Because they’ve yet to develop communication skills beyond crying and the odd gurgle, babies aren’t able to annunciate their desire to be seen in something a little chicer than a Winnie-the-Pooh nappy and a snap-release onesie. If they could, the poor tikes would point out that being dressed purely for the convenience of others (usually a parent) doesn’t cut it.
“A little designer number,” they’d ask for if they could. But, alas, they can’t.
So, each year, babies everywhere look forward to the Marquise Fashion Designer Project, anxiously hoping that an intuitive mother, aunty, babysitter or philanthropic stranger will procure a garment for them.
They see the customised Marquise singlets by Miranda Kerr, Kirrily Johnston (above), bassike, Fleur Wood, Morrison and a host of other celebs and designers as their ticket out of Disney-branded jumpsuits. At least until they grow out of it in a month’s time.
But they don’t care about that. They end up with a one-of-a-kind keepsake and the Sydney Children’s Hospital gets the money for their Gold Week fundraiser. This year, there’s even a limited edition Marquise singlet range from Mimco, Lee Matthews and Little Joe designer Gail Elliott to sweeten the deal—all profits to the hospital.
Of course, babies can’t really explain all that, so they lay in their bassinets hoping to at least see the garments on display at Westfield Bondi Junction, Sydney, from today until June 12.
Then they fall asleep wishing that someone would CLICK HERE and buy one for them because the only thing they can do with money try and put it in their mouth. Help a kid out.
- Going for gold
- LMFF Designer Award nominees
- 2011 HowBigIsYourEco Awards
- NEW: Andrew McDonald RTW 2011
- The Uniform Project