Day 11 – Gamine
Hoping to get inside the mind of a Gamine, I interviewed my daughter, Emerson, on the subject of style, innocence and how to dress girly.
Me: So, Emerson, tell me about your Gamine style.
Me: Your Gamine style.
Emerson: My what?
Me: The style you’re wearing is called Gamine style. It means an innocent and child-like look – you know, the scarf, gloves, a little dress…
Emerson: Oh. Well, I just find stuff that’s fancy that I like and I wear it.
Me: Does being an innocent, young girl help achieve the innocent young girl look?
Me: On what occasion do you wear gloves?
Emerson: If it’s cold or there’s a party. Yesterday, I wore gloves to the feed store. Any time, really.
Me: What advice would you give future Gamines?
Emerson: Follow your fashion dreams. Pink helps.
Me: Pink helps what?
Emerson: Pink helps everything.
Me: Have you always been this fashionable?
Me: Really? I think you’ve always looked so stylish.
Emerson: No, because when I was a baby you dressed me.
See what I’m up against? I’ve got to find my style before this girl hits high school or I’m doomed…