Pretty chuffed with your 300 Instagram followers? India Blanshard has over 16,000 — and she’s only 3 years old.
India, who lives with her parents Sam Blanshard and Kimberley Cooke in West Kirby, Merseyside, is the star of an Instagram page set up by her mum, lifeofkimandindia.
The tot caught the attention of the national press after the Liverpool Echo ran a story on her social media success and now little India has kids’ fashion labels keen for her to model their designs and over 16,000 Instagram followers checking out her daily outfits.
Which never disappoint by the way. India may only be 3 years old but she knows how to put an outfit together that wouldn’t look out of place in the pages of a high-fashion magazine.
Kim, 24, told SheKnows that India decides what she wears “most of the time” although sometimes she has to be persuaded into something else if her first choice isn’t weather appropriate.
“If she feels an outfit is ‘boys’ clothes’ she won’t wear it,” said Kim of her headstrong daughter. “And if she has an outfit in mind she will refuse all other suggestions.”
Despite her quirky personal style, India isn’t really different to most other 3-year-old girls. “She loves any Disney princess, her Frozen wellies and her pink tutu, and anything that’s pink and sparkles,” said Kim.
And, like all true fashion icons, her style is constantly evolving: “Whatever mood she’s in that day, she dresses for it,” said Kim, who counts Zara, H&M and Doc Martens among India’s favourite high street brands and relies on Instagram shops like BowsandBespoke, Dollymix_Boutique and LittleCherubsBoutique to create her signature looks.
Love India’s look? Here are seven of her top style tips:
1. You can never go wrong with brogues
2. When it comes to head gear, the bigger the better
3. A cape and a floppy hat are must-haves for autumn
4. Retro tees and scarves are perfect for casual days
5. Hot pink footwear livens up any outfit
6. A tutu is suitable for any occasion
7. Accessories are everything