Category: streetstyle

WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? VOL IV: HANNE GABY ODIELE

I know the other day I said she looks like a triceratops (I stand by it) but she’s definitely the most stylish dinosaur I’ve ever seen.

One of the most striking models of the past decade and signed to agency powerhouse SUPREME, Hanne walked a whopping 55 shows in AW12 and holds the unofficial title of The Only Interesting Thing To Ever Come Out Of Belgium. Hanne is as famous for her fashionable turns off the catwalk as much as on. Hanne has a rep for wearing the most outlandish and seemably unwearable looks without looking like she’s cursing a poor over-excitable PR in her head. Remember her in Comme a few weeks ago?

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My favourite Hanne looks are where she’s more understated, and requires a lot less ironing.

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WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? VOL III: TILDA LINDSTAM

Signed to IMG London, you may recognise Tilda’s Swedish face from the SS13 Chloe and Valentino campaigns.

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What I love about Tilda’s style is that it’s easy. She’s a prime example of the age old addage ‘it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it.’ Every look is incredibly accessible, and although each item is probably *~”vintage”~*, they could also be easily sourced on the high street. Whilst her look is definitely more hangover than haute couture, there’s definitely a place for this in the world, and a good hangover look needs love too. Also, as we know from my paean to Anya Ziourova, I can’t ignore a dungaree.

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STREET STYLE ROUND-UP / WOMENS / VOL I

STREET STYLE ROUND-UP / MENS / VOL I

D ON A B

Despite being more than a bit blind, more than a bit deaf,  slightly completely unobservant and perhaps most importantly, terrified of cycling (and hat hair) I am set to become the scourge of the roads. Here is my new faithful steed.

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When I told my mother about this out of character purchase, she said “I’ve got a spazmo reflective vest your nan had for her moped, do you want it?” Despite the charming mental image of my long dead, chain smoking, moped riding German nan tearing through the mean streets of Bristol’s Westbury Village in it, that’s not a look I’m keen to replicate myself.

The popularisation of bicycles among the more fashion conscious of us has led to a Wikipedia page dedicated to ‘cycle chic‘, a bicycle street style book and a slew of bicycle style blogs (check out the Sartorialist’s ‘Bicycle’ tag here) replete with endless photos of Alexa Chung, Agyness Deyn, Mary Kate Olsen et al on their two wheelers.

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Chanel even does it’s own, complete with quilted handlebars and a 2.55 saddle bag. Naturally.

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With all of this bike style envy in mind, and not a “spazmo vest” in sight, here’s my dreamy bike wear wishlist:

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Trainers, Barneys
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Helmet, Cycle Chic

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Dungaree, Asos

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WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? VOL II: ANYA ZIOUROVA

Anya Ziourova is one of them fashiony people with a finger in many (low carb) fashion pies.  Starting off at American Vogue, AZ then moved onto Japanese and Chinese Vogue, where she was Fashion Assistant, then Stylist, from whence she moved on to become a regular contributor and eventual Fashion Director of Russian Tatler, where she also began as Creative Fashion Consultant at Russian Allure. She’s also contributed to eight flavours of Vogue, worked with major babes like Mia Wasikowska, Monica Bellucci and Lou Doillon and consulted for brands including Ben Sherman (and weirdly, John Lewis). And…breathe.

Regardless of her many actual talents, Anya is always guaranteed to be one of the most photographed over Fashion Month. I love the androgyny of her style, from leather dungarees to pyjama suits, there’s a boyish playfulness to her outfit choices, even a skirt is usually paired with an amorphous or masculine tailored top of jacket. When I finally decide to stop dressing like a school boy, rather than the 22 year old girl I actually am, I’m hoping I can come somewhere close to this. Let’s hope I’m earning quite a bit more by then…

 

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WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? VOL I: AILA WANG

Alexander Wang’s neice is so cute my ovaries have exploded all over my desk finding these pictures.

Better dressed than most people my age, let alone hers, Aila is a regular at her uncle’s catwalk shows, papped as much as the rest of the front row in her scaled down designer outfits (check out the Chanel in the third picture) it shouldn’t be right to be this jealous of the wardrobe of someone who can’t climb a set of stairs unattended (although, this can be said for a fair few models tbqh).

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