Kinder Chic

This pair of outfits may or my not have been inspired by a picture of a sassier, younger version of myself posing with the Rugrats. Aforementioned photo:

I met my childhood heroes (or complete strangers in costume, however you want to look at it) rockin’ a Rugrat print baby doll dress, pink jelly sneakers, frilly socks, and the classic black velvet headband, a statement piece which I wore from kindergarten well into the 4th grade. I was looking at this photo before styling a shoot with renowned photog and personal bff David Mendolia. Maybe it seeped into my subconscious, maybe I just haven’t changed very much. Voilà!

Disney denim vest: Thrifted from California junk shop
Bikini top: Target
Floral shorts, bracelets: F21
Watch: Michael Kors
Black leather booties: Italia
Schizophrenia hair inspired by Rodarte S/S 2011

That’s right people. This beauty is part of “Mickey’s Collection” circa 1989, the couture counterpart to other, heinous Disney wares.

Squatting with no shame, just like the 7 year old I am. Now change in the bushes.

Dress: Mango
Lace tee: American Apparel
Necklaces: Thrifted, H&M, F21
Bangles: Parisian market, Angela Caputi
Oxfords: Italia

Apparently I’m a fan of pelvic thrusting.

When in doubt, pile on the accessories like you don’t know any better. Also act like an angst-ridden 20 year old in a fourth grader’s outfit.

Ah, finally a smile and the mandatory goose appearance. This is Oscar, David’s purebred lawn goose. I must say I do have an affinity for lawn ornaments. Well that’s a wrap for my extravagant inaugural post. Others will be shorter (you think I could really keep this kind of thing up?). If you want email updates, click the Follow! button on the right hand side. Special thanks to David Mendolia for the beautiful photos!


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