Style Heroine: Iekeliene Stange
Some models have all the luck. Netherlands born beauty Iekeliene Stange has an immaculate track record of bizzarely beautiful shoots under her belt. One of the most versatile faces we've ever seen, she can effortlessly go from girl next door to intergalactic alien. Scouted in college, Stange has been stomping all over the scene for years now having walked shows for Chloé, Chanel, Emmanuel Ungaro and Kenzo. She famously kicked off her uncomfortable, likely un-walkable, slippery shoes while opening a 2007 Marc Jacobs shows to much applause. Unlike many of the quiet, young, naïve girls that make up the industry, Stange is smart and irreverent. She is signed with Women Management in Milan as well as Marilyn Agency in New York City -- and the agencies have had no trouble placing her in some of the most coveted print campaigns. She's been featured in advertisements for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Sonia Rykiel and many more. In a 2008 interview with the New York Times
, Stange was asked to describe
her "Style Credo." Her response is what makes us love her: "I like to dress like a different character every day, like Snow White or Heidi. This is my gypsy princess outfit. I think it’s fun. I can’t dress like this back home in Holland, though. There, they laugh at you if you’re wearing big sunglasses."
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[/caption] Our Stange love affair all began with this SS09 photo from John Galliano
And it's been nonstop ever since!
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