Lily Luahana Cole is an English model and actress. She is listed by Vogue Paris as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s, and having studied acting since her childhood took to her first lead role as Valentina in Terry Gilliam‘s fantasy film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus in 2009.
As a makeup artist, I appreciate faces like Lily’s because they are so easily transformed into different personas. While Lily is known for her big blue eyes, heart-shaped face and auburn hair, she is equally as known for capturing a magical transformative quality in her work. She can convincingly go from Hollywood Starlet to Bohemian Circus Performer, and everything in between; that authenticity is a rare trait amongst many models today.
Lily has not only proven herself versatile as a model but breaking into acting now it’ll be interesting to see how her acting chops pan out. I saw her on Doctor Who where she played a sea siren, where let’s just say her modelling background definitely helped her out. Check out those facial expressions, albeit digitized in the one below!
I would love to be able to work with a model that I can consider a muse, as I’m sure Lily Cole is to the many designers, artists, and directors she works with on a regular basis. The limitless potential of looks that can be depicted through her make it easy to come up with those looks in the first place!
What would you like to see next week for Fashion Friday?