Stylist: Willow Smith, 9, Is "Very" Involved With Her "Edgy" Look

Celebrity Style Jul. 28, 2010 AT 1:32PM
Stylist: Willow Smith, 9, Is "Very" Involved With Her "Edgy" Look Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Willow Smith, 9, isn't just Hollywood royalty and a budding actress...she's a fashion icon in the making!

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter has been making her mark recently on red carpets and fashion shoots with out-there hairstyles and wardrobe choices that recall Rihanna and other rule-breaking celebs.

"She is young, edgy, and individual," the little girl's stylist, Rob Zangardi, tells UsMagazine.com.

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Zangardi says he and Mariel Haenn have customized "hundreds of pieces" for Willow and older brother Jaden.

And despite her tender age, Willow is "very" involved in picking out her ensembles, Zangardi says. "We start off the design process sitting down with her and talking about what we wanted to make," he explains, using magazines and other "creative references" for inspiration.

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At the L.A. premiere of Jaden's The Karate Kid, Willow wore a leopard pony hair jacket and a leopard pants ("during the fitting it just kind of came together," the stylist says) -- and toted a pricey Givenchy bag.

But Willow's not into designer labels, Zangardi explains. "It wasn't about the fact that it was a Givenchy bag; it was about the fact that it has gold spikes and star studs on it."

Willow's young age, he says, "allows her to have a little bit more fun and take more risks than an adult could. We just made her a 3-finger ring in diamond and gold."

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Any inspiration from her mother Jada, 38? "She's got her mom's rock and roll sensibilities," he says. "The skulls and some of those pieces that Jada likes--like leather motorcycle jackets."

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