When Jess MacEachern was a little girl she used to be stopped on the street for her stylish wardrobe. Born in Mallorca, Spain, and raised all over the world — from South America to Africa — it might have been hard for her mother, Kerry Brougham, to pinpoint the origin of her garments.
MacEachern's new Laguna Beach boutique, Little Freebirds, will solve the problem. She's bringing her clothes to you.
MacEachern, 27, is showing off her eclectic tastes at her Ocean Avenue children's boutique, which opened last month.
Hanging in the window is a Desigual dress, a brand from Spain known for bright, vibrant, offbeat patchwork prints. Chenille plush animals decorate the displays and soft colors highlight each hand-picked piece hanging up on the wall.
To MacEachern the new venture is fulfilling a dream for her and her mother, who is co-owner.
"My husband teases me that I couldn't have found something better to do," MacEachern said. "It's all the things I enjoy wrapped up into one."