“I’ve always had this problem with my sister: She’s superbohemian,” says the model Sofia Richie of her older sibling, Nicole. “I try to pull off things from her closet, but it’s not a look I can rock.” Establishing your own identity is hard when your father is the music legend Lionel Richie, your mother is the former fashion designer Diane Alexander, and your sister is a style icon to many. But 17-year-old Sofia is giving it her all. Though she says that as a child she was a tomboy who loved soccer, she also took voice lessons, which may come in handy. “I’m sure that one day I’ll dabble in the music world and hopefully make a little mark.” But, for now, her focus is fashion. Inspired by her mom’s passion for clothes, Richie hopes to start a line based on her classic-meets-grunge aesthetic. She’s immersing herself in the industry through modeling gigs (she is the face of Material Girl’s fall campaign) and front-row appearances at Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger. “As a teenager, I might not be taken seriously in the fashion world. Waiting is important.” Wise beyond her years.