Earlier this month we headed to the Matches Fashion townhouse to speak to model Tali Lennox about the relaunch of the iconic sunglasses Silhouette Futura. Tali is the face of the campaign shot by Peter Lindeburgh, and she said to us about her role with Futura: 'It has been a brand for so long - since the 70s. I love things from past eras and I like how these are based on older styles.' As for the shoot she said: 'Peter is such an incredible photographer and is such a nice guy, so he's a priviledge to work with.' We talked to Tali about her style tips and then played a Fashion Jury where she talked through some of her former red carpet looks....
1. What do you look for in sunglasses?
'My favourite place to get glasses – it has a really weird name – is Fabulous Fannies. It’s this amazing store in the East Village which is all second hand glasses. They have mad mad glasses and they have real character. I love colour tinted glasses like pink or yellow – I don’t like looking too dark. They're good for a hangover.'
2. Your festival style tips?
'Practical dressing! There is nothing worse than being freezing. Burning Man however I go all out and wear costumes and jewels on my face. But you can become a different person and wear an all in one silver catsuit and wigs. That’s a dress up place – if it’s a UK festival everything comes back disgusting and muddy anyway. Wear wellies, a big hoodie and cut-offs.'
Tali Lennox in Futura sunglasses and Mary Katrantzou - available at Matches
3. Your favourite looks at the moment?
I've recently been more experimental, mixing prints – and for the first time into sportswer because is comfortable. I’ve given up on dressing to look nice – I just dress like a tomboy. Then when you dress up you I love it. I like old vintage t shirts as they're easy - I borrow my boyfriends Harley Davidson t shirts.
4. Heels or flats?
'I used to wear heels, now I’m flats. I walk everywhere in New York – I want to feel comfortable, light and easy.'
5. Favourite place to shop in New York?
'Thrift places in East Village, Arch Angel Antiques, Chelsea flea market, Brooklyn flea market and just random thrifty places.'