Roaming the streets of the Internet I came across this lovely jumpsuit from Monsieur Cucu. I just had to have for Edith. It was exactly what I had been looking for. Cute but not too cute and in descent colours like grey (my favourite ) and black. When it arrived in the mail I was just so tickled because it was just the sweetest thing. Edith has already worn it loads of times! And if she wasn't so messy I would have her wear it everyday.
Monsieur Cucu was born in Modena, Italy in 2006. They believe that acknowledging good style from the early years is very important. They design their collection by thinking like a child: designing with fabrics that are comfortable and easy to move in but also incorporating a stylish silhouette. Monsieur Cucu also designs clothing for those stylish mothers out there too! They believe in supporting their local industry, so everything is made right there in Modena, Italy!
I had the opportunity to chat with Federika, designer of Monsieur Cucu. Read on to see what she has to say!!!
Check out their beautiful collection here:
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF. WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?
I'm a self-educated artist (www.energizzarte.com) and designer because I did Law studies
WHEN DID YOU START MONSIEUR CUCU?
I started with Monsieur Cucu’ in 2010 when I decided to enter a partnership with my former partners (definitely a bad experience at all!!!!)
WHAT INFLUENCES YOUR DESIGNS?
My lifestyle: art, design, multicultural exchanges and relationships. My children.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Minimalism, sometimes contemporary romantic, a different point of view.
DOES THIS INFLUENCE YOUR DESIGNS?
Of course! It is the central idea of my life
WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDRENSWEAR DESIGNERS?
Album di famiglia, Bodebo’, Le vestiaire de Jeanne. WOMENSWEAR DESIGNERS? Issey Miake, Martin Margiela, Yoshi Yamamoto
DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHEN YOU ARE DESIGNING?
When I am thinking of my world, for example when I am driving my car, of course yes!
Yes I am: at a web radio www.radiomontecarlo.net ….modern soul, jazz, r&b …
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE CAFÉ, BOOKSHOP, STORE, ETC THAT YOU CAN GO TO AND GAIN INSPIRATION?
No, maybe because I live in a town and not a big city like New York, London, Tokyo…. So I get inspiration when I Travel-travel-travel all around, absorbing the real essence from places, from the people who live there and from the real relationships.
IF YOU COULD COLLABORATE WITH ANYONE IN THE WORLD WHO WOULD THIS BE?
Martin Margiela WHY?
He is the real unconventional creative designer I know
ANY EXCITING NEWS OR NEW THINGS AHEAD FOR MONSUIER CUCU?
Trying to get better and better, day by day, and then conquer the world! I also would love to spread my message which is what I try to tell with our blog: children a fundamental part of mom’s life but they have to be part of mom’s world; it is not that when a woman become “mother” she is not a person with his personality, tastes and hobbies, so children will follow her with these as well as she go towards them doing experiences suitable for them (and not just these last ones!). In my case I love art, design, travel, so my children will make these experience with me, with their eyes of course, and we parents will go to a playground with them. A sort of reciprocal exchange, not everything just kid-centered.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE RECEIVED?
To do what I like to do.
WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE US?
To do everything but step by step: don’t go to the the 5th floor without passing through the first, second, third and forth floor!