Beauty

Dress to Impress

I’m at the age where my friends are starting to have babies. My facebook is filled with pictures of babies. Cute babies. And extremely well-dressed babies. I often think back to when we 80′s babies were born. Let’s be real, we looked gross. Back then there wasn’t a style for kid’s clothing. It was just whatever was laying around. In these very modern times kids are now dressing better than adults. But I’ll tell you what–my kid is gonna look like crap, and they’re gonna like it.

All this fuss over kids looking perfect started to grow with the children of Hollywood. We pay more attention to them than the people in our families (at least I do). We are constantly studying what actors and actresses are wearing and what their kids look like. But hey, it’s fun to judge other people! Take it from little Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, one of the best fashion critics around. (I hope none of you think I’m actually referring to the real Suri Cruise because I don’t think she can spell her name yet, never mind judge people.)

Victoria Beckham’s son, Romeo, has been selected as the new face for Burberry. Don’t get me wrong, he can work a trench, but I feel like this is setting an unrealistic standard for other kids. How can they live up to a kid who was made with a gene pool built for gods and goddesses?Romeo Beckham in Burberry spring/summer 2013 campaign

It seems that almost every designer brand now has a children’s line or a baby line. It’s frivolous and unnecessary because kids, especially babies, grow out of their clothes so quickly. Why bother? I won’t lie, seeing children dressed nicely for special occasions is sweet, but seeing them dolled up all the time makes me wonder what kind of perfect facade parents want to shelter their children under.

One of the best parts about being a kid is figuring out how to dress yourself and doing an absolutely terrible job at it. I remember getting a crocheted top that was meant to go over a tank top for Christmas one year when I was around 8 years old. I went to try it on upstairs and came down with no shirt underneath. You could clearly see my prepubescent nipples.

There was also nothing better than finding a staple outfit. And by staple outfit, I mean one that you can wear literally every day. I found my perfect outfit at Old Navy when I was 9. It was a denim dress with snap buttons going up the middle. I thought I looked like a classy broad in that dress. It was so comfortable and easy to throw on.

I had the same fashion sense as Dawn Wiener.

I had the same fashion sense as Dawn Wiener.

Also, if kids always look cute, they’ll never be embarrassed by old photos and videos which will cause their egos to inflate and we’ll have ourselves a world of narcissists. You see, there’s only room for one narcissist in this world and that’s me.

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Judging

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

High Fashion: Canadian Style.

While I was sitting on the couch yesterday stuffing envelopes for my friend’s job (BECAUSE I’M SUCH A GOOD PAL/have absolutely nothing to do all day) I decided to watch Canada’s E! channel.

At home (Chicagoland) I’m what you would refer to as an “E! enthusiast.” I know every show on that channel and have seen every episode of those shows at least 5 times. It gets to the point where I have memorized episodes and mouth what everyone on the show is saying. Its a gift.

Well, Canadian E! is a little different from the E! I know and love. They still play stuff from the regular E! channel, but they have Canadian stuff mixed in too. Most of it is backstage at fashion shows (which is awesome) but they also have a lot of coverage of celebs who are in Canada– basically no one except the Biebs, really.

The other day they had coverage from Toronto Fashion Week. It seemed like an oxymoron to me. I know I have said this before, but I do not find Canada stylish in the least. Only because no one makes an effort. And because everyone’s Canadian.  I was kind of surprised that top designers were willing to have their designs on parade in Canada. Who would buy them? Unless they were offering a 2012 spring line of yoga pants, I doubt anyone here would be interested. But I suppose different cities have different styles. Maybe Toronto is super chic and I’m missing out on all the fun over here on the west coast. I doubt it though.

One woman that they interviewed (I didn’t get her name…because I didn’t care) said something along the lines of, “Yeah it’s great here in Toronto. The tents look just like ones in Mexico City Fashion Week–where I just came from.” Ummmm Toronto, you need to step it up a notch if you look the same as Mexico City’s Fash Week. I didn’t even know Mexico City was allowed to have one.

Also, speaking of fashion week–this is very unrelated, but its basically my favorite thing right now.

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