Not many 12 year olds can say their latest movie is up for an Academy Award at the Oscars in Hollywood but Fátima Ptacek is in that happy position as Curfew in which she stars has just been nominated for ‘Best live action short’.
Know for her recent work as Dora the Explorer on television as well as movies stretching back to 2006 and many modelling jobs with Wilhemina she has a superb career beckoning ahead of her.
Self assured and as photographer Lee Clower put it “She’s probably the smartest / most well adjusted kid I’ve ever met” she also looks stunning in his pictures here using the luxury French kids fashion label Lamantine Paris. Look out for the brilliant video here shot during the series.
Below the shots we also have an exclusive Q&A with Fátima with some fashion based questions for her!
Fátima Ptacek modelling teen label Lamantine from Paris, photo by Lee Clower
Fátima Ptacek in Lamantine spring 2013 teen fashion in New York.
Fátima Ptacek modelling crazy make up, the movie Curfew in which she stars has been nominated for an Academy Award for ‘Best live action short’
Fátima Ptacek, practice for the Oscar ceremony later this month!
Fátima Ptacek by Lee Clower, her natural modelling ability is sure to see her much in demand from top labels as she grows into her later teens.
Fátima Ptacek stars in ‘Curfew’ a highly rated action short movie nominated for an Academy Award 2013
Smudgetikka - I wondered if you had ever outgrown a clothing item you really fell in love with and didn’t want to give up even though it was clearly too small for you?
Fátima - It’s funny you ask this question because I had this experience and my whole family laughs about it. My mom bought me a beautiful, colorful Oilily dress when I was four years old. It was a little loose and I grew into it perfectly when I was five, but was able to wear it until I was seven. I loved that dress and wanted to wear it long after it no longer fit. When I was eight, my mom let me wear tights underneath so I got two more years out of it that way. Since I was very slim, I was able to wear it as a shirt when I was ten. Eventually, I could no longer wear it, but I still have it in my closet.
Smudgetikka - I wondered what your favourite current labels for your age group were?
Fátima - The thing about fashion with young people today is that there is so much variety and people are allowed to have their own personal style. I love to wear clothing from Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren, Zara, and Italian designer Siviglia. Since I’m also a competitive gymnast, I spend about 20 hours per week in the gym, so I wear sweat-suits over my leotard – Juicy Couture is my favorite.
Smudgetikka - As you are at an age of becoming tall enough for mainstream stores and designers do you have a favourite adult label and do you know what you will be wearing to the awards yet?
Fátima -I don’t have any one favorite designer, but at red carpet events, I love to see actresses dressed in classically styled couture dresses like Chanel or drop-dead gorgeous gowns by Alexander McQueen. I’m still young, so I enjoy wearing styles that are beautiful, but fun. At red carpet events in the past, I’ve worn designs by Bonnie Young and MonnaLisa. I have no idea what I’ll be wearing to the Oscars yet!
Smudgetikka -What was the best experience you remember filming?
Fátima - I’ve been very lucky to enjoy lots of good times filming in the past. There’ve been some hilarious moments, times when I learned valuable lessons, and wonderful experiences visiting some awesome locations. But the best part of filming is connecting with and building friendships with other actors and members of the crew you work with on set. We’re all thrown together for a month or so and we’re together all day long, so you get to know each other really well. I still have friends from the very first assignments I shot when I was five and six! The life-long friendships we make are definitely the best part of being in this industry.
Post updated 25th February, Congratulations to all concerned – Curfew did indeed win the Oscar!
Fátima Ptacek in Bonnie Young arriving on Red Carpet at the 85th Academy Awards. Her film Curfew won for Best Live Action Short film!
All photos of Fátima Ptacek by Lee Clower except awards shot – all rights reserved
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