Model profile: Dree Hemingway
It model Dree Hemingway (a.k.a the new face of Liu Jo) dishes on style stars, hot denim and cool Fall 2014 essentials.
Dree Hemingway hit the fashion world in 2009 like a high-style meteor, walking all the major runways and rendering all questions about her last name redundant: Yes, that Hemingway. (Ernest was her great-grandfather. #NBD) Mariel is her mother, with whom she shares all-American-girl appeal and acting ambition. This year, Hemingway stars as the titular Camille in a comedy by Whit Stillman, and next year she’ll appear alongside Naomi Watts in the comedy-drama While We’re Young. This fall, she succeeds Kate Moss as the face of Liu Jo, the Italian fashion heavyweight now enticing Canadian shoppers with its chic mix of edgy-casual separates and world-class denim. (With their shape-shifting reversed yoke and double darts, Liu Jo’s Bottom-Up jeans will change your life.) Here, Hemingway shares her fall fashion forecast.
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“Easy, feminine and a little retro. I’m drawn to great fabrics, colours and textures, from silk georgette to cable-knit to leather.”
“I’m proud of everything I’ve done in my life, from ballet to acting to modelling. I’m not a person to do just one thing. I love to surprise myself and discover new talents.”
“My phone, sunscreen and lip balm.”
Shopping hot spots
“The Marché aux Puces at Clignancourt in Paris or the Medina in Marrakesh, Morocco.”
“Katharine Hepburn, Babe Paley, Kurt Cobain, Lee Radziwill, Kate Bush and Debbie Harry.”
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“To Catch a Thief, with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.”
Fall fashion must-haves
“Jeans, Chelsea boots, silk and cotton pyjamas, a leather jacket and a men’s vintage Rolex.”
Her fave Liu Jo pieces
“I’m drawn to Liu Jo’s long black leather and wool coat. The brand’s denim, cardigans, sweaters and coats have great fabrics, which is the first thing I look for in a piece.”