Madonna and daughter Lourdes — who, from what I can glean from the occasional photograph, look like they actually have a nice relationship (I NEVER would have held my mom’s hand when I was 13…like, ew!) — are collaborating on a juniors’ back-to-school clothing line.
Because, you know, Madonna needs to pay the bills somehow!
And Madge is promoting the “Material Girl” line pretty hard, telling Us Weekly that she agreed to work on the teen line because:
“I did a line for H&M, which I enjoyed, but it was a lot of work. I thought, I don’t want to give up the rest of my careers, so I’m not going to do my own line again. But I have a 13-year-old with tireless energy who wanted to do this. I’ve been involved in business meetings, but Lola’s really doing the work. I just sit in the corner on my BlackBerry!”
Sounds exactly like my teenage relationship with my mom. Only without my own clothing line, business meetings and my mom communicating with her teenage boyfriend some space-age gadget. Otherwise, totally parallel lives.
Madonna says her daughter’s style “is inspired by kids she sees in hip-hop and ballet classes, European influences, bands she listens to. You could say it’s in the DNA — but I could never tell her how to dress! She also comes to my photo and video shoots, pulls outfits together and gives her input to a lot of my fashion-designer friends. Whether it’s Marc Jacobs or Stella McCartney, they always ask her what she thinks.”
And I’m sure when Marc and Stella ask Lourdes for her style advice, they aren’t trying to kiss up to Madonna at all!