Meet the woman behind Zoya Collective & Little People the Brand
Hi! I'm Michelle. I am a Mum of three with a love of design. I am so lucky to have a Mum that taught me to sew and knit and a grandma that taught me to crochet. As a child, my room was full of fabric and craft and was always a mess with half finished projects all over the place. I now have an amazing work space to bring all of that creativity together. I am so lucky to have three insanely gorgeous kids for my inspiration. Occasionally they allow me to play dress ups with them and use them as models.
With a love of wandering the world, I have seen some amazing fashions, but I cannot deny my love of the Bohemian Style. It represents a sense of freedom and amazing spirit. I have a gypsy soul, always in need of change and adventure. Now that my beautiful children have grounded me, my love of feathers symbolize the flight in my mind.
I am in love with anything vintage. Fine embroidered lace, classic designs, timeless pieces. I love to get design inspiration from period films and from my Nana's old pattern collection. Cotton fabric and soft lace - perfect for your little one.
Little People is an Australian owned and run business providing a fresh new clothing line for children. I pride myself in supplying the highest quality garments designed right here in Australia.
Little People offers a stunning range to suit your little one from newborn to teen. Perfect for weddings, christenings, photo shoots or just to look fabulous everyday. Little People's vintage/boho style keeps us just as unique as your little ones are.
Shop now to grab your Little People piece now or browse our other product collections.
my little people
My very special little man. This guy took me on an IVF journey with an amazing prize at the end. If you've been down the IVF path too, you will know how tough it is, but he is so worth the wait. He has been the best sport through the whole process of building the little people clothing brand. He came to all of the markets with me. Up early and in the car with his vegemite toast. He learned to walk at Eumundi markets and loved chatting to all of the customers. He always tried on all of my new designs for size and has even had his photo in a magazine wearing a crocheted babies bonnet when I didn't have a little girl model on hand. My most favourite man in the world..
My second born, well what a little fire cracker from the moment she was born. A middle child through and through, just like her Mama. She has always refused to try on any of the clothes that I have made. Even now that she is older, it is definitely only on her terms. She has her own style and her own taste and I love it. She has her own desk in my studio and spends so much time drawing amazing designs. No doubt she will have her own runway show one day.
The newest addition to the family. After 2 IVF babies and after I had decided to close the baby making shop, this precious little angel surprised everyone and has been such a blessing to our family. She absolutely loves all of the clothes that Mummy makes and can't wait to dress up for photos. You will be seeing a lot of her throughout the website and our socials.