Monday, 14 November 2011

Winter giveaway!

It was pretty surreal seeing our Lola headband on the Urban Outfitters website - I'm always excited whenever I see one of our headbands anywhere and this is no exception.

So, in honour of our first piece at Urban, I thought it would be fitting to giveaway our handmade Lola headwrap - in either red, navy or grey.

These pieces are made in really luxurious lined velvet - so they're perfect for keeping your ears warm during the cold weather.




A little video of how to wear your headband.

How to enter

There will be 4 winners - one on Blogger, one on Twitter, one and one on Facebook, and one blog entry

1. Leave a comment with your email with your choice of colour
2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway with "Win a luxe multi-wear velvet headwrap from Little Fille! Follow @sarimantos and RT to win'
3. Like Little Fille on Facebook and share the competition via your status, making sure to tag @Little Fille so your entry can be tracked
4. Blog about the competition and post the link here - favourite blog post wins!

Or do all 4 for more chances! Contest closes Nov 30.

If you don't win, you can always buy the headband from Urban Outfitters online here or on the Little Fille shop here.

Good luck, hope you like this piece as much as I do!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Carol's Wigs

Sometimes, when I make something new and need to put it online or send photos to buyers asap, models aren't the most ideal way to go. I definitely rely on my trusty mannequin (Hedwig, harhar) to model.

Thanks to a partnership with Carol's Wigs, she always has the best hair!

Here are two of my favourites so far, on our multi-wear turban tie-up headbands:

This wig is my probably my favourite one, reminds me of my favourite, Michelle Williams. The wigs are such good quality for the price - this one can be found here.

Love this disheveled Zooey Deschanel wig available here. It's sold out right now, but you can always check their Ebay page 'cos they're always restocking!

Here are some of my other personal favourites from the site:

Available here for £14.99

Available here for £14.99. (My friend Shyla wore this one for Halloween and it looked lovely on her)

Available here for £16.99

Best part for those of you in the UK is that they are based in London, so it won't take ages to come in the post. The wigs are really great quality, especially for the price. Carol, who runs the company, is also really wonderful and helpful to deal with! I'll take some photos with them on once I get a chance, so you can see them in proper action - though the model definitely does them better justice!

I'm strangely really into wigs - one day maybe I'll be brave enough to wear one out of the house.


Thursday, 3 November 2011

Pretty In Pink

EDIT - ONTDers, please vote for us for best pairing in the ONTD Annual Halloween Contest (or you know, the other people, if you prefer them). Thank you!

In other Halloween news, I finally got to live out my dream of being Andie Walsh for a day and consequently entered the "I Die for DIY" Chictopia contest.

Pretty In Pink is definitely my favourite Molly Ringwald film, and I’ve always wanted to pay homage to the ultimate monstrosity/amazingness that was Andie Walsh’s prom dress.

If, like me, you were simultaneously horrified and fascinated at the Frankenstein mess of a dress that Andie reveals at the end of the film – then you will know how much satisfaction I felt when I sewed that final stitch – knowing that come Halloween, I too, would be PRETTY IN PINK.

Of course, I needed Andie’s partner in crime – so naturally roped in my bff to play the role of Duckie. He did some DIY of his own – cutting an Elvis wig down to Duckie’s original curly quiff, and making his arm patch with some felt.

I made the dress out of the cheapest material I could find ($1 a metre, heeeyyy), and some lace to match. I also made some faux pearl earrings (details, details). Upon further inspection and costume research, I learned that both Andie and I have two piercings on our left ear which is an obvious indication that this costume was meant to be!

Surprisingly, this mess of a dress took longer to make than I expected – so let’s give credit to the incredible fashion designer/fashion icon that was Andie Walsh.

We also entered the ONTD costume contest - ha, God help us!

Anyway, do vote if you enjoy a great homemade ugly dress.



So, you may have noticed I've been MIA from the blog for a while - I'm back in Toronto, catching up with family, friends, siblings - and of course, work. We've churned out our winter look book - starring the lovely Lora Hayes and beautiful Juste Juozapaityte from Britain and America's Next Top Model! Both were absolute joys to work with - more on that later.

