Mama Spree: Sofia Style

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 23.31.32Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 22.23.11Get Sofia Coppola's style - LITTLE SPREE

1. Isabel Marant Étoile Linen-Jersey T-Shirt £70.00 (was £100.00)
2. Warehouse Embroidered Tunic £59.00
3. Mango Pebbled Bag £24.99 (was £35.99)
4. Boden Cropped Trousers £59.50
5. Warehouse Lace Collar Ruffle Blouse £45.00
6. Whistles Ankle Tie Ballerinas £115.00
7. A.P.C Button Front Denim Skirt £87.00 (was £125.00)

Out of all the celebrities (and to be honest, styling famous people is not my favourite thing to do) I have styled, Sofia was not only by far and away my favourite, but she was also the person I was most nervous about meeting and styling. I mean, how does one even style a ‘style icon’?? I wasn’t worthy! I was beyond nervous. But honestly she couldn’t have been nicer – low-key, no fuss, polite, super-friendly, softly spoken, chatty – totally ‘normal’ and down-to-earth. She walked to the shoot (in New York), and arrived alone. No entourage, no fuss. Just a stylish mama on her way to work I guess. And most significantly for me, she loved all the clothes I’d pulled for her. I was walking on air (so uncool of me to admit that, but who cares?). She even clocked my monogrammed Claire Vivier navy mini duffle bag in the corner and said: “you’re an SC too!”. Yep, true enough, we shared the same initials and our bags were both navy and duffle style, but how I longed (and still long) for the actual ‘Sofia’ Vuitton duffle bag in my life… Anyway, we salute her super-simple, understated style – how she effortlessly mixes classics with a few cool ‘French girl’ style pieces (she loves a bit of folky embroidery in the Summer/on holiday for example…), always looks chic and always totally true to her own style. I know for a fact that her jean of choice is Acne, and that she has a uniform of classic mens cotton shirts when she’s on set directing. Here are a few other Sofia style pieces – M&S mens cashmere crewnecks (she would almost certainly go for navy), Isabel Marant Étoile Breton sweater (now on sale), and this gorgeous Hush Summer cashmere v-neck really reminds me of the one I dressed her in for the Red cover.

Sarah & Nicky xx