August 17th, 2010
09:39 AM ET
Cupcake-loving Suri Cruise is one tough little cookie.
According to mom Katie Holmes, the 4-year-old fashionista not only picks out and styles her own clothes, but she also tells Holmes what to wear.
In the fall fashion issue of New York magazine, Holmes revealed that growing up in a family of five, she often wore hand-me-downs but refashioned them to make them fresh. “Suri and I do that now with her clothes. Or rather, she does it,” explained the 31-year-old actress. “She says, ‘I want this sleeve cut,’ and it’s like, ‘Okay, we’ll cut it.’”
Holmes, who created the Holmes & Yang clothing line, added that her little girl has been picking out her own wardrobe since she was just over a year old, and the star continues to foster that independence by having her home-schooled.
“She has a teacher who is with her every day. We like the one-on-one education,” said Mrs. Tom Cruise. “I’m happy that my daughter is strong-willed and determined. You really have to go with what the child is wanting."
And she means that literally. Holmes said, “Tom and I went to the Met ball a couple of years ago, and I had this beautiful red gown and these royal-blue shoes that I wasn’t planning on wearing, but Suri made me put them on, and so I was like, ‘Okay, I trust you.’”
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