It’s not an accident that Irina Shayk looks this good. Every other day the supermodel is photographed walking the streets of Manhattan wearing pieces most of us could only dream about putting into our Net-A-Porter carts.
While her daily activities are commonplace (the kindy run, the gym), her looks certainly are not. But such is life when you’re an international model. The Russian native, who walks for most fashion houses while also being Burberry creative director Riccardo Tisci’s muse, knows her life is on show so, damn, she may as well bring it.
With the help of her stylist Marc Eram Shayk keeps crafting looks for our lusty perusal. Last week, she broke in a rugby striped Max Mara teddy coat while the next day was a full length tiger print number by label Rowen Rose. Today she brought curb-side style by way of what can only be described as a glorious marigold bathrobe.
By Ukranian label Olēnich, the faux-fur hoodie is not only fabulous for its warmth and punchy colour-way (and its potential for hiding pyjamas underneath) but also for the fact it represents the slow fashion movement. Olēnich curates wardrobe essentials from eco fabrics, like cruelty-free leather trenches and plush viscose coats, that identify as part of this modern genre. The “slow” fashion system shuns seasonal trends, and is becoming more and more popular as the push to reduce waste and environmental factors within the international fashion industry grows.
Seeing Shayk rep new brands and vibey ensembles on her daily rounds is a breath of fresh air (literally, given all the face masks) at the moment, but especially so when the piece is a move towards sustainable shopping.
While I still can’t quite imagine having looks planned out for me for my morning preschool drop off, I also realise there aren’t paparazzi waiting for me at the gate. If there was, however, a giant furry bathrobe would be exactly what I’d choose.
And more good news, you can shop the exact piece here.