Marc Jacobs has named the new faces of his signature campaigns. The first honour goes to runway queen Raquel Zimmerman for the women's collection, and for Marc by Marc Jacobs he's chosen Daisy Lowe, whose huge eyes and youthful looks prompted the designer to confess "I think she looks adorable."
A while back when I included a photo of 19 year-old Daisy in a post about tights, Viktor, a reader, asked "This Daisy, who is she?" Well, I'll tell you Viktor, and anyone else who wants to know.
Let's start with her lineage. Her mum is Pearl Lowe, a former indie band singer and current textile and fashion designer. (There is some juicy stuff if you want to explore further.) Her dad is Gavin Rossdale (remember that paternity thingy a few years back? Gwen Stefani must have imploded. I bet she sought solace in a thorough bleaching and an angry application of ruby lipstick). It was a one-night stand between Pearl and Gavin. Oops. But look what beauty came of it. The paternity test was simply to establish facts - dad and daughter currently have no relationship.
So Daisy grows up and up and becomes a model, a fashion icon around the UK and a fixture on "the scene." I have to say, she's out there, but it's not to the point of "ugh, not her again". I think it's due to her not making more of herself than what she is (take note, Peaches.) She recently broke up with Mark Ronson after a 6-month relationship and has done some risquè photo shoots as the face (or rather, 'parts'?) of Agent Provocateur lingerie (their stuff is kind of icky, eh? I was looking at their website one day and my husband glanced over and asked "What are you looking at???" It seems everyone poses for them eventually, right now they've got Helena Christensen and Alice Dellal, and Maggie Gyllenhaal even kitted up in garder belts for their site. I know, weird. AP is cofounded by Joseph Corrè, son of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Maclaren. Imagine that childhood!)
To what does she owe her appeal? I think it's as Marc Jacobs put it: she looks adorable.