and more importantly, a great friend. To see how this friendship began click here.
Please tell us a bit about yourself Currently, I am a stay at home mom of two: Ryder (3yrs) and Siella (5 months). Before my kids I worked in the fashion industry for 10 years. I owned a showroom called Seamless Showroom which still resides in Soho. I wound up selling it after my son was born in 2008. About a year later, I started a blog called Stroller in the City. I found this whole new world out there for little ones that I wanted to share with everyone because being a mom doesn’t mean you have to lose site of the cool stuff. You will find posts about places to shop, dine, things to do and more…all with your children! Still keeping up with the blog for two years, I decided to take on another venture (like my plate wasn’t full enough) and became a stylist for Stella & Dot.
What does Stella & Dot mean to you? Stella & Dot is a jewelry line sold through home parties and via internet. I am able to stay home with my kids, work about 5 hours a week and make really great money! Anyone can do it and I highly recommend it if you are looking for something to do on the side. It gets me out of the house, dressed up and speaking to adults…I love it! Plus the jewelry is so gorgeous and fun, they practically sell themselves. We are in every major magazine at the moment.
Please discuss the Stella and Dot children’s jewelry capsule: Stella & Dot also has a children’s capsule which is just adorable. I love it because it is super trendy adult pieces turned mini and at affordable prices. I am already collecting some of their pieces for my daughter Siella. They make excellent gifts and come packaged in round little tin gift boxes which makes the product even cuter.
What are your Top 3 pieces for children and what would you pair them with?
My top three faves in the children’s collection are:
1. Mini Charlotte necklace paired with a Zara Kids tunic and vest
2. Mini Soiree necklace paired with a Crewcuts by JCrew dress
3. Friendship bracelets paired with the Wovenplay dress