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This week Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld made headlines — as did Dov Charney and Lady Gaga. Reality shows were such a thing, Kanye got back in the fashion game, and the royal wedding continued to take over our lives.
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.
Cecilia Cassini is a fashion designer. She is 11 years old. And she kind of rubs us the wrong way. We’ve been watching the preteen for a while now, and we totally predicted that she would get her own reality show (a fact since confirmed by the Daily News). And this is not a good thing. Because watching Cecilia makes us cringe.
Remember the good old days when being a kid meant playing in the dirt and swinging on the swings — when your parents thought you were a prodigy when you rolled a ball of Playdough into something resembling a three-legged dog and you thought all things stylish were purchased at the Limited Too? Well, childhood it ain’t what it used to be it seems like everyday there’s a new pre-pubescent prodigy making us twenty-something adults look like complete slackers. Curious as to who was going to be stealing our jobs before they’re legal, we did a little digging and unearthed a few youth quakers who seem bent on shaking things up.