Childhood magic and My Little Pony

Some childhood things stay magical forever. If the 1980s was your decade, that magic was probably fed to you in a diet of colourful ’80s TV shows and cartoons, from pastel-coloured My Little Ponies to Rainbow Brite and her horse Starlite, who could gallop across rainbows (and, I always thought, beat any of the Little Ponies hands down in a fight). If you have a fountain of nostalgia welling up inside you at the mere mention of such ’80s classics, then the odds are in favour that you’ll also love Wildfox’s spring 2012 White Label collection. It was inspired by those very things, manifesting the ’80s cartoon magic in lavender hair, sparkling stars, lace and equine prints; proving that our inner child is always there inside us.

wildfox my little pony

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Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12
Wildfox White Label S/S '12

Perhaps I’ll leave it to the designers to explain it best:

As 28 year old women, we might not be able to play with Barbies and Rainbow Brite, or create fantasy worlds in plastic castles on the floor, but we can do all those grown up things we dreamed of when we were little girls.

We can wear a lavender mini dress with flouncy sleeves and sparkling stars, we can kiss boys and run down the beach at night, we can fall asleep on the sofa with all our girlfriends watching 80′s movies, we can wear high heels and have wild adventures and, if we want, we can see the world.

The things we lose are not really lost, they shaped us growing up and still exist as fairy tales waiting to come true.

Via. You can view the full White Label look book from Wildfox at the gallery above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.