Anna Nicole Smith's adorable daughter, Dannielynn stole the show at Saturday's Kentucky Derby, wearing a red and white ensemble that had the youngster looking like her mother's mini-me.
Smith's daughter channeled Mary Poppins in a vintage-inspired white dress with a red corset, trim and bows. Dannielynn paired the Southern-style gown with a matching hat and parasol for the rainy event. She was joined by dad, Larry Birkhead, whose ensemble was an homage to Dick Van Dyke. Birkhead donned a colorful striped jacket, matching hat and a bright-blue bow tie with his otherwise all-white get-up.
Smith famously splashed onto the scene in 2004 at the Kentucky derby before a tragic death took the Playboy model's life at the age of 39 when her daughter was only 5-months-old. Dannielynn, now 6-years-old, has often frequented the yearly event with dad, Birkhead, and last year wore a floral dress with yellow flowers in her blonde hair.
Smith's daughter, who continues to resemble her mother year-after-year, is monopolizing on her gorgeous looks as a child model. Dannielynn recently followed in Smith's footsteps as a Guess girl, posing for the brand's children's line.
"Dannielynn has always looked up to her mom's image," Birkhead said on Good Morning America. "I think this is kind of Dannielynn's way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way. To see her mom's picture next to hers as a Guess girl and say, 'Hey, I was a Guess Kids girl, my mommy was a Guess girl,' that might be her only connection with her mom," Dannielynn's father went on to say.
Birkhead went on to call Dannielynn "the spitting image of her mother," acknowledging the beautiful blonde locks and model good-looks that the two share.
It is clear that Dannielynn and her father share a special bond, perhaps due to the difficult circumstances the pair endured after Smith's untimely death. Smith was found dead in a Florida hotel room in February 2007, with the cause of death later ruled as an accidental overdose of nine prescription drugs, according to the Daily Mail.
"I hope that she understand that no one's perfect and people have triumphs and people have tragedies," Birkhead said of the lesson he'd like his daughter to learn from her mother's life. "But I also want to make things a cautionary tale, and give her the tools that she needs to where she has the opportunities that her mother and Anna's son, Daniel won't have."