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The Must-Have Accessory at the Oscars: A Puppy Purse

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Forget Hathaway. Who cares about Chastain? At this year’s Academy Awards, the star whose look we’re most excited to see is Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest-ever Best Actress nominee. And she’s given us a glimpse of her big-night ensemble by announcing that, yes, she will be carrying her signature puppy purse on the red carpet.

Nine-year-old Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, stopped by
The Ellen Show
to confirm the speculation. “Yes, of course. That’s my signature,” she said, before admitting that she owns “about 20” different styles of the pup pocketbooks by Poochie & Co.

She’s not kidding! We couldn’t find a picture of the pint-size star without her animal arm candy: She carried one (that color-coordinated with her dress, naturally!) to (from left) the National Board of Review Awards, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, the Producers Guild Awards and, most recently, to the Virtuosos Awards.

So not only are we looking forward to checking out Wallis’s Oscar get-up, we also can’t wait to see what her stuffed dog wears. Fingers crossed for a gown.

Watch Wallis talk about her style, work and more on The Ellen Show in the clip below. Tell us: Do you like Wallis’s fashion statement?

–Jennifer Cress