Consistent international acclaim on the street style circuit doesn't come without the celebrated woman in question owning her very own secret recipe for outfit building, curb twirling and FROW antics. Milan-based Candela Novembre has stood out from the flamboyant crowd season after season, but it's not just the model's collection of Marni, Fendi, and Loewe that get her the right kind of attention…
We've quickly learnt that's there's some in-built swish in her signature bob—an attractive element of risk taking in each outfit and an ease to the way she relates to emerging trends (often before everyone has found their bearings). We decided it was high time to style-stalk the fashion week icon so that we could crack her enduring fashion formula once and for all.
Scroll down to see her style file, and then shop Candela-inspired key pieces for the season ahead!
Style Notes: It's high octane from head to toe for Candela, with a daredevil pair of thigh-high leather boots teamed with pleats galore. She's completely covered up but manages to look dangerously sexy. Love that.
On Candela Novembre: Fendi jacket; Vintage dress; Pollini boots.
Style Notes: Candela is dressed for the cold and layered so cleverly with the patent leather cropped jacket and matching boots punctuating her look. Topped off with the personality-packed micro bag and sunglasses, this look is 100% cool with seemingly zero-effort applied.
On Candela Novembre: Loewe jacket and Puzzle Bag (£1495); Costume National suit.
Style Notes: This is Candela at her most understated, yet she still manages to nail multiple trends in her own inimitable way (luxe leathers, the J.W.Anderson/Loewe obsession, monochrome, androgyny, textural layering, we could go on). The off-duty Costume National suit gets the city style treatment thanks to an oversize Loewe leather jacket.
On Candela Novembre: Marni Mini Trunk Bag (£1030) available in metallic gold; Pollini boots.
Style Notes: Take one very loud midi dress, add some boots, layer underneath a fine knit and complete with an Italian designer bag; that seems to be the Milanese It girl way.
On Candela Novembre: Pollini boots.
Style Notes: Keep your style critics guessing what you'll wear next by turning up to an exclusive event in a jaw-droppingly cool furry coat. The more lavish the better. Make like the model and juxtapose a bold print with a laconic gaze.
On Candela Novembre: Chanel Boy Bag (£4744) available in black, jacket, dress and shoes.
Style Notes: And then there are days when only Chanel will do.
Style Notes: Candela knows that a demure top, dress and coat combo does need a little lift so she does that with premium sunglasses.
On Candela Novembre: Céline sunglasses (shop similar); Fendi bag, top, skirt and shoes.
Style Notes: An elegant pose and scenic spot are the essentials to stepping out from the runway's shadows if you're wearing a head-to-toe designer look.
On Candela Novembre: Fendi bag, top, skirt and shoes.
Style Notes: When it's fashion week, any moment is your moment so master those effortlessly glamorous spins, twists and slow-mo movements so that you can do it without even thinking. Candela's got this process locked down to perfection.