Whimsy. I need more of it.

While I was harshing on some images in  La Petite Magazine, I neglected to mention some of what I liked in the current issue. I adored the beautiful spread by the artist Laura Di Francesco

I think her images have a nice mix of whimsy and imagination. They are quite affordable too. I think they would be beautiful framed in a nursery.

 

While I didn’t adore all the feature shoots in this issue, I really appreciate the inclusion of such amazing handmade illustration. One of the great things about online magazines is the direct way they can link you with a product or artist. Clicking on her images led me directly to her beautiful blog and Etsy shop. amazing. Kudos to La Petite for featuring some excellent, accessible art. Check it out!

-H

kid style

So, obviously I have fashion on my mind. Today while browsing through the latest issue of La Petite magazine I was struck by this set of shots.

Now, this magazine bills itself as a fashion and lifestyle magazine for kids and parents, so I don’t know what I was expecting, but, um really? I’m all about  a healthy dose of adult style instead of overly child-like candy colored kids clothes, but the styling in these photos is too much for me. Number one, I really dislike seeing prepubescent girls in makeup. Number two, these shoots feel so dishonest to me. Kids don’t dress this way, and shouldn’t. I don’t want to dress my kids like pageboys from the movie Newsies and certainly not in artfully unlaced boots and fussy ascots. These girls look like they would grow up to be snippy hipsters who would walk around with battered copies of not-actually-read Hunter S. Thompson novels stuffed in their Birkin bags. yuck. kids should dress like kids.

I’m pretty sure that if any boy had shown up to my school dressed like that he would have promptly had the crap kicked out of him and have to spend years in heavy psychoanalysis. These pictures look like a stylist who doesn’t have kids had too much time on their hands.

Thankfully, there are tons of other sources for kid style inspiration. Like, Tea Collection.

 

and, begrudgingly (’cause it’s so darn expensive!) Crewcuts

Now, truth be told, most of Lucy’s clothes are hand-me-downs from generous and stylish friends, but we can dream. I like kids clothes that are designed for kids, not adult costumes that have been miniaturized.

Geez. Maybe I should get off my high-horse now and do some inneffective tidying and other housewifely arts. Where do you shop for kids clothes?

smooches,

H

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