Lives In: New York (Upper West Side)
About Me : I’m a home/interior retail photographer (www.hallieburton.com) however I started SMOKKS (www.smokks.com) a year and a half ago to essentailly help my husbands dressing ability with our daughter!
"I just need clothes I can handle"…OH! my husbands famous last words…( such a dramatic statement was born from me being away and receiving a video of our daughter at her ballet graduation wearing her pajamas! OMG! i almost died..i almost cried!) (mothers would do a hundred buttons daily without question if it meant their daughters looked beautiful.!). Frantically I call home from Australia, not even caring about the time difference, to find out what went wrong! “she looked so cute” he said..”How would i even know they were pajamas he mysteriously joked….”because have you ever seen her in a chocolate brown outfit with a pink cat on the front”! That's really how SMOKKS began….and kinda so cute!
Did he know then and there that our "family" project (so to speak) would be creating a line of fun stylish and effortless girls clothing!
Soon after that can of worms was opened we set sail on our journey to launch a creative dressing system for families who like us need "clothes they can handle" all year round.
(I do say this loosely as its really for fathers, grandparents and care takers to dress these little ladies so "suddenly" they don't look like nobody owns them when mummy is not present!)
Always a smock lover and wearer, I had been collecting these dresses for what I feel like is forever. I knew I was a baby maker of girls only... .so it was a very simple idea to create what we as a family would consider perfect smock dresses with a modern feel.
For some reason dads don't seem to be able to handle "the dressing process", so we created smocks that girls (4-9) can grow into that don't require a whole lotta work. No buttons, no zips, no hooks…NO reason dressing can't be easy and playful yet most of all stylish. Consider SMOKKS the new uniform.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At: Photography and girls dresses!!
Interested In: I would love to meet women to collaborate with in the world of design. Would love to do private trunks shows and giveaways etc
Mama Likes : Tennis..love love love Tennis!
Mama Inspiration: I really love Marie Chantel, I love the fact she set up Marie Chantal kids because she couldnt find clothes to dress her children, it was inspiring becuase we felt the same. I admore working mums that have buondries and set their days up around theri kids..theres something beautiful in believing you can have everything..and you can..It’s admiral when you can work this out and keep everything moving.
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with: I’m a big Bon Point and Jacadie fan for the girls, and for me i love Marni, Celine, Comme des Garcon and Chloe..all for different reasons!! I love simple and I love pattern that I can mix and match with denim and great flats and a bag is my perfect combination!
Words you live by/quotes you love: “you can’t make a race horse out of a jack ass”!
Best advice you’ve ever been given: The first photgapher I ever worked with said “the transistion from assistant to photographer is the hardest transition you will ever make..go be a photographer”.. best ever advice!
Best advice you’d give to someone starting out: Really know your stuff, love what you do. There are far to many fake it till you make its out there..work hard and be diligent.
What are three things people would be surprised to know about you? I love love the show Frasier!! and still watch an episode on netflix every night! I’m Die hard Roger Federer fan and can speed skate really well!
Where can we find you?
My websites: www.hallieburton.com /www.smokks.com
My Instagram: smokks/hallieburton
My Pinterest: SMOKKS -Twitter-SMOKKS