WHO IS // LITTLE HOT DOG WATSON
WHAT IS // LITTLE HOT DOG WATSON?:
I’m Emma, mum to H and owner of Little Hotdog Watson. Together we are a childrenswear accessory brand that specialises in bringing fashion and technology together.
HOW DID // LITTLE HOT DOG WATSON COME TO BE?
I started the business because I couldn’t find a great sunhat for my daughter. I wanted something fashionable, that fitted well and protected her. From a small idea I started talking to other parents and it grew. I was on maternity leave and had been considering what to do next and setting up the business just felt right. I’d worked as a Buyer for several years in mens and womenswear so this offered the best of both worlds combining my skills and working inspired by and around my family. A bit under a year later in May this year we launched, so it’s been quite a whirlwind of excitement.
BEST THING // ABOUT BEING LITTLE HOT DOG WATSON?
Hands down it’s the flexibility I have to spend time with my daughter. As a new business you work incredibly hard and put in long hours but now I have the flexibility on how I spend that time.
WHO WHAT // INSPIRES YOU?
YOUR FASHION STYLE: A young Pat Butcher with too many shoes. YOUR PARENTING STYLE: Fairly laid back with a couple of mini routines in place. We learnt early on not to google anything as it drove me crazy with worry. Lots of encouragement and love.
BRANDS: Burberry, H&M, Apple, LB Brand, Coke Zero. BEAUTY PRODUCT: Charlotte Tilbury everything apart from Mac Red Lipstick. BOOK OR FILM: Before Sunrise WAY TO RELAX: Massage or facial HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Croatian islands
THE LAST //
TEXT YOU SENT: To my bro: “They’re looking into it. It all got a bit technical.” THING YOU ATE: Pasta & Meatballs CALL YOU RECEIVED: My friend Una THING YOU BOUGHT: Hoop Earrings in safari print
WHAT // CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
WHAT IS // THE BEST ADVICE YOU RECEIVED?
Be kind to yourself.