You’ve seen her walking for Chanel, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, and Versace, and on blogs Street Peeper and Hanneli who is this girl? She’s Frida Gustavsson—not only is she a stunning top model, but a street style icon.
ALL ABOUT FRIDA
Reportedly the fourth most-requested model in Spring 2010, Frida has made quite a name for herself since humble beginnings in 2008. This year, she won Elle Sweden’s Model of the Year award and graduated from Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, with hopes of someday becoming a fashion stylist.
Find out where you’ve seen Frida at work—from runways to magazines.
Some memorable runway walks include (clockwise from top left)…
Christian Dior | Fall 2010
» Working some crazy-poofy hair and a super sheer dress, Frida looked the part of a top model.
Lanvin | Spring 2011
» She started the show in a gorgeous flowing dress from a favorite Lanvin collection.
Valentino Couture | Fall 2009
» In one of her first shows, Gustavsson opened in sheer black lace.
She’s on top; she’s in style…she’s in Vogue, literally and figuratively. Frida’s been spotted in…
Vogue Japan June 2010 | Morning Flowers by Andreas Sjodin
» She embraces a softer side in pastel-hued outfits, floppy hats, and flower baskets.
Vogue Germany March 2010 | Style Stars by Greg Kadel
» Frida shows off multiple personalities, sporting an assortment of looks: from blue hair to Alexander McQueen’s armadillo shoes.
Vogue US November 2010 | Anything Goes by Patrick Demarchelier
» Coupled with actor Eddie Redmayne, Gustavsson plays outdoors in Marc Jacobs, D&G, and Narcisco Rodriguez.
Elle Sweden September 2010 | Cover Shoot by Andreas Sjödin
» Working once again with famed photographer Sjödin, and alongside male model Charlie Westerberg, Frida lets her freak out in thick eyeliner and stunningly creepy poses.
You may have also seen Gustavsson in campaigns for H&M, Jill Stuart, Anna Sui, Max Mara, Marc Jacobs and Prada.
Street-style bloggers can’t stop photographing the beautiful Frida. She’s been seen on…
+ Hanneli wearing a psychedelic shift dress, photographed by Hanneli Mustaparta
+ Street Peeper in Marc Jacobs, photographed by Phil Oh
+ Stockholm Street Style after the Christian Dior show, photographed by Caroline Svensson
+ Street Style London in a trench and red tights, photographed by J.C. Adams
DRESS TO IMPRESS
Get the Gustavsson look! You’ll need…
» a pair of square-heeled pumps
Practical and easy to walk in (or run, as the case may be) when getting from show to show. Frida favors a burgundy pair, we like these…
» a great layering jacket
Whether you choose a trench, a blazer, or a fur-lined bomber, a cute coat is essential for the model off-duty look. It may be Spring on the runway, but it’s cold outside!
» a few pairs of opaque tights
Another Gustavsson staple to keep you warm! Frida’s look is all about casual layers—wear tights under dresses, skirts, and shorts.
» a small handbag
Models on the go don’t have to carry much—their makeup and hair is often styled for them, obviously. A small bag to fit a cell phone, wallet, and ID is all they (and you) really need.
What do you think about Frida? We love her look, but what about her style? Leave a comment or send us a tweet @everybodyisugly
by Heather (headbandit)
image via Vogue UK December 2010