Following in her sister's footsteps

ANNIE STEVENS
Last updated 05:00 14/01/2014
lottie moss
STORM MODELS

FRESH FACE: Images from Lottie Moss' lookbook.

lottie moss
Getty Images
HER BIG SIS: Kate Moss, only one of the world's most famous model. In fact, probably THE most famous.

Related Links

Kate Moss 'doesn't take a good snap' Kate Moss' top 10 magazine covers

Relevant offers

Fashion

Sorry, but Melania Trump's travel outfits were tedious Best & worst dressed celebrities of the week Melania Trump covered her head one day and not the next On her first official trip, Melania Trump is dressed for control and containment Best & worst dressed: The Bachelor NZ season three How to stay warm but chic at work Naomie Harris barefoot in Cannes is all of us after a big night out Wedding dress designers brace for 'Pippa Middleton effect' Duchess of Cambridge a vision in pink at wedding of the year: get the look Pippa's wedding: Get the details on her stunning dress by Giles Deacon

Everybody is excited that Kate Moss' half-sister Lottie was signed to Stom Model Management on her sweet sixteenth birthday - especially considering this was the agency that discovered Kate when she was a scrappy 14 year-old in JFK airport.

Lottie Moss was first noticed when she was a fresh faced, proper English Rose bridesmaid at big sister Kate's 2011 wedding to Jamie Hince. The model scouts were sniffing, but Lottie's mother told the UK paper the Evening Standard, "She's too young [to model professionally]. When she is old enough it will be her decision." 

The time is now, it seems, with Lottie tweeting some of her portfolio with the caption 'wot you sayin'.

What people are saying is that Lottie is an awful lot like her extremely famous big sister, arguably the world's most successful model, and one not afraid of sexy photoshoots.

Lottie is tiny, model wise, just 5'5" in height, Kate is also considered small at 5'8, and Lottie has the same high cheek bones and cool Brittania vibe. But when do the comparisons between the two move into faintly unsettling territory? 

For Hayley Hoover at The Gloss, it's when the comparisons of Lottie and Kate become less like sisters, and more like Oh Lottie is a mini version of Kate. As Hoover writes,

"The general response to Lottie's emergence as a model has been a lot less of "look at this pretty, talented teenager" and a lot more of "look at this tiny, innocent version of Kate that we can stare at."

Hoover points to the Daily Mail juxtaposing photos of Lottie with photos of a topless Kate Moss as evidence of creepy undertones to reporting on Lottie's debut. Remember, Lottie is 16, and also she is not a mini-version of her sister. She's actually her own person, surprising I know. 

The comparisons are inevitable of course. But they make it difficult for Lottie to forge her own path, when everybody has already coloured in the lines for her. 

Being Kate Moss' little sister is already a large enough shadow to emerge from without the media projecting their thoughts and feelings about Kate Moss onto her 16 year-old sibling. 

It sounds like Lottie has entered the modelling world with her eyes wide open, but here's to hoping that the rest of world is going to follow suit. 

- For more snaps of Lottie, head to her Storm Models page. 

Ad Feedback

- Daily Life

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was your best dressed of the week?

Heidi Klum

Pia Miller

Hannah Tointon

Taylor Schilling

Tia Mowry

Charlotte Le Bon

The meh - Megan Fox

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content