Children’s Literature, Fashion-Spread Style

Last week I did a rundown of the probable post-series lives of the ladies of the Babysitter’s Club.  Today, in honor of the fabulous style I am anticipating seeing at Fuck the Recession tonight, I thought I would, like an innovative liberal arts professor, meld fashion and literary theory and try to imagine what some of our favorite heroines from youth-directed literature  would be wearing this fall!

Harriet the Spy

Turquoise Valentino carries her notebook, pencils and probably her Xanax too, as she skulks around Manhattan scribbling about everything she sees.

Harriet the Spy
Eloise
Pretty much one of the best children’s books ever and a personal style primer for me, I think Eloise today would still be living in the Plaza but with a little bit of downtown flava!

Eloise

Eloise by ashleyclaire featuring Marc by Marc Jacobs

Madeline
Some decidedly adult Parisian chic for the girl in the old house covered with vines…
Ramona Quimby
The most interesting girl on Kilckitat Street has probably moved to Seattle by now, but doubtlessly held on to some of her earthy, Oregon style. Behold!

Ramona Quimby

Pippi Longstocking

Logic? Nope. Reason? None here! But somehow on Pippi it all works, to fabulous effect. Trust me, it just does.

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Ashley Friedman - Cornerstore Correspondent

Like most kids, Ashley grew up in New Jersey. Unlike most kids the Friedman's televison set acted as a third parent, imbuing young Ashley with the stern moral values of Claire Huxtable, the dramatic tendencies of Brenda Walsh and the earnest hopefulness of the blond kid on Silver Spoons. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence Ashley made her way to the Park Slope area of Brooklyn where she can currently be found reading foreign fashion magazines, scouring ebay for vintage heels, eating out in restaurants and otherwise stretching her meager income as far as it will go in NYC.
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    Great style, I’m going to check out the site