Side Note: Stylish Kids

Tommy Ton from Jak & Jil and Hanneli Mustaparta from Hanneli.com are just two of the many photographers here to capture the world's style and deliver it to us through their blogs, the one thing that always catches my eye is a child who has the ability to look as polished and trendy as the model in the picture hanging above them.

Parents who decide to dress their children as well as themselves are constantly ridiculed however every time one of theses children appear on a blog or in a fashion magazine I can't help but wonder if they are the next Anna Dello Russo or Carine Roitfeld. Whats even more intriguing is the possibility that these children styled themselves, a tell-tale sign of a fashion genius in the making.
Most designers and editors have a story of the exact moment they knew they were meant to be in fashion, usually one that stems from their childhood. Anna Dello Russo recently shared that,

“I was crazy about fashion from the day I was born,” she says. As a child in Bari, where she grew up with a psychiatrist father and a not-clothes-obsessed mother, Dello Russo stalked her friends’ mothers’ closets and tortured her Barbies with relentless restylings. Her first important spree was at age 13: a Fendi handbag, umbrella, tissue holder, wallet, and key chain that she wore all together. “It never rains in Bari, so my friends asked, ‘What are you doing with the umbrella?’ And I said, ‘How should I know? It’s part of the look!’”
Courtesy of W Magazine

Understanding the role that fashion can play at such a young age, Stella McCartney has recently launched her own line: Stella McCartney Kids and needless to say, I for one wish this line was around when I was young.

These pictures remind us that fashion truly is self-expression and it really doesn't matter if your 5 or 45, you do it for yourself.

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