Do you feel inspired by models’ wardrobe? And I’m not talking about their catwalk clothes, biensur, I’m talking about their off-duty looks: how fashionable you think they are?
I’m not one to stare at street fashion photography for hours on end: maybe the glory days of the street fashion photographers are at their twilight, maybe I found inspiration elsewhere. Either way, if there’s one thing I can say for certain is that not all fashion editors are alike (although Vogue Paris’ editorial team seems to be keen on showing the same weight, same jeans type, same type of blouse/tee/shirt and pretty much the same type of shoes) and most definitely not all models are alike.
This is the second time I found myself staring and daydreaming at one of the outfits worn by Karlie Kloss while attending an official event: remember her appearance for Mercedes Benz? Now it’s for Montblanc’s opening on Madison Avenue yesterday (October 22) and she’s once more wearing an all-black ensemble that’s oh-so-inspiring!
I tried to put together something similar, not exactly the same thing, but very close to Karlie’s look (that’s the point of ‘getting inspired by’, isn’t it?). I changed a lot of what she had originally on but kept the overall feeling and the all-black aura:
No.1: Etro beige black velvet skirt looking all kinds of royal and eyecatching ($745)
No.2: Calvin Klein collection faux leather turtleneck top ($1,095)
No.3: Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals Fall 2013 collection (unmentioned)
No.4: Bernard Delettrez Black Nappa Leather Skeleton Clutch ($1,050)
I’ve been looking back at past pictures of Karlie and noticed the new haircut really dresses her better than the long hair she had before, so after all, maybe her chop really deserved the 6 pages story in Vogue… If little else, at least it inspires courage to do a bold move like this one and not only survive it, but also wear it proudly with great success!
I have searched for the exact same clothes Karlie is wearing but didn’t find them – if anyone knows the labels and the collections, please share the information so I can properly update the story, thank you! (images courtesy getty)