Kiernan Shipka in Vancouver

Posted on August 27, 2013

Let’s wash away the grime and sweat of the VMAs with something so cute you’ll pee sunshine.


‘Mad Men” star Kiernan Shipka seen singing while coming back from a grocery store in Vancouver wearing a Redbubble ‘Riot Girrrl’ t-shirt.

Remember when you were jamming with your headphones on and your perfectly cuffed jeans became no longer perfectly cuffed and you just had to stop and fix them immediately? Thirty times a day? Remember when this was a THING inย  your life?

Rock on, little Riot Grrrl.



[Photo Credit: Kred/]

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  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Good god in heaven, so freaking cute!

  • RussellH88

    I really hope that I’ll be checking Tom and Lorenzo 20 years from now and still seeing posts about her on the red carpet. I want her to make it.

    • Me Again

      And TLo better still be blogging in 20 years! My fave website of them all.

  • Karen Belgrad

    I’m 5’2″… the jean cuffs are still a thing!!!!

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I know! I’m 5’3″, and I have a really cute pair of jeans (petite length, even!) that I had to order online. When I got them, they were just the slightest bit too long, so I thought, “Okay, cuffs can be cute.”

      • Lucรญa Gavello

        And you’re lucky! I’m short but I’ve got junk in my trunk so the petite lines are out of the question.

    • NC_Meg

      Same here! I’m 5’1″ and have been fixing my cuffs all day. I suppose I could fix this problem if I just got my sewing machine out.

    • Faerie Nuff

      I’m 5’2″ and the only way I can get pants that don’t need hemming is to buy highwaters. Then they’re exactly the right length. (Though if you need dress pants, the petite length pants at The Limited are decent as long as you have a bit of a heel on.)

  • SneakyKitty

    I cannot even deal with this child and her perfection.

    Sunshine really burns when you pee it out. ๐Ÿ™

    • Glam Dixie

      Try cranberry juice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • sagecreek

    What a cutie patootie. I am really looking forward to watching her grow up.

  • I am temporarily blinded by my sunshine pee.

    • kimmeister

      I don’t think you’re supposed to aim it in that direction . . .

  • andreawey

    this kid is livin the dream, the right way……. she must have great parents!

    • Beth513

      So, not Don and Betty?

      • andreawey

        ha ha no……

  • crash1212

    Adorable. Look at that smile. Never change.

  • Shut your mouth. Now you’re just making shit up. This is too precious to be real.

  • Silly Grrl

    Oh sweet jesus, that is cute. Riot grrl culture is making a comeback? Finally, my username is cool again!

    • marlie

      Hey, I thought it was already cool.

      • Silly Grrl

        Aww, thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • savicevic


  • Karen Belgrad

    The caption says she was “seen singing while coming back from a grocery store”… Let’s hypothesize about what she was singing… Something from the Sounds Of Music? Food jingles?

    • charlotte

      I’m guessing it’s some hip band I’ve never heard of.
      I have heard of One Direction and I’m sure (and glad) that she is too mature for them.

      • Karen Belgrad

        I’d like to imagine that she is listening to Lena Horne, Billy Holiday, or something of that nature.

        • MilaXX

          I think she probably is listening to 1D like any other teen. It’s just that she likely also listening to Lena & Billie.

          • Karen Belgrad

            You are wobbling the pedestal on which I have placed her! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • MilaXX

            Awww, I think that’s a good thing. It makes her appear to be a well rounded, normal teen girl.

        • Bexxx

          I really don’t think a 12 year old should be that cool. I hope she’s listening to one direction and all the other silly preteen girl music, and hopefully Bikini Kill and Le Tigre and Sleater-Kinney like her shirt suggests.

      • StellaZafella

        Taylor Swift. Of course.

    • Tanya Wade

      Sleater-Kinney. Definitely.

  • Heather

    I SHOULD find this endearing, but I had those boots in college and I had that Tshirt in grad school, so this actually makes me feel old. But Kiernan herself is adorable, outside of my response.

  • Latin Buddy

    I LOVED cuffing my jeans (I’m 27, gay, Latin male living in Chicago, and I’m 5’11)…until TLo said cuffing jeans makes you look short. So, I stopped. I want to look taller and I respect uncle TLo’s style advice.

