Thursday, February 9, 2012

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt: Rough Rider

First, a very important disclaimer: I am all about kids expressing themselves however they choose (I mean unless they choose a swastika t-shirt or fishnets & a leather bra).  If I have a son one day and he wants to wear dresses, he can have at it.  Same goes for a girl who wants to wear "boy clothes." I think it's important to nurture children's confidence by allowing them to make choices regarding their appearance.

Disclaimer #2: I think our harsh gender lines can be dangerous.  Dressing infant girls in pink princess onesies and newborn boys in monster truck jammies can begin the process of setting up unrealistic (and even unhealthy) gender expectations.

But serious talk aside, check out Shiloh Jolie-Pitt:







(all images from google image)

Basically, I'm just fascinated.  These are clearly very stylized outfits, here . . . an oversized tie, seersucker blazer, leather jacket "casually" layered over gray hoodie.  Clearly some adults were involved in creating these (pretty admirable, style-wise) outfits.  

I hope the reason behind this is that Shiloh has a very strong sense of self and style, and that she's requesting to wear her brothers' clothes.  Or maybe Brad & Angelina are just trying to fashion Shiloh into the polar opposite of my girl, Suri:


What do you think?

25 comments:

starnes family said...

Suri rules.

Love her Burn Book. Absolutely my favorite read of the day! And, yes, she tears Shiloh apart!

Christianna said...

I think Shiloh's look is cute! I mean it's cool to see a little girl sporting boyish clothes with little touches of girly things. In almost all of her outfits there is one girly thing about it.

We normally get little girls wearing really girly clothes with maybe a touch of something masculine. So I think it's refreshing.

Suri is darling as well!

Tiffany said...

suri is adorable, but she looks rotten. lol

shiloh wants to be like her brothers & wants to be called john, and mom & dad are supporting her wishes. i think it's awesome.

your job as a parent is to keep them healthy and guide them to be the best versions of themselves they can be. if that self is a "boy" at this point, that's just fine... help them to be the happiest, healthiest "boy" they can be.

nicoleciomek said...

You know, I have wondered this too, if Shiloh is really picking these clothes (no, I don't like celebrity baby culture, but it is nearly impossible to ignore the Jolie-Pitt kids).

But, then I was over Ross' cousin's house and his cousin's one daughter is a real tomboy. At the time, she was about 4 years old. It was her first day of preschool and she announced she was going to dress like a girl that day b/c she was going to preschool.

Another day, she came downstairs wearing her camo shorts and some sports t-shirt and asked if it was OK if she dressed like a boy that day. It was all really cute and adorable.

So, I believe, since the other daughters of Brad & Angelina are dressing feminine, this is Shiloh's choice, as I have seen kids at 3/4 have strong opinions on their clothes already. Obviously, she's getting some styling from her parents or nannies or whomever, BUT I do believe she doesn't like feminine clothes and her parents are letting her be who she is.

missy. said...

i feel bad for her honestly.. my mom, when i was her age, continued to cut my hair like a boy. i hated it. i wonder if shiloh is really making any of these decisions or if it all based off the parents. you never know and you'll never know unless you actually know them.

Jo said...

If she's requesting these clothes, then good for her parents for letting her wear them. If she is not, there's a serious problem brewing. I'd be curious to know which it is. I would honestly guess (and hope) that she's choosing the look herself, and just getting a little help putting it together...as all kids do.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I am not sure if Shiloh's appearance is the best for her. She doesn't have any traces of girly in her at all and that can't be only her choosing when she is so young. My daughter had phases she would go through from dresses to jeans t-shirt and hoodie but there was still some girl component. Maybe her parents saw that she liked the boyish look and decided to just gravitate towards those styles rather than letting her have free range.

AmericanBridget (Jones) said...

Polar opp of Suri, gotta be.

Leesh said...

When Shiloh dressed like a girl, she was beautiful! When she was born, I thought she was the most gorgeous baby.

