Brigitte Bardot as a Ballet dancer and Rebel practicing ballet at the Ballet School as a 15 year old in East Berlin.
As part of our Fashion Sisters series, we are channeling our favourite fashion icons this week, Brigitte Bardot and Jackie Kennedy!
Rebel: Just like me, Brigitte Bardot initially intended to pursue a career as a Ballet dancer before she was discovered as an actress. Her style is super feminine yet casual, I especially love her signature Capri pants and flat ballet slippers.
Look inspired by BB. Below I’m wearing:
Ballet pumps from Pretty Ballerina, floral jeans from Citizen of Humanity, sunglasses from Céline, headscarf from Hermés, black jumper from Tk Maxx.
Romantique: For this week’s sisters challenge, I chose to style myself like Jackie Kennedy! Rebel always says that I look like her, especially my profile. I can’t really see it myself, but I gladly take this compliment on board! After all, Jackie Kennedy personifies good taste.
My favourite fashion eras are the 50s and 60s, the most flattering time for women. Jackie Kennedy’s style repertoire included all of my favourite wardrobe items of this time: Sleek shift dresses dresses, A-line mini dresses, trench coats, midi-heeled shoes and fabulous sunglasses, all worn with an inimitable elegance.
I am wearing:
A-line black mini dress from Max & Co, bug like sunglasses from Chloé, trench coat from Max and Co, mini bag from Gianfranco Ferré.
The Trench coat is a non-negotiable wardrobe stable, re-interpreted and worn a million times, I’m sure you have one in your cupboard, too. Rebel and I are no different, we love wearing our trench coats every season, they never look dated.
Rebel: My trench coat is the classic Burberry trench which I bought in London back in 1998! Yes, it’s 14 years old, as good as new and it proves the theory: Buy staples in good quality. If you look after them, they’ll serve you many, many years. For me, the trench is totally fashion forward. From business to casual, from spring to fall, from Hamburg to Sydney – the trench is perfect for any time of the year.
I prefer wearing my trench with skinny jeans on the weekend for a sleek, timeless look.
Romantique: I think everyone should own two trench coats so you don’t wear one out too much. Maybe have a classic one and a trendy one. Or a light coloured one and a black / navy or khaki trench coat.
Like my whole wardrobe, I like the classic cuts with a girly twist. My timeless trench coat gets it girly factor from the playful pleats at the bottom. If you’re like me, look for coats with clean lines and girly details like flounces and ruffles at the hem / sleeves or pleats.
REBEL is wearing: Burberry trench coat, batik skinny jeans, powder pink blouse and rhinestone sandals by Steve Madden.
ROMANTIQUE is wearing: Navy trench coat from Max & Co SS2014. Soft pink bag from Bally, ballet pumps from Rouge bunny Rouge and purple tights from Falke.
Can Socks and sandals even be chic, I hear some of you say. Of course! We are not talking about thick cotton wool socks in Birkenstocks! We have plateau sandals and colourful socks in mind as weel as sequinned wool knee-highs paired with strappy sandals. Go for a monochrome look, teaming socks and shoe colour, for a more subtle take on the look.
Rebel chose to go for bright blue socks and plateau open sandals, matching the colour of her jumper. A bright, fun look. The coordination of the jumper and socks calms the whole outfit, making it look pulled together.
- Rebel is wearing: Blue socks from Falke, Jeans from Tribeca, coat by Gianfranco Ferre.
I chose to wear black thick socks and strappy, bronze sandals. The playful bubble skirt and quirky macaroon necklace are the cherry on top of this whimsical look.
- Romantique is wearing: Navy and pink striped bubble skirt and sandals from Max & Co. Macaron necklace from N2 Les Nereides. Purple and pink patterned coat from Max & co.
Left: In this picture Romantique is wearing thin, longer pink socks, loosley bunched around the ankle. This will create the illusion of a longer leg and thinner ankle.
Right hand picture: Rebel is rocking blue striped socks and leopard pointy heels. A true Rebel look!
A monochrome look, styled in two ways. Are you Romantique or Rebel?
Trends come and go, black and white will always stay. It’s the most classic and uncomplicated combination of colours. Style it romantic like Romantique or cool and minimalistic like Rebel.
Romantique: Black and white can look severe and quite grown up. I wanted to give the monochrome look a playful note by adding a bow jumper and vichy checked trousers, paired with easy to wear moccasins.
Romantique is wearing: Bow Cashmere jumper from Antoni & Alison. Gingham woolen trousers from Max & Co AW2013. Moccasins from AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni. Woven patent bag from Falorni. Wayfarer sunglasses from Ray Ban.
Rebel: My Black and White Outfit looks clean and minimalistic. To break up the strictness of the look, I added stripey socks and open sandals to give it a fun notion while still keeping the style simple.
Rebel is wearing: Jeans by J Brand. Turtleneck sweater by Stefanel, white blazer by H&M (from the men’s department), stripey grey socks by Falke, sunglasses by Anna Sui.
Black jacket by Closed.
Romantique: White ballerina bracelet by Les Nereides.
Rebel: Striped Falke socks and TK Maxx sandals