7th Jun 2013 Uncategorized

Nicky Yates’ Summer Picks

Nicky Yates, Evening Standard, Fashion Editor

Nicky Yates and her son Wolf Mclaren.

Nicky Yates, Fashion Editor at ES Magazine, picks her favourite Marie-Chantal pieces for summer holidays and special events.

Holidays are where a child’s earliest memories are forged. Who can forget that first feel of hot sand underfoot, the first taste of fresh watermelon, the smell of the sea? It’s a special time, a time to be treasured, and as such it deserves a special wardrobe. Marie-Chantal’s new collection offers a delectable spring/summer edit, a dreamy princess dress perfect for trailing through lush meadows, casual but cute denim and cosy cashmere for blustery days hunting crabs in rockpools on the beach, pastel shades to match the ice-creams that will be consumed daily. Summer is also a time of parties, weddings and family gatherings, when children need to look smart but also feel comfortable, and again Marie-Chantal offers the perfect solution with jacquard dresses in muted pinks and blue, complete with a tasteful ribbon as a finishing touch; and a gabardine jacket and trouser suit for boys that are gentlemanly but also hardy enough for some serious romping. And who can resist Marie-Chantal’s toddler and baby-wear – summer dresses with rabbit prints, sparkly slip-ons, a baby-grows with golden angel wings. It almost makes me want to have another baby – almost…


A. Pin Tuck Top ($94) //  B. Sun Hat ($46) //  C. Frill Romper ($94) //  D. Large Crepe Hairbow ($10) //  E. Fishermans Jumper ($158) //  F. Slouch Jean ($126) //  G. Dolly Trouser ($78) //  H.  Colour Block Dress ($126)