She's got a new Peter Pan 'do and doesn't like to dress up like a girly-girl. Does Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's daughter secretly want to be a boy?
- Mark Marino, BettyConfidential.comFrench women have always been admired for their fashion savvy, but on February 21, it was a tiny American in Paris who made headlines for her bold new look. Three-year-old Shiloh Jolie-Pitt debuted a sporty cropped 'do as she shopped for clothes at a Bonpoint on the Rue de l'Université in the Left Bank with her dad, Brad Pitt, and big sis, Zahara.
While Shiloh certainly looked adorable with her chopped locks, her cut has been somewhat controversial. Many bloggers mistook the towheaded tot for her 19-month-old brother, Knox, when Brad, 46, and partner Angelina Jolie took her boating in Venice on February 18, and critics have complained that the 'do is a don't for a little girl.
Still, Shiloh has proudly been a tomboy from the very start. In June 2006, the infant wore a blue Kingsley Pots & Pans tee for her very first cover shoot with People magazine. More recently she's been spotted sporting camouflage pants, ties, fedoras, and an array of outfits in gray and black. According to Jolie-Pitt insiders, it's Shiloh - not her famous parents - who determines which duds she'll wear. A Bonpoint eyewitness tells People magazine that while 5-year-old Zahara opted for girlie pieces, "Shiloh only wanted items from the boys' collection."
That certainly comes as no surprise to Papa Pitt. "She only wants to be called John. John or Peter," he told Oprah Winfrey last year. "So it's a Peter Pan thing."
While several celebrity websites have slammed Shiloh for emulating the wardrobe worn by her dad and her big brothers Maddox, 8, and Pax, 6, the truth is that she may simply be following in her gorgeous mom's footsteps. "I wanted to be Indiana Jones when I was growing up," Angie, 34, admits. "I was a real tomboy."
And look at how nicely she turned out!
Here are some of Shiloh's best tomboy fashion moments:
Oh, boy! Days-old infant Shiloh makes her much anticipated photo debut in June 2006 wearing blue pants and a rockin' tee from Kingsley, a label that later became a fave of big bro Maddox.
Shopping in France in October 2009, Zahara steals her mom's style in a mini lavender Gerard Darel dress (Angelina is a big fan of the designer), while Shiloh channels dad Brad in a funky fedora and tie.Read From Shiloh to Suri: Why Do We Dress Our Kids the Way We Do?
Is Zahara giving her opinion of Shiloh's sword-and-camo pants ensembles? The sisters opted for completely different attire during an excursion to a Toys R Us in France last September.
Such a picky girl! Unlike her heels-loving fellow Hollywood princess Suri Cruise, Shiloh prefers casual kicks and wore sneakers to a February 2009 performance of Broadway's The Little Mermaid.
Wearing a gray peacoat, skinny jeans, and black sneakers, the blonde babe was the spitting image of her dad's Fight Club co-star Jared Leto when she hit the streets of Manhattan last February.
She may look like a living doll, but you won't catch Shiloh playing with Barbies! Visiting a Washington, D.C., toy shop with her pop last March, the hoodie-clad tot picked up a puffy blue hippo.
Tell us: What do you think of Shiloh's tomboy style?
Mark Marino is a New York City-based writer who has contributed to OK! magazine, In Touch Weekly, Stylelist.com and the websites for The View and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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