Hands in pockets, a downward glance, tiger print glasses and Ralph Lauren from head to toe. Sounds like a fashion spread in a magazine, right?
Except the model is a toddler from New York City, one of many whose notable outfit and saucy pose has inspired an audience online.
Shoulders-up school portraits, these are not. These kids wear labels and looks usually designated for adults, and they wear them with panache. Some are more notable for the combination of clothes, for the slick lighting and scenery, or the oh-so-adult face they put forward for the camera.
You'd probably call it swagger. When kids have it, they essentially look like petite versions of models in a Hugo Boss ad: A cool air of confidence exuded for camera-wielding parents.
But is that swagger because kids are more fashion savvy? That the proud parents are just taking more photos? Or that fashion these days is more impressed by the sartorial choices of 3-year-olds?
Maybe a little bit of everything.
Julia Samersova, a casting director by trade, runs "Planet Awesome Kid," a blog started in 2009 that catalogs the street fashion sense shown off by Brooklyn's youngest residents, and the attitude that goes along with it. Adler started by taking photos of children she saw around her neighborhood that had something special -- a great haircut, a really unique outfit or really great energy. It's a diverse, artistic community where the parents and kids have a high capacity for fashion, she said.
"We never got a 'no' from a parent, ever," Samersova said. "The kids in Brooklyn dress better than the adults in most of the rest of the country, which is the truth."
But it turns out that the young and stylish are everywhere.
"We were getting emails from people all over the world, from China to Russia to Israel. From everywhere. From Africa." she said. "People were like, 'Oh, you think your kids dress the cutest in New York? Look how cute my kid is in wherever.'"
Planet Awesome Kid is hardly the only place on the Internet devoted to kid swagger: Pinterest and Tumblr have given rise to devotees of kiddie fashion. Some children, like Alonso Mateo, have fan pages devoted to his natural ability to put a high-fashion outfit together.
On Tiffany Beveridge's viral Pinterest board, "My imaginary well-dressed toddler daughter," there's a less serious approach to the trend. It started out innocently enough -- a catalog for the adorable little girls' clothing that came across her Pinterest page -- but her sense of humor quickly got the better of her.
"I began finding all the elaborately dressed and highly styled kids," said the the freelance copywriter from Philadelphia. Her immediate reaction was to add captions about the fantastic life of a fictitious daughter, whom she named Quinoa.
"Quinoa says why walk into a room when you can SHAZAM! into a room?" she wrote under a photo of a solemn blonde child in a black dress and ballet flats, kicking one leg behind her.
"When Quinoa wants volume, she doesn't just tease her hair, she relentlessly bullies it," Beveridge labeled a photo of a wide-eyed child with mile-high red hair.
"It was when Quinoa demanded a miniature deer at her Pre-K portrait session that I truly began to understand her gift," she posted on a quirky photo of a girl with a messy updo, red tights and an ultra-short mushroom print dress, standing over, yes, a miniature deer.
"It was also around that time that quinoa, the grain, had become extremely trendy, which I found hilarious. I mean, come on, a trendy grain? I figured it was only going to be a matter of time before somebody named their kid Quinoa," Beveridge said, "and then I realized that person would be me."
Most of the images come from ad campaigns, but Beveridge has found that fashionably dressed tots have a large geographical footprint.
"I'll get tweets from people all over the world about 'Quinoa sightings' in their area," Beveridge said.
What's less clear is how people feel about it. Some adults really love the looks. Some think it's cute or hilarious. Some find it weird, or even offensive.
"Is this cute and harmless or kind of perverse?" Beveridge said.
Kiddie swagger might be off most parents' radars, said Kevin Everhart, a clinical psychologist and professor in Denver who specializes in child psychology.
Despite any artistry or irony these images present, they can have a much different meaning outside of Brooklyn or the fashion community, Everhart said. He worries about the potential for exploitation in mature styles that are sometimes picked, posed and photographed by adults, but very much featuring children.
"That sense of feeling creeped out is there for a reason," Everhart said.
It's murky territory even for parents collecting, posting, organizing and distributing the images, he said. If parents actually focus on the social cachet of a child's outfit, they could end up objectifying their children.