My God! The first time I set eyes on this woman (albeit, on a computer screen) I heard the Hallelujah chorus sing down from the heavens, as a backdrop bearing the words, FINALLY. A model who looks REAL swung down before me. Well, real in terms of my styling and standards, which—disclaimer–does not include immersing myself in the usual runway rundown, so please pardon any ignorance, for it is bliss.
At just 18 years old, and at a diminutive (ahem) 5’7″ (as is Kate Moss, also signed to IMG–look out!), Miss Free is already making quite the name for herself, strutting the runway for the likes of Charlotte Ronson, Richard Chai Love, and United Bamboo. I think Free’s shocking pink hair adds a lovely breath of fresh air to the mainly muted palates put forth during this week’s RTW collections, and, obviously, makes her a bit hard to miss. This also makes me miss my bleach blonde hair with a heavy splash of bright turquoise…
Anyway, considering the Chai show was her first walk, ever, there isn’t much floating about the interwebs on Charlotte just yet, but I have a good feeling the best is yet to come for this budding badass. And, in that regard, let us now dissect two of my favorite looks, straight outta NYFW and into your closets.
For both: Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink Classic Hair Dye, $13
Richard Chai Love RTW Fall 2011
Nasty Gal Draped Knotted Tank, $38 (Layer a cami underneath… or don’t.)
Free People Pleated Maxi Skirt, $168
Threadsence Buckled Steps Oxford Bootie, $37 (Use promo code 10OFFAR3 to save 10%!)
Charlotte Ronson RTW Fall 2011
Madewell Explorer Cardigan, $85 (Layer a nude AA body suit underneath!)
Forever 21 Ditsy Floral Skirt, $17
American Apparel Super Opaque Tights, in Truffle, $25
Forever 21 Contrast Combat Boots, $36
Runway photos courtesy of style.com