Who or what inspires your style? Many of us use actresses (like Taylor Momsen) or socialites (like Nicole Richie) as style inspiration even though, most of the time, they are being dressed from head to toe by the best stylists. Which we don’t have. And sometimes it’s damn near impossible to work their Hollywood looks into our not-so-Hollywood lives. I’ve made it my mission to tap into the mind of a fashion stylist and show you how to take your style inspiration – whatever it may be – and make it more you!
Remember years ago when Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani’s delicious British boy-toy, was accused of having a secret love child even from before the times of No Doubt or Bush? I heard about it around the days when I still wore a Catholic School uniform to represent my “style” and didn’t believe it was true. Then I never heard about it again.
That little mistake’s all grown up and her name is Daisy Lowe. Daughter of designer/songwriter Pearl Lowe and Gwen Stefani’s main trick, Gavin Rossdale, Daisy might be the coolest “Uh Oh!” ever.
Daisy Lowe hails from across the pond (like fellow style icons Emma Watson and Alexa Chung) and was first discovered as a model. Not shocking, given her gorgeous parental units. What is surprising though, is that Ms. Lowe’s body is as far from the typical model’s body as you can get. Yes, this girl’s got some curves and she’s not afraid to show them off. Like, really show them off. As in get naked, cause a scene to start a revolution. She even told a British newspaper that she’d felt the sting of rejection from a fashion house for having a heavier body than a model should have yet she still refused to lose weight. Boom. Roasted.
Daisy Lowe’s giving some of the non-waifs some faith in humanity.
And it’s opening many doors for her. Daisy is the face of Converse and has worked with Agent Provacateur (probably because she isn’t afraid to shower her provacative side). She was recently featured in the Vogue’s “Today I’m Wearing” feature, documenting her daily style for their May 2010 issue. And if that’s not enough, there are some rumors that she’ll be rolling out her own edgy and sexy clothing line as well.
But until then, we’ll just have to settle for pulling our own pieces together in a way that would make Daisy proud; with a little sexy (without the trashy) and a dash of wild-child (while still refined).
So maybe the colors aren’t the same and the shoes aren’t what she has in the picture, but the outfit still works with her look. The key to Daisy’s wardrobe is all in the shapes. A draped dress, no matter the color, gives a little mystery and sensuality because it bunches in the most flattering places. The black trench coat over top covers everything up without looking frumpy like that North Face Fleece you usually favor. (And frumpy is not something Daisy does.) The studded white flats add a little edge to the otherwise feminine outfit, giving off the rocker-vibe Daisy clearly gets from her pops. And, if you want to go all out, the flower earrings and Daisy roller-ball by Marc Jacobs are just a fun nod to our inspiring style icon.