We were first introduced to 11-year-old “clothing designer” Cecilia Cassini via The Today Show back in April, and even then we knew this girl was going to be a press machine. But by October, we were concerned about how much attention Cassini was getting — and Nate Berkus raised a similar worry when she stopped by his show, asking her to promise him to take some time to be a child. Reality show rumors were already swirling, but today’s WWD confirms that the sixth grader will indeed be starring in a docu-series about her life.
While details about the show are still “under wraps,” Cassini did open up to the trade paper about her favorite trends, shoes, designers, and stores. She owns 15 pairs of shoes (though she wishes she “owned 300″), her fashion idol is Coco Chanel, she believes strongly that Uggs never go out of style, and loves to browse the selection at bigger stores like Barneys.
It’s hard to hate on an 11-year-old — and that’s not at all our intention, but we can’t help but point out that Cassini already bears more than just a passing resemblance to Willy Wonka’s most infamous brat, Veruca Salt. Is a reality show really the best decision?
For a little more context, here’s a clip of a red carpet interview with Cassini from last year: