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Quvenzhané Wallis' red carpet charm? A puppy purse

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Too cute? Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis arrives on the red carpet for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24.

You gotta hand it to Quvenzhané Wallis – the youngest Oscar nominee isn't carrying Chanel or Dior at Sunday night's Oscars, but rather, a stuffed animal.

The 9-year-old star of the nominated fantasy drama "Beasts of the Southern Wild" hit the red carpet carrying a plush pooch purse decked out in a tiara, the latest in a long series of stuffed animal bags she's been spotted with throughout this awards season. And they're not just for show: the actress told Ellen Degeneres she carries the puppy purses for good luck (a little more animal-friendly than a rabbit's foot). Take a look at the budding fashionista's playful accessories:

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Quvenzhané Wallis attends the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on Feb. 23.

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Wallis attends the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon on Feb. 4.

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Wallis arrives at the 65th annual Directors Guild Of America Awards held on Feb. 2 in Hollywood, California.

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