What My Daughter Wore

What My Daughter Wore

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by Jennifer Williams
     
 

What My Daughter Wore is Brooklyn artist Jenny Williams' original collection of intimate and playful drawings capturing the inspired, offbeat, and whimsical sartorial choices of girls in the fleeting years between childhood and young adulthood. With her daughter Clementine as her original muse—but also inspired by her

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What My Daughter Wore is Brooklyn artist Jenny Williams' original collection of intimate and playful drawings capturing the inspired, offbeat, and whimsical sartorial choices of girls in the fleeting years between childhood and young adulthood. With her daughter Clementine as her original muse—but also inspired by her daughter's friends—Jenny depicts a unique moment in a girl's life, when self-expression and individuality trump trends and the impulse to conform.

From a dress borrowed from mom worn over vintage pants handed down by a big brother, to a Dr. Who T-shirt paired with a flouncy knee-length skirt, the girls of What My Daughter Wore are dressing only for themselves and discovering the power and joy of their own tastes and style. What My Daughter Wore is a celebration and snapshot of the uniqueness and creativity of the girls, the tween years, and of course the clothes.

The What My Daughter Wore project began in Williams' Williamsburg loft, where her live/work artist's studio had gradually morphed into a setting familiar to every parent—a home overrun by her three kids and their many friends. Faced with diminishing space to paint, she turned to drawing, taking advantage of the ready inspiration the kids provided. The resulting drawings combine the straightforward documentary quality of a street-style blog with the immediacy and emotion of the portraits that fill Jenny's hundreds of private sketchbooks.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"WHAT MY DAUGHTER WORE chronicles the fun, funky sartorial choices of her [Williams'] youngest child."
- Vogue.com
 
"The resulting illustrations [in WHAT MY DAUGHTER WORE are] colorful sketches of tweens wearing playful, zany, and largely un-self-conscious outfits."
- New York Magazine/The Cut
 
"What I love about Williams' work is the way she depicts that special moment in a girl's life when self-expression and individuality trump the trends and the impulse to conform."
- The Huffington Post

WHAT MY DAUGHTER WORE by Jenny Williams is a "feel-good fashion find!"
- Redbook Magazine

Williams captures "inspired, whimsical fashion choices of girls in the fleeting years between childhood and adulthood."
- POPSUGAR
 
"Jenny Williams' 'WHAT MY DAUGHTER WORE' . . . gives us more awesome pre-teen style to get inspiration from."
- Bustle
 
“From fashion-forward frocks to psychedelic accessories, these kids are killing the outfit game while discovering their personal style. After gawking over all 150 pages of artwork, I’m totally inspired to revamp my wardrobe and wear whatever the heck I want.”
- StyleBistro
 
"What My Daughter Wore is a whimsical celebration of the moment in a girl's life when self-expression is still an important part of getting dressed, when standing out is still a good thing."
- Stella Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph
 
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576877265
Publisher:
powerHouse Books
Publication date:
12/09/2014
Pages:
150
Sales rank:
885,424
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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