OK Dads, our little girls are the light of our worlds – but all too often their world is a complete mystery to us. Taking your little one shopping can be more challenging than being lost in the jungles of Borneo. Trying to pick out a present they will like can be more stressful than deciding to invade Iran or nuke North Korea.
Perhaps, for a short while – we may indeed have a key, which while it won’t unlock the psychology of the Tweenie set…
At least it may give us a leg up on not feeling like complete buffoons when she opens that carefully wrapped box to our anticipation of seeing that special bright light in her eyes…
Sasha Style! (I’m sure the Moms, as usual were so far ahead on this as to leave us Dads in the dust… again!)
Like her mother Michelle, Sasha Obama has become a style setter. Among the tweenie set, Sasha’s appearence in a Gap Kids top can empty stores from coast to coast. What is even more incredible, is Michelle seems to seek to keep the kid’s fashion choices selected from ordinary stores, at prices not requiring that we sell off a few States to meet the deficit.
Not only is our Nation’s First Baby Girl beautiful – but it turns out – in the eyes of her harshest critics, other tweenies – she is stylish, too.
Sasha Obama: Style Icon
Pictures of Michelle Obama in Spain surfaced last week amid criticism that she was a “modern-day Marie Antoinette.” The Jean-Paul Gaultier top she wore for sight-seeing drew as much heat as the price of the trip. But by her side, an unlikely style star emerged: 9-year-old Sasha Obama. While the Obama entourage hoofed it through the coastal town of Ronda, Sasha looked comfortable in a pair of reasonably priced Nikes. She danced on the beach in a $25 Gap rainbow bathing suit. To lunch with the Spanish royal family on the Balearic island of Mallorca, Sasha showed up in a yellow J.Crew tutu and tank top, a wrist full of fake pearls, and a frayed blue lanyard dangling around her ankle. The whole look cost roughly $75. She was the very image of a normal American girl.Since Obama took office last January, Sasha and Malia’s style has evolved in the public eye. When the girls appeared alongside their parents in Grant Park on Election Night, Sasha pulled heartstrings in a black baby-doll dress. The piece, by Gerson & Gerson, which retailed for $72 at Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s, was instantly renamed “The Sasha” by the designer…This new appetite for all-things-Sasha may be due in large part to her wholesome look—one that is a sharp departure from the scandalous outfits of other teen and preteen role models. (Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes Leon, debuted a vaguely vampy junior’s collection at Macy’s last week, with 17-year-old grunge queen Taylor Momsen as its face.) “Sasha wears more grownup pieces and makes them look her age,” says Kristen Dolyzysnski, designer of girls’ knits and concept girl gender at Gap Kids. “It’s a good message for girls that you don’t have to look like someone not your age to look sophisticated.”A few weeks after Chelsea Clinton’s couture Vera Wang wedding dress riveted the media, Sasha is sending the message that first daughter style can come on the cheap. The affordability of Sasha’s clothes, according to Mary Tomer, “makes Mrs. Obama and Sasha Obama all the more relatable.” She says that Sasha’s style choices communicate a “vibrant and playful—yet entirely unique—American childhood.”