With Mother`s Day is around the corner, and you most probably putting together your own thought-through fashionable ensemble, the Russian mothers are since forever dressing their kids better than you! Really! Somehow, the tots in question pretty much always have the same polished, matching designer pieces as their sartorially admired mammas.
For the digitally inclined, there is a popular Instagram account turned site@DochkiMateri, which translates to “daughters, mothers” and celebrates stylish moms and their children; Miroslava Duma, Lena Perminova, Alena Shishkova, and Thompson have all made appearances. Ekaterina Mukhina, the site’s creator and a former fashion director of Russian Vogue, was inspired to start the project by her own experiences growing up in the USSR. “In the Soviet Union, there was nothing, but women made themselves beautiful clothes by hand. They tried to be perfect,” she says. “Every day [my grandmother] would put a new collar that she made by hand on my school uniform.” These days not much has changed—but getting a hold of quality fashion comes easier to Mukhina’s daughter than it did for her: “My daughter has gotten to the age where she is now picking my clothes out of my closet!”
Take a look at these most fashionable mommy-and-me Russian phenomenons: