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Bella Thorne creates coming-of-age gown collection

Bella Thorne is turning fashion designer to create elaborate dresses for Latina girls celebrating a coming-of-age tradition.

The Shake It Up singer/actress, whose late father was Cuban, has come up with ideas for glamorous gowns for quinceanera, a Latin American milestone which marks a girl's 15th birthday.

She says, "It has been a dream of mine to design dresses, and I felt like I was reliving the magic of my quinceanera all over again."

Disney star Thorne has co-designed the collection with Sherri Hill, the woman behind her own quinceanera outfit.

The 20-piece range will retail for between $400 and $900, while a portion of the profits will go to The Third Project, a charity which helps to provide impoverished communities with clean water sources.

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