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It Girl: Zosia Mamet

it girl zosia mamet

If you’re not living under a rock then you’re very aware and probably a victim of the obsession that comes along with watching HBO’s Girl’s.  The post-Sex and the City, Manhattan based series is an addictive vice for some, chock full of cynicism and comedy.  While we fell in love with Zosia Mamet’s character, the Juicy Couture clad Shoshanna who embodies most early 20-something girls trying to figure out their so called life, we loved her off screen even more.  Zosia, pronounced zah-shah, is quite opposite of Shoshanna, especially when it comes to style and sense.

Aside from her work on Girl’s and currently starring in the stage play “Really, Really”, Memet is known for her work on Oscar-nominated film The Kids are Alright and TV shows like Mad Men and The United States of Tara.  At a young age, this confident, self-assured woman knew she would ultimately become an actress and her ability to separate screen from self has allowed her to explore a wide range of sartorial territory.

Style Tips

On the Go:

Seen in the first image on the left outside of the Tonight Show with David Letterman, Zosia is the apple of a street style bloggers eye.  Incorporating layers, as she did with this oversize coat, pullover sweater and white collar peeping through the top, was the best way for her to stay stylish and warm in NYC.  The Rag & Bone Ikat-print skinny corduroys, added some flair to the minimal outfit.  Can’t forget to nod our head to the pseudo bed-head and red-lip for a personal touch.

Black + White:

Zosia and her stylist have masterfully crafted the perfect marriage between minimalism and quirky.  For the 2012 Emmy Awards, Zosia was seen wearing a black and white gown created by Bihbu Mahopatra.  Some critics believe this look made her look harsh but in our opinion, the gown melded well with her already notable personal, off the red carpet style.  The texture, sheer detail on top, lace detail on the bottom and cap sleeves, make the gown perfect for Mamet’s Emmy appearance.  Once more, it must be noted that she is wearing little to no jewelry, a great compliment to her stunning gown.

Little Red Dress: 

A bold and powerful color, red is worn by few and desired to be worn by many.  Zosia and her stylist Ryan Hastings really nailed the meaning of “classic edge” with this look.  Created by French fashion house Carven, this ensemble is executed to perfection, straight off the runway from their SS13 collection.  Worn to a Vogue fete, the red raffia tweed creation, paired with the neoprene and Havana patent leather double buckle, ankle strap heels was a dream.  Incorporating little to no jewelry was key to pulling off this red, as the color is so vibrant; four rings strategically placed and diamond studs for her ears.


Achieving the monochromatic trend is not as easy of a task as Zosia makes it, seen in the middle wearing a cobalt blue ensemble by Giovanna Randall’s, HONOR.  Another moment with subtle jewelry, this time incorporating studs with double finger bar rings. Cobalt blue is one of the few colors that works well in a mono-chromatically styled look.

Steal her style for less:

If you’re inspired to try some of these looks on your own, we’ve put together a list of where you can find the equivalent of some key pieces.  If you’re on the go, Rag & Bone’s Skinny Camo pants ($187) , are a great way to subtly infuse print into your outfit.  Compliment them with this ASOS Zip Detail Chunky Sweater ($19) and these adorable ASOS AXIS Leather Ankle Boot ($99).  The red Carven dress is one of a kind when it comes to texture, but for a similar shape, try this Look See Red Dress at Nasty Gal ($265), paired with these great jewelry pieces, JLANI Jewels Evil Eye Ring ($40), JLANI Jewels Star Ring ($20)JLANI Jewels Beaded Studs ($45).  Color tone matching is one challenge when dressing monochromatically, but these pieces from Rag & Bone are perfectly identical, check them out at Intermix Rag & Bone Exclusive Adeline Top ($258)Rag & Bone/Jean Exclusive Midrise Basic Plush Legging in Blue ($180).   Finally, for a night on the town when you want to stand out for subscribing to the motto “less is more”, this Nasty Gal Hidden Shadow Peplum Dress ($58) fuses black and white delicately, topped off with subtle jewelry pieces like two of these JLANI Jewels Crystal Stack Bangle and the effortlessly classic JLANI Jewels Eternity Tag Ring ($25)

by Jennifer Pauline, Contributing Editor

photos: Zimbio

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