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Controversial Children’s Clothes

This has been a bugbear of mine since having my darling daughter 6 years ago. I’m conflicted: I want to be cool and appear to not be fussed about silly things, but the old-school feminist, pro-people-having-respect part of me gets annoyed and cross about them.

Gallery of children’s clothes here.

I mean, The Babymop is just funny. Surely no mom would think it was a real item.

But this one?


I just find this offensive. It’s age-inappropriate, not to mention that it smacks of misogynism.

The baby bikini body is just humorous to me: .

I don’t see it as making a child look older than she/he is. It’s obvious that it’s a onesie and it’s surely obvious that the little kid wearing it is years away from being curvy and filling out a bikini.

I’m not cool with onesies that have swear words on them or intimate that the child is looking for a MILF. That’s just yuck.

The more I think about this, the more my head hurts. I’m going to have a cup of coffee and read the newspaper. That’s less controversial.

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Posted by on July 20, 2012 in children

 

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Dress blog

The newest blog to go on my favourites list is http://www.dressmemory.com/ by the talented, heart-achingly honest Lorelei Vashti.

The photograph today is of a gold and black striped dress.

When I went home for Christmas in 2002 I bought this dress for $20. I put it on when I got home and declared that I felt like a thirties-era Tallulah Bankhead. My brother said I looked like an eighties-era RSL club.

I’d say Tallulah Bankhead. Go for it!

The studio photographs are by Lee Sandwith. (I want Lee to take my photo. Honestly.)

There is an article about Lorelei http://www.news.com.au/technology/lorelei-vashti-of-dress-memory-i-just-wanted-five-minutes-of-peoples-time-on-a-friday/story-e6frfro0-1226108996652.

If only I had the guts to share my thoughts. What is it about clothing that can pull out such fraught or precious memories? Like the appalling checked shirt with a bow that I wore through several years in the early 80s. Or the shiny magenta silk shirt that I borrowed from a housemate and looked fabulous in. Any photo from that time doesn’t show the sheer sexiness I felt at the time.

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2011 in Blogs

 

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Small Things

Yup, I’ve gotta celebrate the small things.

In the neverending decluttering project, I cleared out the top drawer in the main bathroom and scrubbed it clean. Now it contains new soap and toothpaste.

One big box out of the back shed now. I threw out old SCA garb that was covered in cobwebs and smelling musty. Honestly, I don’t have time to refresh the garb, iron and hand it to the hospitaller – that is, if I knew who the local hospitaller were. Hobbies change, fashions change, and I daresay my pathetic sewing attempts would be met with derision, i.e. rather like when I was a paying member of the SCA.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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