Fariba and Yasmine

Fariba lived in Berlin before becoming a Londoner in September 2009. Fluent in German, English and Spanish, the 8 years old cosmopolitan girl has a younger brother, Nicolas. Her mother, Yasmine Mahmoudieh, is an interior architect. Fariba had much fun telling me what she likes.


What you want to do when you grow up I don’t know (but her mother tells me she wants to be a fashion designer or an actress)

Favorite book I like adventure books, like Dragon rider by Cornelia Funk

Favorite films Mr Magorium’s wonder emporium

Favorite place for holidays Kitzbühel, Austria to ski, Ile de Re and St Tropez in the summer

A city that you would dream to visit New York

Who chooses your clothes in the morning Either me or my mom

Favorite brands Gap, Napapijri

The piece your like the most from your wardrobe A velvet green dress with sequins with its cardigan

The next item you would like to get A golden cropped top, in silk


Favorite children’s brands I like to mix brands. River woods, Eddie pen (from Italy), Bonpoint, Zara, Marie-Chantal (especially for my son Nicolas), Petit Bateau, LittleWhite Company (for their pajamas), Jigsaw, shanghai tang

Favorite children’s stores Emma & Co for clothing, Kinderwinkel for clothing and furniture, both in Berlin. I also like to wander in Le Marais, Paris where I find lots of great things

Favorite online store Nonchalant mom, Amazon for books and Dvds

Criteria you consider when you buy something for child I look first at the design as I want things to be original, then I look at what I get for the price. I avoid items with frou frou and flower

Most expensive item you bought for your child A dress from Italian brand I Pinco Pallino that I bought for a wedding, all white and very beautiful

Favorite piece in her wardrobe A velvet Jigsaw dress, which is also Fariba’s favorite

An item that is hard to find Nice and clever furniture

Brands you like for yourself I also like to mix brands for myself : Joseph, Etro, Miyake, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan, Jil Sander

Your favorite places for the summer holidays We go to Salzburg, Austria every year; we usually stay at the Intercontinental in Berchtesgaden, an hotel that I designed. We also love Sicily and this summer we’ll be in Elounda Beach, Crete