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Bright orange hair, turquoise eyeshadow and a whole lot of pattern-clashing is the recipe for Wasteland's latest lookbook, "Life on Mars." As a salute to iconic rocker David Bowie's hit track and legendary persona, the LA-based retailer's in-house styling duo Leah Schmidt and Heather Waity transformed model Sydney Roper into a modern-day Ziggy Stardust.
Shot by up-and-coming female photographer Dana Boulos, the gals worked with Wasteland creative director Camilla Whitman to make the oft-imitated look more wearable. "The vibe was to infuse elements of '70s glam rock with a trippy psychedelic feel," Schmidt tells us. "We used velvet, metallics, furs, pops of color and bold pop-art patterns to create a rock star style that's both effortlessly chic and stage-worthy."
Key pieces include a chevron striped dress by Motel, silver metallic boots by Jeffrey Campbell, snakeskin jeans by Ladakh and a mosaic printed pantsuit by Sam & Lavi. See and shop the complete lookbook here.
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