Happy Feet!

This month, we’ve got a little extra pep in our step — and we can’t wait to tell you all why … we’ve collaborated on an exclusive collection with Livie & Luca! That’s right – you can now buy your (and our) favorite girls’ shoes in designs and colors exclusive to Matilda Jane!

Hands down the cutest collaboration you ever did see, it all started with a real-life friendship.

Our founder Denise first fell in love with Livie & Luca when she stumbled upon the classic Yellow Petal in 2012. After using the iconic mary janes in one of our photoshoots, the sweet style quickly sold out nationwide. Denise and Livie & Luca’s founder, Mitzi, met soon after. Wonderfully inspired by each other’s use of color, attention to detail, touch of whimsy, and passion to create and spread joy, the two became fast friends.

A true celebration of their friendship, this new collection celebrates all the very best things about Matilda Jane and Livie & Luca, making for some pretty special shoes you can’t get anywhere else.

 

What makes them so covetable … and collectable?

  • Each sweet shoe has an exclusive Matilda Jane + Livie & Luca logo on the footbed – AND an exclusive pink sole – eeek, so cute!
  • All the shoes feature a genuine leather exterior, an adjustable hook-and-loop closure (just right for little fingers) for a perfect fit, flexible soles, and a padded heel collar for comfort, too.
  • Our favorite part? Since these shoes were designed in collaboration with our design team and Livie & Luca, they are the perfect pretty complement to our entire Fall collection – giving your gal a complete head-to-toe look that’s bound to put a pep in her step and a little extra joy in every happy twirl!

The four new Matilda Jane + Livie & Luca shoes are available now, only at matildajaneclothing.com and through your MJC Trunk Keeper. Hurry – we have a feeling these darling designs will go super fast! Catch them while you can!!

     
Nancy VanMeter - October 3, 2018 - 11:15 am

I love the clothes and shoes. I ordered the women’s and girls pajamas, the red shoes, harvest dress for my granddaughter! She models for trunkkeeper here. Her name is Cali!

Best of Fall

I love that I get to give you this little sneak peek at our upcoming October collection. There is so, so much newness in this next release – and we have poured so much love into it, we can’t wait to finally bring it to you.

First, we have to talk about the new apparel for Girls, Baby, Tween, and Women. We were so inspired by all the pretty autumn hues and just the coziness of Fall – which you’ll see in our textured fabrics and super-soft knits. We also did a really great mix of favorite heritage styles and some fun new arrivals, which brings me right into all the newness in store!

Outerwear
Yes! For the first time ever, we’re doing a winter outerwear collection. There are pieces for Baby, Girl, even Women! And these pieces are as practical as they are pretty! We wanted it to be super-cute, but super-functional, too – that was really important to us. So every piece features a water-resistant exterior, layers of warmth, and super-cozy linings.

Family PJs
We’re also offering jammies – for everyone! We know holiday PJs are something you all love, so we wanted to expand that this year with options for Brother and Dad, too. We can’t think of a cuter holiday card idea!

Shoes
We are so excited about this one! We’re teaming up with our real-life best friends at Livie & Luca to offer you FOUR styles exclusive to Matilda Jane. These sweet styles were designed with our colorways in mind – so each one is perfect for creating that head-to-toe MJ look. And when you get yours, be sure to check out the pink sole – that’s exclusive to us!

Home
We have SO MANY new additions in home – with bedding for Girls, Women, and even Baby! Yes – we did a complete nursery collection. It’s something our designer Meagan started concepting while on maternity leave with her son – and it is full of so much feeling and love.

Layette
You could say we had baby on the brain, because we also designed a complete layette collection for all our newest little MJ fans. It’s so sweet and very mixy-matchy, too. It’s perfect for gifting – or introducing your own gal into MJC!

It’s hard to believe, but these sneaks show just some of the surprises in store. You have to check out all the new arrivals on October 1!

Xo,

Madeline

     
MJC - October 11, 2018 - 12:42 pm

Hi Cheryl! You can find lots of sister matches on our website, matildajaneclothing.com! ~Kate

MJC - October 11, 2018 - 12:42 pm

Hi Jill! You can receive Lookbooks from your Trunk Keeper! Our catalogs are sent out to random addresses by the company that produces them, though, so we have no way to guarantee that you would receive one. Sorry about that! ~Kate

Cheryl Bradley - October 11, 2018 - 3:27 am

Matching sisters outfits I’m basically looking for..sizes 24 months & 3yrs.old

Jill - October 10, 2018 - 11:12 am

Hello! How can i sign up to receive your catalogs?

