Rihanna better watch her designer-draped back. Pint-sized fashionista Willow Smith is quickly making her mark on the fashion world with her daring style, and has plans to start her own clothing line.
Smith, who shares the same stylist as Rihanna, admires the elder star’s bold look. “Willow is definitely inspired by Rihanna’s style,” stylist Mariel Haenn tells HollywoodLife.com. “We make an effort to give Willow her own style, so as not to be a mini-version of Rihanna, but Willow really knows what she likes and what she doesn’t like, and she’s vocal about it.”
Her mother Jada Pinkett Smith wants to make sure her kids stand out from the crowd. “Jada said upfront that she didn’t want us to dress them like standard kids, like with Sesame Street T-shirts,” says Haenn. “And the kids really like dressing as adults and hope that adults will want to dress like them. But Jada will put her foot down if there’s something she doesn’t like, though if the kids really love it, she’ll usually let it pass.”
There are already talks of a clothing line for Will Smith’s nine-year-old daughter and her actor brother Jaden Smith. “With Rihanna, pretty soon after she came on the scene, you started seeing designers from Forever 21 to Gucci coming out with styles mimicking her look. We hope the same thing happens here, but I think the ultimate goal is for Willow and Jaden to have their own line.”