Back in December 2009, when I was beginning to curb my growing hunger for fashion, I discovered a model known as Abbey Lee Kershaw. Pictures of the stunning, gap toothed, mousy haired girl littered the first copy of Vogue I ever bought (Australian Vogue as I was in New Zealand) and I was hooked.
Abbey's popularity has boomed since then and she is now a regular on catwalks and is in nearly every bloody fashion campaign at the moment, including Gucci, Versace for H&M, and Versace's fragrance Yellow Diamond to name but a few.
The Austrailian model's hair has also morphed from her plain, natural hair into a Chanel bob to, finally, her shoulder length platinum blonde 'do she's been sporting for a good while now.
Along with her boom in popularity over the past few years, Abbey's style has really started to emancipate. She has a unique, kooky style but not in a "deliberately zany" way. Favouring floor length skirts in a variety of patterns, glamorous jewellery and at least one luxury item, Abbey's style is like a smartly dressed hippy.
Her look is always topped off with barely-there hair either left down or pulled into a low bun.
I admire Abbey's style. She hasn't let herself succumb to conformity, and at the same time, doesn't try so hard to be different. Kudos to you, Abbey.