    • Karen Belgrad

      I’m 5’2″ in Chicagoland… nothing makes me look tall, so I cuff the cute styles that don’t come in petites!

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Yeah, I replied above – I’m 5’3″, and sometimes cuffing is the only option if you don’t have time for a quick hem. I know it makes me look even shorter, and although I do try to follow the Mantra of TLo at all times, having one pair that I need to cuff isn’t a biggie. The rest of my jeans are the right length, so it’s okay!

      • conniemd

        I’m such an idiot. I’ve spent years hemming my jeans at 5’3″. I never knew I could cuff them and be stylish.

        • Karen Belgrad

          I refuse to pay more for alterations than I paid for the clothes. As long as my jeans come from Goodwill, cuffed they shall be ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Alloy Jane

            Here here!

            But srsly tho, I get some of the nicer pairs altered because when you pay $7 for a new pair of $100+ pants, it’s ok to pay the $5 to get them hemmed.

        • Scoobydrew

          I never had the skills to hem, so at 5’2″ I have always been a cuffer. My mother who comes in at 4’11” mocks my cuffs – she is a hemmer and would say cuffing is NEVER stylish. Today I can tell her she is wrong…

  • PastryGoddess

    Not quite Miss Lady award worthy, but she needs some kind of title

  • Kate Andrews

    Love. I want that outfit (and the age that makes it appropriate). Just for an afternoon!

    • marlie

      That outfit is appropriate for just about any age (with maybe some minor modifications), if you ask me.

      • Kate Andrews

        I guess so — my shirt would have to say Riot Woman, though.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Cuteness. Happy girl. A moment of goodness in the world!

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I know, I know… a million “likes” to your post. You said it all!

  • bxbourgie

    She’s adorable! I want to always see her on the red carpet or fixing the cuffs in her jeans doing everything exactly opposite of the young women attention whoring on the VMA’s Sunday night.

  • anotherkate

    She is the cutest. I don’t care for those shoes but it doesn’t even matter. Her smile lights up the whole street.

  • formerlyAnon

    I’ve got to back away from my ever-growing make-believe affection for this one. She’s setting me up to break my heart.

    • Qitkat

      True. I’m just hoping they don’t write Sally to break our hearts too much for the final MM season.

  • Dorothy Hieu Nguyen

    Kiernan is a refreshing change from Miley’s twerking.

  • majorbedhead

    She’s just so damned cute.

  • Judy_J

    Oh, Kiernan, you give me hope for the future.

  • StellaZafella

    Why’s this tee shirt adorable and another person’s is not? Because Kiernan’s is age appropriate and she’s clearly just having fun wearing it…no harm no foul. Auntie Stella goes tsk, tsk…but she’s smiling and saving the pictures.

  • Frank_821

    How delightful yet strange seeing this young fashionista growing up before our eyes

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I can’t wait to see her grow into adulthood. She’s got such style!

  • fiestyfashionfem

    Please god she knows – really knows – Riot Grrl and is a fabulous fiesty feminist in training!!

  • JDreesen

    omg. i hope beyond all hope she is blasting RATM’s “Killing in the Name of”.

  • MilaXX

    I stitched mine. Not all the way around but one or two little whip stitched on the side was just enough to hold that cuff up.

    • mjude

      show off! ๐Ÿ™‚

      to just go back for a day

  • Andsheewas

    Are the kids appropriating Riot grrl now? If so, this makes me very very sad.

    • Billie_Dawn

      If there were more teenage girls “appropriating” Riot Grrl and its messages, then we’d have a lot more confident, empowered teenage girls around. By all means, appropriate away, young ladies.

  • broke&fashionable

    I want to be friends with her. Not weird.

  • Kelly

    Adorbs. Looks a bit like Emma Watson in those first two pictures.

  • amanda siegelson

    i’m definitely old enough to be her mom… but i want to be her when i grow up. i just think she’s awesome. so self-possessed. so stylish – without even trying, half the time.

  • kimmeister

    She is undeniably cute, but cuffing skinny jeans looks weird to me, plus that’s a REALLY big cuff.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I’ve seen people cuffing to their knees and even pre-made that way in stores. Very weird.

