Brittany Shaw, Closets
Brittany Shaw

Brittany's icon, famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon, captured people who seem to be ordinary in his book "The American West," yet these people are often the most extraordinary and their depth is often reflected in their ability to give style to almost anything. A classic overall and bare freckled skin can be a far stronger fashion statement than Cameron Diaz plugging a movie on the cover of another September issue. Of these iconic portraits that capture the essence of rural living, Brittany says, "When you isolate these people and have a chance to look at them in the eye, its remarkable. You don't look at them enough...they are so beautiful."

Brittany has an intense appreciation for traditional cultures in general and her highly acute sense of detail makes for good filmmaking, which was her major at NYU. While in Peru, she was mesmerized by the tiny mountain huts and rainbow textiles with beads and fringe that are worn by the indigenous people. You can see this influence in her own love for patterns and prints, like her Anna Sui folkloric dresses and her shoes made from Guatemalan ponchos. Then there is the Indian bindi, a jewel worn on her third eye, which Brittany says calms her for the trials and tribulations of being a burgeoning film director. That is, unless she is blissfully listening to Sergeant Pepper and eating a tub of hummus in an airstream trailer.

If you love Brittany, you may also like Jessica Hannan, Josefin Arnell and Philippa Price.

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