My Spirit Animal Shows Up At NYFW: Designer Alexander Wang’s Niece, Aila

September 14th, 2012 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

I generally do not like excessively well-dressed children. Clarification: I generally do not like the parents of excessively well-dressed children, specifically their inability to keep their desperate aspirational spooge from spilling over onto their offspring in such an obvious way.

Don’t get me wrong. I like excessively well-dressed people. Grown-ups who have had a say in the matter of what they’re wearing (and have actually paid for what they’re wearing, too). And I do like cute kids’ clothes, I really do, and I don’t think a kid has to dress like Sesame Street just vomited on them, but when the way a child dresses starts to veer into “chic” or “cool” or what fashion people call “style,” I’m out. (Same goes for rock t-shirts on babies. Stop it with the Metallica and Beastie Boys and David Bowie shirts, all of you.)

So imagine my surprise when I saw pictures of designer Alexander Wang’s niece, Aila Wang, at this year’s New York Fashion Week, and found myself wondering if this 4 year-old wasn’t some kind of sartorial chosen one? Or, at the very least, my spirit animal:

Maybe it’s because she’s Asian and a total muffin, regardless of what she’s wearing. Maybe it’s because I want her entire outfit head-to-toe (Nike Free Runs with a python dress designed by her uncle?! Genius.) I don’t know. I’m so confused right now.

[via Buzzfeed]

[ElleUK.com: Was Liberty Ross or little Aila Wang the woman of the Alexander Wang show?]

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5 Responses to “My Spirit Animal Shows Up At NYFW: Designer Alexander Wang’s Niece, Aila”

  1. jasmine says:

    I want to know what she keeps in her wee Chanel purse. My guess – Hello Kitty nail stickers, $20 for emergencies, and maybe a toy phone so she can pretend to prank call Suri Cruise.

  2. Jen says:

    Toy phone? I think white iPhone 4S for now, iPhone 5 when it comes out. Loaded with apps, mostly shopping apps.

  3. jasmine says:

    Maybe keep the toy phone for throwing a la Naomi Campbell at any overly aggressive paparazzi?

  4. Jen says:

    There you go.

  5. farleyk says:

    That second photo would be awesome if photoshopped ala the “explosion in the background” meme.
    Or maybe this one: http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web05/2012/9/12/15/enhanced-buzz-16834-1347478855-2.jpg
    I wish I could look 1/10th as cool as that.

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