Playing down a crop top – especially a tight one – is not necessarily as difficult as you may think. This off duty model had it down to an effortless, army-inspired art in New York: simply throw over an oversized, faded shirt.
“Off duty model” is as much an attitude as a situational status. As least you can easily believe as much when looking at models like Svea Berlie who marry effortless cool with a model physique. Way to give a cropped shirt and denim cut-offs a bohemian edge: plenty of jewellery, headphones, and a long-linen cardigan worn off the shoulders.
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Someone once left me a comment on a photo of this outfit that simply said: Flyest. Zorro. Ever. It stuck with me because, it’s face it, that’s a pretty cool compliment. That’s the power of a black sombrero cordobés; a wide-brimmed, Spanish style hat. The one worn by this model has the creased crown of a fedora and a chain band that makes it feel…
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An all-black outfit benefits from a mix of textures: sheer layered under opaque in layers of varying lengths, in this case. This off-duty model’s edgy wet look hairstyle added extra attitude. She was photographed during Paris couture week.
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In my archive somewhere is a whole series of photos of Daphne Velghe, taken on this windy day in New York and deserving of being turned into an animated gif. In them the wind sweeps past, picking her dress up with it, Daphne clutching at the floral folds of fabric and leaning forwards in beaming guffaws. She had the lightening reaction time to save her…
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A simple, understated winter look can always benefit from a touch of plaid, whether it’s Burberry or Burberry-esque in classic beige and charcoal tones. Worn with a simple black bag and boots, this model was photographed after the Laura Biagiotti show in Milan.
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