Five-Year-Old "Style Icon": Too Cute or Too Soon?

by at . Comments

Like many aspiring fashion gurus, Alonso Mateo has an online fan base of thousands of people who eagerly await daily photos of his stylish outfits.

Alonso Mateo is five years old, however.

5-Year-Old Fashion Star

With 11,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 11,900 on his Facebook page, Alonso treats them to selfies of his chic, tailored and pricey outfits.

He produces many of his own photos with an iPad, and often shops for new clothes with his mother. He also has his own walk-in closet at home.

Ugo Mozie, a stylist who has worked with Chris Brown and Beyonce, called him a "style icon," despite his young age and lack of celebrity pedigree.

Not everyone is a fan, though. His parents, who live with him in Laguna Beach, Calif., say they've received harsh criticism for posting the photos.

  • Kid Fashion Star
  • Five-Year-Old Fashion Star

Alonso’s mother, Luisa Fernanda Espinosa, is a freelance stylist who is able to dress her son in the latest Gucci, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and more.

She has 133,000 followers on her own Instagram account.

While the youngster has many fans, others have mocked his appearance and plenty of detractors claim he is growing up to be shallow and self-obsessed.

"He looks absurd," wrote one commenter, who apparently isn't pleased with his summer 2013 wardrobe. "This not cute, sweet or delightful. It's dumb."

Some, however, are more concerned for his development. "Poor child, the ego of Instagram, Twitter, etc. got to his head at that tender age," wrote another.

What do you think of this five-year-old style "icon"?

 

Tags: , ,
Like Us On Facebook

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Father-twerks-with-daughter

Father Returns Home from Work, Twerks with Daughter

This father is awesome! Watch him return from work and dance with his daughter.
Robyn-lawley-bikini-photo

Robyn Lawley Still Considered Plus-Size, Internet Throws Collective Fit Over Bikini Photo

Robyn Lawley, the 25-year-old brunette beauty and "plus-size" model, is again stirring debate over what it means to be considered plus-sized.
Britney-spears-lingerie

Britney Spears Lingerie Photo Teases New Intimate Apparel Line, Men Everywhere

Britney Spears in lingerie is a beautiful thing. Soon we hope there will be many more advertisements like this one.
Dog-naps-with-baby

11 Dog and Baby Pairings Guaranteed to Make You Melt: So AWWWW-dorable!

These dogs and these babies are getting along very well in these photos and videos. Talk about being awww-dorable!

Avatar

um. no. this is todlers and tiarias, just toddlers and gucci. lol, no. no. he will grow up a spoiled freaking brat. he'll be the justin beiber mini.

Avatar

This little kiddo has style!I can easily see him in magazine ads!He Is Charming!