MY STYLE CRUSH Sabrina Carpenter Lucy Boynton
ACTRESS AND SINGER SABRINA CARPENTER TALKS SHOP WITH HER FASHION ICON LUCY BOYNTON
SABRINA CARPENTER: Oh my gosh, Lucy, this whole fashion season you took over every red carpet you were on. So this might be one big compliment sesh—i hope that’s OK!
LUCY BOYNTON: I’m chuffed! Just sitting here, grinning. SC: I’m always excited to see what you’re going to show up in. Your looks are all very different but always so beautiful.
LB: My style is pretty eclectic. I never stray too far from little vintage baby-doll dresses, though. What I end up in often depends on my shoes and if I’m in the mood for mary janes or creepers. I tend to be inspired by whatever is around me.
SC: Me too. I was just in Tokyo, and I kind of went crazy in Harajuku. I actually got a lot of those vintage baby-doll dresses.
LB: Oh, nice! London is unbeatable in my eyes when it comes to vintage. It’s a cliché, but Brick Lane is my fail-safe. I’m always looking for new little nooks and crannies in the city.
SC: What was your latest shopping splurge? I just bought these Balenciaga sneakers that I’ve wanted forever. They look like grandpa shoes, but honestly, they’re so comfortable.
LB: Mary janes by Carel. I have them in red and powder blue, and I’m stalking the website for silver or gold. [ laughs] SC: What’s your red-carpet process like these days? LB: Sometimes I like to be pared-down and classic, and other times I’ll go much more out-there, like with that turquoise Gucci dress I wore to the Santa Barbara Film Festival [opposite, top near right ]. I’m still trying to re-create that makeup look.
SC: Your makeup always takes your outfits to the next level. I’ve been pulling inspiration shots from your eye looks.
LB: I wish I could take the credit, but my makeup artist, Jo Baker, always has some incredible mood board going. The bright pink eyes were the peak of our experimentation.
SC: Lately I’ve been into wearing power colors like pink and red—it’s like it’s Valentine’s Day constantly.
I’m 20, so right now it seems like my style changes every five minutes.” —SABRINA CARPENTER
My advice is to always enjoy what you wear—and then walk away and don’t look back.” —LUCY BOYNTON
LB: Red is the one that always makes me feel powerful. And purple too. But for day-to-day, black is my go-to. My internal Wednesday Addams has to come out in some way. [ laughs]
SC: If you could swap closets with anyone, whose would it be? I’d say Rihanna’s—not that I could wear half of it. I just feel like you can do a lot with the things in that closet.
LB: I’d go back and 1,000 percent take Mia Farrow’s wardrobe from Rosemary’s Baby. It covers all the bases.
SC: Good one! I’m 20, so right now it seems like my style changes every five minutes. Sometimes I love what I’m wearing, and other times I don’t. I have to admit I stopped looking at my red-carpet photos a long time ago, though.
LB: I totally get that. My advice is to always enjoy what you wear—and then walk away and don’t look back. [ laughs] If you showed me a collage of the things I used to wear, I’d definitely turn scarlet at a lot of them. But I’m trying to be more in the headspace of not regretting anything now because I know I felt good in it at the time. Feeling insecure in a look is the only thing I really ever regret. SC: What’s been your biggest fashion risk so far?
LB: The gold Celine dress I wore to the Golden Globes [top far right]. When my stylist, Leith Clark, first sent me a picture of it, I was like, “No way. That’s just not me. So far from me.” And then, when I tried it on, I had to apologize to her profusely because it was perfect.
SC: It was! There have been times when my stylist, Jason [Bolden], tried to put me in heels for a show and
I had to give him the look. But if I’m just on a carpet for a few minutes, I can handle anything. One of my favorites was this chain-mail Versace dress that weighed, like, 40 pounds. It was a love-hate thing.
LB: Sometimes you gotta suffer for that art, girl.
VERSACE VINTAGE GUCCI VERSACE TOM FORD VERSACE PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI THE ADMIRER SABRINA CARPENTER
GUCCI RODARTE CHANEL GUCCI CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE RODARTE
THE CRUSH LUCY BOYNTON