Who says separates borrowed from the boys can’t look girlish? Here, actress Emmanuelle Chriqui models the season’s sexy vests, blazers and bombers.
LOS ANGELES — She will play conservatively styled Mafia princess Dolly Pacelli in the upcoming film “In the Mix,” but actress Emmanuelle Chriqui dresses more like Beverly Hills daddy’s girl Sloan, whom she plays on HBO’s “Entourage” — part urban sophisticate and part California free spirit.
“My personal style is not Dolly at all,” she said of her film character. “I’m much more like Sloan, very bohemian chic or jeans and tank top. I think style is ever-changing, you really dress according to your mood. One day I’ll be hip-hop and the next thing you know, I’ll be in a long floral skirt or I could go tight leather pants and a tank top.”
For WWD’s shoot, the actress, 27, tried out men’s wear- and nautical-inspired looks, which she said she’ll be adding to her fashion repertoire. She said she favors shopping in SoHo and splits her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she’s filming the psychological thriller “The American Standard.” The film, which costars up-and-comers Pell James, Ashley Scott, Luke Mably and Matt Long, is a loose interpretation of “Body Heat.”
“My character is the Kathleen Turner role, the femme fatale,” said Chriqui (pronounced SHREE-kee), who began acting in Toronto theater at age seven.
She moved to Los Angeles in her early 20s and got her first film break in “Detroit Rock City.” For “In the Mix,” she shares enviable screen time and chemistry with R&B superstar Usher. “We enjoyed each other’s company,” she said, “and we were able to play together so it popped and came alive, which is what you hope for when you work opposite somebody.” But it’s still her dream to do a period piece, particularly a Shakespeare adaptation.
When she’s not working, she pursues her many passions, from yoga to traveling. “There’s no time to be uptight and shut down,” she said. “You might as well enjoy this moment.”
— Marcy Medina