Platinum Pretties

Hey everyone! Melissa here, and I am so excited to show you some pretty Platinum pieces designed by one of our wonderful longtime MJC fans. Just like many of you, Brenen has known Matilda Jane Clothing for many years and has a personal connection to the brand. We have had the pleasure of working with Brenen on several projects throughout the years, both through Matilda and the Mighty Acorn Foundation. We thought it would be a fun surprise to invite her to our Platinum cutting table to design a few pretties with us. We were so excited when she said yes, and we can’t wait to share these pieces with you all! Here are just a few words about the inspiration behind these sweet pieces.

Although Brenen thanked us for a fun day, we can’t thank her enough for sharing these wonderful inspirations with us. What a fun day at the cutting table, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store. Don’t you worry, there’s no need to keep refreshing this weekend. Have fun with your family, but be ready Monday for some new Platinum! ?




Erica S - October 22, 2015 - 4:21 pm

I love your designs Brenen. What a great experience that must have been. I took my daughter to Fort Wayne (from Memphis) for her 3rd birthday which fell during Art Fair that year. Though we were unable to meet Denise, I remember seeing Kayla and all of the MJC girls felt like I was meeting celebrities for the first time. I was so nervous and excited. lol. We got stuck in so much traffic on the way up that we basically missed the party for the first night. She had just enough time to ride unicorns and the caterers were sweet to my daughter and gave her some leftover ribbons that she still treasures. I was in grad school with little money to my name, but fell in love with MJC and just had to be there. After all of our travel expenses, I could only afford one dress at Art Fair, but it was our very first Platinum dress and it was beautiful! I’m so happy for you that you will have these designs to cherish and pass down! What an honor!

Margaret - October 21, 2015 - 8:57 pm

Knowing Brenen is knowing Matilda Jane. What a wonderful experience to design for the company she adores! The designs are as beautiful as the stories. Bravo!

Christina Sciarretta - October 21, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Okay so all 3 pieces are great, but the Payton Jo dress…incredible! And the story- so touching. I love the ruffle trim and pocket!! Also, the Mighty Acorn bag needs to be in my possession. Now. Need. Or should I say….my daughters needs this… haha!So inspiring and such great designs!!!

Melanie T. - October 20, 2015 - 10:07 pm

L?VE the idea of having someone, who is clearly an addict, help design and inspire!!! Adore the silhouettes, colors, patterns and more importantly the STORIES!. Clothes really can make a difference.

Jennifer D. - October 20, 2015 - 12:10 pm

What an amazing experience! Love the stories behind the designs!

Amanda Dow - October 19, 2015 - 7:00 pm

What a cool thing to get to do!! I think the Lyla Grace is my favorite!!! So hard to choose.

Lois - October 19, 2015 - 5:39 pm

Brenen, This is a wonderful story and you are so on target about the relationships made through Matilda Jane Clothing. The pieces you designed are absolutely, positively fabulous. I know they will be some of the most sought after items in the auction and will help a lot to finish the projects for those precious ones in Kitale. So happy that you were chosen to do this!

Matilda - October 19, 2015 - 10:15 am

Gosh! Didn’t mean to hit send. LOL… So cool that you guys invited a customer in to design pieces. This makes MJC seem so personable. Not to mention, the designs are awesome! Gets me excited about MJ again. πŸ˜‰

P.S. – Yes, Matilda is my real name πŸ™‚

Matilda - October 19, 2015 - 10:13 am

Wow. Such an amazing thing to invite a customer in

Caitlin - October 19, 2015 - 9:40 am

These designs are fantastic! You have done a great job mix/matching patterns and colors to encompass the Matilda Jane feel. The colors are playful and they work so well together. The inspiration for the designs– just as beautiful as the designs themselves. Would love to see more from this guest designer!

Brandi Parker - October 19, 2015 - 9:20 am

I LOVE everything about this πŸ™‚

Vincent Payette - October 18, 2015 - 9:48 pm

Love the designs, nice work Brenen! Where do you find the time?! πŸ˜‰ Kudos from Poco and Picotine.

RenΓ©e - October 18, 2015 - 9:25 pm

Creative thoughts mixed with love is a magical combination…WOW Brenen!! Congratulations on doing such a beautiful job designing this special collection- I love every style and I hope to see more of your work!

Tracy - October 18, 2015 - 8:45 pm

So beautiful! I love the patterns and also the story. What a great idea to have a “guest” designer!

Justine - October 18, 2015 - 8:20 pm

What a great opportunity and what a fantastic job! Well done!

Leah - October 18, 2015 - 8:18 pm

Wow these pieces are adorable! I especially love the Payton Jo, such beautiful fabric combinations. The designer has such a creative eye. I’d love to get my hands on these for my little girl!

