Meet the 6-Year-Old Instagram Fashionista Who’s Becoming a Style Icon in Tokyo

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Having a flair for fashion is a gift, and it’s one that a Japanese girl named Coco has cultivated early. At just six years old, she’s a bona-fide Instagram star, dazzling people from around the world with her bold and trendy kids fashion. Coco isn’t afraid to mix patterns or wear bright colors, and she does it all with an effortlessly cool attitude. She’s even able to make questionable outfit choices—like wearing white socks with sandals—work for her.

Coco first learned about fashion from her parents. They run a vintage clothing store in Harajuku, a Tokyo neighborhood known for its eccentric style. It’s the second iteration of their shop; the family business started in Fukushima, but after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, they were forced to relocate. Coco was just a baby when she moved to Harajuku, and she’s used to wild fashions she sees there—to her, they're normal.

When it comes to running her Instagram, Coco has a mind of her own. She chooses what goes online and is genuinely interested in growing her following through great poses and amazing ensembles. But, this is just one facet of Coco’s life; “None of the kids [at school] dress the way I do,” she says in a video. “We don't really want to make her go into fashion or that industry,” Coco's mom further explains, and she compares the endeavor to an “after school program.” The little girl pursues her style simply because she loves doing so.

Known simply as Coco, the six-year-old Instagram star is changing the face of high fashion photography.

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With her impeccable and eclectic style, she shows that adults should take cues from kids fashion.

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Living in Harajuku, Tokyo, her parents own a vintage clothing shop. It's how Coco has cultivated her wardrobe.

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But despite having this sartorial boost, Coco's outfits are all her own.

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All images via Coco.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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