On the Catwalk: Dundalk's Allie continues to wow fashion world

Four-year-old Allie Farrell attends Children's World pre-school in Ravensdale

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On the Catwalk: Dundalk's Allie continues to wow fashion world

When four-year-old Allie Farrell isn't attending Children's World pre-school in Ravensdale, she can often be found frequented the runways of Paris, London and New York. Her life is anything but that of the average pre-school child. 

Ireland's youngest international model, Allie sprung to national attention last year when she took to the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. Having been spotted by UK fashion designer Debbie Holden, Allie - then just three-years-old - strutted her stuff in the Camellia Couture range at the world renowned Parisian fashion shindig. 

Now, Allie is one of the faces of Camellia Couture, a luxury children' brand specialising in bespoke couture clothing. Since last March, Allie has modelled in Liverpool, Birmingham, London and even as far away as New York. She will return to the latter two later in 2018, as her stock continues to rise. 

Allie, who according to mum Stacey loves to be on the runway, has also modelled for UK designers Be Unique Be You and Lavender Rose Designs as well as USA Designer Krissy King.

Allie says her favourite runway shows so far have been New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, adding that she especially liked London where she impressed all 70 photographers at the end of the runway with her confident poses and fun personality. 

Allie has proved a natural on the runway - and a big hit with fashionistas.

Allie (above) has proved a natural on the runway - and a big hit with fashionistas.

It is little wonder Allie is being courted by designers the world over. At just four years old, Allie has amassed almost 10,000 Instagram followers where Stacey uploads shots from shows as well as photoshoots and from around the home too.  

Although Allie loves to show off on the runway, she says her favourite part of her modelling adventures is meeting up with some of the other girls she has become friends with backstage. Although, the dressing up and getting her hair and make up done do come a close second. 

"Allie has done was most models would dream of and right now she has no idea how big of a deal it is, she absolutely loves taking part in fashion shows and photoshoots," Mum Stacey said. "She has gained so much confidence and made so many new friends every time we come home from a trip away she asks how many sleeps until the next one."

To keep up to date with Allie’s adventures follow her on instagram @little_allies_life.

Check out next week's Dundalk Democrat, in shops on Tuesday March 6th for more on Allie Farrell and her modelling adventures.