Yesterday, six-year-old pageant girl and Toddlers & Tiaras star Eden Wood led a group of 11 girls on the catwalk, modelling a collection of clothes and boots the little girl had designed for U.S. fashion label Cicciabella.
Loving the limelight: Posing in outlandish clothes is second nature for Eden Wood, who has been competing in pageants since she was a toddler; right, her Cowgirl Riders boot range for CicciaBella has proved popular
Cowgirl: Eden wears a pair of the leopard print boots she designed
As far as the fashion went, if you're not keen on sugar pink or ruffles, or cowboy boots, then this show was most certainly not for you.
The girls, their faces painted with gaudy showgirl make up, strutted their stuff in frothy creations, their little feet clad in colourful boots from the range, or patent Mary Janes.
One audience member who witnessed the 'mini cowgirls' prancing on the catwalk marvelled on the Cicciabella website at Eden Wood's maturity.
Showgirl: The six-year-old took to the catwalk yesterday for a mini-me fashion show where she and 11 other miniature models strutted the runway wearing Eden's Cowgirl Riders collection for CicciaBella
Young talent: Eden's designs proved so popular for the fashion brand that they invited her back for another season
Eden, from Taylor, Arkansas, found fame on hit U.S. reality show Toddlers & Tiaras at an early age, but announced her retirement from pageants in July of last year, saying she wanted to focus on 'other projects.'
According to her mother Micki that means embarking on a journey that she hopes could end in stardom.
'I think she’s following in the footsteps of some pretty big people who have done pageants, like Oprah Winfrey.' (Oprah was voted Miss Black Tennessee when she was 18 years old).
A little model wears one of Eden Wood's frothy pink creations, while right, a young model with lace and bows in her hair wears a voluminous frock made of contrasting layers of pink lace
Too grown up? The garish designs featured bright colours, of lace and crystal embellishment
Catwalk queens: The flashbulbs pop as a young model parades her pink tutu on the runway
Despite her daughter's busy workload though, Micki claims to have her priorities in order, telling ABC news that Eden’s happiness comes first, saying: 'As long as she enjoys what we’re doing, Mama’s going to keep doing it. If it leads to the Miley Cyrus status or Selena Gomez, so be it. If it doesn’t, that’s fine, too.'
Micki says she goes easy on the girl, saying that pushing her daughter too hard will 'destroy' her child, although there's no doubt Micki has high hopes for the little girl.
'Why not see if we can’t have a Hollywood contract, a reality show, a spot on a Disney program. It’s the American dream. It’s her destiny.'
Over-the-top: The dresses designed by Eden veered into fancy dress territory
Fancy dress: The little girls modelled party frocks that would be perfect for the kind of pageants that Eden Wood used to enter
Fun: The young models looked to be having a whale of a time as they bounded up and down the catwalk