There are lots of things that interest us at any given moment (like homemade marshmallows or Alexander Wang's fall bag collection), but one thing we’re consistently curious about is the process of what happens when musicians marry models. Call us crazy, but it seems to inevitably result in two things: dramatic divorce and beautiful children with big personalities and amazing style, though not necessarily in that order. To feed our fascination with this phenomenon, we naturally keep tabs on Mick Jagger's offspring (all seven of them), in particular, the four kids he had with the stunning supermodel, Jerry Hall. Of those siblings, we’ve been most intrigued by the youngest girl and subject of today’s story—Georgia May Jagger.
Having inherited her parents' best physical features—her father's lips and mom's blonde locks (Georgia’s endearing Lauren Hutton-like smile comes as an added bonus)—Jagger caught the attention of London's esteemed Independent Talent Agency (they rep Alexa Chung and Lily Allen) earlier this year. Since signing with them, she has already appeared in the British fashion and art magazine Dazed & Confused and was featured in the launch campaign for Uniqlos' Oxford Street flagship store. While we are intrigued by young Jagger's unfolding potential and recognize that she will surely make waves in the modeling world, her preternatural personal style is what won our affections.
Compare Jagger to her stateside peers and you'll find that most pale in comparison to her developed sense of color and artistic flair. She dolls up with a dexterity that is wise beyond her years and puts the Disney stars of this world to shame. Jagger tends to select interesting and vibrant dresses that flatter her shape and has a real gift for sleuthing out (and wearing) exceptional shoes. Not to mention, how many high school juniors can combine a blue body-conscious dress and bright aqua heels with such staggering cool results? Further cementing her fashion sense, Jagger demonstrates an ability to get her accessories just right (and for every outfit too!). Already ahead of the fall trends with her black lace tights, we also love her thoughtfully chosen orange statement necklaces and black satin headband in the outfits above. In the fashion world, true stylesetters only come around every so often, and we are certain that this one will continue to blossom as a significant muse for her generation. —Jessica Amento
Event Pictures, from left
Sex and the City premiere, London
Vogue Launch Party, London
The Rolling Stones After Show Party, London
Flashbacks of a Fool premiere, London
Shine a Light premiere, London
Each month, we choose dozens of the world's most stylish ladies for our daily stories, but at the end of the year, only a handful are anointed with the title: Best Dressed. On that note, it is with great pleasure that we present the select few who truly inspired us in 2008. You'll note some familiar faces from the group we singled out in 2007, along with several fresh trendsetters who Louboutined their way onto our radar!
1. Georgia May Jagger
Along with the rest of our Girl of the Month alumni, the youngest Jagger daughter possesses a keen understanding of fashion. She consistently turns heads in bold colors and flattering silhouettes—choices that earned her a spot here today! Jagger recently delighted us at the Africa Rising Festival in London by wearing a fuchsia body-conscious dress, lace-up boots, vintage purse, and her signature red lipstick!
"and i saw tom verlaine who i thought was, ahhh..., just about the most beautiful fella i'd ever seen" - patti smith
I just wanted to open a thread for her and luckily realised there already was one in the last minute.
God, I adore her and I don't really know why. It's just that I think she looks so cute. Really adorable.
I love the gap between her fron teeth, it makes her look very personable when she smiles. Oh my, this girl is only one month older than me and I think she does a really nice job on her modeling shots and all! She certainly isn't very tall, but hell, her photos are gorgeous!
You know of whom she always reminds me? Whenever I see a pic of her most of the time I have to think of Vanessa Paradis. Yeah, Georgia reminds me a lot of Vanessa. I think they bear a certain resemblance. Vanessa has this gap between her teeth, too, and I dunno, the eyes are similar, too.
To me she also appears to be quite a thoughful and resonable young lady. There is an interview with her from a while back that really amazed me, because what she said in this interview was so smart. She said that she doesn't like all this fuzz about wanting to be perfect that everyone seems to have. Which is true: so many people try so hard to be perfect, have beauty surgeries etc, but you can't be perfect.
