For Jason Gibaud and Michelle Fallon of Paper Wings, clothes should be “lovingly worn out,” rather than outgrown. This ethos is the core of their eco-fashion label for girls, an eclectic mashup of vintage and contemporary that is chockfull of bustled skirts, appliqued frocks, military jackets, and stripy knits. The whiff of drama emanating from these threads is no accident: the Down Under duo once designed costumes for cinematic eye candy such as Moulin Rouge, Star Wars, and Peter Pan.

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Based in northern New South Wales in Australia, Paper Wings uses all-natural fibers, including certified-organic cotton and low-impact dyes. The pieces have a flamboyance that makes them perfect playing dress-up, yet they’re practical enough for everyday wear.

They’re flamboyant enough for playing dress-up, practical enough for everyday wear.

With no shortage of ruffles, frills, and hearts, these show-stopping numbers are available stateside at online stores like C’est La Vie Couture, Forest and Zoe, and Everything But the Princess.

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For another take on the girls’ eco-fashion label, as well as more ways to green your ankle biters, drop by our (kid) sister site, Inhabitots.