Quvenzhané Wallis is the adorable girl who played "Hushpuppy" in the Oscar-nominated film 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' and America's been going wild over the cutie pie ever since. (She just scored the role of Annie in Jay-Z's big screen update of the classic musical.) This nine-year-old (yes, NINE) is up for the Best Actress award at tonight's Oscars, and there's no doubt she's holding her own among veteran celebs. We think this has something to do with her puppy purse.

Seriously, it's awesome. Quvenzhané said on the red carpet that it reminds her of her own puppy back home. Would any other starlet even dare to rock a shoulder dog purse while wearing some sort of mega designer dress? No way! Check it out:

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But that got us thinking... has Quvenzhané pulled the puppy look before? YES. This was taken at last night's Independent Spirit Awards:

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...and the youngster sported another doggy purse at the QVC Red Carpet Style Event:

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...right after bringing along this pup to the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Washington DC screening:

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The verdict? Quvenzhané Wallis and her puppy purses rule.