Chateau de Vincennes, a spectacular medieval castle, is just a short metro ride from the center of Paris. It’s the tallest keep (donjon) in Europe and was a fortified royal residence for French kings, started in the 14th century by King Jean II, and expanded by his son Charles V. When you visit Chateau de Vincennes, children will see how the French kings and their families lived in the Middle Ages.

The castle continued as a royal residence up to the 17th century, expanded with more luxurious manor buildings, pavilions, gardens in the complex, the keep was used as jail through the Napoleonic era. Later, a new fort was constructed and it was used as an arsenal and barracks for soldiers. When the Germans took Paris in 1940, they occupied Chateau de Vincennes with troops and prisoners; it was liberated by the French in 1944, but some of the pavilions were destroyed. The medieval keep and palace chapel have been beautifully restored.

My friend Emily Kornya thought this was a perfect setting to capture some dresses of the Four’eMki SS15 collection.

Four’eMki was founded back in 2012 by the Polish designer Malgorzata and is still a small and not so commercially available brand. Chances you see your little girl in the same Four’eMki dress are still very slim and don’t you just love that?!

What caught my eye back in 2013 when we first wrote an article about this brand was the lovely dresses, skirts and tops for girls. Every item is made by hand and produced in organic cotton.

Malgorzata describes her collection as “Nonchalance under control with a little hint of the glamour style. Unique, tailor maid and in a limited editions.





Fouremki ss15


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Mahaut in Four'eMki


Chateau de Vincennes, Avenue de Paris , 94300 Vincennes

Opening times:
–  23 September to 20 May
10 AM to 5 PM
– 21 May to 22 Septembre
 10 AM to 6 PM

Note: Closed on 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November, and 25th December.