Meet Eloise. She is six.
Monday, January 28, 2008
I can't say I have a lot of obvious fashion influences. I think I tend to cobble together lots of little ideas from a wide range of resources, whether it's more traditional sources like magazines, TV (mostly Gossip Girl these days, if I'm being completely honest) and people I see on the street, or a little more abstract sources like photography, art, all my traveling, even books.
Which probably explains why my current fashion hero is the adorably unique Eloise, star of the iconic children's book by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight about a funny little girl living in New York's famed Plaza Hotel. She's wildly creative, absolutely quirky, highly imaginative, very opinionated and completely adorable. Not a bad package to aspire to, no? Here are some shots from the book (my well-worn copy of which still lives on the bedside table at my childhood bedroom in Delaware). Plus: Pink pantaloon-style underpants? *Love.*