I figured this may be the last year that Juliet would let me dress her for Halloween so I wanted to have some fun with it. Through the Fab Kids and Their Stylish Moms Facebook network and my following on Instagram @fab_kids, I threw (and sold out) an Haute Halloween themed costume party where kids (mostly toddlers) were encouraged to dress as their fashion icon. Being that I…er I mean Juliet adores Anna Wintour, I started scheming months ahead to put together a Vogue triplet team consisting of (Asian) Anna Wintour, a Karl Lagerfeld and Andre Leon Talley. Here was my inspirational shot that led me to this crafty planning.
Obviously these costumes are more for the fashion-obsessed parents than they are for the cute toddlers. But what fashionista wouldn’t go gaga over these images? Off to work I went finding mini Anna Wintour’s outfit. I knew I wanted her to carry a Vogue magazine so I pulled out my signed September issue from Fashion’s Night Out and made a miniature copy, half the size of the actual magazine. Tip – make two color copies and glue them 1 on each side to a piece of cardboard (I made a cut out from a box to make it super sturdy). That way, no matter which way the toddler carries it, it won’t bend, and will always show the front cover.
Pictured here are also some Anna – like jewels (that my husband mistakenly removed from baby before arriving to the party argh!)
Here is Anna with her signature jewels. Pretty nice match for just $1 a necklace, right?
I’m still so mad that I never got to get pictures with Juliet wearing them… Here’s the rest of Juliet’s mini-Anna look without the dollar store black sunglasses that I had her wear.
I found the tweed Cream and gold fleck cardigan at Zara – so Chanel – looking! And I couldn’t resist buying a matching sz 13/14 for me to wear with her. The tweed ballet shoes are from Old Navy and the skirt is from Target. I did scour the web (for months) for the perfect Anna wig but I simply could not find anything similar at or near her size. In the end, I gave an adult sized wig an Anna haircut but there was no way this toddler was going to keep it on. So I reluctantly wore it myself and bought myself a Vogue tee to wear under the Zara cardigan.
Days before when I had given up on her ever wearing the wig, I bought her her very first real haircut and felt defeated not being able to find any way to color her hair Anna’s blondish brown (without actually having to permanently color her hair). You should have seen the stylist’s face when I asked him to make Juliet look like the picture of Anna that I brought in.
Juliet was so enthralled with the whole hair cutting process that she sat patiently and as still as any determined minifashionista would.
Karl Lagerfeld’s signature look was easier to replicate. All you really need are a:
- Chanel shopping bag
- White cat
- black suit
- brooch and/or necklaces
- and a children’s white wig
- black sunglasses
Juliet’s friend, Mosi got it spot ON!
One little trick to keep a kid-sized wig on a toddler is to add an elastic band under the chin. You can barely see it here but it allowed for Karl to run around music class without ever shifting his perfect platinum hair!
Did you notice his CC shoes? They actually say “Chanel on the inside. Fab!! You can get some just like these here.
Speaking of fab, it doesn’t get more fab than Andre Leon Talley, editor-at-large of Vogue Magazine. He’s stately, he’s acessorized to the nines and he commands attention everywhere his giant fur-caped self goes.
Andre Leon Talley’s costume should include:
- a cape
- grey hair
- a fab suit
- Vogue magazine
Our little Andre refused to wear his fur cape but kept the rest of his accessories on including a Chanel brooch! His shoes came off for dancing…
Here are Asian Anna Wintour and Andre sharing an actual rather than an air kiss! I’m soo glad that mamarazzi caught this on camera!
And finally, our little Vogue trio together. What do you think?
For more pictures from the party, visit the FB page and check out the entire album! More on the rest of the party SOON!