About Us

MISSARTEMISS Girls Clothing About Us

MISSARTEMISS was spawned as an imaginative collection of girls’ apparel in New Orleans, Louisiana, a most curious place.

Inspired by our magical surroundings, the line rests happily on hand-painted prints that celebrate the untamed nature of our beautiful city and its unique ties to the cultures of the world.

In the realm of MISSARTEMISS, bees mingle with fleur de lis, alligators and frogs slither in the swamps, black cats and fortune tellers roam the streets.

And feisty girls are the queens of it all.

They are born goddesses, strong and powerful, clad in clothing as wild as their own imaginations, dreaming of blue waters, lavender skies, dark nights and hot days.

MISSARTEMISS garments are made with great care, by women, for little women, each piece designed for adventure, exploration and inevitable world domination. 


Leslie Phillips, Founder/Creator, was first struck with the dream of creating her own girls' clothing collection at Pitti Bimbo, the legendary children's wear trade show in Florence, Italy. 

Inspired by all the colors, creatures, and intricate craftsmanship that surrounded her, Leslie remembered her own childlike wonder and she immediately fell in love with the whimsical world of children's clothing. 

Following worldly travels and with a degree from NYC's Fashion Institute of Technology, the allure of food, music, and family ties drew Leslie to the endlessly colorful city of New Orleans, Louisiana.  

In New Orleans Leslie recognized her same adventurous and creative spirit among local girls so she decided to combine her love of Louisiana culture with the idea that little women should be clothed mightily, in hand-painted prints that run wild with imagination.  

And so MISSARTEMISS was born.