How would you describe your style?
Timeless, feminine (I love skirts) and boyish at the same time (I love pants and sneakers, big coats and jackets). I have long legs and no hips, but a swimmer’s back and shoulders. When I was modeling – centuries ago! – I was always asked to wear jackets because I suit structured pieces. Before getting a personal style you have to know yourself very well. High-waist skirts and jeans are absolutely impossible on me, as are strapless dresses and bustiers. Generally speaking, I like that my outfits don’t shout “fashion”, but whisper “style”. I don’t like an outfit to speak louder than me.
Who are your favorite designers?
Alber Elbaz for his spirit and his conversation; Nicolas Ghesquière for his unpredictable inspirations and Miuccia Prada for the same reasons; Raf Simons for his passion for interior design; Hedi Slimane for his revolutionary take on luxury; Frida Giannini for her pragmatic sense of business; Sandra Choi at Jimmy Choo for
her images to die for; Phoebe Philo for the edgy coolness she brings to a bourgeois brand like Céline...
What are your go-to pieces?
Pencil skirts, coats and pants. Mainly black. And Loewe’s large Amazona tote.
What do you wear when you want to be taken seriously?
Shoulders make you feel structured. I recently bought an amazing Balmain jacket. Every time I wear my Helmut Lang jacket from three seasons ago, people are amazed by how the shoulder line is perfect. I even got compliments from Karl [Lagerfeld] – speaking of being taken seriously...
Who are your style icons?
My style icons often come from the cinema. Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardant, Katharine Hepburn, photographs by Helmut Newton, Yves Saint Laurent’s 1971 “Liberation” collection, the ’40s in Paris, even though it’s attached to sad memories. I’m also fond of the ’20s silhouette.
The fashion editor attending the shows in Milan (left) and New York“My style ICONS often come from the CINEMA: Catherine Deneuve, Katharine HEPBURN...”
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Photographs: Jason Lloyd-Evans, Stockholm Streetstyle, Street Peeper