Your Pick-Me-Up

Here’s to the most creative homage to Throwback Thursday


Because we’re in the 23rd hour on a Wednesday afternoon and it’s finally 90 degrees.

I’ve sensed a chicken or egg thing happening in the last several months pertaining to Instagram’s popular Throwback Thursday and the general predilection that the internet seems to be conveying in conjunction with anything that seems “old school.” But is the phenomenon the result of #TBT, or was #TBT a reactionary hash-tag implemented to expound on the popularity of exploiting that which the royal we render “retro?”

I hope you’re not waiting for an answer because I’ve got nothing. What I do have, however, is a daily diversion in the form of a new illustration-cum-fashion blog, called When They Were Kids. The site is reflecting on the past in a pretty original way, citing and drawing some of our favorite fashion personalities and the more ubiquitous legends (see: Marc Jacobs, Grace Coddington, Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld) as children. The site’s byline reads, “Have you ever wondered what the big names in fashion were like when they were just kids?”

Well, you need not wonder any longer. Flip through the slideshow above or head over to the site and take a gander at the anonymous illustrator’s animated suppositions.

Personally, I’d love to know what Anna dello Russo was doing (wearing) before she could strut in mega-heels. You? Happy Wednesday!

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  • Eileen

    OMG hahahhahaha thanks for this late-afternoon/early-evening pick-me-up. Really needed it after a long day. 🙂

  • And my mind is officially diverted and imagining so many others who could be subjects – hysterical! Thank you for the time-suck pick-me-up.

  • Genevieve Regan

    This is beyond amazing!! Totally made my day. So creative!

  • These are hilarious! I’d love to see more of these from other characters, fashion-involved or not.


  • These are so amazing, especiallythe one about what Karl wanted to be when he grew up. I think it points out thefact that so many of these fashion names are becoming/have become businesses.They are the brands that they are promoting. As for relation to throwback Thursday,all I can say is that my wearing Tevas put on by external forces (or so one
    would hope) is a lot less glamorous than the garb that any of these guys are
    wearing. However, going back to my firm belief that we (well, I, at least) are
    just going back to my childhood self and influences by way of dress, the tevas
    might make an inevitable comeback. But for the preservation of my name and the
    eyesight of others, I’ll do my best to depress any urges to regress in that
    way. Happy Wednesday!

    • Haha oh goodness just saw the Terry one. Just an honest rendition.

  • Kali

    I absolutely love this! Brilliant!


  • Perry

    Picture this: Leandra at age 5, at the zoo, looking at flamingos and comtemplating about capitalizing on said bird.

    • Leandra Medine

      More like stealing ice cream from local trucks while wearing osh kosh overalls

  • V from The Drastically Blog

    This is amazing! I bet sometimes Mr. Talley wishes he can wear different types of tablecloths or carpets and the like! Enjoyed this so much. I bow to Mr. Lagerfeld!

  • jaclyn

    you know in a weird way I wonder how were a lot of people i meet when they were kids. I always want to see baby pictures- creepy.

    check my blog:

  • Cynthia Brizuela

    This just made my day, thanks 🙂

  • Oliver Lips

    Hahahaha those drawings are too funny! So good.

  • Trendydolap

    hahaha super!

  • Jenaly Enns

    these are great!!!

  • hahahaha this is hilarious!!! totally made my day!!!!

  • I can totally see a little Karl saying “Karl Lagerfeld” every time he’s asked what he wants to be when he grows up. It’s darling, and spot on!

  • LOL! This is classic!

  • Erika

    Hahahahahaha. Loved this. Especially the Karl Lagerfeld one! Bahahaha. I really really hope he was just as snotty as a child.

  • I love it

  • Malinda Knowles

    Those cartoons are hilarious.

  • Chic Trends

    This is so funny! Thanks so much for sharing. Our Friday got a lot brighter because of these comedic drawings!


  • hahahha I love this! Definitely sharing this on my blog soon. TOo funny!

  • Shannen Azuredee

    That is so funny. I read it in Andre’s voice too haha

  • vicsfashionmarket

    this is bloody brilliant


    Haha that’s adorable