Are jungle cats this season’s new model accessory?
Just last week, we caught sight of soon-to-be Vogue cover girl Kate Upton cuddling up with a baby tiger for Carine Roitfeld’s second editorial spread as Harper Bazaar’s global fashion director and it appears Erin Wasson is on board with the big cat! With a live cheetah by her side, the Tex-born beauty appears in the latest edition of Net-a-Porter’s digital magazine, The Edit, further proof that working in fashion takes guts!
Even with the ferocious cat only inches away, Erin remains a symbol of free-spirited beauty throughout the cover spread, working the laid-back boho-styles as if she were strutting the runway safely under the New York Fashion Week tents— now there’s a zoo! Sporting spots much like her feline friend’s, the fearless model stands out in a slew of fierce spring designs— Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs included— that seem as if they could have been plucked right from the model’s own wardrobe, which she explains is inspired by rock legends of all things.
“I look to the great rock n’ roll frontmen of the ’70s, especially Rod Stewart, who was such an enigmatic performer, ” said Erin when asked about her style inspiration. “He was a rebel; he wore women’s leather pants and he didn’t care. He seemed so sure of himself and had such freedom.”
Rod may have put skinny leather pants on the map back in the day, but if you ask us, the British rocker is no match for Erin and furry feline friend!
Head over to Net-a-Porter to catch the full interview and feature spread with Erin!