March 4th, 2015
In Self Service #42

‘The Obsessions’

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This is a story that I would expect to see on a teenager so, it’s refreshing that it’s on 37 year-old Malgosia Bela. Fashion can be ageless.

Photography by Angelo Pennetta  Styling by Ondine Azoulay for Self Service #42

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Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat


Santos de Cartier metal shield sunglasses

  • I agree that the model looks stunning (though she probably looks stunning in a trash bag), but if I saw a woman over the age of 30 wearing anything from this story other than the unripped jeans, I would assume she was in a band or owned a jewelry store in Malibu. Meh.

    ToriMarch 4th, 2015  10:33 AM

  • Love the second photo – that dress and the shoes are great.

    KathyMarch 4th, 2015  11:56 AM

  • Oh goodness those legs in picture #2….why wouldn’t everything look amazing on her? Lovely post Preston!

    JacquiMarch 4th, 2015  12:08 PM

  • I love the belt!

    MaryBMarch 4th, 2015  2:28 PM

  • Lovely styling, and lovely model ! Love Malgosia, she really has something more than other models !

    carolineMarch 4th, 2015  2:33 PM

  • she looks fantastic ! Can’t decide if the story really is ageless though…. I try not to make too many rules about age and clothes. .. She is rockin it, I don’t think I could or would.

    judiMarch 4th, 2015  3:12 PM

  • For me, the “fashion” is about pieces–the circle belt, the jeans in the 3rd picture, and the pendants with a black ribbed top are all really good.

    PrestonMarch 4th, 2015  3:23 PM

  • I think what is ageless here is the model. She wears the clothes beautifully, whatever her age! Sadly (or not), for me, I am way, way past torn jeans, bell bottoms, bare midriffs, fringe vests, tank tops, and see through/braless tops. Maybe if I lived in a commune I could get away with this. Loro Piana makes a handsome suede belt similar to the model’s, and it is indeed ageless.

    PaulaMarch 5th, 2015  12:06 AM

  • Who makes the black dress?

    SheilMarch 5th, 2015  7:17 AM

  • I agree with you Preston about what makes the fashion story, but I actually had a jolt of recognition with the last shot– I am sure there is a picture of me somewhere with a scarily similar pose from the original decade (never to be repeated). What a strange feeling…..

    SueMMarch 5th, 2015  7:52 AM

  • Ohhh tell me you didn’t mean 37 is ‘old’ ….

    GayleMarch 5th, 2015  2:45 PM

  • I meant that 37 is not 17…

    PrestonMarch 5th, 2015  3:08 PM

  • I like a lot of the pieces! Agree that I would, of course,style it differently. Love the kimono-ish jacket–is that leather?

    joannawnycMarch 6th, 2015  8:55 AM

  • The dress is Chloe and the shoes are Prada.

    PrestonMarch 6th, 2015  2:17 PM


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