A few days after this article ran, we learned Ella Emhoff does not identify as Jewish. We’re sorry for this error, and you can read more here.
Ella Emhoff is Vice President Kamala Harris’s stepdaughter and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff’s daughter. She and her brother Cole refer to Kamala as “Momala.” And she simply stole the show at President Joe Biden’s Inauguration on January 20, 2021 (along with Bernie Sanders’s mittens, of course).
Ella, 22, is an art student in New York who lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn and likes to make cool knit designs. Being in a room with the extended Harris-Emhoff clan, Ella has said, “It’s like you get the most confident, strong personality people, a lot of them being women, and it’s like you’re layering all of them on top of each other and it becomes everyone trying to talk over each other. So it’s a lot of really enthusiastic yelling.” (Adopt us, please!)
On Inauguration day, Ella stood proudly with her family while wearing an embellished Miu Miu coat with her curls looking pristine and suddenly, the internet joined us in our newfound Ella Emhoff obsession. Here’s what everybody’s saying about our new favorite Jewish style icon/human being:
1. *chants* Ella. Emhoff.
first daughter of bushwick and second daughter of the country, ella emhoff, arrives pic.twitter.com/CO3laQXkY9
— Ben Kesslen (@benkesslen) January 20, 2021
2. L’dor v’dor, baby!
what brooklyn once was // what brooklyn has become pic.twitter.com/J5GCgJZISp
— p.e. moskowitz (happy thriving good) (@_pem_pem) January 20, 2021
3. We have to!!!
i have to stan ella emhoff, style icon pic.twitter.com/kknwBqfHfX
— gabe bergado (@gabebergado) January 20, 2021
4. Genuinely this energy:
Love Ella Emhoff's "I used to read The Toast everyday" energy
— Stassa Edwards (@StassaEdwards) January 20, 2021
5. Ella’s Curls 2021.
Everyone's talking about Ella Emhoff's sparkly coat but can I just say how nice it is to see Jewish curls in their natural if slightly windblown state in a town of near-universal blow-drying and hair ironing?
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) January 20, 2021
6. Cow tattoo at inauguration, omfg:
Ella Emhoff has a cow tattoo which means there is a cow tattoo at the inauguration and I love being able to feel some sort of joy about that after years of existential dread. pic.twitter.com/zrDAfOu1nE
— Anna Shults Held (@ajshults) January 20, 2021
Ella Emhoff said e-girl representation will be in the White House
— Joseph Longo (@josephlongo_) January 20, 2021
8. Simply everything.
As an artsy teen, I feel the need to note how much Ella Emhoff’s representation means to us pic.twitter.com/nwOiT7ezmI
— Elliot 🦋 (@ElliotOpp) January 20, 2021
9. Blah blah new president, let’s talk about Ella’s coat.
I am very excited about the transfer of power yes but let’s focus on the truly important thing: Ella Emhoff looks incredible
— Emma Saltzberg🌹 (@EmmaSaltzberg) January 20, 2021
10. I pledge allegiance, to the coat, of the second daughter of America…
The only fabric I will pledge allegiance to is Ella Emhoff's glittering coat.
— Blair Nodelman (@blairnecessity) January 20, 2021
11. Did she cast a spell on Mike Pence? Please tell me she cast a spell on Mike Pence.
A unique reaction to Mike Pence's presence by Ella Emhoff @CNN @CNNPolitics pic.twitter.com/VE2WRc6x8W
— amanda the good witch (@sloppymenace) January 20, 2021
12. I mean, this eyebrow wiggle!
I’m very excited for four years of Ella Emhoff pic.twitter.com/8OnMfahEXx
— Ann Limpert (@AnnLimpertDC) January 20, 2021
13. Jewish geography, let’s go!
My step mom asked if I knew Ella Emhoff because “you both live in Brooklyn”
— Shira Hanau (@shirahanau) January 20, 2021
14. In this house we idolize Ella Emhoff.
don’t idolize politicians.
idolize their kids; miss ella emhoff i love you pic.twitter.com/MVcQpgJABm
— alison (@alisevermore) January 20, 2021
15. The. Moment.
Ella Emhoff is the moment I mean come on now pic.twitter.com/caUqL8vhuT
— katie 🧚🏻♀️ (@suwanneeladykt) January 20, 2021
16. Let’s also acknowledge her Thom Browne outfit from the previous night:
My president Ella emhoff in an absolutely colossal thom browne fit pic.twitter.com/iTq5LQ3nHx
— jake toloczko (@toloczko) January 20, 2021
17. We genuinely don’t know what has brought us more joy today: the mittens or the coat!?
My inauguration fashion hits. A tie – Bernie’s mittens, Ella Emhoff’s bejewelled Miu Miu shoulders. pic.twitter.com/agQyNQyfhU
— Lou Stoppard (@LouStoppard) January 20, 2021
staring into the souls of the shoulders of ella emhoff’s embellished plaid miu miu coat and seeing a cameo on the gossip girl reboot in her future 🔮✨ pic.twitter.com/2rpWtZw1Fh
— hannah chambers (@hanchambers) January 20, 2021
19. Can you imagine…
ella emhoff craigslist stick and pokes in the naval observatory or gtfo
— noah kulwin (@nkulw) January 20, 2021
20. Ella Emhoff will you be our friend?
Ella Emhoff I am free on Friday if you are free on Friday. Let me know if you want to hang out on Friday when I am free.
— cd (@freeduffsauce) January 20, 2021
21. Cannot wait for this era!!
This is Ella Emhoff’s era and we’re all just living in it
— Rachel Ordan (@extrordanaire) January 20, 2021
22. Stole the show, tbh.
The Ella emhoff coat is my favorite character on this episode of America
— Emily Sussman (@sussedandsorted) January 20, 2021
23. Let’s end with this:
Want my new winter outfit to be Ella Emhoff’s coat and Bernie Sanders’ mittens.
— Krista (@trashcelluloid) January 20, 2021