Spreading a Little Love

Generous, creative, talented, caring … those are just a few of the many words that come to mind when many think of our founder, Denise DeMarchis. There is a Maya Angelou quote that hangs on a wall at our Home Office, and oh does it speak to just what she was all about …

Whether it was through her Spread the Loves, her heartfelt designs and creativity, her stories on the blog, or her determination to make the world a better place, she was and still is an inspiration in bringing beauty to life through creativity while always finding a way to give back. We just love the stories we hear about her, and for some of us, we have stories of our own about  how this wonderful woman touched our hearts in countless ways throughout the years!

Today and every day here at MJC we celebrate all the magic that Denise created and continues to inspire. We want you, our amazing customers, to join in celebrating Denise and sharing one of the things she would do so often, Spread the Love.

So simple and yet, oh-so-sweet …

  1. Time for you to nominate that special person in your life! It can be anyone that brings a little magic in your everyday or someone who could use a little surprise to brighten their life. Be sure to include their name, mailing address, and clothing size. We hope you will also tell us a few things they fancy whether is is gardening, swimming, Peppa Pig, crafting or whatever, as we LOVE to include a few extra goodies that they might enjoy.
  2. Send your completed email to spreadthelove@matildajaneclothing.com. And that’s it!

Now, be sure to send in your nominations by July 1. We cannot wait to select a few nominations and send along a little box of MJC goodness!

     

Meet Trunk Keeper, Kat K.

One of the most special things about Matilda Jane is our sisterhood of amazing Trunks Keepers. These special women get to build boutique businesses that are all their own, while spreading the magic of Matilda Jane. Each one joins us for different reasons that are as unique as they are.

Today we want to introduce Team Leader Kat K., who is chasing her dream of being an entrepreneur alongside being a mom.

“I fell in love with MJC when a friend’s daughter had on a Knot Dress,” Kat explains. “With a background in fashion design, I knew instantly I had to get my hands on this brand for my girls. I started hosting as soon as I found a Trunk Keeper near me and was so honored when she asked if I would think about becoming a TK.”

“My ‘why’ is for my girls! I am their role model —I am first and foremost, a mommy, but they see me working too. By sharing the heart of Matilda Jane, I am able to teach my girls about caring for others and how to impact our community one little girl at a time.”

Ten seasons in with Matilda Jane, Kat’s business is going strong. She is growing a team and helping other women find their own success, too.

“I am so passionate about sharing this opportunity with new TKs. I want every single one of them to be proud of what they accomplish and aim for big goals, to take their fear and turn it into fuel, and launch a successful business they can call their own.”

The very best part of her business success? Kat knows her little girls are watching.

“They know mommy works so I can give them everything. And I’m not just giving them things, I’m giving them memories,” she says. “I’m setting an example for them that you are going to be a woman when you grow up and that you can do anything you want to do – and you can be a great mom too.”

If you believe in our mission of keeping little girls little, and are an entrepreneur at heart, we would love for you to join us. Visit MatildaJaneClothing.com/JoinUs today to learn more and connect with us. We can’t wait to talk to you!

     

The Sweetest of Summers: Matilda Jane + Joanna Gaines

We are so happy to be collaborating once again with Joanna Gaines on the sweetest collection for summer. We love working with her so much! Not only is she someone we have long admired, but she’s an MJ mom, too. She and her girls have been wearing Matilda Jane for years, which makes everything she designs with us even more special. We thought it would be fun to sit down with Joanna and Madeline, our director of design, to get the complete scoop on the latest collaboration for June.

MJC: Tell us all about this new collection- what can we expect to see? 

Joanna: Much like I do when I’m designing a space, I love pulling inspiration from what’s around me. It’s been so fun to see how this translates into clothing. The whole inspiration for this new collection was summer here out on the farm. The long days, the hazy sunsets, kids running around just being kids.

