Emily Ratajkowski
Credit: Instagram / @emrata

In case you missed it, Emily Ratajkowski has been off the (Instagram) grid since December 23. She’s been “enjoying being a mama and working”, a move she says she “highly recommends” to “check the f**k out”. (She’s also been taking said IG hiatus in Milan, where Donatella Versace showered her in presents, which – we imagine – would help the psyche really achieve that all elusive state of Zen.)

But she’s back today! And let’s be honest, the real reason you clicked on this article was to see the 30-year-old’s new fringe, a full-bodied take on 60’s siren Jane Birkin’s do. Tussled and positioned into place so as to sweep the lids of a feline eye, the model, actress and author – along with her pillowy pout – have all the hallmarks of the siren she is.

While it’s not clear whether Ratajkowski’s new look is a wig for a shoot (we think so!) or the result of a good chop, she did team it with an eye-catching silver metallic, backless crop with long, long fringing, and black, hip-grazing trousers.

Emily Ratajkowski
Credit: Instagram / @emrata
Emily Ratajkowski
English actress Jane Birkin in March, 1966. (Photo by Stephan C Archetti/Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

(Eagled-eyed editors have also noted Ratajkowski’s camera lens combination might imply the model is sporting an iPhone 9. Either she needs an upgrade – Apple, hello? – or this might be an older photograph. Regardless, it’s a stunning picture.)

For the uninitiated, the new mum capped off 2021 with a promotional tour for her debut book, My Body; a sharp, intelligent and honest collection of essays which explores the evolution of how a woman’s sexuality is viewed in society. You can purchase it here.

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