These Platform Sandals are So Comfortable, Yara Shahidi Says She "Could Go Hiking" in Them
For Yara Shahidi, Fashion Week is all about self-expression. “It’s a wonderful time to celebrate creativity,” says the Grown-ish actress, who carefully considers her ensemble for each show. “My stylist and I make sure that what I’m wearing is fun and intentional. Every moment is an opportunity to make a statement, whether personal or political.”
We asked Shahidi to fill us in on her guide to fashion week, from her style and beauty must-haves to her most memorable moments from past shows. Scroll down for all of her top picks.
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“Prada’s heels are so comfortable, I could go hiking in them. Plus, they’re très chic.”
“I love the playful elegance of Miuccia Prada. I can wear her clothing on a day with friends or on the red carpet. I also revel in the whimsy of Roy Luwolt for Ungaro and Malone Souliers.”
“Chanel’s 2018 cruise collection was magical. Even though we were in Paris, it felt like I was teleported to ancient Greece.”
"I love Chanel Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care because it’s perfectly portable and really hydrating."
“If I’ve had a tedious travel or work week, I make a beeline to the amazing facialist Mamie McDonald, aka Skin by Mamie.”
“I’m a practical human, so my go-to ‘handbag’ is usually my pockets. But Chanel’s Gabrielle backpack is also perfect.”
“Gucci and Naeem Khan bridal are always showstoppers!”
"Blotting papers are also an essential."
In her bag
"A portable charger."
"I always have Papaya extract digestive enzymes in my bag."
“Track suits and jewelry from my brilliant designer ‘big sis,’ Melody Ehsani, are key.”