“Can you make me look taller?”
With humor and style, you can go great distances. Fresh out of the Parisian Fashion Week debut on women’s ACNE, MyTheresa’s Justin O’Shea and Veronika Heilbrunner shared a laugh and a moment right outside. Going beyond their impeccable style, it is their attention to detail and tailoring that elevates their eye for fashion and each other. The metal detailing on both their shoes, that good eye for just the right amount of color, and that all around sense of identity are just a few of the factors elevating them beyond. Talk about an it couple.
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Finally in Paris! Going beyond those it-girl moments and focusing on a rather grand moment, the ever lovely Fei Fei Sun (@ Women NY & Elite Paris) makes an exit fresh off her Dior show. With a Vogue Italia cover under her belt, being the first Asian model to grace the cover alone, there is no doubt why Fei Fei is in such demand. A stunning beauty with classically sharp features, a love for color that fits her complexion and that loving attitude that keeps the photographers, just as the rest of the industry, chasing after her. A beauty all-around!
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The great Daul Kim did it when she went all blonde. As the fashion world mourns for her, a new rising star has taken force, most noticeably because of her Asian roots and blonde hair. Capturing that edge that Daul posessed, yet going beyond and capturing her own youthful and almost regal look to her, Soo Joo (@ Wilhelmina NY & IMG Paris) is a definite stand out. With her statuesque figure, a friendly and positive attitude that shines through any camera lens, and an urban sense of style, Soo Joo has proven that she has staying power. And as casting directors and the industry in general, pays more and more attention to her, her image gets stronger. Yes, it might be Daul Kim inspired, but it is Soo Joo’s spirit that comes alive and creates her own persona, her own name and her up-and-coming star status. We’re watching.
The lovely Marianne Theodorsen aka The StyleDevil can do no wrong. With an ensemble in denim and a clever use of color and accessories, Marianne always goes the extra mile to stay true to her own identity. Bold and bright, Marianne is the perfect example of everyday looks pulled into a fashionable chic atmosphere. Color your outfit, color your day.
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Few girls are as happy to be in front of the camera at all times as the beautiful Hanne Gaby Odiele (@ IMG Worldwide). With a larger than life attitude, expressions that last a lifetime, and a unique sense of style, Hanne Gaby has not only risen from the pack, but become quite a style icon herself. As she exits out of Christian Dior RTW during Paris Fashion Week, a beautiful rhinestone wink, in fraganti moment, caught my eye. Wink right back to you, Hanne!
Confident, feminine and playful, Giovanna Battaglia is that power woman in fashion you just have to love. Not only because of her endearing personality and smile, but by her creativity within her own style. Heading into Giambattista Valli and in a zebra cape by the same, Giovanna proves that animal print can be done both tastefully and elegantly. Catering to her fantastic long legs and in poise, Giovanna is definitely one of my favorite stars of the industry.
New faces are what make the fashion industry so interesting. Rising new ideas and intepretations of what fashion and style is, new generations are necessary for the renovation of fashion. Always true to her own 90s style and funk, Marie Myrhøj aka Nemesis Babe is always that youthful face in the crowd with a strong sense of self-image in style. Standing outside Jean Paul Gaultier during Paris Haute Couture, Marie not only brings some fun into “the scene”, but also her own relaxed yet stylish way of seeing fashion. On my radar.
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Absolutely alluring is simply not a strong enough setting to describe the enchanting Karoline Bjørnelykke (@ TEAM Oslo, Women Paris & Supreme NY) and her fiery red hair. With a stare that could pierce through glass with such intensity and confidence, Karoline exited after her appearance at Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week. In a slender denim and sweater look, Karoline knows how to cater to her own body and her exotic Norwegian nature. A star in the rising!
Statements are made through statement pieces. In the beautiful checkered sequin piece by Sportmax, the beautiful Maria Kolosova is that perfect balance between that youthful spirit and that sophisticated young woman. Something about the mix of the classic checkered pattern with that short skirt allows for a rather chic feeling that caters perfectly in to the Parisian mood. As she enters Chanel during Paris fashion Week, Maria not only caught my radar, but certainly marked herself as a new style it girl.
Maria Kolosova: Harper’s Bazaar Russia, Fashion Editor.
One of the finest Scandinavian exports, Hege Badendyck from Norwegian Costume always shines at the shows. Proving why the tough minimalist look is such a strong statement in the modern industry, Hege shines in her Acne leather jacket and her overall look. Smiling under the Parisian sun, as she steps out of Hérmes, Hege is the perfect combination of a youthful creative atittude and that sophisticated rocked out look. Always on point and one of the best dressed at the shows, Hege is and will remain a fashion it girl.
Hege Badendyck: Costume Norway, Fashion Editor.