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STAR OF THE CLASS

The bad news for parents of tweens: Your children are celebrity crazed, like the rest of America. The good news: Their celebrity obsessions all dress with decency. If ever there was a justification to celebrate this fact, it’s back-to-school shopping time.

“Most tweens want to look like their favorite TV star, like Miley Cyrus,” said Francesca Mills, Kmart partner and celebrity stylist to clients such as Anne Hathaway, Ellen Page and Lindsay Lohan. “They’re looking to TV and movies for their fashion inspiration.”

The TV shows consist of “Hannah Montana” and “Gossip Girl.” When it comes to the movies, only one makes the cut, “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” Considering two of these sources are produced by Disney (“Hannah” and “High School”) and one centers around the goings on at a private school, the shopping forecast for parents and kids 9-14 looks conflict-free.

“We don’t disagree in what she wants,” said Shari Sutton, a Henderson mother to a 13-year-old girl. “She’s not trying to look too grown up.”

In fact, Sutton encourages the “rocker” look her daughter tunes into on “Hannah Montana.” She sees it as an innocent way for kids to demonstrate self-expression.

It’s hard for parents to disagree. Montana’s bright layers encourage extra coverage and the blatant mismatching presents a harmless way of thinking out of the box.

While mother and daughter got out of stores such as Kohl’s, Nordstrom Rack and Anchor Blue without anyone getting grounded or disowned, problems did arise once they hit the cash register. “I tried to keep to a budget of $300,” Sutton said. “But given her age and the fact she’s a female, I spent $90 on just three bras.”

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