You know how, when you were a kid, your mom would look at you and say, “Someday, you’re gonna have a kid who acts just like you, and I’ll sit back and laugh”? Well, it looks like Madonna is a getting a little dose of that with her very lovely daughter, Lourdes, 13. Not only is Lourdes the brains behind a new clothing line which she co-designed with mom, but sources say the very mature-for-her-age teen is making mom all flustered with her short skirts and revealing tops. Oh, Madge. Welcome to the club.
Anyone who’s seen pictures of Madonna’s daughter Lourdes can see that the sassy 13-year-old is a chip off the old block. But the singer, who has been busily promoting Material Girl – the teen clothing line that she and Lourdes are co-designing and is set to debut in the fall – says that she isn’t always thrilled with her Mini-Me’s fashion choices.
“If anything, I wish she’d dress more conservatively,” Madonna admits. “How’s that for irony?”
It is a big hypocritical. After all, Madonna was barely 20 when she posed for her first nude photos, and she’s made a career out of pushing buttons. But the 51-year-old seems content to let Lola make her own way when it comes to style.
[From In Touch print version, April 19, 2010]
I’ve seen lots of photos of Lourdes recently, and there is no doubt she is a beautiful girl. But I do think she wears a lot of makeup sometimes, and dresses a little too “adult” for her age, especially on the red carpet. I suppose that is a matter of personal opinion and parenting style, though. My daughter is 15, and also wants to be a designer. She makes her own clothes and loves anything to do with couture. I do not allow her to wear low-cut shirts, her skirts have to be a minimum of finger-length (meaning that when she puts her arms down by her sides, the hem of the skirt has to at least be the length to her fingertips), and she is forbidden to wear those so-called “booty shorts” that are so popular with girls her age. Sometimes she gets upset with me on this, but I don’t care. Of course, in my case, there aren’t decades of photographs and videos showing me half naked, or in some cases, totally naked, so it’s probably a little easier for me to enforce my rules than for Madonna! I guess you could say it’s a classic case of the chickens coming home to roost.