This 4-Year-Old Is Turning Trash Bags into Treasure One Designer Dress at a Time
This talented little girl's story will make you want to jump in line for one of her trash bag dresses.
Zoe Waago may only be 4, but her future in fashion design is already pretty much in the bag.
Make that in the trash bag.
Because the adorable preschooler—who was diagnosed with alopecia in 2014—is gaining fame on social media for making cool dresses out of—you guessed it—regular old black garbage bags.
According to Today, Zoe scored her impressive design skills by watching DIY videos on YouTube, then surprised her mom one night by presenting her with one of her awesome creations.
"Your sister is starting her own business," Zoe's mom wrote in a text to her 18-year-old son (and Zoe's half brother) Matt Konnick, attaching a picture of Zoe modeling one of her own designs. "Check to see if anyone wants to purchase a garbage bag designer dress for $2."
Konnick then posted a screen shot of the text to Twitter—"Aw my mom texted me this and my sister is only 4. Her name is Zoe, this makes me hella happy," he wrote in the caption—and was surprised to suddenly find himself awash in more than 400 tweets and DMs from people asking how they could place an order.
Pretty amazing! And according to Zoe's proud big brother, the timing couldn't be better. "As she grows older, she's starting to have an idea of her own condition," he explained. "Fashion is a way for her to feel good about herself. She's always been very particular about what she wears. Creating those dresses and wearing them makes her feel pretty."
In other words, she's turning trash into her very own treasure—one $2 creation at a time. And while the gowns may not actually be all that wearable, Konnick said he thinks the reason people want them goes far deeper than that. "They don't really care so much for the specific dress," he explained. "I think they, in general, just want to support her."
This makes us hella happy for this amazing little girl and her beautiful, supportive family, too.