At four years old, you’d think a little girl would just be dabbling into her mom’s kikay kit. Nothing serious though, right? Just a child exploring the world like any other child, not really knowing yet what she really wants to be when she grows up. Well, not this four-year-old.
Danielle, or Dani, is having a blast posing for #OOTDs that every one, fashion-forward or not, will admire. This little one has been doing fashion shoots so well that she's well on her way to becoming a model if she continues on this path.
Look how she effortlessly pulls off these style-magazine-worthy looks:
Mom Krystine "Tin" Lagman, who manages Dani's Instagram (@deardanielleph) reveals that her daughter particularly loves to wear boots and hats, and enjoys wearing dresses.
If you're wondering why the little girl seems to be a pro in front of the camera, that's because she is. Her mom started cataloguing her daughter’s #OOTDs when Dani was around two years old. Tin started playing dress-up with her tot using clothes she would buy from online sellers on Instagram and some DIY clothes for moms and kids that she had worked on.
"Since I'm the one taking her photos, she is more comfortable about it. Most of the time, I dress her with ripped jeans and statement tees, so I started making our own statement tees. Many Instagram mommas asked about them, so I decided to start selling a few,” she says.
That’s how Dear Danielle Project started.
Tin and her husband Bencho design most of the Dear Danielle Project tees. They have baby-and-me and mother-and-daughter tees for parents and kids who love to go out in matching outfits. “We have family tees, too,” says the Manila-based mom. If you're interested to see their designs, check out Dear Danielle Project's Instagram @deardanielleproject and visit bazaars that they'll be participating in.
This kid's wardrobe is so stylish that we bet many moms would love to know if there's any secret to raising a fashionista. Tin only says that kids must love what they do, and stresses how important it is to give her child a choice: “While Dani's still young, I’m enjoying this time that I can still choose [clothes] for her and dress her up. I know that one day, she'll make her own choices. In fact, she's already starting to do that, and I just let her,” she explains that if Dani wants to wear a Spider-man tee or costume, it's fine with her. “That way, I get to know more about my child. I want to make her feel that she's welcome to explore and make small choices of her own,” she says.