The Tiny Grown-Up Lady Children of Vogue Paris

by Liz Colville

Oh dear, the littlest ones of all, or close enough, have been subjected to Lauren Bacall-like come-hither expressions, complete with pouty mouths, sexy I-want-to-give-you-a-love-bite-though-I-be-only-eight-years-old teeth and downcast eyelashes for a spread called “Cadeaux” (you know, “presents,” “gifts”) in the December/January 2011 issue of Vogue Paris. “How young is too young for makeup?” is one question the editorial asks, before telling you the answer pictorially: “Oh, five, or thereabouts.”

Adding insult to injury, the children are also forced to wear very highlighter-looking highlighters. Fra-ance!

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