I was born into a family that adore fashion <3 From the very beginning my parents dressed me up in an individual way and this has maybe formed me into a fashion passionista. Already in kindergarden, and later as I started school, kids (and other parents) talked about: How strange Alice is dressed? Where do they find those clothes? Why do her parents want her to look so different? Well, I felt cool in my black clothes, punkstyle, rockstyle, bohemic chic, fluffy, lot of patterns and my fav leopard prints. No other girl dressed like me and I was empowered by this! The only one that I feel came near my coolness was a boy named Leo (on the other hand if your surname is Åkerlund your from a highly creative home, so that is completely understandable). To sum it up, in my eyes we were the best dressed kids in school :)
In those days, 15-20 years ago, dressing kids in a different and not mainstream way, was very uncommon in Sweden!! My family went travelling every fashion season to London or Miami. These were the citys where all the clothes, shoes and accessoires was picked out for me. I wore mostly Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Replay, Moncler, Diesel, Dior and Oilily.
When I get my own kids, and if I would be blessed to have a girl, I will dress her into a strong and individual child. Make her feel the power in daring to be different I do think form a better personality and a sense of that everyone should be able to express themself and their individuality in whatever way they want to. Me? Got it from birth!
Here I present some looks that reminds me of how I used to dress. Lovely are they not? xoxo
Girl jackets age 6-8 from Dsquared, Givenchy, Fendi and GUCCI.
Girl: age 6-8 Roberto Cavalli dress, Chloe dress, Moschino dress and Versace hoodie.
Girl shoes age 6-8 from Givenchy, GUCCI, Moschino and Versace.
Pictures from internetshop at www.childrensalon.com. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.