I must confess to being pretty lazy when it comes to fashion and my children. I was part of the ‘practical over pretty’ brigade of Mums, keeping my children in easy-to-access-nappy baby-grows until they were two. (I exaggerate…a little.)
Particularly as Little Miss is getting bigger I am becoming more and more aware of the rise of the celebrity mini-fashionistas which leads me to question, can you ever be too young for fashion? This is something perhaps the Kardashian-Wests are now asking themselves after baby North had a spectacular tantrum whilst attending Kanye’s Adidas show at this year’s London fashion week. Oh Kim, I feel your pain. We have all been there, kind of. My own toddler is far more likely to be prostrate and bawling in the aisles of Asda than catwalk side with a host of papparazzi on hand to document every flailing kick and scream.
Baby North is just one of an increasing number of mini fashionistas. With Suri Cruise allegedly donning a pair of bespoke Louboutin heels, and Harper Beckham seated front row next to Anna Wintour at the launch of Mum’s latest collection, should I perhaps be paying more attention for my own daughters sake?
I know that fashion, although irrelevant to her now, is something that will increase in importance as she grows. School-year trends are more than likely, as with my own mother, something that will become increasingly contentious between her and myself as she increases in age. “ Are those heels actually allowed in the playground? Could that skirt be any shorter?”, and a myriad of other things I promised I would never, ever say will, almost certainly, become commonplace within Casa B.
I hope I will be able to advise her well. So, I have taken a leaf out of the fashionista-Mummy’s book and decided to take more of an interest. London fashion week this year has offered some great inspiration. Burberry in particular were all about celebrating the folksy-crafts. Embroidery, whip-stitching, lace, fringing and patchworked prints. With this in mind here are the items I would love to be dressing her in this spring.
1. Stella McCartney Kids cotton chambray dress-blue, £83.10. 2. Pepe Jeans Broderie Anglaise lace dress, £59.68. 3. IKKS printed patchwork cotton scarf, £21.91. 4. OCRA leather trainers with fringes, £90.65. 5. Desigual Jersey dress with fringes, £33.24. 6. Scotch and Soda patchwork print skirt, £45.33. 7. Chipie patchwork dress with long sleeves, £29.46. 8. Guess light cotton cheich with fringes, £28.71. 9. I Pinco Pallino embroidered voile dress, £249.30. All available at melijoe.com.
Next month I will be taking a look for The Boy. Now what are those Beckham kids wearing these days?
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