Sofia Agustin is a 10-year-old who dresses up as her favorite bloggers for fun — and doesn’t discriminate when it comes to size, because she’s all about good style. For a recent photoshoot, Agustin copied Glitter and Lazers, and the results are awesome.
“Sofia and I came across Anna O’Brien’s Instagram back in July (wish it was sooner) through the explore page,” Sofia’s mom, Erica, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Sofia has always been interested in fashion, and after looking through @glitterandlazers’ page she was hooked. She was so excited because they had a similar fashion sense, and Sofia loved that Anna wasn’t afraid to be herself.”
O’Brien is a plus-size fashion expert known for her relatable looks with a splash of sparkle. She’s also extremely outspoken and promotes body positivity. What’s not to love? “Anna inspires her because she’s the kind of woman Sofia wants to become,” Erica explains. “Sofia says she wants to be a model so she can inspire others, like Anna, help them express themselves and love themselves.”
Like any aspiring model, Sofia loves having at-home fashion shoots (she’s even created her own fashion Instagram account). “Recently we went shopping and Sofia saw a black and floral top and asked if she could get it. ‘It’s just like @glitterandlazers!’” she said.” Cue the photo session, in which Sofia channeled O’Brien in a black floral crop top, a black skirt, a statement necklace and black booties — a look she once saw Anna wear. She even posed the same way as Anna did in her original post! “I thought it was very sweet and I decided to share it with Anna,” Erica recalls.
And O’Brien loved it. On Instagram she shared a side-by-side shot of her and Sofia twinning, with the caption, “Ok so this made my morning. This is @_zizi_22’s daughter. She told me how much they love to read my feed and sometimes recreate my looks. It’s awesome to see such a young fashion diva being inspired by a body type that’s very different than her own. Inspiration and motivation doesn’t have to come from someone that looks and acts just like you. Seeing and appreciating each other’s differences is what breeds diversity in thoughts, actions and yes- even fashion.”
This isn’t the first time she’s recreated one of Anna’s looks. She even goes for the more complicated shots involving multiple layers, very specific clothing (like Mickey Mouse T-shirts), and props (in one photo Anna posted, she’s chugging a bottle of champagne — Sofia used chocolate milk). She’s mastered Anna’s badass smize and leg positioning. Our favorite involves a flannel shirt, glasses, a laptop, and a lap dog.
Erica shared that Sofia takes her phone to scan O’Brien’s Instagram and then goes to “raid her closet until she can recreate her looks. She’s very pleased that she owns similar clothes to Anna.” She’s even created a list of Anna-inspired clothing items she would like her mom to buy her. “More photo-shoots to come I’m sure!”
To Sofia, it doesn’t matter that she doesn’t look anything like Anna — they have different coloring and body types (Sofia is still a kid, of course) — because that’s not what she idolizes about her. She fell hard for Anna’s funny, fierce, and loving personality. Her “amazing sense of style,” is an added bonus. This is something her mother instills in her. “I have always taught my kids to love themselves and love the differences they see in others. We are all unique and beautiful inside and out,” says Erica.
Sofia’s mom feels connected to Anna for other reasons. “I am a plus-size woman, mom, and wife,” she shares. “But sometimes I forget to love myself and start to feel insecure. Then Anna reminds me and thousands of other women to ‘feel gorgeous, feel stunning, feel powerful.’ I always look forward to Anna’s posts because she puts into words exactly how I’m feeling.”