House of Holli!
This 11 year old is no one time wonder. At such a tender age, Holli Morgan from Stone Mountain has already smashed massive headlines twice; after going viral for her initiative to sew hundreds of masks for homeless people in her area, Holli’s haute couture designs has impressed viewers once more after images of the dress she made for her 8-year-old sister, Leila, went viral.
Because Of Them We Can spoke with her mother, April Chevon Mcmillian about her daughter’s love for fashion and how it all began:
‘’I am having a college graduation ceremony for myself on November 14th. She wanted to create a show stopping dress for her and her sister to wear,’’ Mcmillian said. ‘’I knew that she was talented and her skills would take her places, but I never knew she was as gifted as she is. I have never seen her so focused and so eager to learn like the way she is about sewing.
Revealing Holli has been interested in fashion her whole life, even winning best dressed in pre-kindergarten, April added:
‘’She began taking lessons at eight. She started at a class called ‘Stitch It 2 Em’, which taught at-risk youth how to sew,’’ her mom recalled. ‘’Then as time progressed she received private lessons from Daphania Adams.’’
Amazingly the beautiful dress Holli made for Leila took a mere two and a half hours to make.
After sharing photos of her daughters online, the post went viral garnering over 20,000 shares. Now Holli has four orders for the same design.
‘’She wants to have [a career in fashion] like JoJo Siwa,’’ Mcmillian shared. ‘’[But] her claim to fame is her masks. She received popularity because she is making 1200 masks for homeless people. So because she committed to making that amount she makes and designs her own clothing between that time.”