Sunday 21 January 2018

Meet the five-year-old mini fashion icon from Dublin with nearly 20,000 Instagram followers

Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Meet mini-style-icon Ella May.

The five-year-old Dubliner has clocked up a massive social media attention with 17,700 followers on Instagram and 1,000 on Facebook due to her on-pointe ensembles.

Proud mum Kelly set up Ella May's Instagram account two years ago and has been blown away by its popularity.

"It's got a great reaction and I think it's a really good way to build positive body image," mum Kelly said.

"She loves pink and we often go shopping together," Kelly said. "She knows what she likes and picks out her outfits every morning and then I might help her pick out a few accessories, like a belt or bow.

"I don't make her wear things she doesn't want to and I don't share personal pictures from birthdays or things like that. It's just nice fashion pictures."

Ella May is unaware of how many followers she has, but occasionally scrolls through the account.

While most of the reaction to Ella May's fashion musings has been positive some people have criticised Kelly's decision to share her daughter's stylish snaps online.

"People can be quite nasty," Kelly said. "But it's just fashion I post and I go through all of Ella May's followers - anyone I think looks suspect I block immediately."

Trendsetter Ella-May has featured in several fashion shoots including one for Mutiny Kids, Ireland's only kids' magazine.

She is not the only "baby blogger" making waves. Poppy Sky is another popular Irish baby blogger.

In the States and UK there are several trendy tots making names for themselves. Coco Rocha's daughter clocked up 22,000 followers on Instagram just five days after she was born.

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