Dressed to Kill
Our favorite street style maven shows us how it’s done
Yasmin Sewell is The Cov’s version of a high school crush. We just can't get enough of her. And we keep going back for more. But then again, so do, like, Phil and Tommy and Scott and just about every other street style shooter. Her style is just that good. Let's just say her photographs pretty much dominate when it comes to re-pins, re-blogs and gallery click-backs. In a word, she's a pro—the standard bearer when it comes to making high fashion look like something you just happened to throw on.
Yeah…we obviously love her (we think you've seen her here before: here, here and here). So when our friends over at B Insider told us she was hitting up our hometown we grabbed the freshest spring goodies from Hudson's Bay and booked a room at The Gladstone Hotel. What can we say? We were excited to see her. As luck would have it, (it was because of Sewell, we swear it) we had the only nice day of the Polar Vortex-stuffed winter and hotel was the perfect art-filled backdrop on which Sewell could do her stuff.
Upon her arrival, we quickly realized that Sewell not only makes it look easy—for her, it really is that easy. She sorted through the rack of Diane von Furstenberg, Loeffler Randall, Opening Ceremony, Carven and être cécile (to name just a few). (Their “I don’t want to date you. I just wanna copy and paste you” t-shirt was just too good to pass up.) On went the layers in her signature devil-may-care style—as she admits, the Australian-Lebanese living in London defines her look by comfort and statement. It’s her (enviable) secret talent that she’s able to combine the two so well. The fashion consultant and creative director is no prima donna either: she wore next to no makeup (she told us her one stipulation is avoiding the Kardashian look) and didn’t even touch her hair except to, ahem, not wash it. See for yourself in the video—she was going on three days. Yet another Sewell secret we wish we could master.