Introducing… DVF x Rockets of Awesome Collection for Kids

This holiday season, we came together with two female-founded brands – DVF and Rent the Runway – to create a super-special, super-limited-edition DVF x Rockets of Awesome kids’ collection! Inspired by DVF’s womenswear line, we designed five girls’ party styles that celebrate confidence and self-expression. 

The campaign stars four awesome mother-daughter duos: CEO, activist and entrepreneur, Adrienne Bosh (@mrsadriennebosh) and daughter Dylan Skye; Women’s Health Editor-in-Chief Liz Plosser and daughter Lucy; DANNIJO President and Co-founder Jodie Snyder Morel and daughter Margaux; and Creative Director of STARK Ashley Stark Kenner and daughter Willa. All are powerhouse leaders and innovators who are raising their kids to be bold, creative and independent just like them.

These incredible women shared with The Awesome News what confidence means to them…

Adrienne is mom to Lennox, Phoenix, Jackson, Trinity, and
Dylan Skye, who wears our Rainbow Stripe Sequin Dress.

Adrienne, what does it take to be a confident woman in 2019?

Confidence is not allowing yourself to be defined based on how others see you, but seeing yourself for who you are; and learning to love every part of you, quirks and all. My confidence comes from all the times I’ve fallen down and learned to pick myself up, dust myself off and get back to work. When you’re down, the best way to find confidence is to remember your dreams for the future and commit to realizing them today. My children, my husband [retired NBA star Chris Bosh] and my friends are also great at reminding me to not be so hard on myself and to celebrate the little victories.   

Past or present, which person in your life best represents confidence to you? 

I’m most impressed by the women who find their own small ways to express their pride in who they are. Women who stand outside basketball games registering people to vote. Women speaking out against injustice. Women who work one, two or three jobs, even as they’re responsible for taking care of their families. These women don’t only embody confidence; they are an inspiration to me. And they remind me, even if I have a hard day, to keep on fighting. Because I know they’re fighting for a better future alongside me. 

How are you teaching confidence to your daughters?  

I try to lead by example by showing up for myself every day, affirming my worth, and practicing self-care. When you have kids, you spend so much time being there for them, but you have to never stop being there for yourself. Especially because you want your kids, and your daughters in particular, to know that when they’re moms, they should be able to practice self-care, too.

How do your daughters show they’re confident? 

For one, they’re happy and positive girls! My daughters also have unique and individual styles that help express their personalities. My baby girl, Dylan Skye, LOVES fashion, art, and horse-riding, which always lights her up and gives her confidence. Trinity is more reserved but still finds ways to demonstrate her confidence whenever it comes to anything she’s passionate about. When she knows a topic, she reallyyyy knows it—and she’ll tell you about it! 

ADRIENNE’S TOP 3 EMPOWERING INSTA FOLLOWS:

@createcultivate: “All about entrepreneurship and honing in on your skills.” 
@mindbodygreen: “An excellent source for female wellness and mental health.”
@iamavoter: “It encourages women to be more vocal and politically involved.”

 

Liz is mom to Charlie, George, and Lucy, who wears our Velvet Jumpsuit.

Liz, what does it take to be a confident woman in 2019?

Finding your voice… and then using it. Your opinions, your words – they matter. Whether it’s talking about equal pay, reproductive rights, immigration, climate change, or just speaking your mind in a meeting, in your relationships, wherever and everywhere… nothing changes unless we tap into our inner power and share our thoughts and feelings, however complicated they might be. By the way, I’m still learning to do this every.single.day.

Past or present, which person in your life best represents confidence to you?

My mom! She was a badass trial lawyer before retiring. One of the (many) things she taught me about confidence was that you can be strong AND soft. She would crush it in the courtroom, passionately fighting for her clients. But she also took/takes every opportunity to tell me, my little sister and my older and younger brothers (and my dad!), that she loves us. Growing up, there were always hugs and snuggles, and that’s something I try to nurture in my kiddos, too. I’m proud whenever I see them cuddling each other, and when one of them says, “I need a hug, mama.” It’s powerful to show affection, to say you need some, and to receive it!

How do you demonstrate confidence to your daughter?

When I sweat, I feel sharp, strong and confident. Lucy sees me up early in my workout clothes, coming back from lifting weights at the gym or a run through Prospect Park with flushed cheeks, bright eyes and a big smile. I’m a better woman – mom, wife, manager, employee, friend, daughter! – when I’ve pushed myself physically and am brimming with endorphins. 

How does your daughter show she’s confident?

Lucy is one of the most creative humans I know. For example: She loves sewing! Lucy makes clothes for herself, and stuffed animals for her brothers. (She even stitched her twin brother a superhero cape to wear to school on Halloween.) I’m doing my best to empower her to hang onto her unique spirit, because our differences and personalities make us even more beautiful as women.

LIZ’S TOP 3 EMPOWERING INSTA FOLLOWS:

@theclass: “I love this mind/body workout, created by my friend Taryn Toomey, for its vulnerability and strength. I find myself adding posts from their handle to my IG stories regularly.”
@juleshough: “I’m obsessed with her new Kinology workout, even though I am the world’s worst dancer! Her Insta feed is a mix of celebrating her love of dance, her work, her red carpet moments and her family, and I’m here for it!”
@uswnt: “Major shout out to this handle, which spotlights the badass women on our United States soccer team, who won their second World Cup in a row in July, and who are collectively and individually stepping up to advocate for equal pay for women in sports – and all industries.”

 

Jodie is mom to Liev, and Margaux, who wears our Faux Fur Jacket.

Jodie, what does it take to be a confident woman in 2019?

It’s important to be comfortable in your own skin and stand up for what you believe in. Know your limits and empower other women around you. As my sister [and DANNIJO co-founder] Danielle says, “I’ve always loved the notion that lighting someone else’s candle doesn’t take away light from your own.”

Past or present, which person in your life best represents confidence to you?

Definitely my mom and Danielle. My mother always taught us to trust our gut and push ourselves out of our comfort zones. My sister is completely fearless and herself all the time. Unapologetic, funny, and charismatic.

How do you show confidence to your kids?

I think it’s important for my kids to see me as a present and loving mother, and also as a hard-working woman. I try to include my kids whenever I can so they can see the value of work and how much joy it brings my sister and I.

What do your kids do to show they are confident?

They support each other and remind one another how much they are loved and appreciated. They are each other’s greatest champions.

What do you wear to feel confident?

DANNIJO head-to-toe: a slip, cozy sweater and arm party. I feel proud that I get to wear a part of the sisterhood, and I know how much went into each garment and piece of jewelry. It’s like wrapping myself in love and confidence; I hope I radiate that every day. And a red lip always makes me feel alive.

JODIE’S TOP 3 EMPOWERING INSTA FOLLOWS:

@mimithor
@theimpossiblemuse
@michelleobama

Shop the DVF x Rockets of Awesome kids’ collection at RocketsofAwesome.com. And if you love the women’s pieces as much as we do, shop DVF or rent at Rent the Runway!

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