The Grey Chameleon
Let’s talk about Valentina Ilardi Martin, Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Grey Magazine. I am beyond enamored with her style, so much so that I always sit at the edge of my chair when I look at her images. This reaction definitely has something to do with her gaze which is very dynamic- it is very engaging but at the same time kind of distant, and there is an intriguing calmness about it.
What specifically attracts me to her style? I love that she takes on different characters with each look. So when I refer to her as chameleon, it isn’t in the sense that she changes her style- to the contrary, her style is rather consistent. She is a chameleon because her personal stylistic interpretations are brilliant. Her looks are clever referrals to a certain style and are effortless and never over-done. Plus, the girl knows how to choose a hat and a coat!