Monday: Mon Égérie (My Muse): Veruschka

Mon Égérie: Veruschka

Who she is:

Veruschka. An East Prussian born, model and artist that was molded from different stuff than we. A towering 6’3, she was actually the most pure version of what was eventually, and safely, watered down to become “The All American Girl” ideal. Blond. Legs longer than the list of places we want to go before we die - and the Ultimate Amazon.

ca. 1968, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  Image by © Condé Nast

Why we Love her:

Summed up in her own quote: “I have never followed fashion. I made my own fashion.”

How she inspired us:

Quite frankly, we can’t think of anyone, past or present, that looks more like a creature that emerged from the sea, or looks better near it. (Richard Avedon agreed.)

Charity: Hear the World Foundation, various Arts organizations in Gemany

Why she would love Haiti:

Veruschka has legs too long for crowded beaches. On ours, she could enjoy the freedom she so craves. As an artist, we think she would love the mystical and magical art that is on every corner of our fair island.

What piece we want to see her wear Simbi with:

Our Simbi clay bracelets that are in blues inspired by the sea. They would compliment her bluest of eyes and are each a handmade gem, which would appeal to this artists soul.

If we had one question:

So. What do you know about Mrs Vreeland that you have never told anyone?

- CD