Comments on: What to Wear to 6th Grade – Euro Edition http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:19:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Alexa http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-435930 Alexa Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:55:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-435930 I just loved the outfit with the leggings and the shorts. I even tried it on myself. Everyone at my school loved it. They kept asking me, “Oh my gosh, how did you come up with cute outfit!” The outfit with the blue jeans and the sweater is so chic. I loved it and so did all my friends. I love how you can mix some outfits and make it into one really cute outfit. I always come on this website because I never know what to wear, but when i see the first outfit, i fall in love with it. KEEP ON POSTING CUTE PICS OF OUTFITS!!!!! :):):)

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By: Lena http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-425260 Lena Thu, 27 Dec 2012 23:01:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-425260 Or you don’t have to move back at all:)

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By: Corinne http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-420277 Corinne Wed, 12 Dec 2012 01:12:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-420277 Gabby, I don’t know if you’ll even see this, as this is an older post (I loved all your “what to wear posts” by the way), but they just did a story on NPR about why Abercrombie is such a coveted brand in Europe. Link here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/11/166745239/mystery-on-fifth-avenue-a-constant-line-outside-abercrombie-fitch

Enjoy!

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By: Alix http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-385348 Alix Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:25:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-385348 What a little fashion plate!!!! She looks fabulous. Just like her big sister, so confident and pretty—simultaneously hip but classic! I’m dying over the sequin Capris. Bravo mama for encouraging your girls to enjoy and play around with fashion, but also keep them age-appropriate.

Olive is a little star. I love her smile and sparklin’ eyes.
: )

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By: Mary J http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-383634 Mary J Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:03:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-383634 I’d love to know how she tied the teal scarf.

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By: Amy3 http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-381473 Amy3 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:12:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-381473 Olive and my daughter are the same age (turning 11 in 3 weeks) and grade (just started 6th). I’ll have to show her the photos. Love the outfits!

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By: Amanda http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-381381 Amanda Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:09:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-381381 I can totally see your point, Giselle, and I have wondered the same thing. However, the research would suggest otherwise. The subconscious messages these types of images convey to our youth are subtle, and yet much more powerful than anything we would initially guess–even if someone doesn’t bring volitional attention to it. Part of how it becomes dangerous it that we become numb to the images being thrown at us. I’ll provide an example:

A year and a half ago I was in my son’s kindergarten class while he was giving his farm report. Another mother and father were there supporting their daughter in the same endeavor, and had brought along their supplies in a bag–one from Abercrombie, actually. If the bag had just the name of the store on it, I wouldn’t have been bothered at all. However, what it did have was a huge black & white picture of a man’s bare chest–no face, no eyes, just a large, sweaty chest. It was an extremely sexual image, and one that had nothing to do with displaying an article of clothing, because there was literally none pictured.

For the record, cutting off the face, and particularly the eyes in any photograph is a frequent tactic the fashion industry uses to objectify a person. It separates the presence of a person’s soul from their body. Typically this is done with women’s bodies, however, in this case I was shocked to see that Abercrombie was now also doing it with men.

When this little girl went to the front of this kindergarten class with her bag, it was terribly distracting, and I was deeply troubled that my son was trapped looking at this man’s chest, (he was sitting ground level in front of it), rather than getting to really see this child’s presentation on corn. I
then looked over at the parents of this little girl who brought the bag with them, and could not understand how they didn’t see a problem with this at all, and truth be told–they were completely nonplussed. I don’t think it even occurred to them at all that the picture was completely inappropriate–particularly in that setting.

At that point I realized just how acclimated our society is becoming to these types of images that degrade a person’s body into sexual objects meant to sell. We parade them now in front of our children, thinking it will have no effect. However, as the research demonstrates (you ought to watch more from Jean Kilbourne or view the documentary “Miss Representation”), it is taking a destructive toll on the self-worth of our children, which begins to manifest itself as they grow into adolescence and then later in adulthood.

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By: Sarah W http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-380963 Sarah W Fri, 14 Sep 2012 04:18:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-380963 I’m from Canada originally and there is a grocery store chain there that has THE BEST clothes! It’s amazing what you can get at the grocery store! :)

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By: Beth http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-380469 Beth Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:58:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-380469 I would love to have that purple sweater in my size! Sweet outfits – she looks stylish yet age appropriate.

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By: Giselle http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-379949 Giselle Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:11:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-379949 This is interesting Amanda. I have an 11 year old that chooses to buy most of her clothes at Abercrombie, I like their classic styles and quality. Most of her friends buy their clothes there except for one girl whose parents feel the way you do. Recently I went to the mall with all these girls and when we went into the store none of the girls noticed or mentioned the ads except for the girl whose parents object to their ads. The only reason my daughter has mentioned their advertising is because her friend has discussed it with them.

I find its a tricky situation, sometimes by objecting certain things we call more attention to things that may go unnoticed by our children.

