Princess Suri or Boyish Shiloh?
Suri and Shiloh have been spending a lot of time in tabs this past month. I fear that it is a harbinger of things to come. But for now, it is the wardrobes of these three and a half year olds year olds that have been coming under fire.
Bonnie Fuller, editor of Hollywoodlife.com had an editorial that ripped into Angelina and Brad for allowing Shiloh to dress like a boy, even going so far as to find a therapist to theorize that it is Angelina’s bisexuality coming out in the way she dresses Shiloh.
On the other side, fashionista Suri Cruises’ predilection for high heels has been drawing fire from parenting and medical experts -- and any woman who loathes high heels as much as I do.
Any parent with a three-year old girl (or boy) knows that it is pretty hard to mandate each and every outfit. But lines have to be drawn.
I totally understood when we saw Suri all dressed up in a frilly gown with sparkly heels the first time, but it seems that Suri has at least three paris of heels. They even get worn about on a rainy day shopping. Katie had a lame excuse, saying that they are actually children’s ballroom dancing shoes (who puts their three year olds in ballroom dancing?), and Suri just loves her high heels so she bought her some and why not? (She didn’t mention that dad also loves a little lift.)
I just want to flip that around and ask why? Kids should be running around, climbing and causing havoc, they shouldn’t be tottering around trying to keep their heels on as their toes get crushed.
My daughter is just a few months older then these celebspawns, and I’m just glad there aren’t any paps following us around to comment on her outfits. She chooses her own clothes and let’s just say that she and I have different ideas about colour co-ordination and whether a Supergirl costume is appropriate for school, so I get that you don't always have a voice in their outfits. But here’s the difference: I don’t buy things that I don’t want her wearing.
The only reasons I can think of of why Katie allows Suri to walk around in the rain in high heels is because: 1) She can’t say no to her and 2) she is so publicity hungry that she wants people to take pictures and comment on her parenting (and the story has been carried around the world).
Meanwhile, Shiloh seems to be at the polar opposite of the spectrum. She is out sporting Daddy’s ties and fedoras, and seems to be raiding her brothers' pants drawers as well. And, oh no, the sign of the apocalypse according to Fuller – a boys hat. (Funnily enough, Fuller has four kids herself and I sure is well acquainted with the issues of dressing them.)
While I do find the tie habit a little weird, Shiloh has a lot of siblings to contend with, so I can understand if she is choosing a look to stand out (because it looks like Zahara has a lock on the girly stuff). And I’m pretty sure that a fedora doesn’t put anyone at risk of an ankle sprain.
It’s interesting though, that the two most famous preschoolers (or their parents/stylists) in the world are choosing such different ways to express their personalities. But I’m sure neither of these looks will cause permanent damage.They are far more at risk because of the paparazzi’s unwavering gaze and judgment – and by our extension ours as well.
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