Actress Zoey Deutch may have gone to the dark side for her role in this month’s Vampire Academy, but for our shoot, she was playful and light, trying out bold prints, pops of color, and spring’s strong silhouette. The 19-year-old, who recently attended her first fashion week, talked to us about rocking shoulder pads (mom Lea Thompson starred in ‘80s film Back to the Future!), crying at The Notebook, and talent-crushing on Natalie Portman.
Describe your style in 3 words.
Elegant and classic juxtaposed with funky.
What is your favorite piece of clothing?
Right now I’d say my favorite piece of clothing I own, and wear the most, would be a pair of bulky black boots from the ‘90s. They're super flattering and work with almost anything.
How do you decide what to wear on a red carpet?
I don't really have an exact process yet... Still in the works! For the most part I try to wear what I feel comfortable and good in. I loved this Stella McCartney white high waisted skirt and black loose-fitting top with patches.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention your mom’s ‘80s pedigree. Are there any ‘80s trends you’d bring back or be willing to try?
I could maybe rock shoulder pads at some point. Hey, the harem pant came back!
What movie always cheers you up?
What movie always makes you cry?
The Notebook... How original?
Is there an actor or actress you’d love to work with in the future?
I have such a talent crush on Natalie Portman it's not even funny. I think I’d spontaneously combust if I got to work with her.
Diane von Furstenberg Britta Animal-Print Jacket ($795) in Pearl/Blk; Topshop Gingham Half Sleeve Crop Top ($40) and Gingham Jacquard Treggings ($50) in Multi; Jacquie Aiche 14K Assorted Diamond Bezel Ear Cuff ($1690); H&M Platform Boots ($40) in Beige.
Look 3 (outside cover)
Topshop Enjoy Coke Sweater ($60) in Burgundy
Photographer: Jose Pepe Leon
Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott