Tuesday, 30 November 2010


If your style were a song, what song would it be?

"'Oogum Boogum' by Brenton Wood."

Muse to Phillip Lim and Beck, fundraiser and member of beachy band Little Joy, Binki Shapiro is the epitome of Californian cool. With her beach waves (that no Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray could ever truly achieve), virtually no make up and a wardrobe that is an enviable mix of vintage and designer, she has made effortless style look chic. Scott Stenberg, of Band of Outsiders says of Shapiro: ‘When I first heard Binki, she conjured images of those rad girls in the band, like Nico from the Velvet Underground. One of the guys yet uniquely feminine.’ Despite describing Madonna has her style ‘hero,’ Binki reminds me of a seventies front woman as she manages to be both sexy and effortlessly fashionable. With a wardrobe consisting of Isabel Marant coats, Margiela ankle boots, vintage nightgowns, cut off shorts and plenty of Band of Outsiders and 3.1 Phillip Lim pieces, Binki is fast becoming the girl crush of the moment. Also, let us not forget Binki’s perfect accessory, alongside her studded 3.1 Philip Lim bag, she has her gorgeous boyfriend and bandmate Fabrizio Moretti (check out their spread in US Elle to see how adorable and bohemian they are). Binki Shapiro is reminiscent of the girl you would want to be your Californian best friend; effortlessly stylish, cool and more than able to lead a singsong around the campfire.

Below is the video to one of my favourite songs for the summertime, Next Time Around by Little Joy (forget it is snowing and freezing outside and listen to this, admiring the Californian sun and Binki).

Harriet Tisdall

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