Alexandra Carl

Stylist; Fashion Director, RIKA Magazine. London

By: Noah Lehava

Maybe you’ve seen her in myriad street-style galleries, strolling along, arms linked with fellow sartorially blessed, fairy-haired Scandinavians such as the likes of Pernille Teisbaek, Sara Blomqvist and Camille Charrière. (Okay, so that last one is technically Parisian, but you get the gist.) We mean, you’d kind of be remiss to *not* be a  fixture on the fashion-week circuit and consistently the subject of Tommy Ton’s lens if you had the stylistic sense of the aforementioned set, right? You see, we’re talking about Alexandra Carl, who, BTW, began modeling in her hometown of Copenhagen (at, like, age 14) and has been styling since she was 16. It makes our teenage years look pretty unproductive. Since then she has gone on to style for niche glossies like LOVE and RIKA—where she’s currently acting as fashion director—and working on bigwig campaigns for brands such as Adidas. Impressive, no?

And since we’ve pretty much established (primarily by our incessant Instagram stalking) that her closet was bound to be full of Coveteur gold, we made it a priority to meet up with her on our next venture across the pond.

Cut to us at Carl’s London flat. Her closet is overflowing with a cacophony of vintage finds (think glittery blouses, python-skin bombers, ’70s-era shearling, a particularly iconic Moschino coat—just to name a few) peppered with Loewe, Alexander Wang, Margiela, and all the Acne. Then there’s her shade game, which, we’ll admit, is one we kind of aspire to: Céline, Linda Farrow, Prada…we could go on and on. But once we got in our last few shots of Carl by the train tracks behind her flat and were wrapping up, it was obvious that, more than street-style-friendly OTT anything, what we (and by "we," we might just mean the entire industry) really have to resolve to inject more of into our wardrobes is vintage. And lots of it.