To promote its collaboration with Vans, & Other Stories tapped into the silver lady trend rocking fashion these days. The retailer has tapped 86-year-old model Daphne Selfe to star in their lookbook and let us tell you, mama is slaying.
Selfe burst on the scene back in 1948 when she snagged a cover of The Reading Review and it looks like the lady has still got it. Selfe told the Daily News in 2012 that she has never had cosmetic surgery on her face, not even noninvasive tweaks like Botox, which she calls “a waste of money.” She also said she doesn’t use much in terms of face cream, which means she’s pretty much winging it when it comes to her skin, and we love her more for it. Clearly, the woman doesn’t need much help in the beauty department, especially when she is looking as fab as this.
The Vans x & Other Stories lookbook shows Ms. Selfe looking impossibly cool, her haunting gaze fixed on us as she sits perched on a bench in polka dot printed separates and matching kicks. Her flowing gray hair bursts into an explosion of waves down her back. One particularly cool image shows Ms. Selfe in a white smock, peachy pleated skirt with Vans in the same hue, relaxing in a chair with a pair of oversized shades, looking like a million bucks.
Needless to say, Selfe has us sold on this collaboration – except something tells us we might not look half as cool as she does in the clothes.