Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fans in High Places

It's no secret that Freja has a huge fan base scattered all over the world. However, what's becoming more apparent is that Freja has a huge fan base within the fashion industry as well. The latest to join the club are Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, who have always been very model friendly.
There’s nothing like the backstage at Rag & Bone to immediately make you feel those high school insecurities all over again. With hot, hot design duo Marcus Wainwright and David Neville and their muse Freja Beha looking cool as hell, and male models and hipsters alike sipping on Peroni and smoking cigs, it’s no surprise this collection is a favorite of the cliques du jour. In fact, when I asked Marcus about the inspiration behind the spring collection he said, “It’s very Rag & Bone, it’s Freja.” Can’t argue with that! On a side note, I did see a striking blond model (not one of the Sashas!) crying by the bathroom backstage, with Gucci Westman’s makeup masterpiece dripping down her face, further proof that it’s not easy being beautiful.
Now, I've always thought Freja was more of an Alexander Wang type of girl. She does live in his T by Alexander Wang line of shirts and tanks, but I think it's wonderful that designers are taking inspiration from her uber-cool, laid back personality. She does personify an effortless, cool vibe that many people strive to emanate, yet with Freja it doesn't feel contrived in the slightest.

With fans like these in high places I guess it's only a matter of time before more and more collections become "very Freja" and we all start looking like mini-clones. :)

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the quotes! maybe she will be in their next ad campaign then??

Anonymous said...

She looks great in Rag and Bone. I like their designs and they seem cool. Bit of Trivia: David Neville used to date Sienna Miller pre Jude Law.