Juliette Lewis wears sweater by Proenza Schouler; skirt by Peter Pilotto; shoes by Jimmy Choo
“Move effortlessly into spring in cool pastel shades.”
“A midi plus kitten heels equals modern elegance.”
“Take this look from office-to-out with a sleek white clutch.”
There is nothing quite as modern as taking a classic look and giving it an unexpected twist. It is this chic sensibility that we champion in this issue, as fashion’s pre-spring love affair with modern ladylike style means less twinset and pearls, more elegance with edge. An exquisite rose-print dress by Givenchy? Yes, but with the chicest two-tone pointy flats by Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem.
One woman who is certainly known for bringing her own rebellious touch to a stellar 20-year career is US musician and actress Juliette Lewis. Effortlessly mixing rock’n’roll, a lust for life and a penchant for a fit-and-flare cocktail dress, she is our perfect Modern Lady muse in dream pieces by Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta and Erdem. She talks to The Edit about fame,
femininity and maintaining an independent spirit.
Of course, no modern lady would ever leave the house without less than perfect maquillage. See this week’s Beauty feature for how to do pretty without primness.
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF
Photograph: Victor Demarchelier