Liv Tyler was born for the spotlight. From her birth to Steven Tyler, lead singer of the iconic rock band Aerosmith, and Bebe Buell, former fashion model and Playboy of the Month, the world would have been shocked if Liv had avoided fame. The 38-year-old celebrity has created her own path, however. She does not rely on her background to take her where she wants to be, and by doing so made a legacy for herself. And now, mytheresa.com is recognizing the lovely model and actress in a short film interlaced with pieces from Valentino’s 2015 fall collection.
In the film, Liv delves into her fashion background, citing her various style influences. For her, there is no way to choose one starting point, since there is so much in her past that acted as inspiration. But there’s no surprise she follows after her family in terms of style, since she has a line of fashion icons in her background.
“My grandmother is incredibly elegant,” she begins in the video. This provides the basis for Liv’s own wardrobe, but is by no means close to how her fashion sense can be described. The actress’s street style often has that easy breeze of elegance, so this aspect of her lineage shines through.
But she continues talking about her mother, which provides further insight on her fashion thought process. By the way she talks about her mother, you can tell she is proud of where she came from, and more importantly where her fashion sense comes from. She describes her mother’s fashion sense as being free spirited with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe, which explains Buell’s tendency to date rock ‘n’ rollers. These two other aspects mix together with elegance, with the result being Liv Tyler’s wardrobe. Her beginnings of fashion all come down to her childhood in the 1980s.
“I think the first time I thought I felt pretty was raiding my mom’s closet,” Tyler continues. Sometimes the best style is dependent on one’s upbringing. Liv Tyler was surrounded by all of these passionate people of fashion, and so in her future, she was able to draw upon the most prominent aspects of their styles and create something truly unique to herself. She also looks to other women of the celebrity realm for fashion advice, even citing the iconic Kate Moss as a childhood friend and source of fashion inspiration.
This is why My Theresa has tapped Liv Tyler to grace the same platform as other fashion icons like Brooke Shields, Victoria Beckham, and Diane Kruger, among other stylish women of the fashion world. The incorporation of Valentino’s collection is a cool aspect as well, since it is shoppable during the film. In this way, Tyler is acting as a figure for mytheresa.com as well as for Valentino, showing her favorites from the brand’s collection that you can also shop now on My Theresa.
“There’s something about a Valentino look – it feels just as good in the flesh as it looks in the picture, and to me that’s the definition of luxury,” she said in her interview with MyTheresa. And this is a great way to look at luxury fashion, at that.
There is something about the way she presents herself in this video that humanizes Liv Tyler. Many celebrities have this almost other-worldy position, in their ethereal on-screen presence and the way they carry themselves. Liv, on the other hand, speaks like the everyday woman. Sure, she may be wealthier than many women, but she has a down-to-earth personality that makes her more relatable to the everyday person. This is why we love her interview. She speaks from the heart, shows off the best pieces from Valentino’s current collection, and really just gives us a better look into the becoming of a celebrity.
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