Eugenia Silva shares her fashion week memories
“Creating an eye-catching front-row look is quite hard because you don’t want to feel like a clown,” laughs Eugenia Silva (@eusilva), model and star of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection’s autumn shoot.
The Madrid native, who has fronted campaigns for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and Oscar de la Renta, is no stranger to catwalk style, having started her career on the runway in Milan before taking a seat on the FROW.
__1. Comfort above all else __
“Sometimes you see people dressing really eccentric just to get the picture, but I’m not like that,” says Eugenia. “I love to play with fashion – don’t get me wrong – but it’s more important to feel like myself, and not let anybody influence me just to get the picture. I think those photo-worthy moments happen when you feel comfortable and beautiful. That’s my philosophy!
“I also don’t want to see a photo of myself in five years’ time and think, ‘Oh my god. Why did I wear that?’” laughs Eugenia.
“I love to play with fashion but it’s more important to feel like myself, and not let anybody influence me just to get the picture. I think those photo-worthy moments happen when you feel comfortable and beautiful.”
__2. Dress for the occasion __
“For me, the most important thing is to not feel overdressed or uncomfortable. I also make sure that anything I wear to a show I’ll also wear to dinner or a party.
“I’ll browse previous designs from the brand or the designer for inspiration, but mostly I play with the accessories,” she adds. “Most of the time I mix those pieces with old favourites or new brands that I’ve discovered in South America or Spain.”
3. Don’t play by the rules
“The person whose style I admire the most is the actor Jeremy Irons. When it comes to fashion it doesn’t matter that he’s a man and I’m a woman. He’s genuine and I would happily steal his closet,” admits Eugenia.
“I feel very comfortable wearing a man’s suit or men’s shoes or a man’s coat so I’m really happy that look is pretty much always in fashion,” she adds. “I love the ‘70s. I think it’s a great decade – lots of fun and I love their style.”