When I was in this 'tweens age group, my fashion role models were from the show Kids Incorporated. yikes. glad that phase ended! Most of them have grown into more graceful fashions (Jennifer Love Hewitt) or into their own fashion blunders (Fergie, ahem)
For my sister, a senior in high school, it was more Mary Kate and Ashley...
Now maybe it's Hannah Montana?
But it seems that early teen fashion is bordering more on the Brittney Spears side of ugly than the bubblegum sparkling kaleidoscope of Disney. Obviously, most Calvin students are past this fashion phase (let's HOPE we are), but this is a fun article from Slate on the state of clothing for our younger counterparts. It's enough to make me pray for a FABber to tackle the 'tweens industry and get some amazingly creative, responsibly made, and affirming designs in those malls!!!
Tom Shoes is a really fun company we discovered last year. For every pair of shoes you buy, a pair is donated to a child in need... right now they are working towards a "South African shoe drop" with the goal of distributing more than 50,000 pairs! These are casual and comfortable enough that they would make amazing gifts for special people in your life! There's also a "style your sole" shoe party?? hmmmm....
Posted by Erin at 2:24 PM