I am on a quest for a huge 1970’s style afro and naturally Julia Sarr-Jamois is one of my inspirations. She is a complete style star and takes fashion risks on a regular basis, which a sartorialist like myself can appreciate.
She is the Fashion Editor of Wonderland Magazine and is one of fashion’s “It” girls, regularly rocking high fashion looks with ease. She is half-Senegalese and half-French so she brings loads of culture to the table as well as model good looks which landed her in campaigns for Diesel and Fred Perry during her teens. We are both the same age, at a young 23 and I think it’s safe to say that she’s pretty damn successful.
Julia was snapped by Tamu McPherson of All The Pretty Birds at Milan Fashion Week in a banana-print skirt from Prada’s Spring 2011 collection and a checkered fur. I love the way that she mixes and matches fearlessly, which is obviously what Miuccia Prada had in mind when she put together the collection.
Fruit motif pieces are a huge trend for Spring, taking the term “going bananas” to all new heights. I love the quirkiness of it and the lack of subtlety because I am a more is best kind of girl. Here are my favorite fruit-inspired picks for Spring.
One of Rachel Zoe’s favorite phrases and one of my favorite fruits! You cannot go wrong with BCBGENERATION’s Bananas Slang Bracelet ($18). Stella McCartney’s Falabella Tote ($1265) is one of the most coveted bags in fashion right now and I love the newest version that features a fruit print. It is really hard to stay focused when warm weather awaits you on the outside of your office so add ModCloth’s Going to Seed Mini Trash Can ($14.99) to your office décor for a pop of color and reminder of Spring and Summer.
Visit www.prada.com for more information and see Julia Sarr-Jamois’ look on the runway below.
*Prada image courtesy of GoRunway.com.