Little Ones

Baby with Down Syndrome Lands Major Fashion Campaign

Aug/01/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Valentina Guerrero
Brian Smith

The first time fashion scout Monica Hillman laid eyes on little Valentina Guerrero, she knew she’d found a beauty.

“Her eyes and her smile,” says Hillman, “touched my heart.”

Discovered by Hillman, a scout for Spanish fashion designer Dolores Cortés, Valentina — featured in PEOPLE this week — is considered the first child model with Down syndrome to land a campaign with a noteworthy fashion designer.

As the face of DC Kids, Cortés’s children’s swimwear line, 10-month-old Valentina made her runway debut July 20 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 in Miami.

“The crowd went nuts!” her mom Cecilia Elizalde, a Miami-based TV host, tells PEOPLE of the response to Valentina, who was carried out by Cortés at the end of the show.

Though Valentina isn’t the first child with Down syndrome to model — others have been in ads for Target, Nordstrom and Toys”R”Us — with her new campaign, she’s one of the most high-profile.

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Gwen Stefani on Her Trademark Look and Sons' 'Horrifying' Fashion Choices

Oct/17/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Lo Bosworth Gives 'The Lo Down' on New Shopping Site
Courtesy InStyle

Gwen Stefani admits it: It’s not easy to look like her.

“The makeup goes on every day,” she confesses in the November issue of InStyle. “Even if I’m not going anywhere.”

The Old Hollywood look is inspired by a mix of muses including Lucille Ball and Marilyn Monroe — “I do my roots as often as [she] did hers” — as well as figuring out what worked at an early age. “When I was 17, my grandmother got me a gift pack with all these different colored lipsticks, and one of them was burgundy,” she tells the mag. “I tried it on and looked in the rear-view mirror and said, ‘That looks good.’ I’ve worn it ever since.”

Being married to a rock star is an added incentive; she often dresses to impress hubby Gavin Rossdale. “It was like my own runway. I thought, ‘You are being such an idiot!'” she admits of trying on five outfits before leaving the house for a date. Apparently, Rossdale is a hard act to follow: “He looks good in everything.”

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Rachel Zoe and Skyler: Made in the Shade

Jul/04/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Rachel Zoe Baby PictureMilton Ventura/Broadimage; WENN

When we saw Rachel Zoe’s son Skyler in baby-sized sunglasses, we literally went bananas. So sweet, and so chic! But seeing Zoe herself in similar frames? Too much! The celebrity stylist, who returns to Bravo next month on season four of The Rachel Zoe Project, recently protected her little guy from the sun in circular shades similar to hers. We knew he was going to grow up as a stylish kid — he already rides in a Missoni Bugaboo stroller — but who knew he’d be so fashionable at just 3 months? Let’s just say, we die.

Milly Debuts New Collection for Girls

Feb/01/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Mommy fans of Milly‘s chic and feminine fashions have more reason to celebrate. The company has launched a line — Milly Minis — for little girls! Designer (and mom!), Michelle Smith, decided to create a pint-size collection full of adorable dresses and coats using the same luxe fabrics from her women’s ready-to-wear collection. Read more in our Moms & Babies section.

Jennifer Lopez: Why I Had the Twins Pose for Gucci

Jan/20/2011 at 12:30 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez has gotten twins Emme and Max started early in modeling—but all for a good cause. The actress-singer recently posed with her tots, who will be 3 next month, in ads introducing Gucci’s new kids’ collection because there was a strong charity connection, not because Emme and Max were clamoring for the gig. “They’re like, ‘Mom, hello! Hair and makeup!’ ” Lopez, 41, jokes in an interview that aired Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “No. Actually, Frida Giannini from Gucci said she was going to launch the Gucci’s kids line, and they were going to do it in conjunction with UNICEF, and would we do it?” Read more in our Moms & Babies section.

Kate Spade Launches Diaper Bag Collection

Jan/06/2011 at 04:00 PM ET

Since making their debut in 1993, women from New York to Wisconsin have swooned over Kate Spade‘s simple yet chic handbags. And rightly so — the designs are practical and stylish. Now, the brand has created a line of baby bags in the same vein and we couldn’t be happier. Check them out in our Moms & Babies section.

Katie Holmes Gets (and Takes!) Fashion Advice from Daughter Suri

Jan/05/2011 at 06:20 PM ET

Katie Holmes Gets (and Takes!) Fashion Advice from Daughter Suri Courtesy Elle

At age 4, Suri Cruise is already a seasoned fashionista. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s daughter has been spotted in everything from Burberry dresses to silver pumps. And it turns out that she’s not only picking out her own clothes, but she’s not afraid to give her famous parents style pointers. “She’ll really tell me [what she thinks],” Holmes told ELLE.”“Like today I’m wearing brown suede pants, and she said, ‘I don’t like your pants.’ But then she’ll say, ‘You’ve got to wear these shoes.’ Or ‘That’s so pretty, Mom. Wear that.’ She’s got a great eye.” The actress, who co-designs her own clothing line, Holmes & Yang, has obviously passed on her flare for fashion to Suri and the two are often spotted shopping together. “The other day we came out of a store, and she said, ‘I want to go there,’ pointing at another store quite a distance away,” Holmes notes. “In that store was the dress that she wanted. I said, ‘Wow, Suri. You’re something. You picked that out from a football field away.'” To read more from Katie’s cover interview, go to — Alla Byrne



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