Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Channeling: Claudia Kishi

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I was such a Babysitter's Club fan when I was younger (I'm plead guilty of turning my closet into a club headquarters where I presided over my stuffed animals and doled out babysitting assignments). Those days are over, but I still look back to the raddest babysitter of them all for fashion inspiration. Topshop's new stuff in this week totally reminds me of Claudia: heavy floral printed skirts, drapey masculine tops, and a good side helping of arts-and-crafts jewelry. Who cares if her seven year old sister could do her math homework and she failed middle school? Claudia could draw like a bamf and always had leftover candy to share at meeting (remember?).

Neon Doc Martens
Rest, Topshop

22 comments:

roxanne said...

oh man, i LOVE you for this.. claudia is always and forever the most baller member of the BSC.

have you heard of the What Claudia Wore blog by any chance? amazing.

chrissy said...

i loved and wanted to be claudia! but her older sister was janine (mean janine) haha.

WendyB said...

My worst babysitting experience was for three boys under the age of 10 and two completely untrained Great Danes.

Anonymous said...

Claudia was the best! My favorite part of the BSC books was the descriptions of her outfits.

She's Dressing Up said...

Aah the Babysitters Club! Haha yeah I loved the descriptions of her outifts in the books!

ms. spinach said...

omg! i think claudia was my first fashion hero (though i also enjoyed stacey's "new york" style). this is incredible.

Just a girl said...

Haven't thought about The Babysitter's Club for years now, but I always enjoyed those books...the only other person I remember is Kirsty (or was it Kristy) and she was the leader, wasn't she? Oh, and Stacey, because she was a diabetic, right? (And she used to take her own food to the meetings.)

Ah, books of our youth. ;-)

x
Just a girl

Ambs said...

OMG I officially LOVE you for this post, even though Stacy(the diabetic)and Mary Ann(the prude) were my favorites =p

Marcus said...

While the future cool kids were reading Babysitter's Club, future lanky gay boys pored over Encyclopedia Brown. They could never tell whether they admired his cleverness or the dark, mysterious look he got in his eyes as he brooded over a mystery.

Ruby Fuerza AKA Lucille Brawl said...

this makes me want to makes some serious lanyard key chains! xx

The Frocker said...

Oh man! Childhood memories... Claudia and Mary Anne were my favorites.

I remember totally crushing on Logan, even though I didn't know what he looked like!

connie said...

Ahhahahha these comments have been wonderful! And yes, frocker, I totally had a crush on Logan too (which was only intensified after the Babysitter Club movie came out with Rachel Leigh Cook).

And true, it was definitely a throw Stacey and Claudia, but I mean, Claudia broke her leg while babysitting that Jackie kid. That's baddddassss.

Anonymous said...

I remember reading BSC exclusively for the elaborate descriptions of the outfits. I would skim until the parts where they had their meetings.

Anonymous said...

OMG, hands down my favorite post ever :) Claudia was definitely the shizzz. I loved how she was artsy and her outfits were unique, haha. Ohhh BSC, I'm totally gonna read them over the summer just for kicks.

Dilemma said...

I remember readin those and thinking Claudia was the only cool BSC member. Do you know about whatclaudiawore.blogspot.com? That girl types up various Claudia outfit descriptions from the books. It's pretty amazing.

cd said...

I also love the fact that Claudia hides junk food in her room!!! She inspired me to do that, but well, when you share a room with 3 sisters, it's impossible to hide anything...

design for mankind. said...

SHUT UP--- your blog is FANTASTIC!!! :)

MizzJ said...

hahaha hilarious! Claudia and Stacy were definitely the coolest of the BSC. Though I kinda liked Malory too - who doesn't love a redhead from a family of 10?

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