Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Our Little Fashionista

This past Christmas we brought my niece Shakina’s dress from Global Mamas. Global Mamas enhances the international marketplace with unique, high quality, handmade apparel, and at the same time provides sustainable livelihoods for women and girls in Africa. Their vision is for women in Africa to be economically independent. By purchasing Global Mamas’ products, you are offering Sustainable livelihoods to women in Africa. Beside all that the dress was well made and Shakina loves her dress. She wants to wear it every day.

Shakina at 2 years old is already a fashionista. She likes to mix and match outfits that she has pulled out of the hamper. She is particularly attracted to hats. And does she know how to wear them! My mother has nicknamed her “Mademoiselle Chapeau.” Everything and anything can be worn as a hat including her brother’s underwear. With her vivid imagination she manages to look quite stylish in her attire.

The other day my mother bought her a pink potty. She was very happy with it and promptly put it on her head. Now we can’t convince her to use her potty to make her poop. OOH! NO! she exclaims in disgust whenever the issue is broached. In her mind the pink potty belongs in her hat collections.

Global Mamas have a variety of outfits for young people check out their site at