Equipped with all of the must-have features of a top model¬--powerful bone structure, luscious locks, and a strong walk¬--it's no wonder that Jacquelyn Jablonski is taking the fashion world by storm. This New Jersey-native is an uber-popular choice for designers galore; last season, she walked in an astonishing 74 shows, and this season she managed to appear on 27 different runways just for NYFW alone! The fanfare is justified: whether she's painted in otherworldly makeup or basically barefaced, Jablonski's intriguing visage commands attention. And while she is currently legging it down countless more runways in Europe, we'd like to take a moment to pay homage to this stunner in today's Model Off Duty story.
While you can always visit the Fashion Spot to find out more about Jacquelyn Jablonski's overall style and background, we'd like to take it upon ourselves to highlight some of her marquee ensembles. One of the things we love about the super-strutter is her ability to seamlessly go from pretty and polished looks to laidback outfits, plus we appreciate the way she always includes an eye-catching pattern or texture to mark her ensemble as one-of-a-kind. Take, for example, the outfit she wore backstage at Thakoon's F/W 10 show (top row, far left); Jablonski paired a beautiful cornflower blue blazer with an equally intriguing silver knit sweater, black skinny jeans, and the MOD required footwear: motorcycle boots. The first two pieces instantly upgrade her perpetually popular jeans-and-boots combo and give her whole look a dose of stylized refinement. Jablonski opted for a similar silhouette¬--and an equally stirring blue-meets-black color combo¬--backstage at Derek Lam that same season (bottom row, middle). Once again, she grounded her outfit with black skinnies and moto boots, but then added a mesmerizing ice blue silk blouse and a gray boyfriend blazer. The result is an edgy androgynous ensemble that still masterfully incorporates a touch of femininity.
Though Jablonski often favors tailored toppers, she also occasionally opts for more downtown outerwear options, liked the cropped leather bomber jacket she was photographed wearing backstage at Viktor & Rolf's S/S 10 show (far right). Our MOD added a touch of refinement to the jacket via a royal blue satin top, but kept the overall look youthful by styling it with dark-wash jeans and classic canvas lace-up sneakers. These laidback kicks are another one of the model's go-to styles; she opted to wear them to Roland Mouret and then again at Thakoon during the S/S 10 show season. For the former, Jablonski created a cozy combo by adding a patterned scarf to her oatmeal sweater and dark denim duo (bottom, left). Additionally, we can't help but notice her beauty choice of nearly noir nails, which gives her effortless ensemble a touch of subversive chic. As for the Thakoon show, the MOD kept her sneaks tied, yet switched up her moody hues. Instead of a dark blue palette, Jablonski looked refreshingly vibrant in a white spring jacket and a woven cr√®me-colored bag¬--an outfit perfect for meeting friends for a casual brunch (top row, far right).
But it's not all jeans and flats for this in-demand muse! Sometimes Jablonski steps up her game and flaunts her feminine prowess; just look at the ensemble she picked for the book launch party for Glastonbury: Another Stage by Venetia Dearden in New York last March (top row, center). For the book's release party, Jablonski opted for a head-to-toe Mulberry look, comprised of the brand's patterned Raglan Dress ($872), Studded Booties ($950), and the Margaret Mini Bag ($650). We appreciate how she mixed things up by styling her elegant satin frock with tougher studded suede booties, and then added a ladylike accent with via a structured handbag.
While maintaining Jablonski's hectic catwalking schedule is no easy feat, recreating her off-the-clock outfits can be a walk in the sartorial park! First you'll need to stock up on some MOD basics, like straight-leg jeans, go-anywhere boots, and a pair of jet-setting tennies. If you're looking for some black skinnies to tuck into some flat moto-inspired footwear¬--like Rag & Bone's Moto Boots ($550) or Coach New Betsie Boot ($278)¬--do check out Topshop's Baxter Skinny Jeans ($80). If it's a nearly noir wash you prefer (ideal for mixing with Converse's All Star Canvas High Tops ($45) for a more laidback look), we'd recommend Rag & Bone/Jean's The Straight Jeans ($188). Next be sure to secure another willowy muse-must-have, the leather jacket! We think Levi's Ribbed Faux Leather Bomber Jacket ($138) hits the spot just right.
Once you've got your staples settled, you need to infuse your wardrobe with a touch of our style subject's favorite hue¬--blue. There are many ways you can do this! For example, if the ensemble Jablonski wore to Viktor & Rolf caught your eye, you could try Sparkle and Fade's Silky Tee ($48) under your leather jacket. If you prefer tailored outerwear, we like Urban Renewal's Vintage Wool Blazer ($48); it offers a lovely change of pace from your usual navy or black go-to blazer picks. Or you could opt to perk up a simple sweater and jeans duo by picking up Prova's Zigzag Silk Scarf ($465) as it immediately adds a coveted, jet-setting touch. Looking for another stylish pairing¬--this time similar to our MOD's pick for backstage at Derek Lam? Try mixing Topshop's Open Back Blouse ($65) with Juicy Couture's Flecked Tweed Blazer ($298) for a spot-on replication of Jablonski's stirring boy-meets-girl ensemble. Finally, if you fancy yourself a frock to take you to a more on-duty cocktail event, we like Theory's Arena Abstract Print Dress ($325). Toughen it up with some studded, ankle booties and you're ready to step out in stellar Jablonski-worthy style!¬--Liza Kaplan