These days Brooklyn Decker, 25, plays in blockbusters opposite superstars such as Cameron Diaz and Alexander Skarsgård. But it’s clear this fashion lover from North Carolina hasn’t forgotten her days as a top model, when she posed for Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle Outfitters and, perhaps most famously, the cover of Sports Illustrated’s 2010 swimsuit issue.
Decker made a stylish arrival on set (a glam Hollywood Hills mansion) in Current/Elliott black leather leggings, a Sass & Bide black tank and a By Malene Birger beige peacoat. In front of the camera, she breezed through the sexy-sporty shoot wearing looks by Victoria Beckham, Peter Pilotto and Stella McCartney—proving she’ll no doubt be a natural on the red carpet circuit this summer, too
On her style: “I like the tomboy look and military influences. I like things that have a little bit of an edge to them. I love a masculine spin on a feminine look. I’m trying to wear things that are tailored to me so you can actually see my shape but it’s like pulling teeth getting me to do it–it’s an evolution.”
On her style icons: “Poppy Delevigne, she’s a fashionista girl, she does that really well, that whole boy meets girl look. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley I think has fantastic style, I love what she did last year with her whole transition [to acting]. Jane Birkin’s quintessentially French style but it’s still really comfortable, loose and cool. I love Lauren Hutton because she’s dressed very masculine, like she would wear suits on the red carpet.”
On designers that she loves: “Miu Miu is probably one of my favourites just because it’s fashion with a sense of humour. It’s always a little bit quirky, and cheeky and I like that idea of having a sense of humour with fashion. It should not be taken so seriously all the time. I love Stella McCartney and Rag & Bone. I mean I’m also a massive Target fan and a massive Zara fan. Oh I love Chloé, speaking of, especially when Stella McCartney was designing.”
On her FLARE photo shoot: “It was all very edgy which I don’t get to wear a lot, so for me it was really fun. [Liz Cabral] showed me designers and I’m like, ‘oh, that’s Peter Pilotto and that’s…” and she’s like, ‘how do you know all this?.’ I follow it so there was none that I didn’t recognize, but really, it’s FLARE, so they used a lot of really well known designers. And a lot of new ones too, like Altuzarra.”