In this past weekend’s Style section of the NY Times, Bill Cunningham did a story on Rei Kawakubo, of Comme Des Garcons. I really admire her clothing as works of art, and I loved seeing all his pictures of these women wearing her clothing. Oh what I wouldn’t give to be so fashionably daring.
When I was designing my Fall collection and thinking about colors and color-blocking, I kept returning to her collection of beautiful coats. Wearable or not, I really loved the bold, graphic designs and amazing color combinations. I wasn’t entirely sure if the combination would work for children’s accessories, but I paid homage with a royal blue and pink combination on one of my color-block poms that I love. For me, it was just the right way to tone down the sweetness of that shade of cotton candy pink.
Here’s more of Bill Cunningham on Ms. Kawakubo, where he compares her work to that of Picasso and Matisse. See the complete 2012 Fall Comme Des Garcons line here.
Otis really got a taste for this dressing up thing. After almost a full week of wearing his sportscoat and still running and playing as usual, I one day hugged him and promptly suggested that I should probably wash his coat. Which led that old problem the next morning of Having A Closet Full of Nothing To Wear.
I was able to pep talk him into a cardigan. Not a bad look, right?
And now I have what can only be described as a first world problem here – my son, age 7, a.k.a. “Mr. Gold Lame,” is somewhat desperate for a tuxedo. I don’t see such a purchase being made in the near future, but it is fun to imagine the possibilities.
How about one of those tuxedo t-shirts?
He probably wouldn’t go for that.
What about matching tuxedos for Otis and F instead?
Not doing it for you? How about this one instead?
Ahh, much better. Maybe I’ll have to come around on this one.
Really, when this kid bounces back, he really bounces back. Not only are the shiny leggings back, but now he’s dressing in themes.
You’ve already seen this Blue Wonder:
… which quickly became RED:
… which morphed into green:
Wait! There are no other colors in his wardrobe! But don’t worry, he was not deterred because stripes saved the day:
Then he distressingly ran out of colors AND patterns, so went with a “baseball” theme:
Can I just tell you how happy I am to have the old Otis back? How did I survive a year of uniform-wearing?
I just bought these pants, and I love them!
Available here, but if you can go to the store, all colors are on sale (I hate it when they have different prices!). They’re comfy enough to bike in, they’re machine-washable, and they’re bright. Plus, if you go before 11/12, they’re having a Friends and Family sale. (I paid about $25 for mine, which of course meant I had to buy more than one.)
PS – Curiously, when I try on pants at the Gap, I usually find one size a tad tight but the next size too loose, but usually the tight ones usually stretch within an hour or so to fit just right.
Also, I’ve gone and done it — I’ve opened up a Twitter account. Come follow me (I’m @helloshiso), and give me suggestions for whom I should follow.
I bought this shirt a little while ago.
Cute and basic, right? With a little splash of color for us color-phobes? (Sold out but another color here.)
Then recently, I was surfing Pinterest, and I found this for kids:
Matching! Can you imagine it?
Love it! Too bad it’s only sold in Europe.