Fashion Director Jing Leng | Mother & Daughter Lookbook
Hello everyone! A lot of you have been asking me to do a mother and daughter lookbook. In honor of Mother’s Day, I decided to film a fun week of activities with my daughter, Emma.
Adult Clothes For Kids
After having Emma, I noticed myself paying more attention to girls’ fashion. It is very fun to try to find matching pieces for me and Emma. Sometimes, I’ll even buy an extra small adult T-shirt for her to wear as an oversized T-shirt dress.
This dress Emma is wearing is actually for adults. I only had to shorten the shoulder straps for the dress to fit her. Now, she can wear this dress to match my robe.
LOVE STORIES https://modesens.com/s/7F5/
KATE SPADE https://modesens.com/s/7F6/
Mother & Daughter Matching Tip
One of the easiest ways to put together a mother and daughter look is to purchase from brands that offer both adult and children’s sizes. This year, a lot of women’s fashion brands launched their own children’s lines. A few brands that really caught my attention were Missoni, Chloe, Zimmerman and Golden Goose.
In this mother and daughter look, I picked out a cashmere sweater from one of my all time favorite brands, Lingua Franca. I was so excited when they came out with a children’s line. I love the cute, hand-stitched quotes on their sweaters. Plus, they uses all natural fibers.
LINGUA FRANCA https://modesens.com/s/7FB/
LINGUA FRANCA KIDS https://modesens.com/s/7FC/
LINGUA FRANCA https://modesens.com/s/7FD/
LINGUA FRANCA KIDS https://modesens.com/s/7FE/
STELLA MCCARTNEY https://modesens.com/s/7Fp/
MARC JACOBS https://modesens.com/s/7FL/
SAINT LAURENT https://modesens.com/s/7Fs/
Match By Choosing Similar Elements
Whether looking to match with your significant other or your children, I prefer coordinating outfits based on the patterns or color, rather than choosing identical matching pieces.
AMANDA UPRICHARD https://modesens.com/s/7Ft/
PAPER LONDON https://modesens.com/s/7Fy/
7 FOR ALL MANKIND https://modesens.com/s/7G0/
J BRAND https://modesens.com/s/7G3/
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO https://modesens.com/s/7G5/
DOLCE & GABBANA https://modesens.com/s/7G7/
EUGENIA KIM https://modesens.com/s/7G9/
JANESSA LEONE https://modesens.com/s/7GA/
Shopping With My Little Girl Boss
Out of all the outfits in this mother and daughter lookbook, this blazer is the only item I had to shop for. All of the other feature items from our outfits we already own. It was surprisingly hard to find a girls’ blazer, and it took me a long time to locate the blazer Emma is wearing. This blazer is from Zara boy. Shopping for this mother and daughter look made me notice that most girls’ brands do not have blazers. Girl brands sell a lot more dresses than anything else. When I was looking at the boys’ items, I found that they have a lot more fun hoodies compared to girls. My shopping experience made me want to share with Emma that we can break gender limitations starting with clothing.
SAINT LAURENT https://modesens.com/s/7GC/
GIANVITO ROSSI https://modesens.com/s/7GD/
STEVE MADDEN https://modesens.com/s/7GI/
SAINT LAURENT https://modesens.com/s/7GK/
TORY BURCH https://modesens.com/s/7GM/
Mother and daughter dinner date
I used to be unable to resist buying cute dresses or accessories for Emma while shopping. I often daydream about coordinating outfits with her. In reality, Emma dresses herself and she doesn't like wearing hair clips or dresses. At her age, she really only cares about what to play rather than what she is wearing. We made an agreement to coordinate our outfits only for special occasions.
I usually let her choose a dress that she likes and then match to her dress color or pattern. When it comes to matching a more colorful outfit, I have a three color rule. The rule is to match up to three dominant colors to prevent them from looking too busy next to each other. Through my experience, it is much easier for me to match my children than the other way around.
As everyone knows, spending quality time with your children is so important. I love finding opportunities to spend time with my daughter and son individually. I really cherish having little mother and daughter or son dates.
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN https://modesens.com/s/7GP/
MANSUR GAVRIEL https://modesens.com/s/7GQ/
MARC JACOBS https://modesens.com/s/7GR/
MIU MIU https://modesens.com/s/7GT/
FREE PEOPLE https://modesens.com/s/7GV/
IRIS & INK https://modesens.com/s/7GW/
JIMMY CHOO https://modesens.com/s/7GX/
STUART WEITZMAN https://modesens.com/s/7GY/
THE SELLER https://modesens.com/s/7GZ/
REBECCA MINKOFF https://modesens.com/s/7Gb/
That concludes my first mother and daughter lookbook.
Ever since my son Alex heard about the fact that Emma and I making a lookbook, he has been asking to do one with me. Let me know if you would like to see a mother and son video.