Arlenis Sosa Dishes on Banana Republic Fall 2011, Plus A Look at the Campaign Starring Arlenis, Hilary Rhoda, David Agbodji And More

Arlenis Sosa is one of fashion’s most cherished models. She has walked in shows for Oscar de la Renta and Bottega Veneta, covered German Vogue and The New York Times T Style, starred as the face of David Yurman and Lancôme, among other amazing accomplishments.

Arlenis made her debut on the runway with Banana Republic, so it is only fitting that she is now returning to the brand, starring in its Fall 2011 campaign.  Shot by Peter Lindbergh and styled by Lori Goldstein at Medlock Ames Winery in Healdsburg, California, the campaign combines breathtaking scenery with the brand’s classic, yet modern silhouettes. While on set, she dished about the Fall 2011 collection, campaign and so much more.

What are your fall must- haves this season?

Arlenis: Scarf, jeans, nice fun colors, shirts.

What piece from the shoot are you secretly stashing in your
bag?

Arlenis: Definitely the skinny jeans and of course the Japanese pants. They’re great.

What is your typical everyday fall look?

Arlenis: Easy. Some nice colors and very casual.

How would you describe your individual style?

Arlenis: I’m a very easy person, but I think my style is casual, elegant, chic.

Simon’s muses this season were Faye Dunaway and Paul Newman. Who’s your style icon?

Arlenis: I do follow Liya Kebede.  Love YSL!

What was your favorite moment on set… any reflections, fun stories, etc.?

Arlenis: Love Peter, and how he is with everyone.  He’s very kind but also a very funny person.

Do you have a favorite fall location, fall ritual or past time to share? (i.e. hay rides, wine tours, apple picking, etc.)

Arlenis: Love NYC in the fall.  It’s one of my favorite seasons.

What inspires a life well lived?

Arlenis: My family. Remembering to always be joyful and encouraging to others.

David Agbodji, Hilary Rhoda, Andrew Cooper and Karolin Wolter star in the campaign alongside Arlenis. Definitely a campaign calling forth all-American style.

Visit www.bananarepublic.com to shop now.

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