Stella Tennant for Zara Fall 2011
11/08/2011 § 4 Comments
I am reasonably sure that Zara has figured out the surefire way to get my attention is to use Stella Tennant, who I honestly adore with a ferocity that might alarm some. But really, think about it…
- She’s forty. FORTY!
- She comes in just under six feet tall
- That body has given birth to four – count them, FOUR! – children
- Her ancestors are titled Scottish gentry
Add all that to her signature, androgynous look, and I’m nursing a serious girlcrush. She also kind of makes me want to chop all my hair off.
But only for a second.
Zara is all Katharine Hepburn-y turtlenecks and smart suiting/blazers for fall, and I couldn’t be more pleased. While there is a preponderance of black and grey, I like how they’ve also retained some of their fun use of colors from S/S. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Zara for years, and it’s great to be a fan of theirs for two seasons in a row. Now, when sister brand Massimo Dutti finally opens up shop on Fifth Avenue, Zara might get a run for my money, but if they keep this narrative going, I see no reason why there isn’t enough of me to go around. My Amex may disagree, on the other hand…
Images via: FGR.