Fashion: Just the ticket
On the street; What do tiny tots wear to see the Barney the dinosaur show? Hannah Hunter heads to Wembley Arena to investigate
Saturday 26 December 1998
"She's wanted to see Barney for ages," says Georgina's mother, "and I bought the tickets about four months ago. Baby Bop's her favourite character in the show. She is definitely wearing her own choice of outfit, with frills and rhinestones. She's a fashion victim. She goes to school at Holy Trinity in Battersea and met the Queen, and a person she called the Queen's boyfriend last week." "I prefer Baby Bop to the Queen," says Georgina.
Bronte, nearly 4, from London, wears Lego jacket, rest of outfit from Benetton, shoes from Buckle My Shoe.
"I have a Barney tape at my house. I like Barney, I think he's nice." Bronte's mother, Shireen, says she buys Bronte's clothes anywhere and everywhere, her current favourite being the Lego range. "I work in fashion myself as a designer," says her mother, "but I unfortunately don't have the time to make things for Bronte, although it is something that I'd like to do. Bronte loves Barney and will sing his songs all of the time."
Sam, 3, from Chelmsford, wears shirt and jeans from Timberland.
"He doesn't care about his clothes," says his father, "but I like him to look quite trendy. I spend quite a bit on his clothes, it's nice for him to look colourful and well dressed. I bought the outfit he's wearing today, and his mum buys him stuff, too. The Paul Smith kids stuff is superb, there's a shop that sells it in Chelmsford. He's got a couple of Barney videos and he would sing you a song but he's a bit shy today." "My favourite song is `I love you'," says Sam warily.
Rhian, 2, from Wimbledon, wears coat from Disney Shop, the rest of the outfit is from TJ Max.
"Barney's gone to sleep and I'm cold," says Rhian. "I like Pooh bear, Piglet and Barney." "We've come from Wimbledon with her mother," says Rhian's grandmother, "and we've already had Barney all day. We have him all day everyday. She knows the words to every song. Rhian's dad's waiting in the car - I don't think he wants more Barney. The videos are brilliant, though, if you want a quiet five minutes."
Life & Style blogs
Revenge porn: What is it – and how big is the problem?
Teenagers irritable because early school hours mess with their biological clocks
Windows 10: Microsoft bypasses 'Windows 9' to unveil latest operating system
The Fappening: After the third wave of leaked celebrity photos, why can't we stop it?
The truth about student sex workers: it's far from Belle Du Jour
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
- 1 Sainsbury's '50p challenge' poster telling staff to encourage customers to spend more placed in shop window instead of staff room
- 2 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 3 Isis an hour away from Baghdad - with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
- 4 Yes, the iPhone 6 is a miracle, but it's Apple's tax affairs that deserve a double take
- 5 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- < Previous
- Next >
Very Competitive Salary: Austen Lloyd: NORTH HAMPSHIRE NQ to MID LEVEL - An e...
Highly Attractive Pakage: Austen Lloyd: MANCHESTER - A highly attractive oppor...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager (Campaigns, Offlin...
£90000 - £135000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Head of Marketing (B2C, Acquisition...