22-year-old, British-born model Jourdan Dunn has walked just about every top runway, from Marc Jacobs and Prada to Chanel and Alexander McQueen, and appeared in campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry Beauty, and Tommy Hilfiger. Now a mother to her toddler son, Riley, she has also added philanthropy and cooking to her repertoire. When she discovered that Riley had sickle-cell anemia, Dunn began working to draw attention to the disease. And she has joined forces with Jay-Z and his YouTube channel Life + Times as the host of “Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn,” a cooking and lifestyle show in its second season. On it, she and fellow mannequin Cara Delevingne (her sous-chef) whip up dishes like shrimp tempura while entertaining fellow industry guests.
Here, Dunn shares her love of cool kicks, her favorite kitchenware store, and where she’ll be chilling this summer.
Define your style in three words: Street meets chic.
Daily uniform: Lots of black and leather. I really need to add color into life!
Greatest hits: I’m a COMPULSIVE sneaker collector, mostly limited edition. I recently purchased a pair of Chanel Petal Sneakers and I love them!!
Preferred footwear: Comfort comes first for me. I’m happiest when I’m in a pair of trainers, but every now and again a sexy stiletto is necessary.
Finishing touches: I am not big on jewelry, but I do love hats as an accessory, specifically snap backs and beanies. Another finishing touch is a bold lip color. Nars has a great color palette for the matte lipsticks. I think a touch of color on the lip can be the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. Nighttime look: I like to keep it simple and sleek. Tailored Tom Ford blazer & Alaia BOMB heels, or my Givenchy leather high-top lace-up sneakers. These pieces can be mixed and matched with anything in my closet.
Best recent discovery: The Bronx Zoo! My son Riley and I went there a few weeks ago and had a blast.
Favorite stores: I’m always traveling so I tend to online shop. My go-to sites are Net-a-Porter and Matches. I recently moved to NYC and frequently shop at Sur La Table for my kitchen; Flair home collection, Aedes de Venustas for all my favorite home fragrances.
Style pet peeve: When people force trends that don’t suit them
Style icons: Rihanna and Victoria Beckham
Last purchase: Just restocked my YSL Le Touche Eclat foundation supply.
Lusting after: Obsessing over Altuzarra’s knee high white leather boots! I need them in my wardrobe.
Favorite Haunts: I am a New Yorker now and love Miss Lily’s, The Palm, Mr. Chow (uptown). Summer vacation plans: Marbella, Spain
What she’ll be packing: Santa Maria Novella Rose Water; iPod, Supreme Beach Towel, my vintage Levi cut-offs, Alexander Wang fishline dress, Pucci string bikini and, of course, sunscreen! Can’t forget sunscreen!