Brooke Shields, who will be 51 this month (May 2016), is an American actress, former child star and model.
Her first film role was in the controversial Pretty Baby by French director Louis Malle; she also had a starring role in Blue Lagoon and then appeared in a famous Calvin Klein jeans advertisement in which she said: “Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.”
Unlike many former child stars, the beautiful and talented Ms Shields, didn’t go skidding off the rails in adolescence. Instead she went to American Ivy League college Princeton where she earned a degree in French Literature. She is married to screenwriter and producer Chris Henchy and the couple have two daughters, Rowan, 13, and Grier, 10. In 2008, Ms Shields starred in TV series Lipstick Jungle which was NBC’s attempt to reproduce the success of Sex And The City.
One of the reasons we are featuring Brooke Shields in Style Steal is because she is Tall. Very tall. And due to popular demand, SoSensational has added a Tall section to our Shop. Brooke Shields measured 5 feet 10 inches at 14 years old and in several episodes of Lipstick Jungle she alluded to her very large feet, her difficulty finding shoes and difficulty finding clothes for her tall frame.
We also think she is pretty sassy. Our favourite Brooke Shields quotes are these: “Princeton gave me something that can never be taken away from me. It taught me how to think;” and “Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window – or break down a door.”
Steal her style by choosing clothes from Tall collections that properly fit your frame. Style tip: Even if you are just tall-ish (i.e Jan or Cyndy’s height, 5’7”), do keep in mind that by buying from the tall collections, a knee-length dress will be properly knee-length rather than mid-thigh. No good for Petites, but great for Quite Talls. Our favourite Tall collections include Dorothy Perkins, Long Tall Sally and ASOS.
And if nature didn’t endow you with such dramatic eyebrows, achieve them with the clever Wunderbrow kit.
Some Tall women feel the need to wear separates worried that a dress may make them appear taller, but Brooke Shields perfectly demonstrates how to rock a simple, one-colour dress, cleverly accessorised with that very plain boxy black clutch.
We love the decorative white cardi and that beautiful scooped-neck vest. In separates, tall girls can often get away with not buying tall, at least in tops and knits; it is about choosing longer shapes and becoming familiar with the brands which cut with more tolerance for longer bodies. But when it comes to jeans, trousers and skirts, tall women may have no option but to shop at the Tall collections.
Do you like Brooke’s gorgeous tall style?
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