Vice President Kamala Harris‘ adorable great-nieces were seen taking a selfie while bundled up in furry jackets made to match the coat their great-aunt wore as a child in 1972 before they fell asleep on their parents during Wednesday’s inauguration.
While sitting next to former president Barack Obama, four-year-old Amara and two-year-old Leela were spotted taking a selfie with their father, Nikolas Ajagu.
Donning matching outfits, including faux fur plush leopard coats, the little girls were also seen taking a nap in the arms of their mother, Meena Harris, 36, and their father.
Their coats were custom made by iloveplum, a female-founded children’s wear startup in New York City, ‘as an ode to their great aunt Kamala’.
‘When iloveplum heard back from Meena and that she loved the coats they had sketched, their designer spent the past weekend sewing them from hand! They were custom made in Oakland, California, for both girls,’ a spokeswoman told DailyMail.com.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ adorable great-nieces four-year-old Amara (right) and two-year-old Leela (left) were seen sitting with their father, Nikolas Ajagu (center), as their great-aunt was sworn into office
Donning matching outfits, including faux fur plush leopard coats, the little girls were also seen taking a nap in the arms of their mother, Meena Harris, 36, and their father
Following the inauguration, Meena shared another image of her daughters (left) wearing their cute coats. Meena also shared an image of the new vice president when she was just a child (right) and wearing a similar jacket
According to the company, the coats will be named ‘Kamala’ and made available to order from www.iloveplum.com soon.
Following the inauguration, Meena shared another image of her daughters wearing their cute coats.
‘Special coats to look just like Auntie’s,’ Meena wrote in the caption.
Meena also shared an image of the new vice president when she was just a child in 1972. Harris is seen in the image wearing a similar jacket as her great-nieces wore on Wednesday.
Meena Harris is the daughter of the vice president’s younger sister, Maya Harris, who was also seen with the little girls throughout the ceremony.
Harris is seen greeting former first lady Michelle Obama and Barack Obama Wednesday morning. Harris’ great niece, Amara (far right), is seen gazing up at Michelle Obama
Amara was also seen waving at Harris who then walked over to greet her great-niece
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris greets her grand-niece Amara during the inauguration
Other images showed Amara waving at Harris who then walked over to greet her great-niece. Harris is seen in the photo bending down to briefly chat with Amara as Ajagu held onto Leela.
Ajagu, who is the head of global partnerships at Facebook and was the founder of Barrel & Ink and Code & Canvas, also made headlines after he was spotted wearing the ultra rare Dior 1s.
The Dior 1s debuted last year at the retail price of $2,000, but are being sold on some sneaker resell sites for $7,000.
The little girls had been preparing for the historic inauguration of Biden and Harris.
Meena, an attorney who recently released her first children’s book ‘Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea,’ shared a sweet snap of her daughters on Tuesday with the caption: ‘They’re screaming “INAUGURAAAATIONNNNN”.’
Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office.
Meena Harris is seen fixing her daughter’s mask during the inauguration on Wednesday
Amara is seen clapping her hands as she spots her great-aunt Kamala Harris
Meena Harris (right) is seen holding her daughter’s hand ahead of the inauguration ceremony
Harris’ family is seen clapping for her as she and her husband Doug Emhoff arrive to the inauguration on Wednesday
Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president — and the first black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the position — in front of the US Capitol by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The moment was steeped in history and significance in more ways than one. She was escorted to the podium by Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, the officer who single-handedly took on a mob of Trump supporters as they tried to breach the Senate floor during the Capitol insurrection that sought to overturn the election results earlier this month.
Harris was wearing clothes from two young, emerging black designers — a deep purple dress and coat.
After taking the oath of office, a beaming Harris hugged her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and gave President Joe Biden a first bump.
Her rise is historic in any context, another moment when a stubborn boundary falls away, expanding the idea of what’s possible in American politics.
But it’s particularly meaningful because Harris is taking office at a moment of deep consequence, with Americans grappling over the role of institutional racism and confronting a pandemic that has disproportionately devastated Black and brown communities.
Meena Harris (pictured with Amara and Leela), an attorney who recently released her first children’s book “Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea,” shared a sweet snap of her daughters on Tuesday with the caption: ‘They’re screaming “INAUGURAAAATIONNNNN”‘
Harris is seen in a photo bending down to briefly chat with Amara as Ajagu held onto Leela
After taking the oath of office, a beaming Harris hugged her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and gave President Joe Biden a first bump
Harris, 56, moves into the vice presidency just four years after she first came to Washington as a senator from California, where she’d served as attorney general and as San Francisco’s district attorney.
She had expected to work with a White House run by Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump’s victory quickly scrambled DC and set the stage for the rise of a new class of Democratic stars.
After Harris’ own presidential bid fizzled, her rise continued when Biden chose her as his running mate last August. Harris had been a close friend of Beau Biden, the elder son of Joe Biden and a former Delaware attorney general who died in 2015 of cancer.
The inauguration activities included nods to her history-making role and her personal story.
Harris used two Bibles to take the oath, one that belonged to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the late civil rights icon whom Harris often cites as inspiration, and Regina Shelton, who helped raise Harris during her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area. The drumline from Harris’ alma mater, Howard University, joined the presidential escort.
To mark the occasion, the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the nation’s oldest sorority for black women, which Harris joined at Howard University, declared Wednesday as Soror Kamala D. Harris Day.
Members of the sorority watching the celebrations across the country were clad in pearls, as was Harris, and the sorority’s pink and green colors.