Grace Elizabeth Opens Up About Her Ageless Style

The new 20-year-old face of Chanel and Versace is a blue-jean baby

Grace Elizabeth

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Having daring style means dressing however you wish, fearlessly pushing the limits, and not caring who is watching. The most helpful piece of style advice I’ve been given is that self-confidence is the best outfit.

My personal style icons are Anita Pallenberg, Faye Dunaway, and Lauren Hutton. But the woman in my life who has most influenced my style is my mom. Sometimes she still picks out my outfits!

I’m so happy that the trends of the ’70s—the decade my soul was really born—are coming back around in full swing. I think heavily drawn-on eyebrows need to stop.

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I would describe my fashion choices as chic, confident, rock ’n’ roll, realistic, and bold. My go-to look is a cool jacket (I’m a big Levi’s fan), a Chanel scarf, a vintage Grateful Dead T-shirt, high-waisted Re/Done jeans, and Saint Laurent booties.

Grace Elizabeth

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From left: Levi’s jacket, $65, levi.com; Lauren Hutton; Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello boot, $1,895, shop.nordstrom.com.

A Louis Vuitton 18th-century-style frock coat is at the top of my spring wish list. I also have my eye on the perfect white-and-pink minidress from Chanel.

My playlist consists mainly of ’70s rock and ’90s hip-hop. My album of the moment is Fleetwood Mac’s from 1975.

For Mother’s Day a couple of years ago, I put sticky notes with lyrics from my mom’s and my favorite song throughout a hotel room. I also left a cake on the table for when she arrived from the airport. Unfortunately I dropped it, so instead of saying “Happy Mothers Day,” it just said, “Happy Day.” Whatever works!

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The best gift I’ve ever received is a Roomba, the robot vacuum. I’m not home very often these days, but I like a clean apartment. Luckily I can control it from anywhere with an app on my phone.

Salvador Dalí is my favorite artist. His paintings always evoke a solid, distinctive emotion.

Grace Elizabeth

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From left: Mykonos; Monica Rich Kosann necklace, $5,150, monica rich kosann.com; Dalí: Les Dîners de Gala, $60, taschen.com.

My most treasured possession is a compass necklace. When I started traveling my mom gave it to me so I could always find my way back home.

My favorite place I’ve been for work is Mykonos, Greece. The food is incredible, the water is hypnotizing, and the people are so sweet! One day on set, the photographer had invited two elderly fishermen and one of their wives to join us. They played traditional bagpipes, she sang, and the whole crew danced.

I always travel with pawpaw creamI also swear by Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum and Diptyque’s Baies candle.

Having grown up in the Florida Panhandle, I’m very active. My bucket list includes skydiving in Waialua, Hawaii; scuba diving at the Yongala shipwreck in Australia; rock climbing in Boulder Canyon in Colorado; and swimming alongside sharks in Maaya Thila, Maldives.

My style hasn’t really changed over time. I just now know how to mix and match the old with the new.

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Grace Elizabeth

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From left: Fleetwood Mac, $21.99, amazon.comChanel scarf, $950, 800-550-0005; Diptyque Baies candle, $64, diptyque paris.com.

This post originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

 

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