Madonna's Daughter Lourdes Graduates High School, Shares Fashion Regrets and Her Pants-Free Policy

06/12/2014 at 05:46 PM ET

Madonna‘s little girl is all grown up — she’s graduating from high school and blogging about it! And like any good Material Girl, Lourdes Leon, 17, is summing up her four years at N.Y.C.’s LaGuardia High School through a fashionable lens.

Lourdes Leon blogPascal Le Segretain/Getty

Lourdes admits to regretting some fashion choices over the past four years, but has a sense of humor about her evolving style in a new blog post for Material Girl, a clothing line that she designs with her mom.

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“Looking back on the past four years of high school means looking back on unfortunate outfits I wore confidently to school (good for me),” she writes. “Oh how I wish I could go back in time and urge my 14-year-old self NOT to wear black rhinestone studded t-shirts with bloody skulls on them…”

However, it appears that her mom’s renowned commitment to style transformation may have rubbed off on her daughter. Lourdes admits that she doesn’t want to limit her style, even if she makes mistakes: “I had to go through that awkward time of ‘trying stuff out’ to figure out what I liked wearing best. I still don’t think I have a defined style, maybe because I don’t want to limit myself to what I should wear.”

This summer, Lourdes plans to refuse to be limited by anything — including pants. “As summer approaches and as I keep forgetting to shave my legs … I greet with open arms crop tops, Adidas sandals, fun bucket hats, and just walking around with no pants on and it being ok.”

Like every high school senior, Lourdes admits to feeling nervous about the future, “I was so excited about ‘being done with school’ and now that I’m actually done I’m like clammy and sweating and nervous because … WHAT?!?!” And like every high school senior, Lourdes doesn’t know who her college roommate will be or what her course load will look like.

But unlike every high school senior, the young designer has an ongoing job to maintain. “Can’t believe I was just starting high school when we launched MG and now I am graduating! These looks will hit Macy’s when I am a college freshman,” she writes on the blog. Something tells us she’s going to have a hard time keeping her roommate out of her closet.

What do you think of Lourdes’s reflection? Any high school-era clothes you regret wearing?

–Sheila Cosgrove Baylis

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Nicole on

Pretty girl but needs her teeth whitened!

Jamie on

Good for you, Lourdes. Well done and the best of luck.

heather on

She is beautiful.

PeeP on

She looks like Kim Kardashian before the hair removal, nose jobs, filler and Botox.

Yolanda Davis on


Guest on

@ Nicole:

Geez, and people say the magazines put too much pressure to be beautiful. Online commenters are just as bad!

Sarah S. on

Yes, I regret a bunch of things I wore in high school. Namely, my prom outfit. It was 1983 and my prom date thought we should wear black, red and white. I wore a black velvet short dress, red tights (not hose), white mesh hat, white lace gloves and black patent leather low-pumps. No, it did NOT look good. In fact, I should send that photo into Ellen’s show.

Congrats to Lourdes! Seems like yesterday she was a beautiful baby; and now she is a beautiful young lady. I wonder where she will go to college? I wish her the best of luck!! :)

BH on

Oh honey, please shave your legs.

Carrie on

There is something very cool about her but it is making me really old knowing Madge’s daughter graduated high school. Seems just yesterday she was filming Evita (for those too young to remember – she was pregnant with Lourdes at the time).
I really wish online commenters would stop with the nasty critiques on people’s looks – there is no such thing as perfect and this young girl is gorgeous, confident and quite savvy. Seems like she is being raised right, can’t say that for some of the commenters.

pthomas on

Yes as an adult I am concerned about the fashion mistakes of an 18 year old. Fashion mistakes are part of high school and college. It’s called growing up.

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