Legend has it that the legendary Kate Moss was discovered (by the late photographer Corinne Day) in JFK airport at the tender age of 14 years. Now Kate’s very own half-sister, Lottie Moss, has also been plucked from obscurity after popping up in photographs as one of the bridesmaids at Kate’s July wedding to Jamie Hince, and 13-year-old Lottie is ready for her proverbial closeup. How does she fare?
Lottie has posed for her first modelling shoot (test shots, actually) with photographer Andrea Carter-Bowman, which was arranged by Storm Model Management (the same agency that’s represented Kate for decades). So the hot button question here is this — is Lottie too young for this sort of thing? That’s a tricky question to answer, for this shoot certainly isn’t as offensive as, say, Kendall Jenner modelling bikinis at age 15. Mostly, Lottie is covered up in these outfits although she certainly looks a lot older than her age would reveal:
Overall though, I feel surprisingly “meh” about Lottie Moss, which is strange because I’m such a huge fan of Kate. While there is a notable family resemblance (those doe eyes and some bone structure), Lottie doesn’t really jump out visually as a face to remember. Give her a few years, perhaps, and that might change. Actually, waiting a few years would be a wise thing all around, and I hope that Storm and Lottie’s parents encourage the girl to grow up a bit more before entering the industry.
Photos courtesy of Fashionising