Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

It's tough to describe why I'm obsessed with Milk, the French child-oriented high-fashion mag for parents, since I don't have kids and often claim that I don't like kids (due to decades, yes decades of babysitting). Maybe I'm jealous?

Because the kids in Milk are cool. Really cool. But also: The photography is fun, the fashion is well-styled and, in many ways, Milk kicks Vogue's ass.

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

Obviously child models are cute. But when shooting them on a blank background, the results could be meh. Instead, Milk pulls off vibrant, interesting portraits.

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

Instead of models jumping, you get models hamming it up. What's not to love?

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

There's an attitude here, and it says: "My allowance is paltry. Step it up."

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

So fresh-faced and fun!

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

Do you think she has a blog? Do you think she has a Twitter account? Do you think she knows who Madonna is?

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

I'm fully aware that these kids are being paid and that a professional photographer and stylist are creating the look of this shoot. And still: I'm fully buying the character this kid is playing. He's into chess, cheese and Wes Anderson movies.

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

If you don't let her watch Breakfast At Tiffany's again, she is going to hold her breath.

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

Um, can I hang out with you guys after school work?

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

She's obviously cooking up mischief.

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

Tyra asked her to be on America's Next Top Child Model, but this young lady was too busy.

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

"Really? You invited boys to your party? Seriously? How disappointing."

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

Ah, childhood — full of unicorn dreams and playing in abandoned car graveyards.

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

"For my next trick, I'll make Brussels sprouts disappear!"

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

"Attention! Playing with life size trucks is more fun than playing with toy trucks. Pass it on!"

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

I want to wear this tomorrow. Is that lame?

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

Just one example of how the photography is more inventive than Vogue.

Kids In Milk: Cooler & Better Dressed Than You

Dear Anna Wintour: The tiny gauntlet has been thrown.

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