Ethereal, Goth and alien; which other actors have such descriptions written about them? Tilda Swinton is an original; suffice to say that, along with the fashion crowd, I am completely obsessed by her.
So exotic in her Haider Ackermann silks and epic Lanvin gowns, Swinton always embraces the cutting edge. She is a poster girl for photographers such as Tim Walker, revelling in his creative sets. For her personal, everyday style she wears a mix of androgynous with lots of black and cream; often soft, oversized, sweaters or skinny black roll-necks teamed with sleek pants.
In fact, when talking about her own clothes that she keeps in Scotland, Tilda says you would find six pairs of gum boots. Although in one interview for Harper’s Bazaar she also admits to a velvet slipper and a highly-prized Sybil Connolly skirt for dancing!
Interestingly, she says she adores the transformative power of cosmetics and has recently become the face of Nars, the beauty brand. The thing that fascinates me is that her look is so individual whilst still strikingly beautiful and her fashion sense so modern.
With her fantastic acting skills she so completely becomes the character. For example, the exotic Orlando, the scary witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the agonised mother in We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Her cropped blonde hair, high cheek bones, fair eyebrows and eyelashes make her look so different from the other celebrities. In her new film, Trainwreck, she becomes a Californian blonde, complete with a swishy mane of hair and full make-up. While this makeover is amazing, we still love the real Tilda.