OMG! Mira Rajput is a thrift mum too just like Kate Middleton!
Mira chose a very inexpensive but cute t-shirt for her daughter Misha on a special occasion like her own birthday.
So you thought only Kate Middleton was a budget mum who often dresses her royal kids in hand-me-downs and repeats outfits? Well, closer home looks like actor Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajput also does not believe in excesses when it comes to her baby.
While celeb kids are known to have an access to the best in designer fashion from an early age, it speaks volumes about Mira’s grounded parenting when she chose a very inexpensive but cute t-shirt for her daughter Misha on a special occasion like her own birthday.
Yesterday as the family celebrated Mira’s birthday, dad Shahid posted a few pictures of the three of them cutting a small birthday cake in their backyard. And it takes no prizes for guessing that the just turned one, Misha managed to steal the limelight from her famous parents.
Mira also thoughtfully dressed Misha in T-shirt which had ‘It’s My Birthday,’ written over it complete with colourful birthday candles printed on it.
But what was really impressive was the fact that the new mum reflected her down-to-earth parenting style as Misha’s dress did not come from an over expensive designer boutique.
Misha was wearing a t-shirt from US based mass retail brand called Cat & Jack that is sold at Target – an inexpensive shopping chain. The t-shirt retails at a nominal $4.50 in the US.
May be the young parents picked this lovely tee for their little one from one of their trips abroad but it was great to see a celeb kid in affordable fashion.
Globally, dressing celeb kids in outrageously expensive couture clothing has always been a subject that has come under the scanner.
From Suri Cruise, daughter to Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise to North West, whose parents are none other than Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, and even Kate Middleton, western press has often reported how these toddlers have ben seen in everything from expensive Diors to Pradas.
Closer home in India while most celebs keep a rather low profile on what labels their kids are wearing, it is no surprise that these kids get their wardrobes handpicked from the chicest designer houses.
Other celeb kids who are popularly photographed such as Aradhya Bachchan and infant Taimur Ali Khan have often being noticed for their style but the parents have been careful about not revealing what brands the kids wore.
Aaradhya Bachchan who is all of 5-years old has already shared the prestigious Cannes red carpet with her global celeb mum dressed in a princess style gown herself but mum Ash refrained from sharing her outfit details.
And while we agree that what the celebs choose to dress their kids in is a personal choice but every once in a while it is nice to see celeb kids channeling a trend that every mortal can afford!
3 reasons why we should give kids a grounded upbringing (Just like Mira and of course the queen of thrift – Kate Middleton)
Kids learn to value things: If you make everything available to your kids even before they can as much as bat an eyelid then you are setting a wrong example for the future.
A kid even before he is old enough to earn his own pocket money must understand that everything that is valuable is not at an easy availability. He needs to know that one must earn certain luxuries in life.
- Make valuable things covetable: If there is an expensive thing that your child likes tell him that he needs to work towards it to get it. Treat it as an incentive for higher grades, an accomplished hobby or a reward for something nice to make kids appreciate it even more.
- The magic of smaller joys: It’s better to show your kids from an early age that not every joy in life is related to material things. Often the simplest of the things bring the most happiness.
- Find pleasure in simple things: A simple bouquet of flowers collected from your yard can be the best Mother’s day present and a homemade meal can be the best treat for their great performance at school. Tell them the importance of inexpensive things so that they grow up to see the pure joy and not material possessions.