      • kimmeister

        Yeah, I’ve seen the premade 6″ cuffs too, but just because they’re sellin’ doesn’t mean I’m buyin’!

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    LOVE HER endlessly. So freaking cute.

  • Denise Rambo

    She is so cute and age appropriate – and her socks look like they have RUFFLES on them!

    • Judy_J

      I noticed that, too!

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    One of my few regrets in life…I didn’t get a darling daughter to buy ‘Riot Grrrrl’ shirts and cute boots for. Oh, well.

  • TLJezebel

    Thank you for washing away all the VMA horrors. I feel clean.

  • Coleen

    I will consider it a personal achievement if my daughter will dress half as awesomely someday as Kiernan Shipka does now.

  • Lilithcat

    Girl is growing up!

  • Glam Dixie

    No, because I hate cuffed jeans, but otherwise, she is indeed making me pee sunshine.

  • DamH

    Love that grrrl’s skipping.

  • Melissa Brogan

    She is adorable. And doesn’t seem to hate whatever paparazzi are taking her pic.

  • Judy_J

    Is she wearing socks with lace cuffs with those boots? If so, I love this look that much more!

  • Jacquelyn

    She’s adorable. I can’t wait for her to take over Hollywood.

  • Qitkat

    Eye cleansing. I’d be thrilled if she were my daughter.

  • Danielle

    Precious. She’s got “it”.

  • I seriously want to see her and Emma Watson play sisters. The world might explode from the cuteness.

  • Tatiana Lujรกn

    She looks really cute, but I don’t like white socks paired with black shoes.

  • Tess Danesi

    Adorbs, a word I pretty much hate, really can be used to describe her. She is a tiny ray of sunshine even in jeans and a t-shirt.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Love it. And love that she’s wearing a RedBubble shirt and not some crazy expensive designer. Is $30 for a T-shirt still more than I’d like to pay? Yes. Does it make more sense though to pay $30 for a small independent designer, IMO, to wearing a white T that looks like a Hanes undershirt and pay several hundred because it has a fancy name on the tag? HELL yes.

  • mlle

    I want her shoes.

  • Dagney

    Thank you to whomever is responsible for this young lady, because she looks like a young lady.

    • Anplica Fiore

      And she’s not afraid to sing along with her iPod. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • decormaven

    All is right in the world! Thanks for resetting the balance with this look.

  • marlie

    She’s so freaking adorable. Always.

  • MaggieMae

    Ah, just the fresh air I needed after the VMAs. Thank you!

  • librarygrrl64

    So. Effing. Adorable.

  • Granny panties

    I don’t care for stretch jeans, even on her. I wish I had kept more of my all cotton Levi’s and silvers from the 90’s.

    • TigerLaverada

      Goodwill. I just bought 5 pair of all cotton bootcut Levis in great shape for $19.00.

  • Cate

    I live a few hours south of Vancouver and if I ever went up there and saw darling Kiernan Shipka just bopping around, I would DIE. Also, I want those shoes.

  • TigerLaverada

    She’s the winner of the current teen/tween set, IMO, with Hailee Steinfeld a close second. The others make me glad I’m not their mom.

  • Teka Lynn

    Kiernan, you rock! She looks fantastic.

  • Fred Vaughn

    Miss Shipka is the current definition of “tastefully done”

  • lilyvonschtupp

    Aww….Sally’s got boobies!

  • quiltrx

    She’s coming back from the grocery store and she’s empty-handed? I want this world…maybe some hot (ginger?) handler is out of sight, absolutely buried in grocery bags.
    She’s adorable. And I vote that she’s singing a Florence song, maybe ‘Shake It Out.’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • siriuslover

    love this. I showed this to my 15-year old son who has a crush on her. He loved it too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kathrineb

    She is just too awesome for words!

  • Mia Moreno

    I just f’ing love her.

  • Angela Langdale

    She just looks so…normal! And how refreshing is that?

  • bellafigura1

    I’m just nervous she’s going to go over to the dark side any second. It’s stressful.

  • Therese Bohn

    For a second there I was concerned that her Tee read HOT GRRRL, but happy to see it reads RIOT. (Thank goodness!)