Famous for her unique face shape, countless editorials, and spot as a Chanel couture bride, Abbey Lee Kershaw is an outspoken Australian who has the fashion world’s attention captured. Not only does versatility as a model (spanning from Victoria’s Secret to Versace) have us all on our toes, but so does her amazing off-duty layered up 70s style.
Style Inspiration: Long Lengths
Abbey Lee Kershaw has been sporting the maxi-lengths a lot, evident in her many street style snaps during Spring 2011 Fashion Week. The look is a more refined take on her over-layered looks of the past. Abbey’s affinity for puffed sleeve jackets mixed with sheer long skirts and flat boots has us totally craving for the catwalk queen’s look.
THE CHICTOPIA WAY JeanGreige, TheVintageSociety, and Azuppas got the look right. Pairing long skirts with soft-texture tops and a chic jacket, they’ve embraced Abbey Lee’s signature look. Remember to grab some chunky cocktail rings in colorful stones to add interest to the neutral outfit.
Style Inspiration: Furry Friend
The statement fur coat has been around the block once or twice on the fashion scene, and Abbey has embraced it full force. Her variety of fur, from fluffy Sesame-Street-esque colors to shearling collars, are “almost famous” among the street style blogs. Abbey pairs clashing skins like she clashes prints, mix up the look with a leopard or fur bag.
THE CHICTOPIA WAY FashionSheSays, Amy_ChicagoStreet, BeauxMondes are part of the wild pack. Change up the look with either an elegant long dress, or printed leggings and boots. Chic bags (animal prints, quilted flaps, and slouchy slings) finish of the furry ensemble greatly.
Style Inspiration: Print Princess
What would a 70s girl be without her prints? Whether they’re stripes of paisley or micro florals, Abbey sports them with ease. Mini-dresses to maxi-skirts, she’s got the look mastered. Simple basics like t-shirts, nude colors, and quality coats keep the essentials of an MOD while introducing interest in the prints. (Don’t forget the oversized circle glasses!)
THE CHICTOPIA WAY CassieElla, Coconut, Marcella are part of the royal clashing court. The three of them show that Abbey-style prints can work in many different contexts. Crisp white and brights are a summer-fun look, animal prints are classically daring, and short florals are 70s school girl appropriate.
Abbey Lee Kershaw: Camera Close-up
Abbey’s work ranges from high fashion to commercial campaigns. For Spring 2011, she’s got campaigns locked for Rag & Bone, Versace, Hugo Hugo Boss, Donna Karan and Tom Ford (even appearing on the coming soon sign to his yet-to-open store in Beverly Hills). Abbey’s got recent editorial work done as well, Vogue Paris and I-D Magazine to mention a few. The twenty-three year old is also a Karl Lagerfeld-darling, appearing in the Chanel Haute Couture SS11 show, Maison Michel lookbook, and exclusive Pirelli Calendar.