Tween Fashionista Cecilia Cassini

Cecilia Cassini

An amazing new young fashion designer has bounced on to the world fashion stage in the form of 10 year old Cecilia Cassini.

Having received the gift of a Singer sewing machine for her 6th birthday, she has spent her young years cutting old clothes and turning them into clothes that little girls dream of.

Each piece she calls a 'masterpiece' because they are totally unique not unlike the famous painting the Mona Lisa, but unlike Leonardo Da Vinci, Cecilia Cassini does not want to wait until she is adult to follow her dream.

She has already been commissioned to design dresses for some of Hollywood's celebrities, but it has been reported that she has on occasion given away some of her creations to other children who don't have the money to buy one.

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Cecilia, who lives in Encini, California, with parents Lionel and Michelle, and big sister, whose dress she cut up and re-designed when aged only 5.

As far as I can determine Cecilia was born on the 3rd of May, 1999,which of course makes her 11 now. Happy belated birthday wishes, Cecilia!

When other little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with fabrics, matching different textures and color and adding glitz to otherwise plain dresses. She is truly talented and very lucky to have found a manager in Pilar DeMann who arranged for her to hold her first major trunk show on May 1, 2010 at premier boutique Fred Segal in Santa Monica, where all 200 pieces she had on display sold at prices between $60 and $150 each.

Pilar DeMann is the driving force behind the Kardashians.

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Talented cecilia Cassini

Cecilia Cassini is undoubtedly talented, and all of her work is aimed at little girls between 5 and 10 years old. She hopes she will become an inspiration to other little girls to follow their dream.

Her eye for fashion is excellent, and her mother is quoted as saying that she would point out clothes she wanted to wear while still in the pram, unable to walk or talk.

And as soon as she was old enough to hold a pair of scissors, she was turning her own clothes into something new.

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Early Dreams

At aged 7 Cecilia Cassini was writing letters to Coco Chanel, at aged 8 had designed a logo based on the the Eiffel Tower, but her first big break came after her mother took some samples of her work into a children's shop called Tough Cookies, in Sherman Oaks, California. This led to a trunk show where she sold 50 pieces.

Cecilia Cassini not only designs and sews her own clothes and those for other people, she models them herself too.

She does her homework during school hours so that she has time in the evenings to design and sew her clothing range, which include lots of big bows, bright colors and sequin details.

However, her parents insist her normal education comes first. "At the same time, if she can start on a career path so that she already has something when she's 20, why shouldn't we encourage it?" says her father.

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expats 6 years ago from UK

Wow, a child prodigy. What a clever young miss she is, following her dream in this way from such a young age.

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IzzyM 6 years ago from UK Author

I can't imagine even wanting to cut up old clothes and turn them into something else - even now, never mind when I was a child LOL

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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

Interesting young lady...I will have to follow this story. Thanks for sharing.

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IzzyM 6 years ago from UK Author

I think nine year olds are so cute anyway, but this little one is just great :)

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esatchel 6 years ago from Kentucky

Well, dang! I still can't finish an armhole (and that's from a pattern) to save my life! But I can dream! How wonderful for her to have found her path so early.

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IzzyM 6 years ago from UK Author

Hasn't she done great? I must admit I was never terribly interested in sewing, last thing I made was a pinafore at school when I was 13! I can still run up curtains and other things that just require a straight line.

Thanks for commenting :)

caroline! 6 years ago

oh damn. that girl got style foolz

ab 6 years ago

I sew and I am younger! why is SHE famous?????????

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IzzyM 6 years ago from UK Author

Hey ab, cheer up! Maybe you'll become a fashion designer too when you are older :)

Kate 6 years ago


I am becoming a fashion designer. I was inspired by her, and now have made my first amazing dress. By the way, I ACTUALLY taught myself how to sew! No lessons! AND I am using JUST a needle and thread! I think my pieces are WAY better then hers! BTW, I am 10 also, but did you know, SHE IS 11 NOW! I read it at SCHOOL! In a TIME for kids magazine! Its true!

- Kate Simpson

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IzzyM 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Kate :) Well done you for learning to sew and for designing your own dress! Yes I expect Cecilia will be 11 now seeing this article was written several months ago. I'll need to update it, eh?

Christina 6 years ago

I think it's important that she wants to inspire younger kids and teach them tat tv, texting, and movies aren't what you should do good things.

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IzzyM 6 years ago from UK Author

Christina you are so right! Did you read the comments from other youngsters above? It's great to see them being inspired to become something better than a couch potato - and to realise that something as basic as sewing can lead to their fame and fortune if they work hard.

Andrea 6 years ago

Kid needs a smack.

madelaine 6 years ago

you know cecilia all my close is sew for me and its way better than yourse

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mysisters 5 years ago

Nice Hub. This little girl has a lot of talent! Good for her!

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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

That's what I think too, mysisters! Good for her :)

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diamond Wilson  5 years ago

I think its unfair, I started sewing from the age of three and I'm ten, My pieces aren't worse than hrs, and I also use ecological style , I have created at LEAST 8 collections , but then why is she famous!?

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IzzyM 5 years ago from UK Author

Fame and fortune isn't all that it is cut out to be! You carry on with what you are doing and trust me, by the time you grow up, you will be streets ahead of the competition. Lets' face it , most people don't even start learning about fashion and design until they go to college. What a grounding you will have by then!!

Larissa 5 years ago

Please Read>She says her insporasion is Coco Chanel,Duh!Everybody knows Coco Chanel!!She just says that to sound interesting to papparizzi...She should really look up some other fashion designers!!Oh and her styles are BORING!

Rihhana 3 years ago

kk don't get jealous now!!! Shes really clevr and im gona start dress sewiing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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