Spring Fashion 2018: Philly Musician Andrea Valle in the Season’s Top Looks
Combining fierce tattoos with softly seductive vocals, the Darby native rocks a look — and a sound — as unabashedly individual as these clothes.
In fashion right now, high-low is having a moment like no other. Spring collections are all about the mix, pairing baggy denim with fancy frocks, worn-in tees with ironed-to-a-crisp work slacks, and Rihanna-worthy sneakers with pretty much everything. It can feel like sartorial pandemonium, but that’s the beauty of it all — the more unexpected your ensemble, the more perfectly it works. Which is precisely why we tapped Philly musician Andrea Valle to model the season’s greatest hits in one fashion-packed day at the Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Hotel in Fishtown. Check out the styles (and where to find them) below.
Maison Margiela sleeveless button-up, $560, and R13 Denim jeans, $495, both at Joan Shepp. Rebecca De Ravenel earrings, $345 at Kirna Zabête, Bryn Mawr. Prada sling-backs, $750 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Rings, $150 to $220 at Lizziefortunato.com.
Golden Goose denim and leather moto, $1,900 at Eaves, Ardmore. Alo yoga bra, $54 at Neiman Marcus. Balenciaga skirt, $1,195, and Y-3 high-tops, $320, both at Joan Shepp, Rittenhouse. Forge & Finish earrings, $50, and druzy ring, $108, both at Downerss, Fishtown. United chain-link ring, $405 at Skirt, Bryn Mawr.
Grunge Meets Glam
Alice + Olivia dress, $595, and Balenciaga jean jacket, $995, both at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd. Fish earrings, $175 at Tory Burch, King of Prussia. Senso sneakers, $190 at Kin, Washington Square West. Libertine army jacket (on headboard), $3,000 at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia.
Tibi silk bias dress, $795 at Eaves. Forge & Finish choker, $170 at Downerss. Double ring, $990 at Hermès, King of Prussia. Golden Goose high-tops, $530 at Joan Shepp.
Short and Sweet
Off-White silk dress, $1,120, and cropped suede jacket, $1,730, both at Neiman Marcus. Hoop earrings, $18, and rings, $14 and $16, all at Smak Parlour, Old City. Golden Goose sneakers, $515 at Eaves. Balenciaga graffiti shopper, $1,840 at Kirna Zabête.
Gucci t-shirt, $990, and wide-leg pants, $1,350, both at Kirna Zabête. Iro leather jacket, $1,320 at Skirt. Oscar de la Renta earrings, $395 at Neiman Marcus. Spiral ring, $150, double-knot ring, $160, and cluster pearl ring, $185, all at Lizziefortunato.com. Signet thumb ring, $1,600 at David Yurman, King of Prussia. Gucci sneakers, $670 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Monse top, $890, and trumpet skirt, $1,150, both at Saks Fifth Avenue. Joie DiGiovanni pearl hoops, $825 at Kin.
ALL ABOUT ANDREA
Current address: Mount Airy.
On her résumé: Headlining last year’s 3 Days in Philly music fest; jetting to Argentina to model for H&M.
What’s up next: New EP Lovergirl is set to drop this spring.
Where you’ll find her: Sipping whiskey sours at Dolphin Tavern, catching live DJ sets at the Barbary, ’gramming serious #styleinspo at @andreavalle.
Fashion icon: Solange Knowles. “She makes me want to wear a yarn dress and not care what anyone thinks of it.”
Spring shopping wish list: Buffalo London platform trainers, hardware-heavy Creepyyeha lingerie, and a Balenciaga jean jacket.
About that ink: Each tattoo symbolizes something different. Frida Kahlo is Valle’s biggest artistic inspiration; the bunny comes from a childhood nickname; and the butterfly, a recent birthday gift to herself, stands for “grace, transformation and freedom.”
Published as “Mix Master” in the March 2018 issue of Philadelphia magazine. Photographed by Trevor Dixon on location at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Hotel, Fishtown. Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz. Makeup by Alayna Rakes.