Mikayla has always been fascinated with my career as a fashion designer. When she was very little, she used to come in to the office with me and fall asleep on the rolls of fabric. She would watch me so intently, and then mimic everything I do. To this day, whenever she gets a blank piece of paper, you will find her in the sunniest spot designing dresses that I have to make.
We would spend hours making clothes for her Barbies and doing “fashion shows”… this girl just has it in her blood. When she was contacted by Barbie (Blue Horizon Licensing for us adults) and asked to design her perfect Barbie Dress – she basically squealed for an hour straight. This is what my 7-year old came up with… and I had my doubts.
The dress arrived yesterday, with not only her custom made design executed perfectly – but also a mini version for her Barbie. It made her day, and she believes that Barbie sent it to her which makes it even more special. What do you think of Mikayla’s creation? If you think your daughter would love something like this, check out the amazing competition below the overflow of Mikayla photo’s. Also, please leave Mikayla a comment and let her know what you think of her design?
The Barbie magazine is running a designing competition for young girls in their May and June issue. Girls will have the opportunity to enter the design competition and potentially then WIN having their dress made for them and their Barbie Doll. They will then have a photoshoot and be featured in a Barbie Magazine. The judge for this incredible competition will be the ever-fashionable LeAnne Dlamini. I would love to see your kids’ designs, so please upload them onto Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – and tag me!