Could Lara Bingle be the world’s next fashion crush? All signs point to yes. A household name in Australia, the 26-year-old face of Cotton On is poised to gain international icon status, thanks to a booming modeling career and some major design skills (she’s collaborated on a best-selling swimwear and underwear line for Cotton On). And with an affinity for cool-girl brands like Celine, Erdem, and Saint Laurent, Bingle’s Sydney-by-way-of-Paris sensibilities make her utterly muse-worthy. So of course, we were thrilled when the beautiful blonde stopped by our Los Angeles offices for the ultimate styling session. Keep reading to learn more about Bingle, and shop her looks.
Photographer: Justin Coit
Fashion Direct: Laurie Trott
Hair & Makeup: Barbara Lamelza
Credits: Theory Diaz Fairy 100% Silk Dress ($575) in White; Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Solitaire Diamond Earrings ($1200); Catbird Plain Chain ($118) in 20” 14k Yellow Gold; Ryan Storer The Broken Ring With Pearl ($240) in Rose Gold; XIV Karrats Love Ring and Diamond Band (price upon request, 310.551.1212); Jennifer Fisher Half Pave Skinny Band With White Diamonds ($1100); Prada Hourglass Sport Sandals ($895) in Military Green.
"The white shirtdress with Prada heels had a sporty feel, but was super feminine and floaty. I usually wear more masculine pieces, so it was fun dressing up in this outfit."
"I fell in love with the beautiful white dress. It’s the ultimate day-to-night summer dress."
Credits: Theory V Cardigan In Light Wool ($335) in Black; Elizabeth and James Belle Skirt ($365, available mid-June); Ariel Gordon Mini Diamond Floret Necklace ($775) in 14k Rose Gold; Christian Louboutin Nymphette Satin Lace-Up Red Sole Sandals ($795) in Black.
"I look for statement pieces year-round, but right now I love the longer skirt, one that hits mid-calf or the upper ankle. The cashmere sweater and full skirt with Christian Louboutin heels felt effortlessly chic, and I liked the contrast in shapes."
Credits: T by Alexander Wang Double Face Bonded Collar Blazer ($625) in Black; J Brand Ready-to-Wear Janis V Neck Tee ($90) in White; J Brand Super Skinny Leather Pants ($950) in Noir; Catbird Ballerina Collar ($380) in Yellow Gold; Liv Haley Knot Ring ($75) in Vermeil; Catbird Threadbare Ring ($44) in Yellow Gold; Proenza Schouler Mixed Media Bucket Bag ($1325) in Multi; Bottega Veneta Straw Lace Ups ($820) in Nero.
"I travel a lot, so strong staples you can dress up or down appeal to me."
"I started to wear a lot of tonal colours this spring, like olive, nude, and light hues."
"The J Brand leather pants are a great basic, and you can never go wrong with a good white t-shirt."
Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Solitaire Diamond Earrings ($1200)
Jennifer Fisher Half Pave Skinny Band With White Diamonds ($1100)
Christian Louboutin Nymphette Satin Lace-Up Red Sole Sandal ($795)
Ariel Gordon Mini Diamond Floret Necklace ($775)
T by Alexander Wang Double Face Bonded Collar Blazer ($625)