MODEL OFF DUTY: basics

After winning the F!D/ Kim Dawson Model Search in 2005 (the same way Erin Wasson was discovered), Marisol’s first photo shoot was near this location in downtown Dallas.

I felt like we were going to need a body guard when she stepped out of the car for this shoot. There is something about having four foot, toned legs that garners a little bit of attention.

You will rarely find a model who dresses for the girls yet still has the guys oogling. Model Agyness Deyn has become a style icon, yet I doubt there is a man in the world that finds her look alluring.

Marisol’s look has the girls wanting to be here and the guys lining up to date her.

Her splendid tube dress, which doubles as a skirt, was just $46 and makes the perfect layer for a cropped top or flutter front vest. I have a few of these in my stylist’s kit to use as a slip under sheer dresses- they are a basic that every girl needs.

Marisol takes these basics runway by layering her black over-the-knee socks and suede over the knee boots.

Looking for the character piece? That would be her signature topper.