Model, muse and recent fashion grad with an eye for vintage shoes, Mari Giudicelli has the kind of style that takes years to perfect. The New York City-based Brazilian mixes high and low like a pro and her closet is home to an enviable mash-up of vintage. Plus, she’s got that strong brow and It girl shag down to a tee. We’ve had our eye on her since we spotted her scrolling through the vintage site Where I Was From. We suspect that modeling for brands like Maryam Nassier Zadeh and Rodebjer has also helped shape her personal style but that whole effortless thing just can’t be taught. “I kinda dress like a homeless person a lot,” she said recently. Watch your back Mary-Kate. Mari just signed with Ford Models so you’ll be seeing her lovely mug a LOT more. She’s also a talented photographer and having just graduated from fashion design school is about to design her own line of shoes. You know how this works: start watching this beauty NOW.
YOU’RE ONE OF THOSE AMAZING MULTI-TASKERS. CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT ALL THE THINGS YOU’RE DOING NOW? I moved here to go to fashion school and when I was in my second semester a photographer found me on the street in the East Village and that’s when I started modeling. Many people started reaching out and I managed to shoot between classes and on weekends. It wasn’t easy, nor planned, but I was lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing designers, and to be able to choose to work only with people whose art I really appreciate. This past month I signed with Ford Paris. They have me on their talent board, which is super awesome.
I just graduated, so now I’ll have time to really focus on my projects. I’m obsessed with vintage shoes. I love fashion history, and it’s something I’ll never stop studying. I also design footwear and I’m coming out with my own line soon.
In my free time, I photograph, write and celebrate life with friends as much as possible.