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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Model Style: Liya Kebede

Ethiopian born supermodel Liya Kebede graces fashion runways wearing the hottest looks, but when she's off the runway she's known for having casual-chic style. Kebede abides by one rule of style: you don't have to be dressed up to the nines to be stylish. Kebede says, "You can pull off a jeans look, especially with heels, for just about any occasion." In true hobo-chic form, Kebede says she can't live without her Converse sneakers and Moroccan style tunics and embraces a unique and sometimes eclectic style. When asked about who she considers a style icon, Kebede gave an unconventional response: Chinese actress Maggie Cheung. Kebede explains, "The dresses in the film In the Mood for Love were amazing. They fit Maggie Cheung perfectly, which is so important for great style."

To achieve Liya Kebede's boho chic look, pull together: (1) a piece of funky jewelry, (2) a tunic, (3) a belt, (4) your favorite pair of comfortable jeans, and (4) heels (even though Kebede prefers sneakers, heels add height).

(Photo Credits: Charles Shapiro)