One of our favorite parts of Milly designer Michelle Smith's shows, besides the clothes of course, is when her adorable five-year-old daughter, Sophia Oshrin, joins her on the runway for the finale. It happened last season and melted our jaded fashion hearts. This past year, Sophia became an even bigger presence in her mom's fashion biz as she's the fit model for Milly's year-old insanely cute children's line.
In anticipation of Sophia's scene stealing runway appearance at today's Milly show, we asked Smith to interview her daughter about helping her mom prep for the show, her runway walk, and her design skills. Brace yourself, it's the cutest thing ever.
Michelle Smith : What is your favorite thing about Mommy getting ready for a big fashion show? Sophia Oshrin: Um, I like it because I get to go to there, and sometimes you bring me to work and I get to help you when it’s close to the fashion show. That why I like it. MS: Are you excited to come out and take a bow with me this year? SO: I really am! And do you know what? I’ll be in the front row and I won’t walk, I’ll run!
MS: You’ll run and jump into my arms? SO: Yes! And after do you know what I’ll do? I’ll walk out on the runway and look at everyone and then go back. MS: What do you want to wear to the fashion show? SO: I would like to wear um, the little like pink dress with the little feathers on it. It’s not the one with the black bow on the back, its not. It’s the one that I weared to the Nutcracker. MS: The Milly Minis one with the ruffles? MS: Yup. MS: With the black belt? So: Yes! MS: That’s a great dress. MS: If you could have any Disney princess come to my show—who would it be? SO: Um, I have two favorites, and I really want them to come. I mean three favorites. I have Cinderella, the little tiny Mermaid, and Sleeping Beauty. MS: They’re my favorites too! MS: What do you want to do after the show is all over? SO: I would like to maybe get ice cream or…. and eat some lunch. MS: That’s a great idea. Where should we go? So: I think maybe Via Q if they’re open, OR we can go to um, the fancy place. MS: Which one? SO: The one with the cucumbers and the corn which we ate at, and they have octopuses there.
MS: Do you like to make clothes, Sophia? SO: Um, yes, and do you know what? You know who else’s fashion show I’d like to go to? The Fresh Beat Band. MS: OOH do they have a Fashion show? SO: Sometimes on tv I see them do a fashion show. Sometimes. MS: That would be a great fashion show to go to. MS: Do you like to sketch clothes? SO: I of course do. But the thing is--Mommy makes better clothes than me, BUT I think I make as good clothes as Mommy. MS: I think you do, too. I think you make the best clothes in the whole wide world. MS: Thank you Sophia. Thank you for the interview. SO: You’re welcome.
Click through for more photos of Sophia playing dress up in Milly fall 2012.