What My Daughter Wore (Paperback)

What My Daughter Wore By Jennifer Williams, Olivia Bee (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jennifer Williams, Olivia Bee (Foreword by)
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What My Daughter Wore is Brooklyn artist Jenny Williams' original collection ofintimate and playful drawings capturing the inspired, offbeat, and whimsical sartorialchoices of girls in the fleeting years between childhood and young adulthood. Withher daughter Clementine as her original muse-but also inspired by her daughter'sfriends-Jenny depicts a unique moment in a girl's life, when self-expression andindividuality trump trends and the impulse to conform.

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

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

About the Author

Jenny Williams is an artist and illustrator. Her blog, What My DaughterWore, was named one of the 25 Best Blogs of 2013 by Time, and has attracted aloyal and enthusiastic following. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, NewYork, Rolling Stone, and The Source. As the artist behind What My Daughter Wore,she has recently been profiled in numerous art/fashion publications, including SpanishVogue, Refinery 29, and die Zeit. She works and lives in Brooklyn with her husbandand three children. Olivia Bee is a 20-year-old photographer and director from Portland, Oregon. Living half out of a suitcase and half out of her loft in Brooklyn, New York, and forever seeking colorful experiences, she is intrigued by the beauty of everyday life and the beauty of memories (real or imagined) and how they touch us.

Praise For…

"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."
"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
As Seen In:
Vogue - Spain
Marie Claire - Italy
Marie Claire - Greece
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Product Details
ISBN: 9781576877265
ISBN-10: 1576877264
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Publication Date: December 9th, 2014
Pages: 150
Language: English