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By: CMN http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-379785 CMN Thu, 13 Sep 2012 06:11:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-379785 Dear Olive,
I loved seeing the results of your photo shoot, and your latest “Olive Us” adventure! Thanks for being such a willing and cheerful co-conspirator with all these adventures. You make everything look like such fun. I’m certain that must be part of your charm! Here’s wishing you a wonderful start to 6th Grade a la francais!

with best regards,
Your friend

Dear Gabby,
I love that you capture these moments. How would we all love to look back at our school days’ fashion? I remember my favorite outfit for starting 5th grade (or was it 6th grade?)… Red trousers with a metallic blue pin stripe on the leg seam, a matching red t-shirt, and a belt. I was SO Excited to wear that outfit. I’m sure I must have looked… stunning. LOL

Grocery stores in foreign countries are the absolute best. I always make time — which can be tricky on business trips. But it’s so worth it. This week I’m in India and I went to the local Big Bazaar grocery store. School supplies included a lot of character pencil boxes and binders. I went for the art supplies — colored pencils and watercolour paints. Indian chewing gum and chocolate for my Sunday School class? check. Vacuum-sealed bags of powdered spices for friends? double check! I didn’t buy dishes, or clothes, or luggage, but maybe I thought about it. And wondered how to fit it into my luggage. Along with the 5 foot tall Elephant carving that I bypassed at the market on Saturday. It must have weighed 300 lbs, but it would have looked spectacular standing sentry at my apartment. Spectacular, I say! LOL!

Oh yes! Before I sign off… would anyone in your household care for a postcard from India? Shoot me an email and I’ll dash one off. I’m posting a whole stack to neices and nephews on Friday. (That’s part of the Aunt’s Job Description, right?)

Wishing you a wonderful day,
- C

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By: Amanda http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-379742 Amanda Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:03:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-379742 That’s interesting that Abercrombie was recently introduced there. Is there advertising there similar to what it is in the US? The reason I ask is because they are one of the worst offenders when it comes to disturbing objectification of women–similar to what was discussed on the Jean Kilborne (“Killing Us Softly”) link that you had on your blog a few months ago.

I used to do research on the subject of media’s (and particularly the advertising industry’s) negative portrayal of women, and its influence of women. Abercrombie is by FAR one of the most problematic examples of this problem. The U.S. ads are so offensive to me as a mother I can’t bring myself to buy anything from them . . . Especially when they’re known for occassionally doing things as repulsive as selling thong underwear for young girls, (i.e. size 6)! I’m curious as to whether their approach in Europe is any different.

Honestly, I think some of their clothes are cute, (such as Olive’s sweater). I just have a hard time swallowing the way they choose to sell their clothing, and how it psychologically affects impressionable girls–including my own daughters.

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By: Meagan http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-379699 Meagan Thu, 13 Sep 2012 03:56:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-379699 She looks very grown up! I think I would wear most of these outfits… the last one is my favorite.

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By: Jasmine Koh http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-379672 Jasmine Koh Thu, 13 Sep 2012 02:57:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-379672 I really enjoyed this post – the range of outfits inspired me to be more thoughtful about my style. Haha!

Now I don’t have girls but I was wondering, at what age would you introduce fashion accessories and are they allowed at school?

I mentioned it cos I saw this and thought it would be cool for a pre-teen/teenage girl? What do you think?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/104421546/neon-bolts-necklace-3-color-choices

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By: teresa http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-379660 teresa Thu, 13 Sep 2012 02:23:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-379660 What adorable outfits….I think I need her to be my stylist =)
I’m sure that’s that last thing she would like to do…help a grammer type with clothes. =)
Thanks for sharing

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By: Lisa Fyfe http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-379623 Lisa Fyfe Thu, 13 Sep 2012 01:02:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-379623 Just beautiful! Your daughter has such great style (and she is just lovely). I want to wear those outfits! That pink skirt and those sequined capris are amazing!

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By: Katherine http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-379613 Katherine Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:43:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-379613 My son also just started Sixieme! Gosh – it’s a big transition isn’t it? Learning how to manage his time and his work – which books to take home and leave in his locker – the curse of heavy French school bags. I have to admit, I was a bit heartbroken to see him go to Sixieme – he’s my first baby – and suddenly, he’s not a baby anymore.

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By: Amanda http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-379583 Amanda Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:28:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-379583 She is so beautiful and chic! I need to take notes from her.

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By: sofija http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-379571 sofija Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:09:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-379571 I had to chuckle when I read about the sweater that shrunk! My husband is convinced that I shrink his sweaters so I get to wear them…:) Love your post, I have been waiting for it, and it turned out great. Olive did a great job being natural in front of the camera. My favorite outfit has got to be Maude’s hand-me-downs. And the sequin capris with the Oxford shoes, perfect!

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By: Jody http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/what-to-wear-to-6th-grade-euro-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-379557 Jody Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:29:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22634#comment-379557 She’s so lovely! :)

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