Tila has been wearing optical glasses since she was one year old and I was so happy when she turned three so I could finally buy her a pair from the Very French Gangsters. I still remember the day the we drove for about two hours to the nearest city with their retailer. And after that day I (and so many other people) can’t imagine her without these glasses. It’s funny how people immediately notice when she doesn’t have them on. She wears them everywhere and people recognize her after her “cool” glasses.
But about a month ago a tragedy happened. I fixed the temple tips for Tila because she complained they bothered her and then she apparently wanted to show her friends from kindergarten what her glasses can do and she bent one temple way too much until it snapped off! We went to the eyewear store the same day but there was nothing they could do. Unrepeatable they said. And my heart broke in half seeing Tila so devastated. I have never thought they meant that much to her. Even the lady at the store felt bad. She said she never saw a child so sad over a pair of eyeglasses.
So I wrote to the Very French Gangsters directly to try and find out if there is really nothing to do. And they confirmed. But then they did the sweetest thing ever! They sent Tila a brand new frame! You should see how happy that made one little girl. She was so excited and relieved, much more than me! So sweet.
I wanted to thank the Very French Gangsters for the sweetest gesture and I also made a few shots of Tila with her new and shiny frame – so sorry for bombarding you with these many photos but this girl is so photogenic that I couldn’t just pick one. I took me so long to come down to only these many already.
And for those of you who don’t know the French Gangsters yet: the brand was founded in 2011 in France by Anne Masanet and Karoline Bothorel-Bolzinger with an aim to fill in the gap in the cool kid’s eyewear market. They have the most incredible range of high quality handmade optical and sunglasses for both kids (from 3 to 14 years of age) and their mamas as well now! My heart still beats for the Very Pan Pan model (the one Tila has) but I’m also getting a giant crush on the Very Boss (they come in two kid’s sizes) – I could match her with the Big Bosses 😉
ps. Tila came up with the “crossed hands” pose herself – how cool is the photo? It’s one of favourites!