December 2004
Baby Bob comes of age as a model

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The Courier Mail , December 2004


Source: The Courier Mail, Page 6, Wednesday December 1 2004
By: Glenis Green

From feeding crocodiles to strutting – oh, okay, crawling – the catwalk: it’s all in a day’s work for fashion’s newest superstar, Baby Bob.

To mark his first birthday, the youngest member of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s clan will launch his very own clothing label today, joining his sister Bindi, 6.

Bob & Bindi Wear makes its debut at Irwin’s Australia Zoo at Beerwah, in the Sunshine Coast’s hinterland, as part of a giant birthday celebration which will also feature Humphrey B. Bear, Santa Claus and a host of rides and shows.

It’s quite a transition for the tot who made headlines around the world last January when as a month-old baby he joined his famous father to help feed the crocodiles.

But while he might not be out of nappies yet, Baby Bob has definitely moved on and now seems to prefer the cuddlier things in life. Like dingoes and dogs and most definitely girls, especially blondes, according to his mother Terri. “And he has a passion for art – he loves art and women,” she said yesterday as The Courier-Mail was treated to an exclusive sneak preview of the Bob & Bindi Wear range.

Unlike his father and sister, it seems Bob is not that fond of snakes just yet, although he doesn’t mind crocodiles. “His favourites are the dogs,” said Terri. “He likes the dingoes and the guard dogs and the tigers, but he can’t play with them. “It would be a short play session, although enriching for the tigers.”

Bob’s new Tiger Togs clothing line completes the family fashion stable, which also includes Bindi Wear, Terri’s Cougar Collection and Steve Lives surfwear.

Designed by Melanie Berry and Palmina Di Stasi of Brisbane, Bob & Bindi Wear includes sun-smart swimwear for babies and children in a range of blue and pink rashies, bikinis, swim pants and baby suits.

Today’s show will also include a glamour segment, with Bindi getting out of her traditional Croc Hunter khakis to model elegant evening gowns as part of the Allgood Fabric and Bridal Fashion Show at the Zoo.