And in this interview she made it clear that she doesn't want to be perfect and she would never therefore have braces to correct her teeth. I really liked that she said that. Really personable.
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Okay, just found the interview again! If it's a double post I apology, but I just love this interview (it also has some beautiful pics going with is, but I'm pretty sure those have already been posted, but anyway)! What she says is so wise beyond her years, espacially the things about cosmetic surgery and she really seems to be a grounded, down-tp-earth, mature and well-adjusted young lady with a good head on her shoulder.
Georgia May Jagger:
why Mick's baby girl rocks
She is the youngest daughter of Mick Jagger, Mum is the glamorous Jerry Hall. In her first ever interview, rock princess Georgia May Jagger, 16, reveals what she really thinks about Dad's music, why she forages in Mum's wardrobe, and how she gets on with her siblings.
By Jane Gordon
Last updated at 10:37 AM on 21st August 2008
Have you always had a passion for clothes?
Yes, I’m interested in every aspect of fashion. I think it’s in my bones. When I was younger I used to be my mum’s stylist, picking things out for her to wear. I’d say to her, ‘If anybody asks you who styled you tonight say, “Georgia”.’
Did you ever stop her from wearing something you thought was inappropriate, such as a miniskirt, and then steal it for yourself?
I did take all her miniskirts. I didn’t tell her she couldn’t wear them but I told her one night that her skirt was too short – she came down the stairs and I was like, ‘God, Mum, you are 50.’
What labels do you love?
American Apparel and All Saints are my staples. And I love the Oli online stuff. The silver sparkly dress I’m wearing below is really wicked – I will wear it to parties.
Are you and your 24-year-old sister Lizzie close?
Lizzie is my absolute best friend. We have a very close relationship, but then my mum has four sisters so the family is a bit of a sisterhood. The only thing that Lizzie and I sometimes argue over is clothes – but I think all sisters do that. And we both hoard stuff – we have a hoarding gene and we both have more clothes than we could ever possibly wear.
And what about your brothers James and Gabriel?
There are six years between me and each of my brothers – James is six years older and Gabriel is six years younger. I think Jimmy is brilliant – he’s a really good actor – and I’m close to Gabriel, but he is my little brother so he can be kind of irritating. He is a brilliant artist, though. For Father’s Day this year I made my dad a card that I thought was pretty good. It said ‘Happy Father’s Day Dada – thank you for being my Dad’, but Gabriel had made him an even better card. He had painted his message in Mandarin - he had looked it all up on the internet – and it was amazing. And he’s only ten…
Do you, your siblings and half-siblings ever all get together?
Yes, at Christmas and New Year, and sometimes at Easter. I am going to stay with Karis [Mick Jagger’s eldest daughter with Marsha Hunt] in Los Angeles this summer. She is very clever – she went to Yale – and works in the film industry. Jade [daughter of Mick and Bianca Jagger] lived on Ibiza for a long time, so I didn’t see so much of her or her daughters Amba and Assisi, but now they’re back in Britain it’s really cool.
Your mother strongly disapproves of cosmetic surgery – nowadays we are led to believe that girls as young as you are ‘having work’. What do you think about that?
I wouldn’t even have braces on my teeth. I think they are horrible and this idea that everyone should conform and be perfect is ridiculous. I like the fact I have good old-fashioned British teeth with a big gap. Who wants those gleaming white cosmetically enhanced American teeth?
You seem very sure of yourself for someone of 16.
It’s probably to do with Mum. She just told us to always be ourselves. And Dad keeps us grounded too. But you know, I’m not that sure of myself.
How did your GCSEs go this summer? I did nine and I was very nervous because I’m dyslexic and I find exams difficult. They give you a bit of extra time but it’s only 20 minutes, and that’s how long it takes me just to plan an essay. Ohmygod, and in my French oral I started speaking Spanish and the teacher was like, ‘That’s not French.’
What did you do to celebrate when the exams were over?
First of all I burnt my maths papers, but that was a spiritual thing – I hate maths. Then I painted my nails because we are not allowed nail varnish at my school. I was too exhausted to go to any parties. I celebrated by sleeping for a very long time.
