Meet Fashion's Next It-Girl: Zendaya Coleman

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    From Disney star to fashion world darling? The transition seems very likely for Coleman, whose recent string of stylish appearances include sitting front row at Rebecca Minkoff, Pamela Roland, and Betsey Johnson during New York Fashion Week, a slew of designer previews, and ELLE’s 5th Annual Women In Music event. Of course, we’ll let you be the judge. Get to know the bright young thing with our fashionable fact sheet.

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    PHOTO: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Batiste Dry Shampoo

    Coleman began her career as a model, working for popular retailers including Macy’s, Mervyns, and Old Navy. 

    On Coleman: Charlotte Ronson jacket, blouse, and shorts. 

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    Coleman’s breakout role was playing Rocky Blue in Disney’s Shake It Up!, starring alongside Bella Thorne.

    On Coleman: Fausto Puglisi yellow and white silk blouse and high-waisted skirt. 


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    PHOTO: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    In August 2013, Coleman released a book, Between You and Me: How To Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence ($9). 

    On Coleman: Pamela Roland top and skirt. 

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    She released her self-titled solo album, Zendaya, last September. 

    On Coleman: Emanuel Ungaro dress from the F/W 14 collection; John Hardy rings; Swarovski clutch; Christian Louboutin heels. 

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    Coleman is the youngest contestant to compete on the ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. She placed runner-up on season 16. 

    On Coleman: Betsey Johnson leopard jumpsuit; Ruthie Davis heels. 

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    Coleman is a nail art fanatic. The proof is here

    On Coleman: Nikki Hou top and skirt. 


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    PHOTO: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

    Coleman is currently on tour in the U.S. 

    On Coleman: Peter Pilotto blouse and Sequined Crescent Skirt ($4725). 

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    Flaunt magazine shot Coleman for their May issue. Check out the interview and images here

    On Coleman: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania jacket and trousers; John Hardy rings and bangles; Oroton clutch; Ruthie Davis custom heels. 


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