Motherhood is arguably the toughest yet most rewarding experience that a woman can have throughout her lifetime. Luckily, this momentous experience is something that sisters-in-law Anne Curtis and Solenn Heussaff are going through at the same time.
Anne and Solenn, who are both fairly new to parenthood, launched Tili Dahli, a baby wear brand that seeks to provide nothing but the best clothes for toddlers. Their brand new fashion line embraces sustainability as it uses environment-friendly materials that are safe for babies with delicate skin.
In an intimate dialogue with Tatler Philippines, two empowered mothers share how this brand came to be.
Anne and Solenn are some of the most sought after names in the country. They have graced the pages and covers of many magazines, attended countless events, and performed in front of large audiences. These ladies channelled their personal tastes in fashion and their own unique creative energies into Tili Dahli so their children could wear something meaningful, stylish, and comfortable.
"I think [the brand came to be] was when our little ones [Dahlia and Thylane] were about two to four months. Solenn and I would always ask each other about our favourite pieces of clothing, discuss the styles and materials," Anne shared with Tatler. "We realised how limited options were with local baby brands, so we thought 'hey, why don't we give it a try,'" she explained.
Concurring, Solenn said: "I have bought one too many outfits for her but felt certain pieces were limited in the Philippines. I thought it was a good idea to think about actually pursuing this long time dream of mine. I did not know where to start though because startups aren't easy and require a lot of work." Thankfully Anne's good friend and partner at Our Recess, Roxanne Farillas, an accomplished woman in the field of fashion, was keen on joining the Tili Dahli team.
Much like Anne, Solenn meticulously picks cute outfits that also provide utmost comfort to her daughter Thylane, so the creation of this brand was almost meant to be. "I have always wanted to have a baby brand before I wanted children. Seeing Thylane for the first time made me feel a love I have never experienced before. I am more passionate and motivated to be better and do bigger things," Solenn revealed.