Tween Fashionista 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.
Cecilia Cassini interviewed on TV
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.
Cecilia Cassini on Video
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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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.