In Memory of a True Princess, Jasmina

For those of you who have been following our blog a while, we introduced you to Jasmina back in November, when Camilla and I designed, made and were selling Tee Shirts to raise money for her. Jasmina was diagnosed with NK leukemia January 20th of 2009. During the year of battling the disease she captured the hearts of anyone who crossed her path. On January 27 at 10:55 pm Jasmina lost her battle. She was six years old.

We have know Jasmina since she was 4 months old and every time we visited NY she would make us fall in love all over again. I had always pictured Jasmina to grow up and become a diva fashion model, one who would rival Naomi Campbell. She loved putting on fashion shows and was so good at it too. I remember when her mom Thea was teaching her the fashion Alphabet  A- Alaia , B- Balenciaga, 
C- Chanel, D - Dior etc...

In December she was given the chance to meet President Obama through the make a wish foundation. "Jasmina showed tremendous bravery in the face of adversity, and her ability to stay positive throughout her battle was an inspiration to me and to all those she touched," 
Obama said in a statement released yesterday. 

Even with of all the bouts of chemotherapy, Radiation, losing her beautiful long hair, shingles, sores in her mouth and tubes in her tummy, Jasmina was always optimistic and hopeful. Even when she found out she had cancer she told her mommy  "mama, no reason to cry, think of something beautiful."

We are taking a break from blogging for a while to go be with Jasmina's mom, Thea. But maybe we can all learn from Jasmina, that even against all odds if you just "think of something beautiful" maybe it will pull you through.
The last time we saw Jasmina she was in the hospital and didn't have her wig so she didn't want her picture taken with anyone. But she drew this for Camilla, she loved Mermaids.


Valerie and Camilla


Rock N Revolution said...

OMG...that is so sad. Let this little angel rest in peace.

J. said...

So sorry for your loss...what a beautiful doll!

Jen said...

this is such a sweet and touching post. i'm sorry to hear about jasmina; she looks and sounds like such a beautiful girl. i could not imagine having such bravery at such a young age. :)

Mother of Style said...

My heart is heavy with sadness to read that sweeet little Jasmina is gone, but she has been released to a better place, so I hope that can bring everyone some comfort. My sympathies for your loss. For the world's loss.

jessica wu said...

i'm so sorry, she was beautiful!
it's a greatly touching story, and i'm glad you shared it.


The Sound of Lace said...

such a gorgeous girl. my heart goes out to her family and friends!!

TalithaDillingham0 said...


Kalyana. said...

it is really sad and teach me about life .
hope her soul rest in peace besides HIM


Ligeia said...

Im so sorry for your loss
all my love and thoughts and with you and her family


FrouFrouu said...

So sad, may she rest in peace. I'm sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

My biggest condolences! "think of something beautiful" is definitely words to bring with us in life! You are such good friends to Jasmina and her family. The shirts you made and your words about her express great love. I am sorry for your loss.

A and A said...

Sending immense peace and love to you and Jasmine's family. Like Jen said, to have such strength and bravery at such a tender age should teach us all to find the strength within ourselves. Jasmine was a true inspiration, a beautiful child! Thank you for sharing such a magical person, and bringing us all back down to what it's really about.

Much Love,

Alex and Amy

Juliet said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!

juliet xxx

Sofi said...

I was so sorry to hear this! I also read it on Perez. Thanks for your comment even as you go through this hard time :(

Style Bird said...

This is a heart break..xo ava

Fashion By He said...

great pictures. love the blog

want to link exchange?


michelle_ said...

those are great photos .
thanks for sharing it with us..

thx for the comment on my blog

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This breaks my heart. Poor little darling. She is now an angel looking over all of us. It devestates me she had to go so young though...

My prayer are with you and all her loved ones.

. said...

I'm now your 200th follower. I remember seeing am amazing photo of Jasmina in leopard print leggings. May she rest in peace!

K8 said...

she was such a beautiful little girl. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope her family is doing alright.

ha-anh said...

oh, thank you!
i love your style :D
and yot look good, too:)
yes, let's follow each other!:)

btw, your blog is great, i love it too:)

xoxo ♥

sorry, my english isn't very well :s

Anonymous said...

i love memories

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ANN said...

That's so sad! It's nice of you to make this whole post for her. She was so cute, awww. At least she's in a better place now :)

Kelly said...

Hey Valerie and Camilla..
poor little gir!
I really like your blog and I just started my own one... wanna follow each other? haha
hoe you like it!
x Kelly

Karla Kuzmych said...

So sorry...
Lovely photos..
I follow u

Joanne Angelina said...

What a beautiful and darling child she was. It's always hard to lose a loved one, and it never seems right that the ones we care and with hearts are gold,may often be the ones to leave the world so soon. This post was beyond lovely, thank you for sharing this. Take care love.

tinypaperheart said...

a very sweet story.

Marcos Batuecas said...

She was lovely
I´m sure now she´s a lil´guardian angel


Paulina said...

i remembered when you post about the t-shirt. so sad to hear that.

Cindy Whitehead said...

I was so sorry to hear that Jasmina passed What a special and inspiring young lady. xo

Candi said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember hearing about her, and it just broke my heart. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. She was such a brave young lady.


Cynthinia said...

she is a beautiful young girl whose strength and happiness will forever be remembered as her legacy. remember, we did not lose a child, but gained a gorgeous angel protecting us on earth. We all love you Jasmina for being the beauty you are.

DJ Simmy said...

so sorry for your loss. jasmina is an inspiration to everyone

Randy said...

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

Rest in peace Jasmina. You made the would a much better place then when you came in to. Thats alot more than most can say. We all loved you and will never be forgotten. So much so I named a very rare and beautiful guitar guitar after you with a outline of a picture of you on her! Rest in peace you earned it :)