off duty model


Classic white on dark skin: in New York

A classic white shirt is a wardrobe staple for pretty much everyone, but for those with very pale complexions it can take an extra something – a lick of bright red lipstick, the right accessories – to make it truly work wonders. For those blessed with skin like dark chocolate, no such issues of contrast exist. There’s no overstating the brilliance of white on dark…

The Narnia effect: in Paris

Glitter and cat-eye liner: it’s a power-packing combination that came together in Chanel’s sparkling eye makeup look from the fashion house’s most recent couture show. If you thought it would only work with airy whites and pastels, here’s another off-duty model sporting the makeup post show. Doesn’t it work oddly well with the wintery, furry brown jacket and knit scarf? It’s all a bit snow…

The model winter uniform: in Paris

It’s a combination you’ll spot on many an off duty model come winter, and with good reason: it’s easy to throw on, and practical to travel around the world with. The uniform: a pair of skinny jeans, flat boots, and an army jacket.

Outfit detail: the anchor tattoo

This little detail caught my eye: the anchor tattoo, originally a symbol for seafarers and sailors, now a traditional marking availing itself to anyone with the attitude to wear it. This off duty model was wearing layers of all black and long, wet-look hair, the tattoo matching her look. You can see the full outfit here.

Choose Love: in New York

Little need be said about a shot like this one, that features off-duty models and street style photographers casually doing their thing in New York: the slogan tote does all the hard work in conveying a message. Choose Love.

Off duty attitude: Svea in New York

“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.

Urban Zorro: off duty in Paris

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…