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What makes Runaway Pony different from other clothing companies?
Runaway Pony is about celebrating children being children, basking in those precious childhood moments, inviting the world to bring one’s daydreams to life and re-telling stories with its classic, nostalgic, playful, age-appropriate sophisticated line. Runaway Pony designs are full of ornate adornments, like a piece of rich, gorgeous and scrumptious dessert, to bring to life those precious moments. It is those moments that are extraordinary and made of bountiful love and bursting emotions.
We want to create something that reminisces of the “simpler times”, inspired by the classic silhouettes of the olden days, yet with distinctive and fresh combinations of colors and designs that have never been seen before. The charm of Runaway Pony lies in its glorious feminine sensibility and surprising elements. This is shown through its details, patterns, combinations of colors and prints, as well as sweet styles that speak for the brand’s love for attention to details and sentimental feelings. The distinctive Runaway Pony embellishments, such as the placements of layers of ruffles, on the outside as well as inside, bows, ribbons, pockets, trims, laces, and embroidery mixed with a sophisticated European flair is something you don’t see anywhere else. Runaway Pony is made proudly in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Runaway Pony invites mothers to embrace the innocence, happiness, and sweetness of their children through clothing that is ready to endure cupcake frosting, chocolate spills and spots of marinara sauce. The material is easy to clean and comfortable to wear. Children can wear them for any occasion (from playing for hours in the sand on the beach, to perhaps tea-partying at the Plaza Hotel in New York, or back to carousel riding in Paris).
How did you come up with the name "Runaway Pony"?
I was inspired to create the name Runaway Pony by one of the girls’ favorite books, a 1942 classic book Runaway Bunny that tells a story about how a mother’s love can be pure, protective and eternal. In the story, the mother bunny always finds a way to be there for her little bunny that seems to want to run away from her. In the end, the little bunny realizes that being safe with the mama is the best and most loving place of all. The word pony represents the carousels and rocking ponies that bring out the childhood nostalgia. Runaway Pony also reminds us how these little ones like to run away sometimes and how much chasing we always do as mothers!
what inspired you to create this line?
Back in 2008, when my first daughter was born, my sweet mother in-law Sally presented me with something utterly precious: a genuine vintage baby sunsuit in a classic red gingham fabric that I instantly fell in love with. This sunsuit was previously worn by Grandma Sally back when she was a little baby herself. It was a gift for our Keira. I was beyond touched and a burst of a fun idea of creating my own vintage-inspired line came to mind. Only in 2013 did I start to make it real through a lot of intensive research and sample developments. It was a lot more inspiring by then because I had my second daughter born in 2012 and I daydreamed a lot about many vintage-inspired looks that I couldn’t find anywhere. That was then when one of our staple styles, one of the sunsuits, was named Sunkissed Sally, in honor of Grandma Sally.
My little girls are my constant inspirations. Their innocence, loving hearts and colorful personalities bring out the best in people who know them. Through them, I see the world from a different angle and want to help other moms to “freeze time” together by celebrating every moment with their little ones through a clothing line that honors our endless mother love.