Style Icon: Lindsey Wixson

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by Marlee Katz

Seventeen-year-old model Lindsey Wixson is best known for her pouty lips, cleft chin and gap tooth. And while she rocks the runway every season, few people know that she is one stylish young lady off the runway as well.

After growing up in small-town Wichita, Kansas, Wixson was signed with Vision Models in Los Angeles at the age of 15. She soon after moved to New York and signed with Marilyn New York. The following year she opened the show for Prada and closed for Miu Miu. She appeared in Teen Vogue and Magazines, and was selected by photographer Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia in the same year. After appearing on the cover of Vogue Italia, Wixson became the “it-girl” in the modeling industry. Now, Wixson takes the number twelve spot of the top fifty models on

As one of the industry’s top models, Wixson has developed her own style. Her post-runway show street style has been known to include menswear inspired trousers and boots, fur patterned jackets, distressed skinny jeans and more. Wixson also knows how to pair shades of purple together–a skirt, skinny belt and blouse ensemble–finished off with nude oxfords. She paired a 1940s-style nautical vintage wrap dress with a rose pillbox hat after the Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2012 show.

Wixson’s style is very dynamic, yet she always dresses to flatter her body and dress appropriately for her age. She often layers, experiments and exudes a British-inspired vibe. Her playful style echoes her doll-like features and sweet personality. At only seventeen, she has created a personal style that is effortless, simple and chic.

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