The Super Adventures of Sophie and Melrose Place

Once Upon a Time…

In a boutique not so far away, Oscar de la Renta welcomed Jet Set Moms and Jet Set Tots for a shopping soiree no one would soon forget.


What if I were to tell you there was a magical place tucked away on Melrose Place that served champagne and colorful macaroons in a beautiful courtyard, while children were invited to color paper dolls and take magical rides around the store in whimsical helicopters, rocket ships and airplanes made by the most amazing balloon artists ever? Would you believe me? I saw it with my very own two eyes and it was magnificent.


Oscar de la Renta hosted the most beautiful after-school shopping fete in celebration of the Kelly Florio Kasouf’s children’s book, The Super Adventures of Sophie in the City as she takes on Manhattan (via West Hollywood) while parents shopped the Spring 2013 Collections and Limited Edition Sophie Party Dress. The event which benefited Jessica Seinfeld’s Baby Buggy organization, brought out our favorite Hollywood moms like Julie Bowen, Nia Vardalos, and Tiffani Thiessen to this “mommy & me” event.


Photos by Donato Sardella/WireImage 2013

Have you met Sophie?

She is the modern-day Eloise. And she is wonderful. I’ll give you one guess who she reminds me exactly of…smirk and wink!


In 2013, Oscar de la Renta launched the “Sophie” dress that was exclusively created for his new children’s collection to mirror both Sophie’s sophistication and sense of whimsy and wonder. The cotton voile fabric mimics a watercolor iris, which complements the illustrations of the Sophie series. “The Sophie Party dress” is a limited edition and features de la Renta’s exclusive watercolor iris print.

Kelly Florio Kasouf

Shiny pretty things everywhere you turned. (Mostly for moi, Jet Set Mom,) but I couldn’t help myself to swoon over different dresses for Jet Set Tot’s upcoming Kindergarten graduation. I personally believe the Sophie Party Dress would not only be perfect, but you can already tell Sophie and Jet Set Tot are kindred spirits and it couldn’t be more appropriate.

However, I did set my sights on this…and this…and this…


and coming soon… *hold me…*


But the one piece that took my breath away with the sweetest moment possible, was the instant I caught sight of this gown and imagined the day I was going to bring Jet Set Tot here to this very same Melrose Place boutique and try on the dress of her dreams as she prepares to walk down the aisle.

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Oscar de la Sigh.

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Nicole_StandleyNicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The Trend Tribe. Contributor for CBS LA, Lucky Magazine, Burke Williams Spa &, follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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