Perhaps she is going through a tomboy phase, we all went through it.

If Shiloh wants to dress like a boy, that's cool. I just hope no one is making her dress that way.

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

shiloh TOTALLY reminds me of my little sis when she was a kid. she had short hair, she always played sports, all her friends were boys...she and this boy in her class wore almost the same striped top for picture day one year, with the same moptop hair!!

now that's she's almost 25 she's gotten more in touch with her girly side...but dresses and fancies still aren't her first choice.

now her fabulous older sister? TOTAL. FREAKING. OPPOSITE.

Girlie Blogger said...

I'm sure Shiloh picked those boyish outfits herself. I can see how she has her own sense of style. Both kids are cute though.

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bananas. said...

i'm totally intrigued by little shiloh too. being that she's brangelina's offspring, i wouldn't be surprised if she had her own stylist...and maybe even her designer.

btw i just realized how much she looks like brad pitt. throw an A's hat on her and she's a little billy beane! HA! get it? moneyball...brad pitt...nevermind.

you're awesome. good night!

FourJedis said...

Shiloh is totally Brad's kiddo. I think she's precious. For about a year or so, my older son really wanted to be a girl (or a "grill" as he would say). He would cry because he was not a girl. I kind of dig her look, but hope it's her look rather than someone else pushing the look on her.

I, too, was a big tom boy (short hair and all starting at age 6), and wore boys clothing. I also see my youngest longing to wear big brother's clothes.

It does remind me of the movie Ma vie en rose. Have you seen it?

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I totally agree that kids are kids and can wear what they want, to an extent. And I also don't think it's wrong to dress a girl like a girl, or a boy like a boy. But I TOTALLY feel like they purposely dress Shiloh in boys' clothes.

Hey, I was a tomboy but I also wore girls' clothes. My parents bought my clothes, not me lol.

drollgirl said...

it is curious. and i am fine with it. if this is how she wants to look, so be it. i am guessing she will get a fair amount of grief over it, but that might just make her stronger.

there is a hilarious fashion review website "written" by suri cruise. it is a scream. and dang it, i can't think of the name of it!

Happiness Is... said...

So funny you posted about this because I wonder about it ALL the freaking time. Like clearly she has lots of male-esque clothes, but they are obviously not off the rack. They are pretty stylish. So someone is involved in creating the look. It's so interesting to me as well.

Christina said...

I totally agree with you on all levels. I’m all for kids expressing themselves, but her parents definitely have a hand in styling her! I feel the same about Gwen Stefani’s kids. She says they dress themselves and have their own style, but she is the one buying their legwarmers! Hahaha.

H. Gillham said...
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H. Gillham said...

For you to wonder about such things makes me think that Suri's gotcha.

melifaif said...

I'd say, to each, their own. Eventually, as they grow older - they will have more say...and they will find their way. Which ever way that maybe, I suppose!?! I dress my daughter like a clown, I've told! ha. So her future should be BRIGHT!!!! lol.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I've wondered about her too! In all the photos I've seen she never dresses girly and her hair style has become very far from feminine styles.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Totally intrigued too! And I must say, I think it's great. She is going to be the focus of media attention based on her looks for her entire life. I think it's awesome that they aren't making her be this poised, perfect girl at all times (heels at the park for Suri Katie Holmes? Really????). I say let her be who she is, that's all I care about. And I believe that it's likely just a phase (if she is picking out these clothes).

Axia Müller said...

I think it's a WIN, for parents not to force children to dress "girly" or "boyish" independently of the sex.

Annie Rower said...

Leave the child and her choices.Who the hell gives you all the right to wash your mouths out about who wears what.You are all living in a VERY small world, go and do some gardening instead.

Racquel Joseph said...

Seems clear that it's her expression simply because each of the older kids dresses their own way. The older girl is usually looking like she fell in a pile of ruffles. Also seems some of Shiloh's clothes are hand me downs from her older brother(s?).