Tina Knowles shared some inside info on her grandchildren, whose parents are entertainment power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The Carters have three children, 10-year-old Blue Ivy and 5-year-old twins, Rumi and Sir. According to Knowles, despite her age, Rumi is already a little fashion icon in the making.
“Rumi loves fashion. She picks out her own clothes,” Knowles told Oprah Daily in a new interview. “We recently went to Disneyland, and she put on her Mickey Mouse shorts. Then she wanted to put on a sparkly printed top which had the same colors. It actually looked really cute.”
Apparently Blue Ivy wasn’t on board with Rumi’s ensemble.
“Blue was like, ‘My mom would be mad because she’s doing too much,’” Knowles said. “And Rumi said, ‘This is my style.’ She’s 5. I was impressed.”
Having a flair for the dramatic in fashion is a family trait, apparently. Knowles compared Rumi’s sense of style to her other daughter, Solange, who also went big when she started dressing herself.
“She wore outrageous stuff, but she has an amazing sense of style,” Knowles said. “So you let them do their own thing. You can’t say, ‘No, this doesn’t go with this or that.’”
Blue, Rumi, and her twin brother, Sir, often model for Beyoncé’s Adidas x Ivy Park campaigns, so they are already learning their stuff.
Knowles says they even get asked to consult on fits for kids.
“They have definite determination about what they like and what they don’t like,” Knowles explained. “When Beyoncé’s doing the first samples, they get them, and some things they love, and some things you can tell are not their favorite. Kids like things that are comfortable. They don’t want anything that’s scratchy or too tight or high around the neck. So they absolutely give input on the brand. And they wear it — I mean, they are always in Ivy Park.”