Why are we listening to kids for fashion advice?

14-year-old style blogger Tavi Gevinson is considered a style icon. She is launching a teen magazine with Sassy founder Jane Pratt. Photo via Getty Images14-year-old style blogger Tavi Gevinson is considered a style icon. She is launching a …Surely there are more stylish teens and tweens out there than ever before. With infinite fashion blogs, online shopping, increased fast-fashion stores, and affordable digital cameras, young ladies have more access to discovering and playing with their own sense of style than in past decades. But recently, the fashion industry has taken notice. 14-year-old style blogger Tavi Gevinson was invited to attend Fashion Week (she sat front row at coveted shows like Marc Jacobs and Chanel) and is frequently gifted designer garments. Yes, she's just started her freshman year of high school, but it was confirmed this week that she's starting a teen magazine with the founding editor of both Sassy and Jane, Jane Pratt. A teen magazine helmed by an actual teen? This is like when Tom Hanks is morphed from child to adult in "Big" and works for a toy company! It's kind of an interesting concept, but how will it actually work?

Other stylish kids have also come to the forefront of the fashion world. 10-year-old singer/actress Willow Smith has been dubbed a fashion icon, while four-year-old Suri Cruise has appeared on best-dressed lists. You may not be familiar with 11-year-old designer Cecilia Cassini yet, but her clothing line is available at high-end L.A. shopping destination Fred Segal. She also may be the most precocious kid we've ever seen, even if she didn't have the affected Valley girl accent. Check out Cassini's interview below where she claims she "took, like, three sewing classes, but then I really didn't like my teacher [because] she was, like, rude. Like, she told me that some fabrics didn't match when I thought that they did." Seriously, watch this video. It makes our heads spin.



What is it about stylish kids that appeals to famous designers and fashionistas? Is it their innate ability to know what's hip and cool? Call us crazy, but we like the comfort of knowing our garments and fashion news are coming from credible, experienced adults, who actually know what works on the mature female form, rather than a teen going through an awkward phase.