Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How to Strut Your Stuff Like Laura Hollins (A.K.A. Agyness Deyn)

Fake name? Check. Platinum blonde locks? Check. Rock star boyfriend? Check. Fashion’s most talked about model has a unique approach to style that seems to be catching on.

From the Street Up

The first thing that you’ll need to do if you want to dress like Agyness Deyn is to stop second guessing yourself. Wear whatever feels comfortable and whatever you feel is fashionable and wear it with confidence; and of course it wouldn’t hurt if you wore something with a bit of a punk influence. Fashion’s newest “it” girl Agyness Deyn (whose real name is Laura Hollins) has taken over the fashion industry. It’s almost impossible to open a magazine today without seeing her picture; from Rodarte to House of Holland to Oscar de la Renta, Agyness Deyn is proving that she is more than just a punk from the U.K. streets. Her face is everywhere; her “laissez faire” attitude and unique style are something to be admired and her eclectic sense of fashion is more proof that fashion trends are making their humble beginnings on the streets. Fashion, with the help of “Aggy” Deyn, is allowing us to express our inner rebels.

Out With the Young and In With the New

Agyness Deyn is the fresh new face of fashion; she is different, and uniquely pretty in a boyish way. She exudes confidence and personality and she is replacing the 16 year old, doll faced girls that grace the runways. She is providing inspiration for future designers, trends and even models by expressing individuality and pushing the boundaries of what’s trendy. She makes bold fashion choices when it comes to bright colors and prints and isn’t afraid to mix and match to show off her personal style and hopefully she can encourage others to be just as creative. She is a reminder that fashion is about individuality and self-expression, and not about always following what’s in but instead creating your own trends. It’s no wonder that Henry Holland, of House of Holland, chose her as his muse for his fall 2008 collection.

Madame vs. Mademoiselle

It’s hard to ignore all the comparison to Kate Moss and it would seem that Agyness Deyn is following in her footsteps. Not only did she knock Kate off of Tatler’s, a U.K. based publication (think Vogue), best dressed list but she is now a spokes model for Jean Paul Gauthier’s new fragrance MaDame, which is a little reminiscent of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle ad campaign in which Kate was Chanel’s Mademoiselle. With all the attention that she’s been getting it’s no surprise that the British model is being compared to the likes of Kate Moss and Twiggy. If she is a preview of the future of fashion, one can only get excited!

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