The Straits Times
Friday, Feb 19, 2016
The newest street- style fashion star has been photographed dining at Balthazar and Nobu, shopping at Barneys, vacationing in Marrakesh and the Napa Valley and going to the ballet in London. She favours Chloe, Marc Jacobs and Zara, and seems to have an occasional fondness for the colour pink.
And she is four years old.
Harper Seven Beckham, the youngest child of Victoria and David Beckham, was in the front row at her mother's fashion show on Sunday morning in New York with her dad and brothers, Cruz, 10; Romeo, 13; and Brooklyn, 16.
She was clad in a black bespoke Burberry winter coat picked for her by Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey and a pair of black patent leather loafers by Gucci, her hair styled into two glossy braids.
As British newspaper The Sun put it in its report about the show: "Harper Beckham steals show."
The girl has garnered a multi- million-strong army of admiring fans on Instagram and other social media platforms, thanks to her impeccable outfits.
She has been featured on the websites of British Vogue and Elle UK and is the subject of a full-time blog devoted to chronicling her every look, titled simply, Harper Beckham.
"Goodness, a full-time blog just on her, does she really?" said her mother, interviewed backstage, adding: "It doesn't surprise me. Harper is incredibly chic... and wears some incredibly sweet things. She's a very stylish little thing with her own sense of how she wants to dress. She tends to choose exactly what she wears herself."
There seems to be a booming trend for designer children's wear and when someone like Harper is spotted wearing a branded outfit from, say, Little Marc Jacobs, sales can skyrocket and pieces sell out hours after a photo appears online.
Another apparent factor behind her breakout street-style star status is the quota of items she wears that are affordable for the public, according to the Harper Beckham blog, making copying her looks more accessible for many parents.
Though the Bonpoint and Chloe dresses frequently worn by Harper can range from US$100 (S$140) to US$250, she can often be seen in emerging brands such as Billieblush, Gardner and the Gang, and Courage & Kind, which are more affordable.
But her mother said she doubted all the attention on Harper would deter the tot from continuing to wear her consistently favourite item.
"More than anything," she said, "she loves her football jersey."
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