“I wouldn’t say that they taught us about fashion style— it was more that they showed us,
Considering their dad is legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and their mom is supermodel Patti Hansen, it’s no surprise that Theodora and Alexandra Richards are style stars in their own right.(Source NYP)
“I wouldn’t say that they taught us about fashion — it was more that they showed us,” Alexandra, 32, told Page Six Style. “They’re both iconic in different ways, and their styles differ sometimes, but they’re always comfortable and confident in what they wear. It’s more about how you feel in the clothes, not letting the clothes wear you.”
It doesn’t hurt that she and Theodora, 34, sometimes get to shop their parents’ closets.
“My dad is known for his amazing, flamboyant shirts on tour, and every once in awhile I’ll get to choose from one of them,” Alexandra revealed. “They’re nice and flowy and super colorful, so great to wear at night during the summer.”
“She’s got all of Mom’s old Gucci as well,” Theodora added.
The sisters’ vintage style savvy is on full display in their new campaign for What Goes Around Comes Around’s collaboration with eBay. In the “Peace, Luxe and Rock and Roll”-themed images, the models pose in an array of past-decade designer finds from Chanel, Dior, Hermès and more, so naturally, there were “more than a few things” they were tempted to snatch from the set, according to Theodora.
“For me, it was the Pucci dress,” she recalled. “I’m definitely not a gown type of girl, but I’m always drawn to these big, over-the-top dresses; you can wear them with sneakers to dress them down.”
As for Alexandra’s pick? “Leather pants, all the way,” she said with a laugh. “In the shoot, I actually wore these fringed suede ones that are quite magical. They just kind of swish when you move around. Great for dancing, and so rock and roll.”
For those not quite ready to shimmy into a pair of leather trousers, there’s always vintage denim. “You know that movie ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants?’ I do think there’s a pair of jeans out there for everyone,” Theodora said. “So I think it’s worth it to go and try on 50 pairs to find that perfect cut.”
Recently engaged Alexandra knows a thing or two about comparison shopping, having just wrapped up her search for the perfect wedding dress — a process she called “amazing and kind of torturous at the same time.”
“I never really envisioned what I wanted to look like on the day; I guess the little hint I could give is ‘classic,’ classic beauty. I went for something in that realm. There have been so many times I had pictures on my phone and my fiancé [filmmaker Jacques Naude]looks over and I’m like, ’s—t,’ trying to scroll by [so he]can’t see it,” she said. “It’s been such a journey and so much fun to plan, and it’s coming up!
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