Exclusive Interview with Pearl Lowe

Oh I do love to chat, and my favourite kind of chat is about kids fashion.  Especially with people who know what they are talking about.

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Pearl Lowe is not only a mother of 4 – which pretty-much makes you a kids fashion expert – she’s also an established womenswear designer, having designed bespoke dresses and a full line of womens and kids fashion for a high street retailer.

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Mummy and Me – Zig Zag love

When I saw Sienna Miller on a recent cover of Grazia leaving The Tonight Show in NYC – I developed one serious girl crush. How can someone look like that AND be a mother of a young child??? It’s just not fair! At that stage in my twins’ lives I was covered in their phlegm or bits of food and ALL my jeans had holes in the knees – and not in a fashionable way – in an ‘I’m-down-on-the-floor-with-my-kids-whether-I-like-it-or-not’ way.

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But let me put aside the ridiculous beauty and let’s tramadol drill down on the dress.Oh yes – very nice – Celine resort SS15 collection.  Here it is on the catwalk.

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Not cheap – but in case you have won the lottery – either as the actual lottery or getting married an oligarch – it costs – well, a lot of money. BUT BUT BUT your little girl can get a similar look for a fraction of the price with this dress by Billieblush £45.74 Melijoe.

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Pint-sized catwalk style for your little loin-fruits? Happy to oblige. Get busy!

 

Word Up!

When my kids were in nursery aged 2, we were sent home with a reading book. For them to read. My husband and I thought it was ridiculous and pushy and didn’t bother.

Don’t get me wrong, I was huge into reading to them – from the age of 6 months. And they always loved it. It was the only time – apart from sleeping, when they were quiet and sat still. But they were 2. 2! Why on earth did we need to start pushing them to read by themselves at that age???

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Boy did I live to regret that. Maybe it was just me, but I really had no idea quite how important it was for my kids to get reading by themselves – and the sooner, the better. Their whole world – both educational and imaginative – opens up to them once they can read.

A couple of weeks ago – we were invited to a chi-chi little number at the beautiful Ralph Lauren store in Bond Street hosted by Tamara Beckwith Veroni which was all about promoting reading for kids. You see Ralph Lauren has launched a Childrens Literacy Program to promote literacy in association with the charity Book Trust.

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Friday Fash Off

Oh Mrs Beckham, your style leading credentials have gone beyond the realms of women’s fashion and have entered kids fashion. Gap to be precise. Let us compare.

VB the real deal. Dress £595 by Victoria by Victoria Beckham. Sky high completely-impractical-for-ANY-mother-I-don’t-care-who-you-are-Louboutins £who cares!

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Gap Kids take on the dress, ultram £17.95. I’d team with glittery ballet flats. Much more practical – whatever the age!

Kids Fashion Girls Dresses

So you see, every girl can have a bit Victoria Beckham in her wardrobe – but beware, there’s not a lot of her to go around….