Sunday, 10 May 2009

Sofia, You've Got to See Her!

Sofia Coppola is the actress turned designer/ model/ muse responsible for some of the prettiest, dreamiest films around, her most prolific yet being The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation and Marie Antionette. She also bought us THAT White Stripes video featuring Kate Moss. The black and white video for 'I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself' showed the world's most famous super model writhing, cavorting and dancing around, ricocheting the band, the model and the director to further international fame. And you've no doubt found yourself humming along to the 'day in the (fabulous) life of' style ad for Miss Dior Cherie, featuring Bridgit Bardot's Moi Je Joue

Coppola's professional trademarks are sun-bleached, sugar-coated but haunting imagery juxtaposed with modern, punchy music, and Sofia is her own best advertisement, rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in fashion and music. Her own personal style fits the aesthetics of her films, favouring girly, elegant garments, and she has become a style icon of down town, New York style, and is regularly featured in best dressed lists. I suppose it can't hurt being Marc Jacob's best friend. Here are a few of my favourite outfits of hers, as well as a some images from her work... 

P.S. The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antionette are so wonderful that they require their own posts... watch this space.

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