When I was a little girl, my mom would always buy me dresses from Mary Mike, this dress shop along Shaw Boulevard, that sold pretty dresss with smocking. When I had M, I couldn’t find much dresses I liked that didn’t cost a lot of money or were not imported from the US. There wasn’t any Mary Mike counterpart. Besides, I’m not so sure I’d like that same style on my kids now.
Then in one Mom Pop Up from Mothering Earthlings, I saw the Ines Moda Infantil booth and loved their designs instantly. The bonus — my kids liked their dresses too. The little one even wants to wear the dresses everyday!
Here are some photos from the Ines Moda Infantil photo shoot for their site:
I like their clothes because they’re not stuck in the past but they still maintain the classic elements. It’s like they mix the pretty design traditions like smocking with modern cuts of the clothes.
They even have clothes for boys. Real boys wear pink!
They have these complementary outfits for siblings where they don’t have to look exactly the same. Love this dress on Sam.
Of course, some siblings are just uniquely cute and you can dress them alike and they’d stand out. (Those are my pretty god daughters, kids of MyMommyology!)
The clothes are well-made. Fabric withstands multiple washings in the machine. Stitching is flawless. And the price is not expensive at all considering the level of quality that goes into each outfit.
But what I like most about Ines Moda Infantil is that it was a social enterprise even before it became a buzz phrase. They have a community of women in Bacolod who make these dresses for Filipinos here and they even export for moms abroad. Actually, they recently sent Prince George in the United Kingdom some outfits. And they (Kensington Palace) sent Ines (THE Ines) a thank you letter. So watch out for the little prince’s outfits when the paparazzi takes his photos. He may just be in a Filipino-made outfit.
Ines, the owner, is a super beautiful young entrepreneur with Bacolod roots. She is an amazing mom to two boys, a wife to a wacky husband and my husband’s Team Unilab triathlon team mate! (Yup, she’s a triathlete and she’s really fast!)
Thank you to you and your mom Ines for making clothes that both moms and daughters love. Thank you also for finally selling your clothes online! (Wait, should I really thank you for that because now, I want to buy everything.) See website and other links below.
Follow Ines Moda Infantil:
Shop: 2F Kensington Place, 1st Avenue, Bonifacio Global City (near Burgos Circle)
Instagram and Twitter: @InesModaInfantil