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Designing Little Women

October 22, 2010

Last year was the wave of pre-teen fashion bloggers, so it is only natural that the new trend would be the tween designers.

Self credited as the “the youngest fashion designer in the country – and maybe even in the world”, 11-year-old Cecilia Cassini has had her fingers on a needle and thread since the age of 6, where instead of asking for the popular doll or toy, Cecilia requested a sewing machine. In her 5 year career, she has reportedly dressed celebs such as Heidi Klum, Miley Cyrus, “Twilight” star Ashley Greene and “Big Love” actress Bella Thorne, and is about to embark on her own reality show.

“It sounds like she is a prodigy. It’s just not normal to hear of a ten year-old with that kind of passion for fashion design,” says Mary Stephens, director of Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

Among the tween fashionistas (or fashionistos) is 8-year-old aspiring sunglasses designer Romeo Beckham, son of Victoria and David Beckham, and 14-year-old Lourdes Leon, daughter of Madonna. These (dare I say?) children have the advantage of using the social media (e.g. twitter, blogs, facebook, etc.) in the race to get their garments on the backs youths who emulate them.

We just hope that with their career starting at such an early age, they don’t pull a Lindsey Lohan and forget to be a kid.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. tweenstylist permalink
    October 31, 2010 11:13 pm

    This is great. Kids need to find creative or athletic outlets. They need things to do to keep them occupied especially in this 2 working parents society. I wish more kids could find their passion this early. I wish my kids would find their passion this decade (11 boy & 15 girl) LOL!

    • January 16, 2011 5:07 pm

      Thank you so much for being a fashionista. Please come back and comment again 🙂

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