Scrolling through Instagram, it’s hard not to see an adorable outfit that we just have to buy our little ones. Whether it’s an adorable pudgy baby dressed in a fun theme or a toddler that looks like a little lady with her fully accessorized, put together ensemble.
Such is the case for 5-year-old style icon Zooey Miyoshi, but you might know her better as @zooeyinthecity. When it comes to Zooey, we have some series wardrobe envy. We’ve been following her fabulous lifestyle (along with her other 47K followers) — from her #OOTDs to family trips to Disneyland. She does all this thanks to her fashionable mom Mai Ann Nguyen-Miyoshi (@maisassygirl) who manages her page. And this duo couldn’t be cuter!
As a mother of two and freelance social media marketing consultant, Mai currently lives with her family in Southern California, but her previous life in Tokyo played a part in Zooey’s initial exposure to fashion.
“I used to be a party blogger in Tokyo, where I met my husband, who happens to be Japanese. [Zooey] was born in Orange County, but I raised her in Tokyo when she was 3 months old until the end of 2013 [when she was 1],” Mai tells Babble. “Zooey has had quite a party life in Tokyo, as she came along with me to events and has met many famous designers and celebrities.”
As Zooey grew older, Mai decided to jump on the Instagram trend and create an account just for her.
“We started an Instagram for Zooey when she was 3 years old to share her outfits just for fun. I wasn’t really into the platform at first. I then saw what the style bloggers were doing with it, so I decided to create one for Zooey,” says Mai. “She has a natural knack for modeling, and loves doing so.”
Although Zooey doesn’t personally manage her own Instagram, Mai works to keep the account in Zooey’s own voice.
So, how would Mai describe her and Zooey’s individual styles?
“I don’t really follow trends and I like to wear what I feel comfortable in. Most of my wardrobe is from Tokyo, and I stock up on A-line dresses when I go back every year,” she says. “Zooey has a pretty simple style too. She often wears simple designed dresses (also A-line), styled with her Dr. Martens or black Converse, and leather jacket.”
It’s safe to say that Zooey is one of the most fashionable kids on the block. That’s why we teamed up with her and her mom to curate the ultimate outfit for our #TinyLittleKidClothes Instagram photo series. With this dynamic mother and daughter duo, we put together a 90’s-themed look that brings back all the nostalgic feels — from a gummy bear romper to denim jacket decked out with fun patches.
Glow in the Dark Star Stickers
Lisa Frank Notebooks
Pen Cup Holder
Mai and Zooey are true mother and daughter #fashiongoals.