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Madonna - US Weekly / April 12 2010

Madonna on Lourdes: My Little Material Girl

C’mon vogue! Superstar Madonna opens her heart to US about launching a teen fashion line with her daughter.

Madonna may be a style icon, but that doesn’t mean daughter Lourdes Leon, 13, takes her advice. “If anything, I wish she’d dress more conservatively,” says the pop star, 51. “How’s that for irony?” In a rare interview, Madonna tells Us about her budding fashionista and their first collaboration: the aptly named teen clothing line Material Girl, set to hit Macy’s stores this August.

Why a teen collection?

I did a line for H&M, which I enjoyed, but it was a lot of work. I thought, I don’t want to give up the rest of my careers, so I’m not going to do my own line again. But I have a 13-year-old with tireless energy who wanted to do this. I’ve been involved in business meetings, but Lola’s really doing the work. I just sit in the corner on my BlackBerry!

Describe her style.

It’s inspired by kids she sees in hip-hop and ballet classes, European influences, bands she listens to. You could say it’s in the DNA — but I could never tell her how to dress! She also comes to my photo and video shoots, pulls outfits together and gives her input to a lot of my fashion-designer friends. Whether it’s Marc Jacobs or Stella McCartney, they always ask her what she thinks.

Will she become a fashion designer?

She was always sketching, sewing — and stealing stuff from my closet and wearing it in ways I wouldn’t! But she just got into a performing-arts high school and is majoring in drama. She wants to be an actress. I’m not pushing her in any area. I just urge her to take whatever she does seriously.

Madonna - US Weekly / April 12 2010

Does she tell you how to dress?

Uh, yeah! Like every day! You don’t want to be caught in the glare of Lola! Sometimes I change — and sometimes I stand up to her, damn it!

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