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My 3-Year-Old Daughter Designs A Skirt

by Alex Iwashyna

in Fashion and Flare, My Daughter

I joke about getting my fashion cues from my daughter although, truth-be-told, I’ve always been stylish between days like these.

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This is from a few years ago so N probably has gotten much fashion nurture.

However, it’s one thing for my 3-year-old to have a sense for cute sunglasses, tutus and to steal my fascinator.

My Girl in Bow

It’s really a headband that I bought at local pharmacy/diner because true style isn’t about money.

It’s another thing to designing clothing, which I could never do. This weekend, I became convinced she would be will be the next Versace. Or Alexander McQueen minus the suicide (please).

As we are decorating the Christmas tree, she steals the tree skirt and the next thing I know, using the velcro tabs who knows what else, she’s sashaying around the living room in her newly designed, layered skirt.

(The lighting plus my photography skills meant I had to run some of the photos through filters to not have the bright red skirt be a giant blur rather than an amazing idea by a 3-year-old who is already cooler than me. I still don’t do it justice at all. At least you know I clearly don’t stage any of my blog. {sigh})

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Too many filters but you can see it’s a quilted Christmas tree skirt

Less filters but my son is two seconds away from mooning you. However, her knack for layers isn’t lost.

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No filter but you can see why I tried to filter — I wanted to show off the hint of a train.

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Even with filters, I could not get the texture of the skirt to show up and I finally blocked out Scott with a gray square so she could have a decent picture of her first fashion masterpiece.

I’m pretty sure she’s designing her holiday collection, but she’s probably going to fire me as her photographer.

My daughter amazes me daily with her creativity and joy, and I can only hope to keep up with her. Of course, when she starts stealing my shoes or uses the fabric of my couch to make a shirt, I’m going to look back on this post and think: Man, am I a moron for encouraging that.

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Kir December 3, 2012 1

I adore her skirt, SO FESTIVE and her sense of style is unquestionable.

she reminds me of Jacob and his amazing talent for costumes, dressing up and LOOKING GOOD.

it’s so interesting and humbling to see isn’t it?



erin margolin December 3, 2012 2

I LOVE THIS/HER! she is so darling and her haircut is da bomb, too. how creative (just like her mama)! xoxo


Kimberly December 3, 2012 3

Give that girl a red carpet…wait…you better ask her if the red carpet would clash with her skirt. It’s all in the details.


Leigh Ann December 3, 2012 4

Love it! I love seeing the kids play dress up. We need to get N and Z together. Those 2 would princess this place out.


Alex Iwashyna December 3, 2012 5

They would have so much fun and we’d just be around to clean up the glitter.


Walt December 4, 2012 6

The girl shows off her skills. Really. I think it’ll be shoes by the time she’s in kindergarten.

It’s a Fascinator not a Fastener. I think it’s kinda scary that I know and you didn’t. You think?


Alex Iwashyna December 4, 2012 7

Fixed! Thank you. I don’t know where my brain is these days.


Mandy December 4, 2012 8



Lily from It's A Dome Life December 7, 2012 9

She’s truly amazing!


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