Sebastien has great courage and is a risk taker which makes him an excellent traveler. He has a great curiosity and sense of adventure. He is passionate, persistent and energetic. Him and his little sister Anna (5) create great stories every day. Mother of the two, Chantal is the owner and designer of kids’ clothing brand chandamama.


What do you want to be when you grow up? A zoo keeper

Someone you admire? Spiderman

What is your big dream? A tree house

Are you scared of anything?  The dark because sometimes you don’t see and trip and I get scared

What makes you laugh? When I get tickled

Your favourite films and books? Ice Age 4, Children of Heaven, A Bugs’ Life, Busy busy world (Richard Scarry), The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Roald Dahl), Be Nice to Spiders (Margaret Bloy Graham)

Something you did recently that you really loved? Cycling in the Netherlands

The best holidays you ever had? A trip in India when I saw many forts

A place that you would dream to visit? Singapore because I lived there and it was a lot of fun

Your favorite belonging? Our cat Tigger

The next item you would so dearly love to get? A Playmobile Castle

If you had a magic wand, what would you do with it right now? I would make India clean


A place you saw when you were a child, and that made its mark on you? Nothing reminds me of summer more than camp sites in the South of France I grew up going to with my parents. It’s such a mix of all things summer…salt water, popsicles, outdoor shower, mosquitos, new friends, eating baguette, playing cards, and sleeping in a tent, so exciting! Those summer holidays seemed endless

The place you love near your home?  It depends what mood I am in, some times I love to get lost and confused in the narrow bazaars of Old Delhi, and feel like I’ve wandered some where medieval. If I feel like escaping the Delhi chaos I love to go to the Imperial Hotel which is like a voyage back into the days of the Raj, with polished hallways hung with chandeliers and works of art.

Where do you dream to go for your next family holiday? A safari in magical Kenya. I lived there for couple of years. Would love to share this with my family.

A film that you saw recently and that staid with you? Children of Heaven, amazing children’s movie.

The film that you love to see with the whole family? Peau d’Ane with Catherine Deneuve

The book on your bedside table? Beyond the Beautiful Forevers written by Katherine Boo

The children’s brands your cherish? There are so many great brands! Maan, Kidscase, Bonpoint, Flora&Henri, Makie to name a few and many many more!

The children’s stores you love to visit and buy from?  There is a lovely store in Delhi called Lola’s World, Hot Pink in Jaipur and I like to shop in small boutiques in Amsterdam.

Last things you bought for your children? Two wind jackets from Zara because of all the rain during our summer break in the Netherlands!

Favourite pieces in your Sebastien’s wardrobe? A chandamama skirt because Anna is sooo happy with it and wants to wear it all the time and a talc hoodie because it’s so cute.

What do you buy online? Music and books on ITunes and Amazon

A website that inspires you? Prefer blogs to websites.”the Sartorialist”, “Emerson Fry”, “a cup of Jo” (travel), “Pirouette”

Something that made you laugh out loudly recently? While catching up with my dutch girlfriends we were laughing to the point of tears and it felt so good