Ok, so…if you haven’t heard of this rad chick already, you’re about to get a sense as to why she is just so über hot! She seriously oozes everything that is provocative, grungy, edgy, unorthodox and utterly cool…she even has half of her head shaved to prove it!
Alice Dellal is a British model who was the face of Mango in 2008 and the body of the Agent Provocateur collection.
She is well known for this half-shaved head of hers and her punk/rock look and, she is also the muse for legendary photographer, Mario Testino.
In 2011, she was selected by Karl Lagerfeld to represent Chanel for the new ‘boy’ bag.
In her spare time, when she’s not parading down the runway with every bit of glamour she possesses, Alice is the percussionist for her band Thrush Metal.
She is my ideal muse for my media project because she encompasses everything that inspires me to want to be create. She is grungy, she is edgy, she redefines femininity and she pushes the boundaries on how to construct the self through psychological and physical means.
Her holy trinity of style is black, heavy metal and ballet and she is opposed to following trends with her reasoning being, ‘how can anyone get inspired if everyone’s doing the same thing?’.
With her edgy take on leather, accompanied by her more often than not, ripped fish net stockings, and completing the look with her grinder boots, this girl is just the epitome of everything I want to explore and more during the construction of my media project this year. She is unpredictable, she challenges conventions and she isn’t afraid to provoke the viewer to gain a reaction.
‘My style used to be a tame version of me and it’s getting more and more drastic, and is probably going to get really, really weird towards the end. Be afraid.’ – Alice Dellal.
Alice, if by ‘afraid’ you mean: hellishly excited, bouncing-out-of-my-seat-can’t-believe-I-found-you, so-happy-you’re-my-muse and can’t-wait-to-see-what-happens-next….then yes, I’m trembling in my boots, and you know what? I kinda like it!
Take a look at some pics of Alice below.