Dan Giusti - October 18, 2015 - 8:04 pm

This site is amazing wow! You guys do a fabulous job and beautiful clothing !!!!

Mandy - October 18, 2015 - 7:37 pm

I LOVE these pieces!! Now THIS is what Plat is all about. Amazing color combos. I can’t wait for these to upload!!

Denise - October 18, 2015 - 7:36 pm

What a fine! I’m hooked! How inspirational! My grand daughter is 1 and I’m looking forward to my first order and many more after!

D. Mazza - October 18, 2015 - 7:34 pm

Wow, I haven’t seen designs like these in years. The trim, the detail, the HEART feels like something of years ago.

Leah Renee - October 18, 2015 - 7:25 pm

Beautiful designs, incredible story. This is what MJC is about!!

Brittney - October 18, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Love, love, love the Payton Jo!! Awesome colors and the spin from the previous designs were perfect! The fact that this is being donated to Mighty Acorn is totally awesome and I will stand behind that!

Denise P. - October 18, 2015 - 7:23 pm

Wow, this is a whole new
Look for Platinum, can’t wait until the next upload!

Nicole - October 18, 2015 - 7:20 pm

I just love this! What an amazing gift to give a devoted customer! She did such a beautiful job designing too πŸ™‚

Lauren Cavalieri - October 18, 2015 - 7:14 pm

My daughter is coming up on her first birthday, and I have yet to order a piece of Matilda Jane. In years past, I have loved watching my nieces but recently haven’t been compelled to “check out”. This is different. This makes me want to buy!

Salvatore - October 18, 2015 - 7:12 pm

I have worked with B.Miller over the past decade. Her merchandising expertise and analytical skills are unparalleled. A company that welcomes her insight is one that I count truly worth following. Sincerely – a market point of view

Donna - October 18, 2015 - 6:58 pm

I had no idea that customers can be invited to design pieces, that is incredible! What a fantastic opportunity! I love your pieces, you are a talented designer. Hope to get to see more things that you’ve designed in the near future. I’d love to have one of those bags, it’s perfect for every day use.

Lynne Dettloff - October 18, 2015 - 6:36 pm

Love the Payton Jo and all of the stories that fuel the design for each piece. How inspiring!

Katrina Wilderson - October 18, 2015 - 6:11 pm

What an amazing and inspiring blog post. I love love love these designs, and also really love the deeper meaning behind them. These dresses are so cute, I’ll just say what were all thinking we need more perfect dresses from Brenen!

Aman - October 18, 2015 - 5:48 pm

Wow! Loving the Payton Jo piece, it has the perfect mix of prints that are appropriate for all seasons! Loving the bag idea, its great for my upcoming overseas trip! Would love to see more looks from this designer, please keep us posted!

Josephine Di Piazza - October 18, 2015 - 5:43 pm

So cute!! Love these pieces…where and when can I find them? Love the colors.

Colette Wilent - October 18, 2015 - 9:58 am

how fun is this?!! I could only imagine how excited you were that day…making your own MJ pieces…a dream come true ?

Debbie Moore - October 17, 2015 - 9:14 pm

All 3 pieces are Absolutely Gorgeous!Brenen- You done a Wonderful job!!

Lara - October 17, 2015 - 11:08 am

Brenen- these pieces are beyond perfect! The Payton Jo completely encompasses her sass that we all love ?

Jennifer Christman - October 17, 2015 - 1:40 am

I am so very lucky to have both Brenen and Serenity in my life . Both of the ladies are beautiful beyond words . These pieces are gorgeous. What a lovely moment for all of you!! Blessings and congrats to all who manage to score one of these beautiful mementos of beautiful girls

Gina v - October 16, 2015 - 6:01 pm

Oh wow!! I love them all. My favorite is the Payton Jo! How beautiful are those colors!!!

Lisa - October 16, 2015 - 5:54 pm

Having met all 4 of these pretty ladies in person, I can truthfully say there is no one more deserving. Do I have to choose just one piece? I honestly love all three.

Heather Weichbrodt - October 16, 2015 - 5:16 pm

Brenen!!! This is SO exciting!!! And OMG I need a Lyla Grace and Payton Jo in my life!!!

Florence Taylor - October 16, 2015 - 5:12 pm

I love each piece & what a wonderful story behind them. I am looking forward in seeing these.

Serenity Caudell - October 16, 2015 - 5:11 pm

Oh gracious, I can barely put words down without bursting into tears again. This is all I have for now…”Friends Become Our Chosen Family”. We love you Brenen and Payton Jo. Brenen, YOU have inspired me daily to be a better human. Gosh, I am so humbled by this amazing gesture.

Krystal Colon - October 16, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Such beautiful designs, precious girl and special meaning. Can’t wait to see the new pretties on Monday. What a dream come true!