Hi, my name is Ariel - I am a mom of a strong willed three-year-old girl, and little boy coming November 2019. I started Frances M., a maternity fashion line, for two reasons. First, when I was pregnant with my daughter I was working at Everlane, a contemporary fashion brand, and I couldn't find the maternity options I wanted. Second, I discovered that having a baby changed me forever, but at my core, I was still me, and blending "me" and "mama" turned out to be a challenge. Now I am on a mission to help women find harmony between their Ms-- mama, me, magic maker-- one good style choice and relatable instagram post at a time.
I've been sketching clothing designs since before I could read and creating Frances M. has been a dream come true. Whether it's raising your littles into compassionate human beings, or directing a board room, I want every woman to have the opportunity to do what makes her heart sing. I hope the styles you find here help you feel your best and pursue your passions. I am rooting for you every step of the way, mama!