Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Style icon: Mignon


Remember Kollector Koo "Mignon" from blog posts past? A die-hard Parisian, she likes revolution and dislikes tourists. I was always quite fond of her and I think it must be due to her irrefutable style: sophisticated yet playful, ever so slightly asymmetrical, and oh-so-French.

So it really should not come as a surprise to you that I may or may not have intentionally dressed Sadie in a decidedly Mignon-esque ensemble today. And no, we did not go out in public like this.
Or perhaps it is a case of art imitating life. Did Mignon evolve based on a personal penchant for navy blue & white polka-dots and lop-sided bows?
Probably all of the above.

(If only I had used a baguette as a prop for this photoshoot! Zut alors!)

Okay, so not everyone dresses their child like a stuffed toy (hey, at least I don't put bedazzled sweaters on my dog!)......but I'm willing to bet a few of you are guilty of the odd episode of "mini-me" syndrome. Baby Frye boots, perhaps?
So, for future inspiration, Koo & Poppet wants to know: what is the most ridiculous thing you've ever dressed your child in?
(think Ralphie's pink bunny suit in A Christmas Story)

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness! What a sweet heart! I'll take her!

MOMSICLE VIBE said...

J'ADORE! Mignon is perhaps my all time favourite creation of yours. Sadie is ridiculously cute in that get up.
As for your question - does stuffing my overweight cat into a baby onsie when I was pregnant and needing to nest and cuddle count as an answer?

Koo and Poppet said...

Andrea,
Ben in a beret and a red and white striped shirt would fit in perfectly!

Koo and Poppet said...

MV:
UH....YES. THAT DEFINITELY QUALIFIES. LOVE IT.
I laugh everytime I remember you telling me the story about your lack of sleep after Chubs' birth....your MW telling you "it's a slippery slope to Crazytown"

Amen, sister

lexylou said...

I swear, she is the cutest thing(beside's my children of course, but they don't have those dimples...)
I by far am in love with Mignon, I went to NR to pick it up and....alas it was gone.
I often dress Esme and London up in ridiculously cute clothes that really should not leave the house, like tutu's and baby legs with a bathing suit top?! Very rad indeed.

amanda said...

That is so cute. And although I don't have a baby of my own, I'm sure if I did (and if it were a girl) I'd dress her up in ruffles galore. Ruffles on the behind of her pants, ruffles on cute dresses, shirts, shoes. Whatever I can think of. Because in my mind, if I love ruffles, she does too. :)