Not pictured in this birthday party mock-up: Kim Kardashian’s sonogram.
Photo: Getty Images/HelloBlueIvyCarter.Tumblr.com/Amy Creyer, Gif: Gaby Wilson
Where did the time go?? It feels like just yesterday we were hypothesizing about what fancy treats mommy Beyonce and daddy Jay-Z would pool together for Blue Ivy Carter’s grand arrival. A first photo reveal via Tumblr, a trademark case, and several months later, and suddenly Baby Blue is one year older. The heir to The Throne made her way into the world on this day, January 7, exactly one year ago, and since then, she’s been making her fair share of waves on our style pages.
From her custom shoe game to her luxurious outerwear, Blue (by way of Bey and Hov’s choices and purchases, of course — make no mistake, we’re not suggesting baby girl is dressing herself) is garnering her own style cred and just may be poised, with time, to follow in the footsteps of many of our favorite rockstar daughters (Lourdes Leon, Zoë Kravitz, Kelly Osbourne, Georgia May Jagger, etc.). Thus, we’re celebrating the stylish toddler’s special day the best way we know how: Photoshopping an imaginary birthday soiree with some of our favorite fashion protégés.
The number one obvious attendee is Solange’s son Daniel Julez Smith, Jr. who, thanks to Mom, is a seasoned Fashion Week veteran. David and Victoria Beckham’s Romeo earns a spot at the table as the group’s biggest industry insider. Not only is he the son of a Spice Girl/respected designer, he’s also starring in his own ad campaigns.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’s Egypt Daoud Dean shows up, and he and the birthday girl can barely quit babbling about their shared love of Jeremy Scott long enough to try and mine Aila Wang for any info on her uncle Alexander’s next collection. Of course, Suri Cruise is invited. She only attends because Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby is still in utero (though, she absolutely sulks the entire time, taking mental notes of all the dirt she’s going to unload into her burn book when she gets back home). HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLUE IVY CARTER!