Leah Weller is a rock and roll heiress, a successful model and a London Fashion Week FROWer. As the daughter of Paul Weller (The Jam, The Style Council) and Dee C Lee (The Style Council, Wham!) she is now determined to follow in their footsteps and build a career in the music industry. Grazia Daily talks to Leah about her love for Madonna, stealing her Mum's style and getting some very cool freebies...
Grazia Daily: Describe your style in 3 words…
Leah Weller: Minimal. Chic. Edgy.
GD: If you could, who's wardrobe would you raid?
LW: Rhianna or Madonna. They always dress the way they I’d like to dress. I really like their stage outfits. I might be copying some of their style! Rhianna a little more I guess.
GD: We hear Coutney Love inspired you to learn to play the guitar, what do you think of her style?
LW: I wouldn’t necessarily dress like her, but she’s a free spirit and I admire her individuality. She used to be my style icon but that's changed now, although I still think she's cool.
GD: What's the most treasured possession in your wardrobe?
LW: I’d say my black Burberry mac. It’s a classic and I’ll wear it forever.
GD: As a model you must get some cool perks and freebies, what's the best one ever?!
LW: I got an Alexa bag from Mulberry and I love it!
GD: Do you collect anything?
LW: I collect shoes. High heels. I have around 50 pairs (and counting) at the moment!
GD: What's your favourite store in the world?
LW: Probably 109 in Shibuo in Tokyo -it’s a huge store but has loads of smaller stores and brands inside. It’s for girls only and is SO cool. I’m usually in there for three hours.
GD: If you were having a lazy Sunday curled on the couch, what would your read of choice be and what would you be drinking?
LW: I'm hooked on Diet Coke but only drink it from a Karl Lagerfeld bottle, so probably that! As for reading; I love Japanese stories and am currently reading Kafka on the Shore *
GD: Your Mum was a backing singer with WHAM, did you inherit her costumes?!
LW: I didn’t really inherit the costumes, but I definitely took inspiration from her style.
GD: What's your favourite high streets store?
LW: It’s obvious, but Topshop. Their stuff is fashionable, amazingly current but never too expensive.
GD: Who is your favourite designer?
LW: I don’t have one favourite because my style is always changing. At the moment I really like Marios Schawb and Mark Fast, and I'll a;ways find something in Dolce & Gabanna.
GD: Era you'd most like to have lived in and why?
LW: Definitely the 60’s. There was a movement and a real sense of freedom. about it. The clothes were so different from the 50’s styles and it just resonates with me. I still love miniskirts and PVC boots, and I'm a big fan of beads too!
GD: Top of your wishlist…
LW: Probably a Chanel bag.
GD: Fashion or food?
LW: Fashion! While I do appreciate good food I’m not a foodie!
GD: Heels of flats?
LW: Heels. Definitely. Even though they hurt, they're totally worth it.
GD: Pretty or punk?
LW: I like a mixture of both-it’s nice to be feminine with a bit of an edge.
GD: Rock or roll?
LW: I’d say rock. With a bit of pop thrown in for good measure.
Leah Weller was in Dublin to launch Diet Coke’s ‘Light Style’ pop-up tour. To join the tour log onto facebook.com/dietcoke
- Angela Scanlon