What to wear when you’re a Mollycoddled Celebrity Rugrat?
So Victoria and David Beckham became parents for the fourth time to a baby girl, Harper Seven, just over two weeks ago. I’d say that Harper ‘wan has been inundated with gifts from Hollywood’s Glitterati and is gonna be giving Suri Cruise a run for her money as best dressed mini-sleb. Fashion designers all over the world are probably trying to whip up an A/W 9-18 month old fashion line as we speak. But when did fashionable children start to cause such a media frenzy? And more importantly WHY? Of course parents want their kids to look nice, cute and presentable – but when did it become critical for kids to look cool and edgy, and in the case of one fashionable pre-schooler, part of the top 100 most fashionable? Now don’t get me wrong, the youngest Mc Ginn has been saying she wants to be a fashion designer since she could talk; her first words were in fact Giorgio Armani*. But pimping your fashionable kids and their designer wardrobes and their must-have accessories across EVERY magazine…it just makes me feel a bit uncomfortable if I must say. When I want to chill out with a fashion magazine (and some Diet Coke and a Freddo bar) I’m looking for inspiration and advice. And I don’t want that from someone not yet out of nappies. “It’s the media’s fault” I hear you cry, but not necessarily true. A celebrities life is chosen in most cases, but there are many celebrity kids you don’t ever see. These offspring of famous parents, they’re not paraded around in front of the paparazzi like the latest “IT” child of the season. “Oh you have the toddler in the Stella Mc Cartney romper suit? It’s all about the baby in Yves Saint Laurent this season DAHLING”…
So I suppose the point of this post is: yes to dressing kids cutely and appropriately but keep them out of the fashion poles and magazines – these are strictly for grown ups!
*possibly not true