OMG! This seriously makes our hearts want to explode!
For those of you who aren't familiar with Talia Castellano, this girl is TRULY an inspiration! The 13 year-old has been battling with cancer for most of her life, but that hasn't stopped her from doing what she does best: Fashion!
Talia has become a YouTube sensation for vlog on makeup tips, and she's grabbed the attention of Ellen DeGeneres and has even been named an honorary CoverGirl!
So when designer Urbana Chappa heard about the little fashionista, she just had to meet her for herself:
"I saw Talia on the Ellen show and I was very touched by her story. Being a cancer survivor, it was close to home for me … I saw on her bucket list she wanted to be a designer, so I decided to help her do it. When she got the email she was so excited … When I was in Florida these past days revealing the collection, her heart monitor beeped so fast because she was so happy about seeing her designs come to life."
Awww! How awesome is that!!
Although it isn't her first love of makeup, Talia says she's excited about having her own clothing line, and apparently it shows because Urbana says she's all business:
"I didn’t feel I was working with a teenager! She has a great work ethic [and] she knows what she likes. If she doesn’t like it she will tell you!"
The two have been working out of Talia's hospital room on their line which is called That Bald Chick! Just more proof of how awesome this girl is! The line is currently in production and should be hitting stores in a few months!
We just can't get over how inspiration this girl is and how she's been able to accomplish so much despite her struggles! We can't wait to see what Talia and Urbana have in store for us!
[Image via YouTube.]
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