5/7/10

Luciana



"I wear what I want to wear...but it must be comfortable."

Luciana's style is clean and fresh. She loves sea-like colours: soft blues, sandy-camel tones, white and cream. Luciana refuses to wear any synthetic material, preferring silks, rough cotton and linen. Her "healthy" clothing mirrors her life, which is filled with Mozart concertos, crisp morning runs and bowls of jewel-coloured fruit salad. Luciana lives life like poetry, finding beauty in the simplest things: a bag of scarlet tomatoes from a Portuguese fruit shop, bunches of flowers blooming in an antique milk bottles around her room (freshly picked from an innocent granny's garden!), milky tea with cinnamon and small gifts to special friends. Her joy for living and her inner peace play like music through her style.


"Classics are timeless. I'm a student, dude! I ain't got no money, so I invest in key pieces. Clothing that's structured and has clean lines works best for me."



"My mum's jacket from the 80s...I love it. It goes with everything." Luciana often experiments with androgynous looks—"I think I'm an oak." This interplay between boyishness (wide-legged pants; "anything faded, distressed or torn") and distinct femininity (rich brown ringlets; she owns a set of pearls) is inspired by the great actress and style icon Katharine Hepburn. Luciana is also inspired by Chloé and the occasional Vogue editorial, as well as the students she sees around campus.

Any parting words? "Have self-respect, and dress the way you want to be perceived." Luciana is rooted and reaching for greater heights.

Fans of Luciana's style should try and get their hands on The Gentlewoman, a newly-launched magazine that "pairs ambitious journalism with a sartorial and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress." The first cover girl is Phoebe Philo, former designer of Chloé, now at Celine—we approve!

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