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Willow Smith - The Future of Celebrity Fashion
Daughter of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Willow Smith is a young lady (child really, but Hollywood insists on having their kids debut when they're still in their awkward phase so as not to miss out on any revenue. It works out sometimes, as in the case of Miley Cyrus, but it's not always a brilliant idea, as the Spears sisters can attest to) who has the eyes of the world on her. And not in a creepy way, so much as a 'what on earth is she wearing' kind of way.
Suri Cruise can stand aside, because there's a new member of the celebrity offspring group ready to take the title of fashion queen. Sometimes it's hard to tell if Willow Smith is actually wearing what might be properly termed clothing, or if she ran through a construction site before showing up on the red carpet with her diminutive mother. Take the outfit pictured in this case for instance.
For starters we have a yellow 'off the torso' sleeve precariously attached to the body by use of 'help me, help me, I'm in a strait jacket' buckles. Aside from the unnecessary puffy floral arrangement at the top, I'm of the belief that this is actually one hell of a look and we should all own disembodied sleeves. They'll go with anything, I tell you.
The rest of the outfit is largely made up of what I'm going to call a baggy cut off unitard. Grey gloves and pirate boots that may or may not have been purloined from Johnny Depp's personal wardrobe complete the look, confusing traditional celebrity bloggers with its eclectic charm. Some unkind souls with nothing to do but pick on famous children (not that there's anything wrong with picking on children, how are we adults supposed to boost our self esteem if we don't make fun of people whose brains aren't fully grown yet) have called this look a fashion disaster. I don't think it's a disaster, I think it's a sign of things to come. Awesome things.
What I most like about this style is that it is entirely unique, entirely fashion forward and actually age appropriate. Your children can emulate Willow Smith safe in the knowledge that they're probably not going to enter into some bizarre teen procreation pact. They might look a little strange and have trouble fitting through doorways due to their outlandish costumes, but that's what childhood is about.