So, what’s next? I would like to do art, photography and sociology at A-level – probably at college rather than school because I have been at my school for 13 years and, although it’s a great school, that’s enough, thank you very much. I might go to college with Assisi – who is the same age as me, but as Jade’s daughter is actually my niece – which would be fun.
Do you intend to make a career out of modelling like your mum and Lizzie?
Maybe, but I don’t want to just be a model – I want to take photographs. And design the clothes. I am interested in that and know that people like Jasmine Guinness have designed capsule collections for Oli – and that would interest me. I want to be an entrepreneur too; I like the business side of things. When I was younger I wanted to be a vet or a tightrope walker. But I have no sense of balance and I can’t bear animals dying, so I abandoned both ideas.
Do you have any pets? At home we have two dogs, a bearded collie and a tiny papillon, and two cats, one tabby and one huge black cat that’s more like a panther and brings in rats for my mum. I used to have a pony but I outgrew it and I do dream that one day I will live in the country and have lots of horses and be like a proper English lady who goes hunting and everything…
Do you watch programmes such as MTV’s Sweet Sixteen? I do sometimes watch it because it is so awful and funny, but I think those shows are silly. I preferred MTV as it used to be when it was about the music – I don’t like it that now they just have reality shows. Reality TV rots people’s brains.
And what have you got on your iPod? Any Rolling Stones?
Oh lots of them, all of them. ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ is my favourite track. I mainly like old bands – blues, Motown, rock. Dad didn’t try to influence me, it was more my sister. When I was about 12 she bought me about 40 albums for Christmas to properly get me into good music.
Would you say you ate healthily?
We only eat organic food at home. My mum was one of the pioneers. I remember us all complaining about it and saying we wanted to go to McDonald’s, but she wouldn’t let us. Now I understand and I wouldn’t eat anything but organic. I’m not sporty, so I don’t really exercise, but I walk a lot and there are a lot of stairs in my house. I used to hate gym at school.
But if you wanted to be a tightrope walker you must have been good at gymnastics?
I only wanted to do that because they get to wear the coolest outfits – circus or ballet-style costumes. Maybe one day I’ll do costume design, that would be wicked.
How often do you see your dad?
We don’t have a set routine like every other weekend or anything. I just see him when neither of us are too busy and on holidays, which is quite a lot…
It must be very cool to have a father like Mick Jagger.
Well, actually he’s not as cool as you’d think he’d be. He’s fun but everyone thinks he would be very lenient and just want to party all the time but, well, he’s just Dad. He worries like most dads do.
What is the most important thing you’ve learnt from your parents? Mum tells me to always be nice to everyone, even if they’re not nice to you. And to always be on time. From Dad I’ve inherited a hard work ethic.
How do you cope with life in the public eye?
I’m not famous. Nobody knows who I am, unless I’m at a Rolling Stones concert or something. Otherwise, I’m just normal – I go to school and I come home and I see my friends.
Having grown up in such a famous family, though, how do you regard fame?
I don’t think anyone in my family has ever wanted to be famous. They just wanted to do what they are good at – my mum wanted to be a model and an actress, and if you are successful in those jobs you do become famous, it’s just how it is. But that’s not the reason she wanted to do those things – and that’s not the reason why my dad wanted to be a musician. I think if you have talent and you want people to be aware of it – and you deserve it – then that’s fine. But being famous for being famous, without any specific talent and without working, is not good. It-girls are awful.
Finally, if you could travel forward ten years in time, what do you think you would be doing?
What a dreadful question. I don’t think any 16-year-old should know what they’ll be doing in ten years’ time. If they are that determined that they are going to do one thing and it goes wrong, it would be the end of their life. I could be doing anything in ten years’ time…
Georgia May is wearing pieces from the latest Oli range. YOU readers can get an exclusive 15 per cent off Oli fashion until 31 August. Please enter R8LP at oli.co.uk
Photographs: Robert Astley Sparke
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