Admit it or not, most of us do find ourselves wondering about things models eat, exercises they use to stay in shape, beauty product that keep their skin glowing and flawless and, of course, clothes and accessories models wear to look effortlessly chic – after all, the girls have a wonderful opportunity to try most wonderful pieces months before they become available in shops and be dresses by the best fashion designers and stylists in the industry.
Since I am a kind of person that would rather try to find an answer than die of curiosity, I asked Natalie Hand, the gorgeous director of Viva London and four beautiful fashion models to pick their Autumn 2013 wardrobe must-haves.
Who: Natalie Hand – Viva London, director
Why: It's amazing. A statement dress for sure.
Who: Anne-Marie Van Dijk – Viva London, model
Recently featured in: Elle Netherlands September 2013, Flair Germany June 2013, Madame Figaro March 2013, Vogue Netherlands May 2013, Marie Claire France April 2013
On her wish list: Beautiful Isabel Marant coat from the F/W 2013-2014 collection.
Why: It's stunning, timeless and elegant and the cut is beautiful. Can't wait to buy it.
Who: Sara Blomqvist – Viva London, model
Recently featured in: Guy Laroche F/W 2013-2014 campaign, Chow Sang Sang Jewelry F/W 2013-2014 campaign, Vince F/W 2013-2014 campaign, Zara TRF Fall 2013 lookbook, Akris F/W 2013-2014 campaign, Muse S/S 2013, Carven S/S 2013 campaign, Escada Sport S/S 2013 campaign
On her wish list: Belstaff coat and Christopher Kane ankle boots, both Fall/Winter 2013-2014 RTW collections.
Why: This fall I want the coat to keep me warm and the boots to strutt around in. :)
Where to buy: Belstaff at Belstaff official site, NAP, Farfetch & Bergdorf Goodman, Christopher Kane at Matches, NAP & FarFetch
Who: Codie Young – Viva London, model
Recently featured in: Aquascutum F/W 2013 campaign, Anteprima F/W 2013 campaign, Vogue Italy / Valentino Haute Couture editorial, i-D August 2013, Dazed & Confused Juny 2013, Vogue Turkey May 2013
Where to buy: Requires serious search and plenty of luck, but I’ve located a laced pair on Vestiare Collective
Who: Maria Bradley - Viva London, model
Recently featured in: Vanessa Bruno F/W 2013-2014 campaign, Interview September 2013, Vogue Australia September 2013, Dazed & Confused July 2013, Michael Kors Resort 2014, Vogue Germany March 2013
Why: The second I put it on my confidence jetted and not only that, the fit, look, and dress itself could be worn to a lot of different things. I love something that makes you feel different right when you put it on!
Who: Kirsi Pyrhönen – Viva London, model
Recently featured in: Karen Millen F/W 2013-2014 campaign, Links of London F/W 2013-2014 campaign, Orla Kiely F/W 2013-2014 campaign, Rika S/S 2013, Lula S/S 2013, Tank S/S 2013, Vogue Ukraine June 2013, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore April 2013
On her wish list: I have already for many years tried to find nice, pretty classic and beautiful (with a bit of edge though) fall/winter boots that look good but are also fine in the "not so nice" weather meaning slush and rain. Seems to be a mission impossible.
Also on my mind for this fall are Alexander Wang top and Stella McCartney clutch.
And perfect jeans (a bit of boyfriend kind of jeans) that I get to design and are made-to-measure by a Finnish brand called Nomo Jeans.
Where to buy: www.nomojeans.com, the top is available at NAP, the clutch is available at NAP, Barneys NY, MyTheresa and Bergdorf Goodman
Personally, I would love pretty much everything here. What about you?
Photo source: Martha Streck photographed by Dennis Stenild & styled by Maiken Winther for Costume Finland September 2013, Natalie Hand photographed by Alex Franco for Telegraph Fashion, Anne-Marie van Dijk photographed by David Burton & styled by Patricia Boin for Elle France June 2012, Sara Blomqvist photographed by Ben Toms & styled by Mattias Karlsson for In a big country / Harper's Bazaar UK October 2012, Codie Young photographed by Gen Kay & styled by Ana Cecilia Guzman for Love Want Magazine March 2013 via fashiongonerogue, Ann Demeulemeester shoes via stylebistro, Maria Bradley for Vanessa Bruno Fall 2013 campaign via tfs, Kirsi Pyrhönen photographed by Jeff Hahn & styled by Simone Konu for SCMP Style / South China Morning Post Style Magazine March 2014, runway photos via style.com and stylebistro.com