Madeline: Right – we loved this idea of summer on the farm. We did a lot of silhouettes that are super simple and just perfect for summer. All the fabrics are really easy, too. And the palette is really pretty – with fresh greens, pretty pinks, and a deep blue we all love so much.

MJC: There are so many pretty prints! Tell us about them…

Joanna: We were really able to capture the farm feeling that we were aiming for with sweet floral prints and landscape scenes.

Madeline: There’s this lovely little farm scene, and then this sweet berry print, and some fun ones too, like this little horse print we loved so much we put it on everything.

MJC: Home is pretty amazing, too! Tell us about that…

Madeline: For home, we’re doing a room we’ve never done before: the playroom! We created the sweetest little storage bins, some fun poufs, and even wallpaper!

Joanna. The poufs are my favorite. They’re cute, comfy and perfect for the kids to settle in with a good book.

 

MJC: What special pieces are you most excited about? 

Joanna: There are so many special pieces in this collection. There is this spearmint dress – it’s actually a remake of a MJ dress I’ve had in my closet forever. We updated it with a really easy-going, go-anywhere knit skirt.

Madeline: Yes – the women’s assortment is so pretty – just really simple and feminine. Everything in it is on my wishlist! And for girls, there are some sweet dresses. I really love everything. I just love how it all coordinates together and gives families this whole complete look that they can wear together this summer.

MJC: We know a lot of heart goes into each and every piece in a collection like this. How do you hope it makes people feel? 

Joanna: At the end of the day, I hope people have fun with this collection. The whole idea of being inspired by life on the farm is really rooted in an effortless, easygoing lifestyle, and that’s the feeling I hope people have when they’re wearing these pieces.

Madeline: Agree! Summer is such a special time for families. I hope these pieces make summer even more fun and enjoyable!

 

You don’t have to wait long to see the complete collection. It all arrives tomorrow, June 1!

 

 

 

     
Martha smith - June 7, 2018 - 2:32 pm

Love MJ clothing

Amy Young - June 1, 2018 - 3:26 am

Yessss! Boys & Mens! 😍😍😍

Wyndilyn - May 31, 2018 - 7:14 pm

I am so super excited about the collections. My daughter and I both love Matilda Jane from clothes,bows,bedding,bathroom decor,bags,dolls everything!!! We ❤️ It all !!

Michelle Coffey - May 31, 2018 - 6:18 pm

I’m fairly new to MJC & cannot begin to imagine it’s going to be better than ever with the collaboration with Joana! I do KNOW it won’t disappoint, as it NEVER has! I’m hoping to win a “voucher” for shopping in June, per my Trunk Keeper!
Ms. Joana, I love your style and show, completely. So now I cannot wait to see your line of clothing ❤️

Holly Price - May 31, 2018 - 5:33 pm

Super excited for this one!

Catherine Windham - May 31, 2018 - 5:17 pm

I have a 3 year old daughter with Down syndrome and I love that MJC is an inclusive company! Makes my momma heart happy!

Kayla Hammons - May 31, 2018 - 4:55 pm

Can’t wait!!!! We adored the last Joanna Gaines collection and know this one will be even better!

lorri Perry - May 31, 2018 - 4:22 pm

I’m obsessed with Joanna Gaines. Anything she touches is just perfect in my book. Can’t wait until tomorrow

Kammila Malarney - May 31, 2018 - 3:39 pm

Booked my show last week at a new coffee shoppe in town !
I can not wait !💙🔆 👗

Kimberly - May 31, 2018 - 1:46 pm

Being from Lexington, KY- horse capital of the world….cannot wait to get my hands on those horse prints!!!🐎🐎🐎

Stacey Carey - May 31, 2018 - 1:29 pm

I am SO excited for tomorrow! Ever since The Good Ones discontinued, I’ve been anxiously awaiting some perfect pieces for my little guy. Thank you all so much for thinking about our adventure-seeking boys. – Stacey

amy - May 31, 2018 - 11:16 am

can’t wait to see this whole collection!