Everyone once in a long long while, there’s a model that represents every girly childhood wish you had for the perfect kind of face, or at least one you imagined for yourself. Suzie Bird is one of the rare gems, a visual dream. Something very alien like and refined about her face. She reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. Weird thing is though I don’t think her look translates very well on the runway. She looks so much better in editorials and street candids. It’s almost as though she’s too refined for the runway, she doesn’t fit that typical eastern-euro-below-17 bill.
These black and white images were shot for some Bergdorf Goodman catalog. I couldn’t believe how amazing the images were, love them all. Black and white streets, some taken at night in Chinatown. Just my cup of tea.
It would be a dream to shoot her. I can’t imagine her taking a bad photo.
So incredibly lovely.
On a typical runway, her look is too sophisticated, but she looks like she was made for Haider Ackermann. That alien face, looks inhuman almost.
My favorite moments of her…
I know this is weird but I love heavy bags under eyes, and in many of her candids she has that blue/black/slightly purple tint under her eyes, with slight rings, that tired worn out look. I absolutely love that, think it’s very beautiful. I don’t wear concealer under my eyes because I don’t find the need to hide that. Everyone’s always telling me I have heavy bags under my eyes like it’s a bad thing and sometimes people say, you look like you just got punched under both of your eyes..Well at least there is some symmetry… Covering it up I think looks much worse sometimes. And then you know sometimes people go too far, and their under eyes look brighter than every other part of their face…
Photo below, modeling in an A.P.C. catalogue. This girl was really made for A.P.C. and Celine. I think after she did Celine Pre-Fall, every other designer started using her. Thing is I think her look is very contextual. It works for Celine, not so much for ‘Dol-Chay’ or ‘Ver-Sayce’. Some models are like blank canvases, they can turn into anything after makeup and outfit, but not her. I’ve seen her look ‘transformed’ and it’s too forced looking. Sometimes they try to do too much sexy/heavy makeup for a certain show and it looks horrible on her. Like adding ketchup to dry aged sirloin…or something of that nature..
I don’t like her in frilly outfits, I love her in menswear inspired suits. Take out those awful western metal tips and this oxford/blazer/trouser combination would be perfection.
They say gentleman prefer blondes. Me, I’m no man, but I’ll choose the physical likeness of Suzie B over the prototypical blonde any day. Just a personal preference. Guess I am partial to girls with a bit of darkness.
All images sourced from The Fashion Spot.