Sofia Richie, X FAULT Magazine

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She might be the daughter of legendary Lionel Richie, but Sofia Richie wants to stand on her own two feet.

While she has worked in both modeling and music industries, Sofia is looking to expand into fashion just like her famous sister, Nicole Richie, has. But she wants to make sure the world knows she is getting to where she is on her own—not because of her ancestry. She tells Fault magazine all about those who dare say she will be given everything because of her family.

"It's obviously their problem if people think we're not working to get where we are today," she explains. "It honestly just makes me want to work even harder and be more successful, because at the end of the day we are certainly working hard whether people realize or not."

The 16-year-old aspiring fashion designer says that she turns to Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olson for inspiration, as they managed to crossover from child stars to serious fashion designers with their lines.

Sofia Richie, X FAULT Magazine

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"I look at the Olsen twins' company, The Row, and see how I'd like my line to be represented. I'd like it to be something you could wear day to day, or at night to a party," she says. "I want to be able to vary my outfits. At the same time The Row is taken very seriously and that's exactly how I want my line to be seen."

Being so young, however, is definitely a concern for the rising star, as she worries that she might not be seen as a serious contender in the fashion field. "I just want to be taken seriously with my fashion and not thought of as a ‘little girl' who has a stylist or something," she reveals.

Sofia Richie, X FAULT Magazine

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Although she is driven to succeed in all of her endeavors, Sofia admits that she's often very self-critical, which might serve as a hindrance in her creative fields. "I'm very harsh on myself. I'm critical and judgmental of myself when it comes to everything I do," she tells the magazine. "I don't think you can be as free as you need to be creatively when you have that."

This summer has been a great one for Sofia's career, as she became the face of Madonna's Material Girl line! Sofia took to Instagram with a shot from the campaign, writing, "It's such an honor for me to announce that I'm the new face of Madonna and Lola's Material Girl! Can't wait to show you the awesome ads we created in NYC," alongside the snap.

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