Helena Alunan, junior style icon

The daughter of one of the country’s fashionable figures is making her own mark early

1:18 am | Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

FOR HER back-to-school look, Helena chooses to wear her denim vest with a matching denim skirt, and a pair of red strappy sandals and the perfect school bag for her accessories.

After today’s generation has discovered that there’s such a thing as style icon, it can’t seem to live without one. Even today’s kids have their own style-icon breed.

Take Elle Kids’ Helena Alunan. The five-year-old is a budding fashionista. It’s in the genes—she’s the only daughter of bag designer and fashion school founder Amina Aranaz-Alunan and businessman Rafa Alunan.

As the only daughter—and the family princess—Helena is exposed to the world of fashion. “I really wanted to start her young, to learn what it is to choose your pieces well and appreciate great designs,” Amina says.

ON CASUAL summer afternoons, Helena sports laidback yet girly outfits, such as a white lace dress and pink Mary Janes.

Given Amina’s training, Helena now has a keen eye for what pieces go together and what outfits look good on her, even at such an early age.

“I love fashion!” Helena says, her eyes shining brightly. “I love pink dresses and sparkly shoes.” On casual summer afternoons, Helena sports laid-back yet girly outfits, such as a white lace dress and pink Mary Janes. For her back-to-school look, Helena chooses to wear a denim vest with matching denim skirt, and a pair of red strappy sandals and the perfect schoolbag for her accessories.

Fashion’s “it” girl? One is never too young to be one.

Elle Kids shoes, apparel and bags are available at all leading department stores nationwide and Elle Kids boutiques: Lucky China Town Mall, Glorietta 1 and Shangri-La Mall. Visit the Elle Kids facebook page www.facebook.com/ELLEkidsPh.

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