Rainbow Aurora Rotella
Age: 20 months
When Las Vegas’ most famous showgirl (Holly Madison of Girls Next Door fame) collided with the Electric Daisy Carnival king (Pasquale Rotella, founder of Insomniac), a rainbow was born —literally. The colorfully named Rainbow Aurora is a burgeoning fashion risk-taker who possesses a kaleidoscopic style. Here, young Rainbow provides insight into her boho POV, with a little help from her glamorous momma.
What’s your favorite ensemble? I love my navy-blue shirt with a cat on it. It’s a great conversation starter. I can just go up to someone, point to my shirt and tell them what a cat says. It’s great!
What are your top three fashion essentials? Definitely a fun hat—those are attention getters. I love sunglasses, too; people seem to think it’s funny when I wear them. My favorite accessory, however, is a handbag. Even if it’s just a small paper gift bag I find lying around the house—my mom is a bit of a slob—I’ll throw it over my shoulder and walk around the house like a lady.
Many toddlers find themselves in fashion limbo— at the mercy of their parents or nanny. What’s your advice for those with less stylish caretakers? Smear pasta sauce all over the clothes you don’t like. No one will be able to get the stains out, and they will be forced to find you something else to wear—something you like!
What pieces make up your core wardrobe? Organic bamboo leggings are essential. They are so comfortable and make diaper changes easy. I also stock up on flowing hippie dresses—I’m a free spirit, and I love the natural look. My favorite type of shoes are sparkly Toms. Papa bought me a gold pair a few months ago, and they were the first shoes I took a liking to. I have them in a few different colors now.
Is there an item your mom or dad wishes you’d never grow out of? My mom had a pink Liberace costume made for me when I was less than three months old, complete with a flowing marabou-trimmed cape. She really liked that one. I know she put it in storage for the next victim … er, I mean, baby.
What advice would you give aspiring fashionistas? Be yourself. When people are slaves to trends, things can get boring.
How do you see your personal fashion journey evolving? I think it will be an adventure. I am artistic and would love to create some fashions of my own. Perhaps I will learn how to tie-dye.
Finish this sentence: “I can’t wait to grow up so that I can borrow …” My mom’s sparkly Louboutins.
Being the best-dressed guy in the room is nothing new to Miles. Combining a rakish, rough-and-tumble sensibility with an effortless élan that defies his years, Miles raises the bar when he climbs up to the monkey bars. In the interest of sartorially challenged gents, he and mom Brittany, who is the resource development director for Communities in Schools of Nevada, share the skinny on the importance of having sock game and why eating the wrong breakfast can signal fashion disaster.
How can a guy look stylish yet still get down and dirty on the playground? It’s really all about how you carry the outfit. If you wear your style with confidence, you can use getting dirty to your advantage. Have a wardrobe that wears well both clean and dirty, and when you do get dirty, use that to play up your more rugged side.
Do you select your own gear, or do you have a personal shopper? I learned early how to use what I’ve got, so I enlisted my dad [Parker McCoy, underwriting account executive for Nevada Public Radio] as my personal shopper. I have him on retainer to ensure I always have the look I want, when I need it. There’s nothing worse than showing up to a birthday party underdressed or out of season.
How do you decide what to wear each day? I try to plan the night before, but like my mom, I’m a mood dresser. Mornings can be difficult; if I don’t have my waffles, my entire outfit can be thrown off. That’s why my sister makes sure I have my breakfast in the morning so my look is on point for the playground.
What’s in your pockets right now? I happen to have a Lamborghini and a Jeep in my pocket. I have an extensive collection of Hot Wheels at home. I always bring at least one of my cars with me when I’m out. I find cars are a great conversation starter, especially in the gym play room.
What fashion rule is made to be broken? Matching socks. My mom always tells me it’s important to be an individual and to think outside the box. I’m not afraid to wear a green sock with an orange sock; in fact I welcome the opportunity.
Some guys your age tend to spill a lot. Do you have any tips on fabrics or patterns to wear to offset accidents? Wearing plaid really helps hide the spills. Milk, applesauce, ketchup—whatever lands on my shirt can all be hidden with a great plaid pattern.
Are there any other accessories (sunglasses, watch, temporary tattoos) you’re sporting this season? In the fall weather, I like a good hat and scarf. I always make sure they complement each other, but don’t match completely. That’s the key to making accessories work for you and not against you. And it leaves the ladies wondering what I’m going to do next.
Finish this sentence: “I can’t wait to grow up so that I can borrow …” My dad’s pocket watch. It’s been in the family for years, and it’s a stylish and classic accessory that not everyone can pull off!
It’s only natural that Ilana Stone would have fierce style embedded in her DNA—mom Judy Stone heads up marketing for posh Las Vegas’ high-end fashion hub Crystals. With trusty sidekick Stinky Bunny playing André Leon Talley to her Anna Wintour—“He was so cuddly that I took him everywhere, and he got stinky. I love bunnies, and he’s the best one”—this sassy gal embodies a style we can’t help but call grammar-school glam. Here, she decodes her signature looks and slings advice in her own words.
Describe your ideal favorite look. A sparkly dress, a sparkly bag with my Stinky Bunny inside, and a headband.
What fashion trend do you wish would just end already? The color brown. Ick, it’s gross.
Is there something that you absolutely refuse to wear? Jeans.
Is there an ensemble you’d wear every single day if you could? Pajamas and my bunny slippers.
Playground must-haves? Puppy pants from Justice with a puppy shirt.
Elsa: Hot or not? Not.
How do you feel about shoes? Love ’em. My favorites are cool shoes that have spikes.
How do you see your personal fashion journey evolving? I see fancier dresses in my future.
Who are your style icons? My friend Rebecca, Cleo and Draculaura from Monster High, and my mom.
Finish this sentence: “I can’t wait to grow up so that I can borrow …” My mom’s dresses.