Why is it that celebrity children are so enticing? Maybe it’s because they have access to things the average person, can only dream of, but will likely never have, i.e. unlimited amounts of travel and designer everything. For me, the endless amount of designer clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories, coupled with the ability to easily get involved in the fashion industry, is what I envy the most.
Suri Cruise is the first stylish celebrity offspring I had ever learned about — really the first child tabloid sensation of our time. She already has a heel collection that will forever exceed mine. Oh and side note, that collection reportedly includes some custom red bottom shoes (AKA Louboutins.) That’s right people, a nine-year-old already has Louboutins — let that sink in.
Brad and Angelina Jolie-Pitt have six children, three of which are adopted. These children have attended movie premieres, red carpet events and have been featured in movies as well as fashion magazines alongside their parents. There have been rumors that “Brangelina” are looking to adopt again, and to be honest, I find myself wondering — why not me?
Jealous is the way I feel when I see yet another Instagram post of North West wearing custom Balmain. Exactly 13 weeks ago, Kim Kardashian West posted a picture of her beloved Nori in an adorable Balmain outfit, with the caption “My little Balmain Ballerina.” Why, why can’t I be a Balmain Ballerina? Besides the fact that I can’t dance or afford Balmain, why can’t that be me? I think I was born into the wrong family. Look, I love my family and they’re great; but are they Gucci great? Oh, the Wests…
There are open doors around every corner for these accidental starlets. Exhibit A: Romeo Beckham. Romeo is one of David and Victoria Beckham’s four children. He was a trailblazer for the Beckham children and celebrity children alike when he debuted his first Burberry ad campaign for Spring/Summer 2013. He then starred in two more Burberry campaigns, both notably being the Christmas campaigns for 2014 and 2015. I have a soft spot for Romeo, and although I am seven years his senior … I will wait for him.
Lily-Rose Depp, the daughter of the talented and attractive actor Johnny Depp, has recently been working closely with Karl Lagerfeld. While last year she only found herself as the star of Chanel’s 2015 eyewear campaign, I can predict with 99 percent accuracy that us peasants will see her popping up in more of these high-profile campaigns.
Most recently, Jaden Smith, who The New York Times deemed “The New Man in a Skirt,” played a major part in the ad campaign for Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016. Jaden (the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith for those who may not be aware of the power family) is someone I find to be extremely innovative. While he stars in the campaign (mega cool to begin with) he’s also causing a shift in the way we see gender. I forgot to mention that Jaden is not a part of the men’s campaign. Jaden is in the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 women’s campaign, and yes he wears a skirt. Of course men have been involved in women’s wear campaigns before, but not one of them has ever been dressed from head to toe in women’s clothing. My thoughts on this are as follows: hell yes, Jaden Smith! He sports the skirt much better than the other three female models standing beside him, so honestly, what if he wants to wear women’s clothes? He clearly does it better than most of us. If you’re able to look past traditional gender roles (which is what this campaign promotes) then you’ll see that a boy in a skirt is nothing to fret over. Jaden is using his fame for fashion in addition to representing the change this generation is eager to demonstrate and hastily needs.
Taking all of what I’ve said into consideration, I have to remind myself that these celebrities live their lives under a magnifying glass. They have no room for error, unless they want it to be broadcasted all around the world. All of their insecurities and flaws are on display and constantly under fire. To me however, the pros seem to outweigh the cons in this situation. Fine, let the people see the awful paparazzi shots of the huge pimple in between my eyes (which is basically like a small planet.) As long as I’m holding that Prada bag, seeing my newfound high fashion career on the horizons, I couldn’t care less.
The good, the bad, the ugly, the expensive and the designer are all elements in these children’s lives. Although I may never forgive them for having famous parents, which allows them to navigate life a little more easily, I will always love them. I will continue to stalk all blogs, Instagrams and Twitter accounts having to do with these young and stylish stars. Tagging my friends in the pictures of famous kids with their amazing clothes (that I am jealous of) is something I promise to do. I swear my allegiance to wish and work hard to one day (hopefully) get on their level of designer delights.