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Alexander Wang new ad campaign for “T” features the beautiful Zoe Kravitz (Lenny Kravitz daughter) in a line of cotton wardrobe basics. Zoe looks absolutely stunning in the photographs, and rumor has it, they’re plastered all over Manhattan – just in the for New York Fashion Week!
The T collection consists of leggings, tops, dresses and outerwear. T by Alexander Wang’s fall collection is now available for purchase via AlexanderWang.com.
In the fashion realm, where models rule the runways, appear flawless in every fashion ad, and even look stunning off duty, it’s hard not to feel insecure. We may, at times, even question, “Why can’t we look that good?” What’s not to love about those long, lean legs, glowing complexions, and striking features? While skinny is always in, modeling standards are becoming more realistic and models with some curves and “imperfections” are becoming highly admired. The main model that comes to mind is Lara Stone. Known for that conspicuous gap between her teeth, her atypical (for a model) size 6 figure, and freckles, she has certainly set the standard for unconventional beauty — and it’s about time! Despite the unrelenting criticism this Dutch beauty has received for her weight, she is still one of the sexiest, sought-after models. She’s walked for countless shows including, Missoni, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Chanel, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Chanel, Prada, Balmain, D&G, Prada, Anna Sui, and many more. She’s graced the covers of international versions of Elle, in addition to Vogue, W, Harpers Bazaar, and Interview. And in 2009, she was featured on the August 2009 cover of W, declaring her the most desired face.
Without a doubt, Ms. Stone possesses natural beauty, something that we too often disregard. And not only is it her natural beauty that draws us in, but also, it’s Stone’s confidence — she exudes a healthy esteem.
The notion of imperfect beauty is setting precedence, and women are beginning to question conventional beauty. Does it even exist? Is it actually boring? Whether it’s a set of freckles on your cheeks, a gap like Ms. Stone’s, or an uneven set of eyebrows, embrace it, cherish it. After all, perfection is an illusion, so why strive for it?
When it comes to being a young style icon like Daisy Lowe, good breeding always helps. No other girl has such controversial and glamorous parentage as Daisy Lowe. She is the daughter of singer turned textiles designer Pearl Lowe, and grew up believing her father was her mom’s ex-husband. After Daisy discovered neither of her parents had her blood type, Daisy sought a paternity test and found out it was her godfather, Gavin Rossdale (lead singer of rock band Bush) who was her biological father.
Daisy has fronted campaigns for labels such as Ben Sherman, Burberry, Converse, Diesel, Dr. Martens, Esprit, Karen Millen, Mango and Wheels & Doll Baby. She has graced the covers of magazines and walked the runway for Chanel and Vivienne Westwood.
I continue to admire Daisy’s unique, off-beat style and modest charm. With an angelic face paired with grungy clothes I think Daisy manages to be cute, sexy and graceful all at once. As a size 10 model, Daisy has been referred to as ‘curvy’ and doesn’t mind standing out from the pack. She proudly flies the flag for those without the typical model shape in the fashion industry and is a good role model (in terms of body image) for teens.
Daisy has been doing a daily post of outfits for Vogue.co.uk called “Today I’m Wearing…” . In honor of Miss Lowe, here are some of my favorite looks from her.
Layering rings is a huge look right now. Models such as Abbey Lee Kershaw (pictured here) can flawlessly pull this look off (probably because they work with high ticket stylists). Right we’re hearing that stylists are inspired by the hippy, 70s movement; incorporating mood rings and cabochons wherever they can.
Styling tip for the average ladies: Rather than punky skulls and knuckeldusters or the overly blingy sparkly cocktail rings, try stones like turquoise, amber, aquamarine, garnet, lapis lazuli and onyx. Below is an image of Kristine F from Larvik, who has the look down in her Hunter Child outfit post on Lookbook.nu.