“She’s a total girly girl,” Heigl, 32, told PEOPLE at the Elle Women in Hollywood Tribute event in Beverly Hills Monday.
“I had my stylist over and we were working on the outfit for tonight, and she had a slew of beautiful shoes and jewelry and clothes. Naleigh Moon loves all that stuff — she put on these crazy stilettos.”
“She’s [almost] three years old and her foot’s this big,” Heigl marveled. “But she could clomp around in these stilettos I think are impossible to walk in.”
Naleigh’s budding passion for fashion isn’t the only similarity to her actress mom.
“She’s really chatty now, and she gets this little attitude — not a bad attitude, but a very grown up, saucy attitude that blows my mind because I don’t even know where she’s picking it up from,” said Heigl before admitting with a laugh, “Unless it’s from me, which would just be upsetting.”
“She’s a real Daddy’s girl, so she’s always liked him better than me,” Heigl told reporters. “But she has these moments where she just wants me, and there’s nothing more heartbreaking and beautiful than that moment when she calls for me.”
And what’s the best part of being a mom for the upcoming star of New Year’s Eve?
“There are so many,” she says. “There’s something really sort of magical about this little being that looks at you like you’re God’s gift.”
— Jessica Wedemeyer