Rosemary Mac Cabe

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The kids are all right

So I know, I know, I don’t post about kids’ clothing half often enough – although I did do that stellar post on Clarks, if you remember correctly! – but these pics really made me think about what makes good …

Mon, Sep 5, 2011, 15:30

   

So I know, I know, I don’t post about kids’ clothing half often enough – although I did do that stellar post on Clarks, if you remember correctly! – but these pics really made me think about what makes good kids’ clothes, and what doesn’t. And when I came across these looks from an Irish high-street retailer for A/W 2011, well, I couldn’t not post them. So adorable!

Can you guess where they’re from? If you guessed Penneys, you’re right – the cut-price fashion giant has really put together a stellar collection, and I love that nothing looks like those kinds of kids’ clothes you’d be afraid to get dirty. People! Let your children play! Seriously love these pics, too – aren’t those kids just so cute?!

Plus, and this is the type of thing that people rarely say, because, well, it’s just not the type of thing we should talk about, I really like that they’ve used a black kid in their pics. Ireland is a really changing landscape, and Irish brands have often been really reluctant to use models that are of any ethnicity other than Caucasian (the exceptions being if they are really beautiful or really thin, and even then it’s only women who count) because they’re afraid of alienating their customers. So this is a brave choice, in a way, and a lovely one. Top marks!