top: ruby and lily aldridge, bottom: coco & bianca brandolini d’adda
quite a few magazines over the last month have devoted pages to stylish sisters: the december issue of w was headlined “golden girls,” and featured elle and dakota fanning on the cover (and the “soul sisters” editorial inside was highlighted by the traina sisters, claire & virginie courtin-clarins, coco & bianca brandolini d’adda among others), while vogue’s annual best dressed issue had mary-kate and ashley olsen along with poppy & cara delevigne, ruby & lily aldridge, rooney & kate mara, kate & pippa middleton and more.
while not sisters, i’ve been inspired lately by gia and sofia coppola. sofia’s fashion pedigree is well known; she recently partnered with louis vuitton on their resort collection. gia, sofia’s niece (and francis’ granddaughter), is following in sofia’s footsteps in the film world, first directing shorts for wren, zac posen (for his target collection), and opening ceremony (featuring her cousin jason schwartzman and kirsten dunst) and now working on her first feature, the film adaptation of james franco’s book palo alto. even with the 20+ age difference between them, their style is surprisingly similar: simple silhouettes (button front shirts, gamine sailor shirts, cropped pants, fur jackets, and belted shirtdresses) with luxe accessories (sofia’s collection for lv, alaia, marc jacobs) and minimal or no jewelry. i’m currently reading parisian chic, and their style feels very french to me — approachable yet refined. as gia steps out more and more and sofia continues to forge her way in hollywood, i’ll be following them both and their fashion choices.
ruby and lily aldridge: models.com; the brandolini’s, wmagazine.com; gia and sofia photo credits: harper’s bazaar, just jared, emily jerome, company.co.uk, fashion.telegraph.co.uk, fabsugar, zimbio, coolspotters