I love this! Haha! Be sure to watch the short video-- his advice on what not to wear is hilarious.
From the minor things such as Dora's makeover to the extremes of bikini waxing, it's clear that we're trying to make our little girls "sexy" way too early.
This first shirt is intended to be funny, but kinda' misses the mark. The rest are just sort of silly or tasteless (to me). In fact, I think the skinny jeans are really cute. I've seen worse. You need to approach some things with humor. Just like not all runway styles are meant to be worn on the street, some of these are just for shock/laugh value.
Things like this make me glad I have boys :)
1.28.10 Update~ A little update on the baby girl high heels.
Looks like Strawberry Shortcake and Dora the Explorer both hired the same stylist. Wow. This chick is a far cry from the Strawberry Shortcake I played with until she no longer smelled of Strawberries. I was a little old for Dora, but what I know of her involved a chubby belly and little yellow crew socks- not leggings and a baby doll top.
Strawberry was probably due for a makeover-- what 30-something girl couldn’t use a haircut and a new outfit? I must admit that these new dolls are super cute, but I’m not sure why they were redesigned. Was there a Revolt-by-3-year-old incident I didn’t hear about?
Were the makers just keeping their products current and growing with thier clients, or succumbing to the sexy-little-girl epidemic (most obviously illustrated by Halloween costumes)? What do you think?
Yesterday I did the dreaded, obligatory parent thing and went to—dun dun dun!—a musical concert show meant for pre-schoolers. The lights, the colors, the songs were…really good. I can’t lie. I used to go to [adult] concerts frequently, but hadn’t been to one in a while and, seriously, this was a good show.
If you’re not familiar with Disney’s Imagination Movers, you should change that. We’ve been fans since they were the between-show, commercial-length act during Playhouse Disney morning programming. We have two CDs that are always requested for even the shortest of roadtrips. A year or so ago they were given their own half-hour morning show. The four guys (who are dangerously close to my own age) solve “Idea Emergencies” using their Imaginations (and lots of humorous trial and error).
But back to the concert— they’re excellent musicians (as was evident through a live show), and they have achieved that amazing formula that some children’s-movie-makers figured out a few years back: they infuse enough adult humor (that's still tasteful and way way over the kids' heads) to keep the dads entertained, and have enough sex appeal (Helloooo, Mover Rich) to keep the moms happy, but I digress… Their back stories are very cool. If nothing else, you should read those.
I’ve suffered through my share of television shows (yeah, my kids watch tv), and even endured a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse live show last year. So, I feel qualified to judge- this was a good show all around. Plus, their moto is “Reach High, Think Big, Work Hard, Have Fun”—how can that be anything but great?!
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