At just six years old, Blue Ivy Carter already has a wardrobe full of clothes that outshine anything we owned at that age (AKA jelly shoes and ponchos) – and that amazing sense of fashion is all thanks to Manuel A. Mendez.
Yes, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s eldest daughter has her own stylist and personal shopper, according to WWD. Manuel is an employee at Parkwood Entertainment, a company founded by Bey, and he has worked as her personal assistant since 2009.
Manuel is behind some of Blue Ivy’s most noteworthy looks, including her golden ensemble from the Wearable Art Gala, where she bid $19 000 (R22 9836) for a piece of art after Jay-Z tried to stop her.
He’s also responsible for the custom white Valery Kovalska tuxedo pantsuit she wore while attending the Grammy’s alongside her parents.
And he styled her in a custom Billieblush collar and Raimana Cowan dress for her appearance in Jay-Z’s ‘Family Feud’ music video.
It’s unclear as to when Blue Ivy and Manuel began working together, since he’s been working with Queen Bey long before her daughter was born in 2012. Maybe someday soon he’ll be styling (or already is styling) Blue Ivy’s one-year-old twin siblings, Rumi and Sir Carter.