“How cool would it be to have your own fashion line with a parent? How much better would that be if your mother was Madonna?”
by TODD MCFLIKER
Special to FATHERHOODCHANNEL.com
Part of fatherhood and motherhood is knowing what your little girl wants. Most parents know exactly what I am talking about. Back when you were a kid, didn’t you want to dress like a rock star on MTV? Before fatherhood and motherhood were ever an issue, you would have loved to look like David Lee Roth or Madonna in a Gautier cone bra. The latter is now possible.
Since 2010, Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes Leon, aka Lola, have been designing Material Girl clothing for Macy’s Department Store. The exclusive line of teen clothing pulls from different phases of the rock icon’s career, from “Who’s That Girl” and “Like a Virgin” to “Papa Don’t Preach.” The collection can be found in more than 300 department stores across the nation, as well as online. Consumers get to pick from edgy crop tops, pants with high waists and even weird paneled cowboy attire, along with chic footwear, bags, jewelry, and hair goods. There are also polka dot push-up bras, lip gloss and body sprays. Inspired by the Eighties, the punk rock-girl style can be ideal for bringing the young and attractive fashion out of mothers, as well as their daughters. Spokeswomen for the clothing line have included Kelly Osborne, the well-known 28-year-old daughter of Ozzy Osborne.
“I love being part of a brand for girls and having the opportunity to work with Lola, who has an amazing fashion instinct,” Kelly told the LA Times. “Added to that is the fact that Madonna has been a big influence on my style over the years.”
Whether you are a schoolgirl or a working girl, there should be something for every young lady. Not only do the clothes look magnificent, but the department store also takes pride in their low prices. Just about every appealing piece of the Material Girl collection is priced between $15 and $40. Material Girl is one of the bestselling names for young ladies.
A sales associate at Macy’s in Manhattan claims to see plenty of teenage girls walking around the store with their moms and dads. It can be quite entertaining to watch the kids trying to get their mothers to try on new outfits, even if the clothes were designed for the youngsters. Trying to stay hip is all part of fatherhood and motherhood.
Click here to see various pieces of the Material Girl collection.
Todd McFliker, a special contributor to Fatherhood Channel, is author of “All You Need Is Love to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb: How the Beatles and U2 Changed the World,” available on Amazon.
There is passion in my writing. Since I began covering rock concerts for Rag Magazine at the turn of the century, I have grown into a professional journalist. I’ve got to cover the best of the best, from Sir Paul and the Stones to Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. I make it a point to share my vivid experiences in the first-person. Working towards my Masters, I wrote a creative manuscript on social studies entitled All You Need Is Love to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, comparing Bono’s role as a social leader to John Lennon. The book was recently published and is currently for sale on Amazon and in retail stores. Now I merely hope to help others be better parents.
In 2009, I was married to the love of my life, Mary. The two of us are trying to start a family of our own. I just hope my Labrador and my Golden Retriever don’t get too jealous. When it comes to fatherhood, I believe that I have the world to offer. After all, love is all I need.