She's not the only 15-year-old who's dying for a BlackBerry, but Kira Plastinina could conceivably use the device for more than just illicit math-class texting.
Plastinina is already the designer of a namesake fashion line, with 40 stores across her native Russia, two in the Ukraine and two more opening in the U.S. in April. After a recent two-day jaunt to New York for her introduction to the American press, she was lamenting the fact that she couldn't buy a BlackBerry or an iPhone — neither gadget works in her home country.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"