Anyway, this has been my first Halloween in Toronto in 4 years, so me and my bffs Anne and Shyla decided to go all out. I love Halloween - and it just isn't the same in London, so was thrilled that my stint back home would encompass this wonderful day. Without further ado, here is my halloween in pictures (Stolen from Anne and Karen's facebook pages - thanks ladies!)

Loads and loads of jello shots

Vodka jello brain

Red velvet cake pop

Spiced rum apple cider with shrunken heads

Spot the severed penis

On actual halloween, I went trick or treating with Daniel and my baby sister. (Baby brother didn't want to come!) We went as a zombie family and I loved the fact that my costume somewhat terrified young children. A pirate girl closed her eyes while walking to avoid looking at me. PROUD MOMENTS (I am a bad person).

How did you spend your halloween?

Lots of love,

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn - Giveaway

We've been busy prepping our a/w collection, and have some pretty exciting news! This winter, we will also be stocked online at Urban Outfitters North America - and in London at Anthropologie!

We are super excited, so to celebrate - and to thank all our followers - we're having a MASSIVE giveaway, where you can win 20 pieces from our summer collection, as well as a selection of pieces from our new range that isn't even out yet. Super exclusive stuff.

Check out what you'll win!

From our summer collection:

Little Fille Bettie rope headband in navy, black and red
The 'lite' version of our Beatrice headband
Alessandra headband
Blue turban
Hippie headband in blue, orange, pink
Bluebell headband
She's Electric headband
Yellow gingham turban
Greta headband
Limeball headband
Daisy headband
Violet headband
Michelle headband in chiffon

Pink raw chiffon headband

Pink frilly headband

Orange frilly headband

From our winter collection:

Beale fur lined turban and plain black suede turban (no rhinestones)

One-off lilac multiway earwarmer turban (Click here to check out the colours that will be stocked by Urban Outfitters)

Your choice of either grey crushed velvet or lace trimmed peter pan collar

Your choice of either black or aqua stone gold tiara

You will never have to buy a headband ever again. (But we won't stop you if you do).

There will be lots of extra prizes too!

Here's how to enter:

  • Like us on Facebook, then enter a comment here with your email address.

That's it!

Extra entries and more prizes:
  • Follow us on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway saying anything you like - as long as you link to this page (, and mention that you need to be following @sarimantos to win.

  • Not the creative type? No worries, tweet:

    Can I please have all of these Little Fille headbands?! Follow @sarimantos and RT to win

  • Blog about the competition/sale and tweet us the link, or post it here.

  • There will be extra prize packs for our favourite/most creative comments, tweets and blog posts - and they will be generous! Contest is open internationally.

3 random winners will also win any summer headband of their choice.

Hope you like the giveaway, looking forward to your entries.

Don't forget, you can still use the code 50TWITTER at our store to get HALF OFF your entire purchase!

Mari x

Luxury multiwear turban earwarmers

Red crushed velvet

Grey crushed velvet

Navy velvet

One of my very favourite pieces for fall. Warm, luxe and super versatile. Available online at Urban Outfitters in the autumn - and in a very special giveaway coming up soon!

Friday, 3 June 2011

How to wear your Little Fille headband

I've gotten lots of requests for 'how-to-wear' tips (and how to tie the little fille bow) so here's a video.

All the headbands are available at Topshop Oxford Circus, apart from Marilyn, which is available here.

All styles will be available online soon.

Let me know what you think!

- Mari x

Sunday, 29 May 2011

The Sunday Times Style

I am always so grateful whenever Little Fille gets any press - so when I saw these pictures in the Sunday Times Style, I was beyond thrilled. I got these in an email from my mom (yes, she subscribes) and was then instructed to buy the entire newsstand (I bought 7).

Thanks so much to Maria Prasomya from Style and of course to the amazing Olly Paton, who styled this gorgeous shoot photographed by the talented Arved Colvin-Smith.

Yellow gingham bow turban and blue two-way turban available here.