In my previous life as a fashion magazine editor, we would say “Gucci Gucci goo” whenever we saw something cute. Obnoxious, I know, but we didn’t invent it. Back then, I also thought that it was a perfectly acceptable practice to spritz itty-bitty babies with baby perfume, and I remember standing in a Sephora once, smelling all of the available “eau de bebes”, trying to decide which one my future itty-bitty would use. Fortunately, long before I became a mom, I had discarded this notion when I discovered that nothing in the entire world smells sweeter than yummy itty-baby skin, all on its own and unadorned. But I digress. : )
There is also nothing cuter in the world than an itty-bitty child dressed in beautiful clothes. Yes, they are delicious naked too, just out of the bath, or wearing a simple, sweet onesie, or barefoot in their PJs, but there are times when seeing how my own girls look in a particularly pretty party dress simply takes my breath away. It’s like the icing on an already scrumptious cake. My obsession with kid couture is no secret, so it’s no surprise that the sight of Gucci’s first collection of clothing for children brought joy to my heart. Not only is it Gucci, but it’s Gucci at its best. These pieces are, with a few exceptions, about a sweet, quiet elegance, and not scaled down mommy clothes plastered with logos. There are also, be still my heart, accessories, including darling silver horse-bit ballet flats and a sterling silver teddy bear bracelet. Too cute! Here are my favorite hits from the collection:
Cotton Poplin Pleated Dress, $320: I made this picture extra-big so that you can see the sweet details, like the signature stripe on the belt and the crisp, navy/white striped fabric. Love it!
Ruffled Dress in Flora Print, $320: Gucci’s famous floral made pint-sized and extra pretty, this would make a very special Easter or portrait dress!
Sleeveless Polo Dress, $155, and Cardigan, $195: Preppy and pretty in pink, this simple, sweet combo is made extra special by the gorgeous Gucci details – the signature stripe, and those famous interlocking G’s.
And now for some accessories:
Pink Micro Guccissima Patent Leather Headband, $95: I’m drooling just a little. Comes in red and brown, too.
Sterling silver charm bracelet, $435: More drool!
Charlotte Ballerina with Ankle Strap, $210: Again, drool! Maybe I should be wearing the baby stuff. These also come in red and black, and the price is a relative steal. (No hate mail, please! I did say relative!)
Britney Ballerina, $185: Where have these been all my life?
Abigail Espadrille Sandal with Bow, $195: Oh. My. Goodness. I am getting deeper and deeper in trouble!
And a couple of misses:
Double-breasted trench, tee, and skinny jeans ensemble: I love this outfit. As a matter of fact, I want it in my size. And therein lies the problem. This isn’t offensive, but in my opinion it’s too mature for a 2-8 year old!
Down jacket, dress and leggings ensemble: A little too Jenny-from-the-block for my taste. I am not trying to raise a pint-sized hip-hip artist.