I really hate to admit this but my kids have no faith in my fashion sense.
I guess I can’t blame though because I rely on my husband to help me buy new clothes. I’m perfectly happy in jeans and a sweatshirt but that isn’t very fashionable. Comfy, yes. Fashionable, no.
Miss K, my 8 year old, has been a budding fashionista for a while now. She would often ask me to help her pick something out to wear. I would stop what I’m doing to go help her out because she was young and that’s what moms do.
Miss K: “What do you think I should wear, Momma?”
Me: “I love this shirt, honey. Why don’t you wear that? Or this one. It’s cute, too.”
Miss K: “Okay.”
So I head back downstairs and when she finishes her chores and comes down, she isn’t wearing anything that I’ve suggested. Ever. It became painfully obvious that she didn’t want my opinion for what TO wear, she wanted help deciding what NOT to wear. It’s her process of elimination… if Mom likes it, don’t wear it.
When I arrived from BlogHer with a bag full of samples, this Glitz & Glamour Fashion Design sketch portfolio by Fashion Angels was among the goodies. She saw it and was giddy as a school girl about it. With her interest in clothes and shoes coupled with her skill in art, I knew this was going to be a hit before she even glanced at it.
She’s always had a knack for sketching and (as I previously explained) has been very fashion minded so it was neat to see what she came up with using the templates. Not only did I enjoy seeing her coloring it creatively but I really thought her ability to see beyond just the templates was neat. As an example, the earrings she created were done using a zig-zag template that she flipped over so the earrings were larger and more balanced. When she explained the outfit to me, she said the shirt had glittery sequins in the middle. The templates gave her the starting point and her imagination took her the rest of the way.
Since then, she’s pointed out several other items from the Fashion Angels product line that she would like for Christmas, including the Project Runway collection. Considering how much she likes them, how well then engage her creative and how affordable they are, I’m guessing something will be finding a way under the tree.
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