Isn’t she just gorgeous? I always thought Brazilian model Raquel Zimmermann was actress Eva Green’s twin sister, who happens to be a model. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, Green played the most recent version of Vesper Lynd in the James Bond film, Casino Royale. I’ve seen Zimmermann in several campaigns, and she totally channels Green. In everyday life, Zimmermann looks quite different. One thing’s for sure, I like her usage of skinny jeans as the staple to her everyday wardrobe.
Every month we consider a number of catwalk-and-campaign stars for our Model Off Duty story, a process that is invariably delightful and often illuminating. Though we’re always well acquainted with their fabulous faces and willowy frames due to their appearances in fashion editorials and runway shows, we’re often relatively unfamiliar with their personal style. Perhaps that’s why we find these off-the-clock outfits so interesting to examine; we think there’s something fundamentally intriguing about seeing these chameleon-like ladies when they’re not done up to look like someone else’s muse, but rather dressed as themselves. On that note, today we’re turning the spotlight on one of the world’s most in-demand models-Raquel Zimmermann-to discuss what she wears on her own time.Surely you’ve seen this Brazillian dynamo before, as she’s been snagging magazine covers and working with the best brands for over a decade now (which is centuries in model-time). Zimmermann’s career is nothing short of astonishing; in fact, she’s claimed more campaigns for the upcoming F/W 09 season than any of her peers: Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani, Hermes, Viktor & Rolf fragrance, and Shiseido Future Solution-and it’s not yet August! But no matter how well-versed you are in her work triumphs, Zimmermann’s off-duty style is a bit more mysterious. After much studying, we’re starting to understand how our MOD puts herself together and what kinds of pieces she favors. As you can see from the images above, Zimmermann clearly has an affinity for a few things: skinny jeans, simple t-shirts, and superb outerwear. Using these three easy-to-find items, she creates an assortment of ensembles, all of which you can easily emulate at home!
If you prefer a more minimalist ensemble, try the pared-down outfit Zimmermann opted for backstage at Christopher Kane’s S/S 09 show (far left). To create a similar look, we’d start with Genetic Denim’s Shane Recessive Cigarette Jeans ($198). They’re wildly figure-flattering and will give you that long lean line ? la Zimmermann. Simply add a gray t-shirt with a high-neckline, like LnA’s Short Sleeve Crew ($60) in Ash, a cropped black bomber jacket, such as ASOS’ Premium Curved Seam Leather Bomber ($156) or S.W.O.R.D.’s Ardea Leather Jacket ($803), and your favorite black leather belt. Click to read full article…
– Kathy Ng Hassan
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