I have been a fan of The Baby-Sitters Club for most of my life. I would borrow as many of the books that I could hold from the library and read them cover to cover. Now days I collect Baby-Sitters clubs books and merchandise and it is my largest collection in my house. With over 300 books, boardgames and a Laserdisc it is a collection close to my heart.
I always looked up to the original members of the club, especially Claudia. They influenced the person I turned out to be from my fashion, to how I deal with situations and view the world. I have a lot to thank Anne M Martin for and so I decided to pay her back by making a very 90s themed Baby-Sitters Club lookbook. I themed each outfit to one of the 5 original members of the club with lots of vintage 90s items. It took Liam and I over 2 months to make so I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did making it.
Dawn Schafer: Alternate Officer
For Dawn I wanted to go for a very iconic 90's look with a floral floor length skirt, black boots and a black ribbed tank top. I felt very nervous wearing the tank top as I would never choose to wear something so tight. It felt good to come out of my comfort zone and be Dawn for the day.
Kristy Thomas: President
Kristy outfit was the easiest to put together. Laid back with a sporty vibe, so I went with my vintage Charlotte Hornets basketball gear, with matching cap and old leopard print cons.
Claudia Kishi: Vice-President
It's funny to think that Claudia's outfit was the most over the top of all the looks, and it was also the only one I felt truly comfortable in. When I am dressed in tight or plain clothing I feel awkward and uncomfortable and that everyone is looking at me. When I wear clothes like Claudia I am on top of the world and see people smile around me.
I found the pencil shirt at a second hand market a while ago and have been adding patches to my overalls for 6 months. They are my favourite article of clothing in my whole wardrobe.
Stacey McGill: Treasurer
It was freezing cold the day we filmed Stacey's look. I was so happy to have found this yellow coat in my cupboard at the last moment. Stacey is from New York and is more classy and sophisticated so we thought it would be fun to film in the high end of town around Tiffany's and Gucci.
Fun Fact: My favourite Baby-Sitters club cover/title is Boy Crazy Stacey.
Mary Anne Spier: Secretary
And finally we have the outfit that took me the longest to film, Mary Anne. I am extremely modest and felt so weird about showing my knees and lower thigh. I put the shirt on many times, but could not get myself to leave the house in the socks and skirt.
Finally last week after nearly 3 weeks of putting it off I stepped out into the city in my Mary Anne outfit. Within 5 minutes I was completely comfortable. It was liberating to find something that I was so worried about was really nothing at all, I'm even looking forward to wearing it again.
I hope you guys all enjoyed my Baby-Sitters Club lookbook. It was a real challenge to film over the past 2 months and I am so happy with the result. The 90s is my favourite era of fashion and it was so wonderful to wear some great secondhand pieces and wear things I never would have otherwise.
I'd love to hear from you all. Are you fans of Baby-Sitters club? What is your favourite book?