Boys and girls, meet the lovely Tina.
It's been a pleasure getting to know the effortlessly fresh-faced Russian native who's as passionate about finance and economics as she is about hitting up the trendiest clubs in London. From her ultra-girly Dolce & Gabbana charm bracelet to her classic Burberry trench, Tina is all about luxe designer items. While this design aesthetic is somewhat different from my own everyday look, it most definitely fits her model persona and I can't imagine her wardrobe being constructed of anything less.
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
10 September 2009
Graciously, she agreed to pose for the blog before our first night out together (which was obviously a monumental occasion). The entire outfit is framed around the tough Andrew Marc motorcycle jacket which is the most statement-making piece by far. It plays up the mellow BCBG top and fun striped skirt by Pleasure Doing Business, ultimately giving off the ever-popular tone of downtown rocker chic mixed with a hint of feminine simplicity. Her tan Jeffrey Campbell platforms complete the look by personifying the utmost of innovative design choices; while the rest of the world typically sports a variation of the cage shoe for a night out, Tina takes a different approach and honors the idea that in fashion, safe is bad and risks are good.
I'm always looking for inspiration to step outside my box, and Tina is one of those sources. Thank you, my fab gluten-free model friend (and if you're reading this, let's please get Thai food soon).
Here's to you, fashion. Cheers.