When you're the 6-year-old heir to the Beyoncé and Jay-Z empire, you obviously have to look the part, which is why Blue Ivy Carter has her own shopper and personal stylist on the payroll.
Manuel A. Mendez has been posting pictures with styling credits on Instagram for a while now, but Women's Wear Daily officially confirmed on Thursday that he is the man responsible for Blue's most iconic looks, including her Valery Kovalska white suit from this year's Grammy Awards and the dress she wore to the Wearable Art Gala (where she bid on a $19,000 piece of art, as one does).
He also created this look for her appearance in Jay'Z's "Family Feud" video of his 4:44 album.
WWD reported that Mendez works at Parkwood Entertainment, which is the management company Beyoncé founded, and he's also worked as her personal assistant, but now he's styling and shopping for Blue Ivy, which sounds like the job of everyone's dreams.
So, there are a few important questions that need to be asked here. How does one even get this job? Like, do you apply? Do you have to prove your own agility while shopping on Rodeo Drive? Are there interviews with Blue? Do you have to create mood boards to convey the type of 6-year-old aesthetic you're going for?
Also, how do you get a 6-year-old to wear such nice clothes? I'm pretty sure when I was that age I couldn't wear anything without spilling bright red fruit punch on it, so it seems risky AF to put a kid in a white suit for the GRAMMY'S. Just saying.
Considering Bey and Jay's commitment to privacy, these answers probably aren't coming anytime soon, but a girl can dream. Looking forward to reading Mendez's tell-all book in the year 2030.
SOURCE: Cosmopolitan US