Since she passed her second birthday and moved from Miami to Manhattan, granddaughter Amalia has revised and refined her fashion vibe.
Leaving the bikinis and sundresses behind, she’s transformed her wardrobe for winter in the Big Apple. And like Coco Chanel, whose ever-present pearls are an inspiration, Amalia believes, “The ability to accessorize is what separates us from the animals.”
Like many New Yorkers, Amalia often wears black.
Especially when working with penguins --one of her favorite animals. She often visits them at the Central Park Zoo.)
This brown outfit needed something to make it pop—she decided to add her lime green owl backpack.
For eating a mini-cupcake in a diner, she wore her shiny red Minnie Mouse boots and a white hooded jacket.
She has to pick the right workout clothes for Tuesdays (hip-hop dance class) and Thursdays (yoga) at the nearby store “Sprout.”
This outfit was a favorite of her yoga partner.
For a casual Sunday brunch, she picks her cozy Hello Kitty robe, Dora socks and her favorite baseball hat—worn backwards.
Fake glasses add a note of gravitas when you’re playing doctor.
A new Poochie Purse inspired her “Snow fun” top and multiple necklaces.
For working on her I-Pad, Amalia chose black galoshes and her cupcake-topped tutu, but she felt there was something missing.
Her old faithful Dora baseball cap!
This outfit, with the matching knitted leggings, needed no embellishment
For baking and eating Valentine cookies, she picked her LOVE shirt with a heart on it.
Choosing the right purse for an outfit is critical.
Watching Dora videos on Yiayia’s computer called for some butterfly wings and a tutu, along with her penguin top.
On Valentine’s Day, Amalia baked heart cupcakes and entertained Uncle Bob and Auntie Robin in a black outfit with hearts and a hat worn backwards for a cloche effect.
Last week’s storm, which caused havoc in New York, prevented some child models from getting to a photographer’s studio in the building where her Mommy works, so Amalia was pressed into service for a catalogue shoot.
She liked the outfit they put on her, but if she were accessorizing the photo shoot herself, she would have added a poochie purse and a baseball cap—backwards, of course!