MJC - October 1, 2018 - 3:21 pm

Hi Kati! These shoes will be available in sizes 4T-3Y! ~Kate

Kati - September 28, 2018 - 8:21 pm

Just the other day as I was browsing GLT I was thinking how great Matilda Jane shoes would be. Please delight me and say they will run in adult sizes also! I’m thrilled!

Cheryll - September 28, 2018 - 5:02 pm

I’m in love 😍

Model Citizen

The very best thing about Matilda Jane has got to be all of YOU. Our MJC gals not only bring our whimsical designs to life, you inspire us each and every day. Your smiles, your spirits, your twirls – it’s not only muse-worthy; it’s magical.

The magic of the MJC gal is absolutely what we hope to capture each and every photoshoot we do. We get asked – a lot! – how we pick our models. The truth is, it’s never quite the same. While we work with a number of agencies we love, it’s also important for us to find models who represent the diverse beauty in all of you. We have been a longtime partner with Changing the Face of Beauty, and we’re always looking for girls who are spirited and confident and true to themselves. That’s how we define the MJC gal!

This Fall, we got to meet one such special lady: 11-year-old Ava. This seventh-grader from London Ontario, Canada, made an instant impression the moment we met her. We didn’t just notice her mega-watt smile, but her poise and personality. After meeting her just once, we knew, this girl was going to be doing big things, and she’s starting now …

“Everyone needs to see that not everyone looks the same or has to be a certain way,” explains Ava, who was diagnosed with vitiligo (a skin condition resulting in pigment loss) at age 4. “I have vitiligo on 50 percent of my body, I look different, and that’s OK.”

Ava graced a number of our most favorite shots from our August and September photoshoots. She modeled our 435 by Matilda Jane tween collection just perfectly, and has caught the attention of almost everyone who has seen her pictures. One person in particular was our very own VP of Design Madeline, who was diagnosed with vitiligo when she was 9 years old.

“When I first saw Ava’s images – I thought she was absolutely adorable,” Madeline says. “She had this spunk, this spirit, that was so beautiful – that’s what I noticed first. Then looking closer, I saw that wasn’t just freckles on her skin. I am, of course, so proud to work for a company that would use a model with this condition, and I hope it lets little girls growing up with vitiligo today see that they aren’t alone.”

Ava didn’t just make an impact on Matilda Jane – but in her community as well. Check out this blog article she did with Living Dappled. And she’s not done yet. Just after shooting with us, Ava was signed with a Toronto model agency! What’s Ava looking forward to most with her blossoming model career? Impacting others, of course.

“I hope if there’s another little girl with vitiligo just like me that she can see I don’t hide because of my skin,” Ava explains, “I hope she would feel just as confident as I do!”

We do too, Ava. You are an amazing girl for sure!!

     
Julie Brown - October 3, 2018 - 12:38 pm

So proud of my daughter Ava!! Thank you Matilda Jane ❤️

MJC - October 1, 2018 - 3:21 pm

Hello Rachel! We typically choose our models from agencies in the areas that our photoshoots are located in. If you’d like to send in a picture and the area you are from, I can forward it on to our Art Directors who could potentially contact you if they are ever in your area! ~Kate

Rachel Dyer - October 1, 2018 - 10:25 am

When/how often do you do model casting calls? I believe my daughter would be a perfect fit for an MJ baby.

MJC - September 18, 2018 - 11:00 am

Hello Jacqueline! Thank you for your interest! We are committed to featuring girls of all abilities at any age! Follow the Facebook page “Changing the Face of Beauty” to be kept in the loop of any modeling opportunities! That’s where we’ll post our casting calls! Have a wonderful day! ~Kate

Jacqueline Tillman - September 11, 2018 - 8:24 pm

I also noticed the little girl with Down Syndrome in your banner pics. Would you be interested in an older girl with Down Syndrome?? I admire your openness to all of these capable girls!
I look forward to hearing from someone!

Madelyn - September 11, 2018 - 7:18 pm

I have vitiligo too – from the day I was born and I just turned 9! I don’t hide either so great to see Ava standing proud ❤️