Skchbk Lndn Concerts!

Friday, February 20, 2015


Last night my thoughtful and music-loving husband took me to the London Philharmonia Orchestra. We dressed the part (complete with fur.. .....okay faux fur) and head on over to the Royal Festival Hall on Southbank. It was beautiful. The first song they played was Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess.. I almost cried. Mostly because I had been told that all they were playing was Stravinsky, but they played three Ravel pieces, that one being one of them. It was gorgeous. The piano man sketched below is playing Ravel's Piano Concerto for Left Hand... so he only used his left hand. It was nuts! During intermission we went out on the balcony overlooking the river and Big Ben. After the whole concert we walked home in the rain and just marveled at the beautiful city around us. London!

Here are some of the sketches in a compilation above, and below are the ones that I thought I'd give you a better look at. Also... cello's are freaking hard to draw.

We're Hiring!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I'm expanding and I need help! I am looking for two very capable people, who desire to gain experience with a small expanding business to hop on board with My Little Belleville. I need people who are willing to build and grow with this company, and also have a vision of what we need to grow and expand, while also reaching other clients and customers. Please write about successful projects you have worked on, and why you would be good at one of these jobs, and how you will be an asset to My Little Belleville.  Please note that my company is tiny and this is the first time I'm adding people to it, so the hours are going to begin at a minimum, and we'll go up from there. This is not a full-time position and it is a role for people who want to gain more experience. This is a position that can be based in London or based remotely. When applying, please describe what you can do to make My Little Belleville better!

Description of roles:

Marketing/PR Managing Director:

My Little Belleville is a small, but thriving, international start-up brand that provides unique products, accessories, clothing, and home-wares to retailers and online customers worldwide. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a commercial Marketing PR Director to deliver US and UK, insight-driven marketing strategies and campaigns. Working directly with Michelle Christensen, the Marketing Managing Director will be responsible for (but not limited to):

    •    Marketing strategy and campaign planning
    •    Unique consumer and market insight.
    •    Creative market positioning
    •    Sales team support and planning.
    •    Help develop and coordinate new product launches.
    •    Attend events worldwide,( travel to London UK a possibility in later future!)
    •    Develop relationships with customers, associations and other potential clients and businesses.
    •    Regularly maintain and check in with FB and social media
    •    Knowledge of online media strategies
    •    Social media and website data tracking and monitoring

  • The opportunity to work within a small creative company and develop within its brand
  • You will have the opportunity to be independent and develop your own marketing strategies
  • Gain valuable experience and insight into international marketing strategies and trends
  • Be part of a new team of creatives, explorers, and dreamers
  • The possibility to travel abroad in near future
  • Flexible hours and the ability to work from home
  • Products and samples from My Little Belleville
To be considered, you must have some marketing/business experience or be studying in this area. Significant broad Marketing, Product Management and/or Commercial experience in diverse roles with some exposure to retail or commercial marketing a huge plus. Knowledge of a second language is also a plus.

Distribution Sales/and Sourcing Manager:

My Little Belleville is looking for a manager for distribution sales and sourcing of products worldwide. Must work as our liaison agent, reaching out to the international market to find products of good quality. Knowledge of a second language desired (Mandarin would be a huge benefit).

Distribution and Sourcing Manager will be responsible for (but not limited to):
  • Knowledge of wholesale markets and pricing
  • Sourcing of products developed by Marketing director and Head designer
  • Source, develop, and maintain relationships with wholesale customers
  • Validating suppliers
  • Sample confirmations
  • Order followups
  • Inspection and Quality Control
  • Production Monitoring
  • Shipping/Warehouse confirmation and tracking
  • Finding local distributors and partners
  • Developing partnerships with wholesale and retail customers
  • Customer relations, emails, and communication
To be considered you must have experience or be studying distribution, production or industrial design/business. Significant Product Management, communication and/or Commercial experience in diverse roles with some exposure to retail or commercial development a huge plus. Knowledge of a second language is desirable but not required.

  • Gain valuable experience within a small boutique company, where you will be able to source top-quality products for international wholesale clients and retailers
  • You can set your own hours, and work from home
  • Gain knowledge and develop relationships with international companies and production companies
  • Be part of a new team of creatives, explorers, and dreamers
  • The possibility of traveling internationally to gift shows, events, and promotional tours
  • Products and samples of items from My Little Belleville
I look forward to hearing from you! Please pass along if you know of anyone who would be suited to these roles!

Pancake Day? Pancake Day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

So it's Pancake Day today in London! Supposedly this was the day (aka Shrove Tuesday) that was dedicated to clearing out the cupboards of tempting treats and baking goodies before the first day of Lent, when you give up all of those things. I think it was narrowed down to pancakes, which are now celebrated on this day, and there are many pancake races all over the city. Pancake races you ask? Yes, pancake races. Where people run with skillets and have to flip the pancake inside it at certain points.
It is kind of like a relay race.

I went to the one in Borough Market. There were a bunch of people gathered already, and I watched a bunch of different people race to the end. It lasted only about 30 minutes, and then the rest of the time we stood in line for some pancakes. I had some delicious gluten-free ones made from coconut milk. 
I need that recipe. 

Here's to eating as many pancakes as you can until tomorrow!!
Read more about Pancake Day here.

Valentine's Poem

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I'm feeling a bit under the weather today, but I thought I'd share some of the other photos and ideas I've been working on for Valentine's. I also stumbled across this poem and loved it.

When You Are Old
by William Butler Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, 
take down this book,
And slowly read, 
and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once,
 and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Valentine's 101

Monday, February 9, 2015

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
So buy one or two!

New ones in the shop-- these aren't just for Valentine's Day, so you can save these for any occasion. 
<3 <3 <3

Commission a Portrait for Valentines!

Friday, February 6, 2015

I'm doing commissioned portraits and miniature portraits in rings for Valentine's Day- 
Commission your own for your loved one or even for yourself. 
Valentine's Day is a day for treating a loved one! :)

Email me:


Little Peanut Magazine Feature

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My collaboration with Wren & James for this "little people" top was photographed and featured by Little Peanut Magazine. Isn't it adorable? I thought it turned out so well. Kiley of Wren & James is an incredible seamstress and visionary. She approached me to do a series of textile designs for her company, and this was the one we chose for SS15 launch next month! 

I want it in big kid sizes. (ie. FOR ME PLEASE).

I'll post when they are available, so keep your eyes on this spot!

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