Thursday, March 25, 2010

Photo Shoot Preview

I just got this amazing photo from my Photographer and couldn't wait to share it with you! It is a new location I found that I think I will be using to shoot an upcoming collection....
This setting is so ENCHANTING.
I can't wait to shoot my new line here!


Monday, March 22, 2010

What is True Beauty?

For the past few weeks, I've been picking at everyone's brains about what makes a person beautiful. My friends on FB, my followers on twitter, moms at the park – no one was safe!

Thanks to all who contributed to the insightful discussion. My goal is to present to you, not just my opinion, but wisdom from an array of sources.

After reading through all the comments, it is evident that beauty has two components: Self and Selflessness.

  • Self – a person's conviction about who they are.
  • Selflessness – how a person relates to others.

Based on those two components, I have come up with a list of 5 posts I want to share over the next few weeks.

What makes a person beautiful?

  1. Confidence
  2. Intentions of the Heart
  3. Countenance
  4. Words
  5. Actions

Check back to discover for yourself what beauty is all about and learn practical ways to foster true beauty in the young girls in your life.


Friday, March 12, 2010

True Beauty

Before I had my first child, I used to worry that I was going to find my baby ugly. Those of you who have had children hopefully can relate, if not to my particular fear, to some other irrational fear often experienced during pregnancy.

My mommy friends assured me that I would be so elated to meet my little guy that I would not even notice or care what he looked like. But I still believed I would be the one mom in history unaffected by the temporary blindness phenomenon that seemed to accompany labor and delivery. After all, I thought, babies are born with cone heads and puffy faces - not exactly angelic.

Sure enough, I had my son and I was taken aback by how adorable he was. I remember when I first laid eyes on him, he took my breath away. He was SO handsome! Phew!

Today, we look back at the first picture taken by the nurse at the hospital and laugh because we were indeed victims of the phenomenon. His eyes, nose and lips were puffy, his head was shaped weird, and his skin color was uneven. But we thought he was cute then and he is a stunner now.

Two years later, when my daughter was born, I was so confident from our first experience that I knew she would be a doll. I sometimes tried to imagine what she would look like, but I never once worried about it. Then she was born...My labor was so fast and crazy (I started contractions at home at 3am and had her at 7am at the hospital), that I must have been hormonal. I remember thinking to myself when I first saw her "hmmm, some people are going to be really disappointed."

Of course it took me all of 2 hours to get over that. Today, I'm a just few thousand dollars short of putting a neon sign in my front yard that says "World's cutest baby inside" with an arrow pointing toward her room. For the first six months of her life, I looked at her and cried every single day overwhelmed by her beauty.

I've been blessed with two precious children whom I love to play dress up with and photograph like it's my job. But, my top job is to teach them true beauty. The kind that is more than skin deep. I aim each day to build in them the confidence they need to be beautiful in words and actions. I take every opportunity to nurture their self-esteem with loving words and acts of kindness so that they will pay it forward.

In the next few weeks, I am going to write about ways in which we, as adults (teachers, parents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and friends), can build up the children in our lives. You see, only through a healthy self-concept are children able to show kindness towards others.

Follow me on twitter and facebook to be notified when the posts get published. I would love to hear from you.


Monday, March 8, 2010

The importance of being Unique

When I decided to launch TiTi's TuTu's, the first thing I asked myself was, "What is going to set me apart from other businesses?" After all, I had only been making tutus for my baby girl to wear for fun.

To me, the answer was clear: PASSION. Like with everything else I do, I put my heart into my Creations. I figure that if something is worth doing, it's worth doing with passion. It is my deepest desire to create a design that captures the individuality of each client.

Earlier this year, a trusted counselor shared with me the secret to letting your individuality shine:
  1. Make sure that what you are doing is what you are supposed to be doing. You can't have passion if you don't love what you are doing or if it is not your calling.
  2. Stop comparing yourself with others or concerning yourself with the opinions of others. As long as you know that you are fulfilling your destiny, the opinion of others (good or bad) is irrelevant.
  3. Be yourself! Embrace your quirks, celebrate your gifts, and be free.
This last set of TuTu's is a prime example:
My client was a fun-loving mom looking for a unique photo prop for her two sweet girls. After the interview process, I found the perfect combination of colors and ribbons to best adorn their natural radiant joy. The family loved my creations!

How about you?
What are You passionate about?
What makes You unique?


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

***Giveaway Winners***

I am happy to announce the first set of Giveaway winners....

Congratulations to
Aly B.
For coming up with the winning name for our mannequin, Tullia.
Aly will receive a FREE custom TuTu Creation.
The winner of the 50% off certificate drawing is...
Arelis R.

Thanks to everyone for participating!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rates and Ordering

All TuTu's are custom created by hand. Luxury comes standard for every tutu.

Spring 2010 Deals:
  • Buy one TuTu, get free a embellishment on the 2nd tutu.
  • Orders over $100 get half off shipping.
  • Refer a friend - receive a 10% off coupon when a friend you refer places an order
Standard TuTu - $25
Up to 18 inches waistline and 13 inch length (your choice)
50 to 100 yards of fabric
Satin Wrapping
One embellishment: flower or bow

Available Options
18-25 inch waistline- add $5

Additional embellishments throughout tutu
Your choice of:
  • Rhinestones
  • Rosettes
  • Chains
  • Ribbons
Add $5 each

Payments can be made Via PayPal. For local customers (Gainesville, FL) or personal associates, cash or checks are accepted.

TuTus can be shipped anywhere in the United States in a flat rate box for $10 S&H (up to two tutus per box).

I love to be involved in the ordering process to ensure that my work will be a perfect match to your little one. Send me an email so that we can work together to create a dream come true!

What I will need
  • Waist measurement
  • Preferred length
  • Colors
  • Personality Assessment (Girly princess, punk princess, fun, serious, dressy, playful,...)
Email me at to get started today!