Nordic Model Spotlight: Frida Gustavsson

From striving to emulate their effortless “off duty looks” to following them on social media for inspiration, models play a very important part in fashion on and off the runway. Nordic Style Magazine profiles various models from Nordic countries and our first spotlight is Swedish siren Frida Gustavsson with her famous street style looks.

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Photo: models.com

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

How She Was Discovered:  Began modeling in her hometown after being approached by multiple modeling scouts while shopping. She later moved to Japan to pursue a career in it.

What She Is Famous For: Opening for Valentino Haute Couture Fall show in 2013. Fashion campaigns for Nina Ricci, Marc Jacobs, Tiger of Sweden, Prada, and Anna Sui. Walked in shows for Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Emilio Pucci, Céline, and Alexander McQueen. You may have also seen her as the face of Maybelline.

Style Summarized: She uses the simplicity of Nordic style by mixing simple pieces together that are contrasted with sleek, modern silhouettes. Her subtle hints of retro influence are paired well with unexpected pops of color and various fabric textures.

Other Information: Hopes to one day study architecture, possibly at UCLA in California. She has loved the computer game World of War Craft since her brother introduced it to her when she was fifteen.

Photo: leadtherunway.com

Photo: leadtherunway.com

Off Duty Looks: 

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Photo: thefrontrowveiw.com

Photo: stockholm-streetstyle.com

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Photo: stylesaint.com

Photo: stylesaint.com

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

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Photo: stockholm-streetstyle.com

Photo: thefrontrowveiw.com

Photo: thefrontrowveiw.com

Photo: Vogue Art

Photo: Vogue Art

Photo: style.com

Photo: style.com

Photo: thefrontrowview.com

Photo: thefrontrowview.com