Spanish-born Barbara Martelo has that effortless sex appeal that never turns off, even when she’s in the simplest of clothes. In fact I’d go so fas as to say she can rock a leather mini skirt and plain white tank like no other. This shot was taken as she was arriving at the Isabel Marant Paris fashion week show.
If, during a fashion week, you spot a Balmain skirt that’s as short, sharp and dangerous as a concealed weapon, odds are it will belong to Barbara Martelo. She’s a living paradigm of the adage that if you find something that works for you, stick to it: and the leg-baring Balmain silhouettes are certainly a style that works for her.
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An ultra-hot, ultra-short black leather mini skirt is liable to end up with either a hard rock-chic, punk, or fetishist bent. But it doesn’t have to be so. Proving the versatility of such a piece is Barbara Martelo, who rocks a black Alaia leather skirt with the utmost of effortless cool: she’s simply added a lose-fitting black tee. Sometimes, simple really is best. Martelo was…