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July 30 2014

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2011′s Best-Dressed Model-Off-Duty: Can You Pick Just One?

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Black leather jacket, black T-shirt, black stovepipes, black motorcycle boots: You know it’s fashion week when packs of identically dressed, genetically blessed girls stalk the streets, followed by swarms of photographers. But it wasn’t all Rick Owens and Ann Demeulemeester numbers this year. Models, not unlike editors and It girls, it seems, have realized that they can raise their personal stock value by stepping up their sartorial individualism. These days, the likes of Ruby Aldridge, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Frida Gustavsson are just as well-known for their off-runway flair as they are for their on-runway struts. Abbey Lee Kershaw is often snapped vamping around town in an over-the-top fur, and Caroline Brasch Nielsen appears to own an entire closetful of Isabel Marant. We have our favorites.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW and let us know yours.

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

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  1. Cruel_Romance says:

    Frida Gustavsson is my favorite ! She can look both effortlessly chic and sophisticated at the same time.

  2. FashionOfHisLove says:

    Hanne Gaby Odiele has the most down-to-earth style. She always looks quirky yet trendy.

  3. alexkallos says:

    Joan Smalls, absolutely !!!!!!!! On and Off the runway she rulezzz!

  4. Jazzie says:

    Karmen Padaru’s look is my favorite! No doubt about it! I <3 the casual yet classy look of a black blazer & blouse with skinny jeans, and she tops it off with a FAB purse, heels and hairstyle!

  5. nikiandromeda says:

    Freja! forever!!!!!!! no doubt………ok maybe Kurkova on second place…..

  6. lynxxx says:

    Frejaaaa! <3 and after her Andrej.

  7. markperez says:

    i love her style……
    its seems like its soon gonna be time out for skinny trend….flared and bell bottoms are coming back… high waist has been inn for quite a some time…
    its a real simple yet a strong picture…

  8. Prissyrj1 says:

    Jacqueline Jablonsky!

  9. uieng says:

    of course freja!!!!!

  10. tcheriset says:

    Frida, for sure! Andrej’s isn’t bad either.

  11. strangelittlegirls says:

    Caroline Brasch Nielsen! I always look forward to seeing her off-duty looks. Sara Blomqvist is also pretty stylish. Too bad she didn’t make it to the list.

  12. julian_g63 says:

    Not my favorite model, but of these pics, Jacquelyn Jablonski for sure; the rest are just stereotypes, of-the-moment, or just plain last season. After, Andrej, because he doesn’t give a frick!

  13. fionath8 says:

    Abbey is my favorite of them all. Amazing style

  14. missrebeccachan says:

    I see a lot of cool looks here, but my vote goes to Friday–it’s refreshing to see a model-off-duty who is polished (and fun in yellow!) instead of the usual formless shabby-chic outfit.

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