Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The yummy mummy's time machine



As a kid, my style icons consisted of the Wakefield twins (remember the one when Jessica went brunette and wore a black satin jumpsuit with rhinestones? and does anyone actually know what a lavaliere is?) and Claudia from the Babysitters Club. I even conned Mum into getting a new phone so I could turn our old one into a phone-cord bangle.


My 19month old daughter already chooses most of her clothes (I draw the line when she also tries to choose mine), but I'm loathe to succumb to all the syrupy-schmaltzy-princessy-froth that seems to dominate the shops. Give me sailor stripes and embroidered jeans over a fairy-winged tutu dress any day (although my hands-down favourite thing she wears is this romper by Albetta).  


I recently discovered Papier Mache, a Frankie-esque magazine for pre-schoolers (and their Mums) which is packed from page to page with cosy, comfy kids clothes. Beautifully designed and styled to quirky-cool perfection, it is true yummy-mummy porn, and the cover even inspired me to knot a length of string and make a few shapes. All I need now is a milo...


x

3 comments:

greta @ ontopofalilypad said...

Ha ha I do remember Elizabeth going out for dinner in a silk dress 'the colour of her hair'. Don't like the furry cover but will have to check it out

Erica Kent said...

I loved the Wakefield twins! The description was always the same...eyes the colour of the ocean, perfect size 6 figures, golden tan highlighted by their matching lavalieres - a 16th birthday present.

Amanda said...

I wanted one of Claudias secret candy stash books. And didn't she have a funny phone?