Style Heroine

With style there can easily be a nature vs nurture debate -- is someone's style learned or is it something inherent that lies within them, fashion choices that they make without a second thought? But when it comes to FACE, there's no question. This week for our Style Heroine post we're featuring the god given gift of Lindsey Wixson's gorgeous face. Lindsey Wixson has been recognized as the modeling industry's biggest rising star. She booked her first job with Vogue Italia and her runway debut in the Spring 2010 season saw her opening for Prada and closing for Miu Miu. Her photographs show a much older woman; we did a neck breaking double take when we saw that she was born in 1994. I mean the girl was shutting down a Prada runway show at 15. Although that is the life cycle of a model I suppose. You think you have a handle on how age works in the world and then you're confronted with a story like Wixson's, sitting there imagining how your 15 year old self would've handled similar circumstances. And the answer is: probably not as well as Wixson handles it. Relentlessly teased in middle school it seems she's matured with an honorable humility and the desire to do something more with her fame. She's a good girl from the midwest, hailing from Wichita, Kansas, whose parents had enough faith in her to take out a loan and drive off to Los Angeles to help her make it big. She is lauded industry wide for her incredible features. Her exaggerated mouth is often called "bee stung" and that "rosebud pout" of hers was given a full page feature in W Magazine. The gap in her teeth that was once the object of school yard bullying has become her signature. She was officially signed in 2009 and has been killing it ever since. For the Fall season of 2010 she walked 44 shows and by the time Spring 2011 rolled around she managed to land numerous major campaigns including Mulberry, Barneys, Alexander McQueen, Jill Stuart, Versace Vanitas Fragrance and Chanel makeup. She is an unforgettable face and stands out no matter the caliber of the company she's in. But aside from all this -- the runway shows, the Milan trips, being ranked #12 on the Top 50 Models list -- the coolest part of her career? The tailor made Jason Wu dress that was gifted to her for senior prom. Take that middle school bullies. [caption id="attachment_6600" align="aligncenter" width="504" caption="that FACE"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6601" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="SS10 Miu Miu "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6602" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="SS11 Mulberry"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6603" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="16 years old and on the cover of Life Magazine"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6604" align="aligncenter" width="423" caption="Walking the SS12 Rodarte show"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6605" align="aligncenter" width="608" caption="After a tumble on the Versace SS12 runway she recovers with a thumbs up"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6606" align="aligncenter" width="650" caption="W Magazine spread"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6607" align="aligncenter" width="426" caption="Off duty"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6608" align="aligncenter" width="481" caption="For Purple Fashion"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6609" align="aligncenter" width="960" caption="Just Cavalli SS12"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6621" align="aligncenter" width="882" caption="Looking like a broken doll in her i-D Magazine spread"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6622" align="aligncenter" width="682" caption="i-D Pre-Fall"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6623" align="aligncenter" width="712" caption="i-D Pre-Fall"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6624" align="aligncenter" width="717" caption="i-D Pre-Fall"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6610" align="aligncenter" width="465" caption="Bare face"][/caption]