LITTLEbird is dedicated to sharing our philosophy and encouraging our 'make it, rock it, create it, live it and learn it' take on young fashion.
Since we are always meeting awesome renegade fashion kids and teens on our travels, we decided to welcome a few of these inspiring LITTLEbirds into our collective.
Acting as our brand ambassadors, these incredibly creative, wildly crafty and wonderfully stylish girls represent the elements of our company that we feel most passionately about.
Check out LITTLEmag for the LB collective's blog on DIY crafting tips, unique fashion concepts and breaking trends!
I’m CHELSEA FILE. I’m currently a student in Manhattan, and I’m 17 years old. I love to dance and most recently I’ve fallen in love with flying trapeze (yes, like in the circus!) More then anything I love music and concerts. When it comes to fashion, I like simplistic and comfortable outfits. I think having one key piece in an outfit makes much more of an impression then a bunch of different patterns and designs thrown together. Fashion for me, is the way I can express myself completely uncensored.
CHELSEA ROBERTS, the fashion conscious Baltimore prepster, adores all things stylish. Her respect and adoration for the industry began as a young girl, and overtime has progressed at an entire new level, working toward becoming an editor for a fashion publication. She is a frequent LITTLEbird blogger, avid magazine reader, Style.com browser, soon-to-be Girl's Life Magazine intern, and has attended shows at NY Fashion Week. Her taste is somewhat trendy, admiring designers such as Phillip Lim, Missoni, Rebecca Taylor and Charlotte Ronson, while preserving the classic past with Lanvin, Oscar de La Renta, and Balenciaga. When she isn't attending the most recent art exhibit at the Walter's Art Gallery, hanging out downtown with friends, photographing inspiring strangers, or scoping out vintage shops across the globe, Chelsea is involved in an array of academic and culturally awakening activities. She is President of Student's Sharing Coalition, an organization helping to prevent poverty and homelessness within the borders of Baltimore's inner city, Co- President of Art Honors Society, a member of her school newspaper Red and White, PR representative for Habitat for Humanity, and many other engaging groups. Chelsea, a "New Yorker at heart" her friends would suggest, appreciates and is inspired by the city slickers--dead and alive who have influenced the fashion industry immensely. To name a few, she loves Patricia Field, Sally Singer, Scott Schuman, and the honorable Diana Vreeland.
Hi, my name is DAISY. I am thirteen and going into eighth grade, I’m sort of psyched about the school year. I am an actress and a model and live in New York City. I like tons of things but the thing that I like most is fashion. Right now I’m in love with stripes. Red stripes, blue stripes, sparkly stripes. Almost all of my clothes have some sort of stripe on them (it drives my mom crazy). If I had tons of money I would buy those new Miu Miu flats with the silver flowers and yellow plastic bows on them. In fact, I would buy everything that has to do with Miu Miu! I also adore Marc Jacobs, Celine, Rodarte, Moschino, and of course Chanel. But, right now I do most of my shopping at Urban Outfitters, H&M, and in a neighborhood shop called CPW.
This summer I went to France and I found this AWESOME shop called The Kooples . It is really cute and I got these funky metallic jeans and a pretty vintage-y lace top. Their signature is a zipper that they put on all of their clothes, but in odd places and they never hide it. I heard that there is talk of a store in the US. I am super excited about that.
My favorite food is steak and I drink a slightly scary amount of bubble tea. I like winter and fall much better than summer because in the summer it’s so hot all you can wear are shorts and dresses but in the winter you get to layer and mix and match and that’s what I love to do. I am obsessed with science fiction (as nerdy as that may seem) and my favorite book is Ender’s Game, which has all of those good sci-fi elements like aliens and space ships. Oh, and I also like to draw and write little children’s books for my sisters.
Well that’s pretty much me but I could change any moment so be ready!
I'm Janie Love and I am 17 years old and from Asheville, NC. I play field hockey and I like to be with friends most of the time. I have a goofy personality, so I like to keep my style sophisticated and somewhat edgy. Accessorizing is everything. You will never see my wrist, fingers, neck, or ears naked… EVER. After being a tomboy for quite sometime, in 1st through 4th grade my desires for baggy shorts and t-shirts turned upside down, and I now longed for the most glamorous of designers, Fendi, Gucci, Louii, Oscar De La Renta, etc, instead of the navy basketball drawstring shorts. After realizing this, my close friend Sarah Cecil, a former designer for Ferragamo, started giving me design lessons after school and ever since then fashion has been my passion.
Sophie-Marie Neal is a born and bred English boarding school girl. She is a self-confessed Francophile and has a secret desire to run away to Paris and be a waitress in a small cafe for the rest of her life. Her love for fashion first began when she bought the December copy of British Vogue in 2009 and ever since she's been mad about clothes. Her taste is fairly British, with favourites such as Lulu Guiness and Vivienne Westwood however her love for the French means she just can't get enough of Chanel. Her fashion icons are a strange mix of Helena Bonham Carter, Alexa Chung, Audrey Hepburn and Freja Beha Erichsen. She loves all things literary and is theatre-obsessed leading to her choice of outfits constantly reflecting those of the protagonist in whatever book or play she's engaged in at the time. Sophie's all-time favourite things are untouched books, iced coffee, dark chocolate and summer evenings.
I'm Nora and I'm a sophomore at Bard High School Early College. I live
in New York City which is conveniently what I consider to be the best
place in the world. I'm a typical cynical New Yorker with a goofy
sense of humor, spending most of my time photographing my friends and
listening to music. My absolute favorite color is red, which is made
evident by its consistent presence in my wardrobe. My sense of style
is what some may call eclectic. I love to mix and match, and I don't
like to spend lots of money on clothing, so I get most things I wear
from thrift stores and hand me downs. I love big sweaters, patterned
socks, nail polish, and my vast collection of somewhat beaten up
stockings. I consider myself a visual person, so I look at outfits as
compositions, like a photograph or a painting, and in New York there's
always plenty to look at.
Fashion has always been a passion for Honor Moshay. An LA native, she was inspired
from a young age by helping her mother get ready. Ironically -- although a die-hard
Angeleno -- Fall and Winter are her favorite times of year for fashion. Dresses and
shorts can be fun but she likes nothing better than being able to layer and really show
oneʼs personal style. Although she loves to switch it up and be edgy, at the core Honor
lives for cool, classic, effortless but creative looks. Vintage stores and ﬂea markets are
where she loves ﬁnd one of a kind special pieces but her all time favorite designers are
Chloe, Mui Mui, Proenza Schouler, Comme Des Garçons, Vena Cava and Elizabeth
and James. For inspiration she admires icons such as Alexa Chung, Chloe Sevigny, Lily
Aldridge and the Olsen Twins. Inspiration in her life comes from many other places
outside of the fashion world as well. Honor is a nationally competitive equestrian, a lover
of food, a pastry chef intern and a ﬁlm buff (even though her ultimate guilty pleasure is a
bad romantic comedy!).
Hi I’m SAMMI PARRISH an upcoming high school senior. I love anything that has to do with fashion singing and sewing. I have planned my own fashion show and shown 2 collections of mine. I have started my own business crocheting, knitting and sewing handbags and hope to move onto selling my own clothing designs. I’m pretty simplistic when it comes to my style. I love bold and bright prints, mixed with something a little less flashy. Fashion and sewing is the clearest way I can express myself.