MOMO TWINS

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Am­ber Yong ob­vi­ously hasn’t let the lit­tle mat­ter of rais­ing twins get in the way of wan­der­lust. Her daugh­ters Leia and Lau­ren have trav­elled to des­ti­na­tions like Ice­land, Aus­tralia and Ger­many—all be­fore they turned two. Along the way, the “momo twins” (so nick­named be­cause they’re monoam­ni­otic-mono­chori­onic twins who shared an am­ni­otic sac with sep­a­rate um­bil­i­cal cords) have man­aged to amass 323,000 In­sta­gram fol­low­ers. “When they were ba­bies, I used to put them in match­ing out­fits be­cause I was in­trigued by how sim­i­lar-look­ing they were and wanted to dif­fer­en­ti­ate them not by the out­fits they wore but by their sub­tle dif­fer­ences,” says Am­ber. “Fast for­ward to them as tod­dlers to­day, I still do the same for one rea­son: They tend to com­pare and fight if I put them in dif­fer­ent out­fits.” To help dress them in co­or­di­nat­ing looks, Am­ber has launched a col­lec­tion of baby clothes, Leia + Lau­ren.

ADAPT AC­CORD­ING TO AGE “When Leia and Lau­ren were ba­bies, I would dress them up in dif­fer­ent cos­tumes and play around with con­cept shoots as they did not move around so much. Now that they are en­er­getic tod­dlers, I have to be spon­ta­neous to cap­ture a great shot. Hav­ing a huge dose of pa­tience is al­ways key to cap­tur­ing the right mo­ment.”

QUAN­TITY FOR QUAL­ITY “On good days, it usu­ally just takes around 10 to 15 shots be­fore get­ting an ideal one. On not so good days, it can take up to 30 to 40 shots. Their wardrobe is def­i­nitely more ex­ten­sive than mine. Their clothes are bought ev­ery­where, from the oc­ca­sional trav­els, to on­line stores such as Alex and Alexa, and their own Leia + Lau­ren line.”

Back­pack, $3,530, Anya Hind­march

DRESS THEM COM­FORT­ABLY “Leia and Lau­ren are very ac­tive. Very of­ten, we dress them in ca­sual out­fits such as rompers, tees and shorts for com­fort. They have re­cently started to pick their own out­fits and I let them have their way. I don’t be­lieve in im­pos­ing any styles and hope they can grow into their own.”

GET THE IR ATTE NTION “Get­ting them to pose rarely works at this age! My girls usu­ally be­come very co­op­er­a­tive, how­ever, when I in­tro­duce an el­e­ment of fun— be it a new lo­ca­tion, toy or even snacks.”

Over­alls, Stella McCart­ney Kids at Kids21

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