the lion has been through a massive journey of passage this year, relocating from the west coast of oz to the sunny gold coast of australia. also with a new captain in tow since feb, we figured we were long overdue to introduce you folks to her for reals. say aloha to lady beth bennett, the mama with the hula heart who now proudly waves the kawaiian flag. beth shares on the journal what steals her heart and why she knew it always felt like the most natural thing in the world to dive into the universe of the kawaiian lion...
in over ten years of designing what i have learnt about girls is that we change. it might be a change of taste as we grow a little older & wiser & our body shape evolves. if i can design a piece of clothing that will last through that change then i feel i have done it justice - it's better for your finances & the planet.
the word authentic gets thrown around a lot these days but it is one we can honestly reserve wholeheartedly to this soCal familia. jessica kraus is one of those rare species on instagram who comes across exactly as she does in reality - whatever reality is these days.
i first wrote to dee asking whether she would like to be featured on la maison jolie. her cheery reply started with the words ahoy rani & ended with big love; the entire email was written in lower case & sprinkled generously with exclamation marks.