Meet your vintage-loving hostesses…
UPDATE: MODERN KIDDO IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED.
Despite having been dormant for many years, we are still inundated with requests and notes wanting to contribute or collaborate. Alas, our doors are closed. To make things easier on everyone, we have removed our contact info. Thanks for your support! We loved getting to know you all…
Welcome to Modern Kiddo, the ultimate resource for everything you loved as a child—served with a modern twist! Alix and Dottie are two San Francisco mamas who have been trail blazers on the vintage kiddo scene since 2010. They love nostalgia and always strive to bring the best of their past to their kiddos’ present. They love modern design—especially bold colors and quirky patterns. Their spunky, fun-loving attitude has made Modern Kiddo a favorite go-to destination for retro and design-loving parents everywhere.
By day, Alexandra (“Alix”) is a freelance Creative Director. (Check out her work here). She is obsessed with the 60s and 70s and has a massive collection of vintage clothing and midcentury housewares. Leslie (“Dottie”) is a PR consultant and swoons for anything 40s and 50s. She collects vintage craftbooks, fabric and vintage eye glasses. Modern Kiddo is dedicated to their two little fashion muses, Wolfgang (aka Wolfie) and Georgia (aka the Peach).
And if you still want more of their colorful world, you can find the girls on Instagram: @galexina and @missdottie
HOW WE MET
We’re often asked, “How did you two kooky gals meet??” Dottie met Alix when she joined the Devil-Ettes, San Francisco’s premier synchronized 60s-style go-go dance group! (Nothing too saucy, mind you— we’re rated PG-13!) For years we were shakin’ and shimmying the night away as our alter egos, The Smarty Pants and The Starlet. We’ve hung up our horns, but our friendship is as go-go-riffic as ever!