We spoke to Kelly, the Mum of EllaMay who runs an amazing and inspiring Instagram documenting Miss EllaMay's impeccable style, as well as rocking a lot of Cloudo Kids designers so well.
Do you have a style inspiration when you are dressing EllaMay?
More than often my inspiration for putting together outfits come from celebrities all over the world, especially celebrities closer to home in Ireland and the UK. Also stylish celebrity children, such as Kim Kardashian's daughter North West. I tend to keep up with fashion trends so it is quite easy to be inspired by that as its so current and fresh. Instagram is also a great source for inspiration too as many other Instagram kids may be wearing an item of clothing you have but styled in a completely unique way.
Does EllaMay have a favourite book?
Her favourite book currently is Coco Chanel by Little People, Big Dreams. These are a series of books that are based around well established people from scientists to designers. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The first book follows Coco Chanel from her early life in an orphanage, where she is a genius with needle and thread, to her time as a cabaret singer, hat maker and, eventually, international fashion designer. It is a very inspiring book, not just for EllaMay but for myself too.
What does EllaMay enjoy doing in her spare time?
She enjoys gymnastics and at home she loves nothing more than creating pictures (mostly of dresses she wishes she had or wants to make!) She is a very active child and does not sit for very long, so there is always something she is doing but nearly all of her time is spent cartwheeling around the house!
Who was your inspiration when you were growing up?
I remember when I was around 9 years old, I watched a documentary about Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. They were young when they began their journey into fame but the thing I remember most was how hard they worked for it and that their fortune did not come easy.
My Mother and Father were and still are my biggest inspirations. My Dad always taught me that you have to work hard for everything you want and although I was very lucky whilst growing up, he was always working so hard to provide for us. When I had EllaMay that trait passed onto me. Every single penny I had even when I wasn't working, went towards her to ensure she had a enjoyable childhood the way I had because your childhood doesn't last for long and I believe it should be celebrated. My Mother showed me love. She was who I turned to for everything whilst growing up and still today, whilst teaching me to always be kind and grateful.
They both inspired me to be who I am today.
Choose 3 of your favourites from Spring Summer 2017 - why these?
1. Dolce and Gabbana Pineapple Print Shirt Dress in Pink
Dolce and Gabbana always release the best Spring/Summer collections, I prefer it so much more than their Autumn/Winter collections. Pink is HUGE this season, it's my favourite colour and EllaMay loves pineapple everything - a winning combination! Also if you are heading on your summer holidays they do a matching bikini.
2. Il Gufo Ruffled Hem Dress in Yellow
This is heaven. Yellow is one of my favourite summer colours and the elasticated ruffle hem is just beautiful. I have visions of this dress styled with black lace up gladiator sandals and aviator sunglasses. I reckon you could even wear a pair of denim jeans underneath so it could double as a top. Perfect.
3. Guiseppe Zanotti 'Nicki' High Top Gold Clasp Trainers in White
Last but certainly no means least are these Guiseppe Zanotti trainers. They are to die for. I have followed his footwear line for the last couple of years and I am so delighted to see that they now design children's footwear. These white high tops with gold detailing stand out from the crowd by a mile. I know EllaMay would love these - she thinks new trainers make her run faster haha.
We have over 120 designers here at Cloudo Kids, do you have a favourite?
Stella McCartney Kids. Every piece is so individual and the military jackets that are released every season are my favourite piece of all time.
Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions!
You can follow EllaMay's daily style over on Instagram @missellamay.
Love, Cloudo Kids x