A Modern Icon
by Emma Wills
Blessed with an ‘insanely high’ instep (read-inability to wear flats) and a dream job to boot (fashion editor of style bible, Australian Harper’s Bazaar) it’s no wonder Christine can pull together a killer look. Her style encapsulates the perfect balance between rock n roll extravagance and classic elegance, whilst somehow avoiding looking too overdone. Christine’s seamless ability to mix and match started attracting the attention of the fashion paparazzi circa early 2009 when Scott Schumann featured her on The Sartorialist. A colour pop Josh Goot dress teamed with patent YSL booties and a structured black jacket cemented her fashion credentials.
Of all the ‘editorista’s,’* Christine’s style is one of the more accessible, making her a great inspiration. While it is always fun to see Anna Dello Russo prancing around in deluxe designer garments, recreating the look on a high street budget proves a significant challenge. While Ms Centenera is also a designer fan (Gucci, Balmain, YSL, Balenciaga and Marant to name a few) she is applauded for purchasing trans-seasonal staples that can be worn time and time again. A penchant for leather and studs; her signature silhouette compromises of short hemlines and tailored jackets, or slouchy trousers and structured shoulders-always finished with a pair of statement heels. Luckily for us, it is far easier to find high street knock offs to obtain Christine’s coveted looks. Below are a collection of photo’s showcasing her flawless style.
*Editorista-Fashion Editors who are as fashionable as their job title suggests; following the latest trends as dedicated fashionista’s.