Forever 21 have done it again and bagged another cool campaign star. Following in the steps of Charlotte Free, blogger Bip Ling and Sky Ferreira, Atlanta de Cadenet-Taylor is the latest model to work with the high street brand. And although Atlanta is the daughter of John Taylor (Duran Duran bassist) and Amanda de Cadenet (the famous photographer) she’s famous in her own right. As one of fashions freshest trendsetters, Atlanta (or AdC-T as we like to call her) offers a new and exciting edge to Forever 21’s cool-but-real girl Autumn Winter vibe. And the verdict? We love. You can see Atlanta in action in Forever 21's latest campaign video above.
Grazia Daily was lucky enough to grab 5 minutes with the gorgeous New Yorker to talk about her style and growing up with famous parents…
What is it like having famous parents?
“Growing up a de Cadenet Taylor was pretty cool, I’m not going to lie! Obviously, I spent a lot of time going to shows and concerts. It was pretty awesome getting to go around town with my father (Duran Duran bassist John Taylor) and I always got great clothes from my mom (photographer Amanda de Cadenet), so I’ve been raiding her closet since the day I could!”
How has growing up in the music and fashion industry influenced your style?
“It’s impossible to say it hasn’t. That’s what I grew up around and that’s how I ended up dressing. I saw everyone I knew was wearing vintage clothes, and my mom has an amazing vintage collection so I would just go through and take things. We all steal each other’s clothes at this point. That was just normal to me and that’s what I just started wearing. I just liked it and it worked out.”
How would you describe your style?
“It’s always such a hard question! I switch a lot between dressing like a total boy where I’m really comfortable in jeans and boots and baggy t-shirts, but I also love really lady-like dresses. I love anything with a collar buttoned all the way up but then I usually throw my leather jacket on top. I like to mix it up between looking like girly and then have that boyish feel.”
What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without in your wardrobe?
“A leather jacket fixes everything. It’s true.”
What are some key items to achieve a layered look?
“Pair tights, maybe cute socks, a leather jacket for sure and a hoodie. I always wear a hoodie underneath a jacket.”
What top tips would you give our readers for shopping at Forever 21 this autumn?
“Give [shoppers] as much time as possible! Dedicate at least three hours if you’re going into a Forever 21, so you can make sure you get through ALL OF IT!”
See Altanta's fellow Forever 21 faces in the gallery below...