Eugenia Silva’s secrets to an eye-catching front row look
“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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”