LittleSkye blog

I used to be a high school English teacher, and after that an instructor of English Education.  My dissertation, entitled “Reading in Motion: Demystifying New Criticism in High School English,” ultimately argues that instead of teaching texts, we teach through texts using a critical inquiry approach.

Now I own a children’s boutique, but that is another story.


Happily for us, Retro and Mod looks never really go out of style.  It’s no secret that we love vintage clothing, especially for kids. It reminds us of simpler times, when children were children and were less often expected to grow up too quickly.  

This Fall, some of our most loved girls' boutique clothing brands feed our fashion nostalgia with back to school clothes and shoes that will have you swooning with reminiscence and recalling the innocence and joy of childhood.   

It seems too often that the story of a brand can get lost – or faded - in the proverbial shuffle.  And those stories should not be forgotten.  They give meaning to the clothing our children wear, because clothes are not just things – they are expressions.

Here I would like to share the story of an uncommon brand, one that was built by the most creative, talented and ethical people I have come to know in the business, one that was built upon a genuine love of childhood and all of its wonder: Paper Wings.

I thought for our first blog, I would tell the story of Little Skye.

I founded Little Skye in 2008. After teaching high school English for 14 years, I gave birth to my first daughter, Evelyn Skye, and I wanted to spend as much time with her as I possibly could.  So I started Little Skye as a business that I could do from home.  It made perfect sense, because I had become quickly obsessed with children’s clothing (such a slippery slope), and I figured it couldn’t be that hard to have a website.  (I was wrong about that last part, as the ever-changing world of E-commerce is anything but easy.)