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Fashion for kids…WHAT !

Fashion for kids…WHAT !

Does the above picture look innocent?


Do kids really need fashion? With the new breed of celebrity kids mushrooming on the horizon there is a huge trend that advocates fashion for small children. Now it is one thing to make your child aware of the importance of dressing well , but to encourage them to dress like adults iS so frustrating.Here are some suggestions on how to make them effortlessly trendy without imposing fashion on them.

1) Teach them cleanliness and neatness.

Refer to my post…

It is worthwhile to inculcate that habit early on in your kids.

2) Good posture.

Time and again I have advocated the role of a good posture in how you look. Stand up straight, shoulders back, chin up and a smile on your face. And that’s it …you are raring to go!

3) Physical activity.

Kids should know the importance of exercise and a good healthy diet. If they have the habit of leading a healthy lifestyle, automatically they shall grow up into beautiful adults.

4) Teach them by example.

How you dress up, how you carry yourself , what is your maintenance routine, all this rubs off on your children. Behave the way you would like them to behave.

5) No make up for kids.

Now that is something all of us should follow. It looks terrible if you let your child wear make up. At least not till they are in their teens.

6) Make them wear the right lingerie at the right time.

This is of utmost importance. Any delay in starting the right bra will lead to physical and emotional problems for your girl. I know it sounds too gross but believe me this is one of the most important milestone in dressing up as an adult. A delay in starting the wearing of a bra, a wrong fit and a lack of communication with your daughter may lead to loss of self confidence later on on life.

7) Teach them to be what they are.

Instill confidence in them and teach them to love themselves. Rest will surely follow. After all it’s not clothes that make the man.

Little girls should not be wearing make-up, big hair, false eyelashes, hair pieces, fake teeth….It is not about the little girls though. This is about the mothers turning their daughters into women while they are little girls.  Don’t let the innocence be lost. They are going to make their fashion choices later on in life , so leave them alone.If you want your little girls to grow up as secure women….let them be little girls first. They should be secure with their little girl natural looks.
Isn’t the au naturel  look better?
So darlings let your little girl enjoy her childhood , help her grow into a confident young woman and let her choose what she wants to look like when she is older.
Fashion….that they will learn.

All about Hands and Feet.


Ah …gotcha! Hands and feet on a fashion blog? You got me right. I don’t know whether its with me only ,but I do judge a person by his/her hands and feet. You cannot change what you are born with but you sure can maintain it. For me a major turn off is unfiled nails, dry rough skin, hairy arms ,chipped nail paint and dry cracked feet. Refer to my post ”Neatness in Fashion”. Most of us just focus on the face ( some even forget the neck).

It is not essential you go for an expensive mani or pedi. There are so many quick home fixes for this.First the basics.


This the first step. Nicely clean your hands and feet while bathing. Dry them on a soft towel. Make sure your feet are dry before you wear shoes. Change  your socks everyday. Clean insoles frequently if you wear them. Insoles absorb sweat and are a cause of feet odor.

Use a foot scraper.

Using a footscraper  or a pumice stone is a daily ritual for me while taking a bath. Scrub away the dead skin for great looking feet.


Moisturize your hands, feet, arms and legs right after a bath. Nothing is more unsightly than dryness on your hands and feet. Check for dryness by lightly scratching skin on your arm. If you see a  white line it means your skin is dry.

Invest in a good hand and body moisturizer. Carry a small pack with you to use whenever your hands and feet look dry.

 Manicure and pedicure .

A regular manicure and pedicure is a must. But if you are always short of time , buy a manicure and pedicure kit. I always prefer to do my own mani and pedi as I had contracted a fungal infection from a pedicure  I had got done from a very happening parlor. Trust me, these fungal infections last a lifetime and are so troublesome.

I even carry a nail file with me so that I can fix my nails if they chip. Keep nails short and slightly rounded. You can use nail extensions when going for a party.

Nail Paint.

Apply a neat coat of your favorite nail paint. Remember pastels last longer and are easy to touch up on a daily basis.They also look good at work unless you are working at a fashion house.

My personal favorite is nude beige for work.

So look after your hands and feet with these simple tips and look neat and chic.