Brooke Shields Credits Her Daughters for Style Inspiration: ‘They Understand Fashion Differently’

Brooke Shields Credits Her Daughters for Style Inspiration: ‘They Understand Fashion Differently’

Brooke Shields has an iconic catalogue of popular culture model moments, from her well-known Calvin Klein denim marketing campaign to her Blue Lagoon wardrobe and past.

Now the mannequin and actress is in search of inspiration from teenage daughters, Rowan and Grier, revealing to PEOPLE that they’re enjoying an element in shaping her present vogue aesthetic.

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“There’s a sure… youthful sense that they’ve helped me infuse in bits, to not be youthful, however to get pleasure from a freshness of it,” Shields, 57, advised PEOPLE of her two teenagers, whereas attending the launch of Fashionphile’s newest New York Metropolis Authentication Middle & Showroom.

“For years and years and years, I dressed like an Higher East Facet individual… as a result of I used to be internet hosting the As we speak Present, and I used to be doing all these occasions and that was the protocol, that was the uniform. And I look in my closet and I feel, ‘That is actually not me’.” 

Shields provides that her daughters experimental outlook conjures up her as a result of “they perceive vogue in another way.”

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Shields can also be all a few twinning second together with her teenagers, and when she gravitates in direction of something in her daughters’ closets, she does not hesitate to borrow it — one thing her oldest teases her for.

“I am going to put one thing in [my online cart] or simply order one thing. After which hastily she’s like, ‘Oh, I sort of like that’ and he or she has certainly one of hers three days later,” Rowan, 19, advised PEOPLE on the occasion. But when there’s one factor she’s discovered from her mother, it is that “imitation is the strongest signal of flattery.”

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It is no shock that Shields’ daughters have taken a couple of notes (and items) from their mother’s vogue wardrobe in return.

“They put on my garments quite a bit. So each time they put on something of mine, it is validation to me,” Shields shared. “So what [Rowan] gravitates in direction of [are] the very useful baggage of mine and belts and issues like that. [Grier] gravitates in direction of zero operate, all vogue.” 

The Blue Lagoon star beforehand advised PEOPLE that her fashion-forward youngest is almost certainly to borrow from her closet, joking that if there’s ever a time her clothes is lacking, it is almost certainly within the fingers of Grier. In the meantime Rowen took some model cues from her mother when she wore the star’s beautiful 1998 Golden Globes robe to promenade. 

Whereas Shields revealed that her closet is already archived for her daughters — though with regards to her purses she children it may possibly solely be their “hopes and desires” — she desires them to remain true to their very own vogue identities.

“It needs to be their concept as a result of if I attempt to actually impose upon them the issues — they’re going to reject me so shortly,” she mentioned whereas Rowan agreed, “We can’t wish to put on it.”

Grier Hammond Henchy, Brooke Shields, Rowan Francis Henchy

Alongside her garments, Shields has additionally handed down some useful model recommendation to her daughters. 

“We’re an enormous boned household [and] we have got some hips. And so if there’s one factor she’s mentioned it is simply, ‘put on issues which might be tight, why not?’,” Rowan mentioned of the style lesson’s she’s discovered from her mother. “It is flattering and to not be provocative or scandalous or something, however simply to point out off what you’ve gotten.” 

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Trend appears to run via the household as Shields remembers the archival items she acquired from her personal mother too.

“[She] received a white Chanel, small bag she received at a thrift store on the Higher East Facet and I received that one,” the New York Metropolis native famous on her mother’s designer purse assortment. However she additionally recalled her assortment of Louis Vuitton purses, which did not end up as anticipated. “A number of it that she had, she thought they have been actual after which once I took them [in], I used to be fairly embarrassed…,” she confessed. 

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Magnificence can also be a standard thread between the mother-daughter trio, particularly with regards to their mutual love for a superb mascara. 

“If I simply had [it] I’d be good to go,” confessed Rowan, who alongside her mother considers it the one make-up product she will’t dwell with out. “The Henchy-Shields have some good units of eyelashes.”

In fact that does not pass over Shields’ iconic brows, which have resulted in some strict magnificence guidelines of their family. “I will not allow them to contact their brows, in any respect. Nothing. Do not observe a development, do not do something till you are out of my home,” she mentioned. “Then in the event you do one thing you are by yourself and you will be sorry!” she warned. 

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Though model is an extension of Shields’ character, she makes use of social media as mirror of her authenticity as nicely. From her “#BrookeDon’tCook” Instagram collection to her quirky play on magnificence, