And with my kids, I want them to have a voice, but i want to stress that they use that voice with kindness and generosity and understanding. They can be strong without putting another down
Meet Chieska Smith, known to most as Chi. Mother, wife & observer @freddiesfortune
Street, portrait, editorial photographer @chieskafortunesmits
We love her sense of style,her observations, her beautiful boys. And the way they dress up for Halloween.
What did you most enjoy doing as a child? Is there something now in adulthood they gives you the same sense of pleasure?
As a child, I really enjoyed reading and that continues into my adulthood. I am always thirsty for stories and characters and words and worlds to escape into. Unfortunately with two young kids, getting through a book takes ages!
What are core values for you when it comes to children’s fashion?
As a mother of boys, when it comes to fashion, I’ve always wanted to express that color and clothing is a universally concept, there are not necessarily “boys” and “girls” tones and clothes. I want to stress a bit of individuality without comprising in style.
Could you name 3 words that represents the brand Repose Ams for you?
Subtlety. Richness. Comfort.
What’s your philosophy on raising children in this day and age?
It’s difficult. The world is a funny old place right now. At times it’s hard to feel positive. But I try to remember that I must fight to try and make it the kind of place I want my children to be in. And with my kids, I want them to have a voice, but i want stress that that they use that voice with kindness and generosity and understanding. They can be strong without putting another down.