Things That Creep Us Out from the New Issue of Vogue Enfants

On the whole, French Vogue supplement Vogue Enfants is a gem for parents and children alike. It features cute clothes and accessories for kids (some that I wish were made for adults!) and this issue has a lovely interiors section that highlights four of the most perfectly precious designs for kids' bedrooms (think Margot's room in The Royal Tenenbaums). But after reviewing the issue, Lauren, Leah and I all felt a little uncomfortable after looking at some of the images, both ads and editorials. Among the images in question are a little girl doing her best impression of a moody Freja in the Beauté section (another good question: a beauty section for toddlers? why?), and a tween model posing provocatively with her mouth agape. Maybe we don't get it because of our Puritan mentality (Vogue Enfants is French after all but then again TLC puts out a popular show called Toddlers and Tiaras), or maybe it's that seeing children modeling like they're adults--adults who are supposed to be sexy--is just plain unsettling. The residual bad taste in our mouths may be leftover from the Vogue Paris December 2010 playfully perverse editorial featuring little girls in big-girl clothing and heaps of makeup. What do you think, are these ads and editorials cute or creepy?
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On the whole, French Vogue supplement Vogue Enfants is a gem for parents and children alike. It features cute clothes and accessories for kids (some that I wish were made for adults!) and this issue has a lovely interiors section that highlights four of the most perfectly precious designs for kids' bedrooms (think Margot's room in The Royal Tenenbaums). But after reviewing the issue, Lauren, Leah and I all felt a little uncomfortable after looking at some of the images, both ads and editorials. Among the images in question are a little girl doing her best impression of a moody Freja in the Beauté section (another good question: a beauty section for toddlers? why?), and a tween model posing provocatively with her mouth agape. Maybe we don't get it because of our Puritan mentality (Vogue Enfants is French after all but then again TLC puts out a popular show called Toddlers and Tiaras), or maybe it's that seeing children modeling like they're adults--adults who are supposed to be sexy--is just plain unsettling. The residual bad taste in our mouths may be leftover from the Vogue Paris December 2010 playfully perverse editorial featuring little girls in big-girl clothing and heaps of makeup. What do you think, are these ads and editorials cute or creepy?
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On the whole, French Vogue supplement Vogue Enfants is a gem for parents and children alike. It features cute clothes and accessories for kids (some that I wish were made for adults!) and this issue has a lovely interiors section that highlights four of the most perfectly precious designs for kids' bedrooms (think Margot's room in The Royal Tenenbaums).

But after reviewing the issue, Lauren, Leah and I all felt a little uncomfortable after looking at some of the images, both ads and editorials. Among the images in question are a little girl doing her best impression of a moody Freja in the Beauté section (another good question: a beauty section for toddlers? why?), and a tween model posing provocatively with her mouth agape. Maybe we don't get it because of our Puritan mentality (Vogue Enfants is French after all but then again TLC puts out a popular show called Toddlers and Tiaras), or maybe it's that seeing children modeling like they're adults--adults who are supposed to be sexy--is just plain unsettling. The residual bad taste in our mouths may be leftover from the Vogue Paris December 2010 playfully perverse editorial featuring little girls in big-girl clothing and heaps of makeup.

What do you think, are these ads and editorials cute or creepy?