Daniela PeÃ±a, who goes by @_analabanana on Instagram, has found a fashionable and fun way to teach her 4-year-old daughter, Ana, about powerful and influential women in the world.
The mother and daughter, whoÂ hail from BogotÃ¡, Colombia, team up to recreate famous images of women â€” similar to the way that others, including this Brooklyn family, have used Instagram for stylish teaching moments. As a fashion designer, PeÃ±aÂ developed the idea for the Instagram account when Ana was even younger than 4.
â€œI choose to stay home with Ana to take care of her, and that was a decision I made with my husband. At the beginning, it was a lot of free time because she was napping a lot because she was a baby. Then she grew, and she was enjoying it a lot,â€ PeÃ±a tells Yahoo Style on the evolution of the account. â€œShe was saying, â€˜I want this and I want that!â€™ She really loved posing for the pictures. One day I found a book for kids, and it was telling stories of great women of the world.â€
Ana has dressed up as a number of notable women in history, film, and pop culture â€” many of whomÂ have made great contributionsÂ to society.Â She recently dressed up as the popular superheroine Wonder Woman.
â€œAna got really excited when I told her we were dressing up as a superhero from a movie,â€ PeÃ±a shares on her daughterâ€™s costume.
â€œShe got even more excited when she learned about Wonder Woman â€” a female superhero who was a princess but also a warrior with super strength,â€ PeÃ±a says.
â€œYou can see the fierceness in Anaâ€™s face in the pictures she really got into the heroine character,â€ PeÃ±a shares. â€œShe also learned how she can be like Wonder Woman in her life by believing in her strength and fighting for what she believes!â€
Ana also recently copiedÂ Emma Stoneâ€™s look for her character Mia in La La Land.
PeÃ±a captioned the image, â€œMia (Emma Stone) La La Land â€˜Hereâ€™s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Hereâ€™s to the hearts that ache. Hereâ€™s to the mess we make. She captured feeling, sky with no ceiling, the sunset inside with rain.â€
She also made a miniversion ofÂ Emma Watsonâ€™s look from the Paris premiere ofBeauty and the Beast. The caption notes that the actressâ€™s custom Louis Vuitton dress was created from used plastic bottles.
PeÃ±a â€œlovesâ€ Watson because sheâ€™s â€œa role model that I want for my kid who teaches girls that they can be intelligent, and that beauty is not only what you can see with your eyes but something thatâ€™s in your soul.â€
The dress that PeÃ±a created for her daughter looks veryÂ similar to Watsonâ€™sÂ Louis VuittonÂ frock, designed by the creative director of the house,Â Nicolas GhesquiÃ¨re. PeÃ±aâ€™s creation appeared to impressÂ GhesquiÃ¨re, as he liked the three posts she shared of her daughter wearing the homemade piece.
Watsonâ€™s stylist,Â Rebecca Corbin-Murray, also appeared to love the re-creation. Sheposted the imageÂ with the caption, â€œMajor fashionista in the making!! Never too young to love fashion â€” and never too young to care about where your clothes come from and who made them!â€
In the past, Ana has channeled others who have made an impact in the fashion industry. In early February, the 4-year-old sportedÂ a blond wig, black sunglasses, and a sleek black coat with white sandals to mirror Anna Wintour, theÂ editor in chief ofVogue.
She dressed up as another Vogue iconÂ â€” the magazineâ€™s creative director at large and renowned stylist,Â GraceÂ Coddington â€” a month before.
For this costume, she slipped on a rather large red wig â€” similar to Coddingtonâ€™s signature untamed mane â€” and a black jacket.
Another fashion figure Ana has emulated? Jackie Kennedy. In December 2016, Ana wore a red coat, with a matching hat and white gloves, that mirroredÂ the Oleg Cassini suit that Kennedy wore in 1961.
She even posed as Coco Chanel!Â â€œGabrielle Bonheur â€˜Cocoâ€™ Chanel was a very talented and creative French fashion designer and businesswoman,â€ PeÃ±a wrote in the lengthy caption of the image.
â€œIn 1917, she was so inspired by the sailorsâ€™ uniform that she incorporated the stripes into her nautical collection,â€ she continued. â€œThe casual design helped break away from the heavily corseted fashion of the time, changing the world of fashion forever.Â There is a special set of books: â€˜little people big dreamsâ€™ biography books for children about inspiring women. A major inspiration for this project.â€
Another influentialÂ figure Ana is inspired by? Rosa Parks. She created Parksâ€™ famous booking photo from her February 1956 arrest, with her hair pulled up in braids and wearing oversize glasses.
â€œThis wonderful woman is Rosa Parks she was a very influential leader and I admire that she continued to fight for a better life for future generations until the day she passed,â€ the caption reads.Â
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was the subject of another hit re-creation on Instagram.
â€œI told Ana the story of Frida, and she loved the story because when Frida was a little girl, she was very different from the other girls. That made her feel so special,â€ PeÃ±a explains to Yahoo Style. â€œWhen I told Ana the story, she loved it and told me she wanted to dress like Frida. So I did it.â€
PeÃ±a teaches her daughter about each of the peopleÂ she dresses up as. â€œI tried to choose people that were really inspiring â€” the stories of really empowering women,â€ PeÃ±a says. â€œThatâ€™s what I want for my kid. I started to think of course we love Disney princesses, but I donâ€™t want her to think that the only role model she can have is to be a princess.â€ She continues, â€œI want her to think that she can be more like Princess Leia â€” she can be against the empire and fight with the rebels, things like that.â€
PeÃ±a continued, â€œSheâ€™s always asking to dress like Princess Leia because weâ€™ve seen the movie three times. She loves Star Wars.â€
Anaâ€™s favorite character so far? Rey, the great fictional female leadÂ from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Considering that PeÃ±a loves strong female characters, Mayim Bialik, an accomplished actress and neuroscientist, was another fitting costume choice. Ana dressed up as Bialikâ€™sÂ character, Amy Farrah Fowler, from The Big Bang Theory.
â€œWe live in a world where girls can assume a number of roles, so here is a person that truly embodies brains and beauty.Â @missmayim is a mom, neuroscientist, actress and role model,â€ PeÃ±a wrote in the caption.Â
Other re-creations have included iconic female characters in history, like Dorothy fromThe Wizard of Oz.
The duo really enjoys the process. â€œWe also do costumes just for fun. She loves Toy Story and all the Pixar movies,â€ says PeÃ±a.
PeÃ±a and Ana are excited about creating future costumes together.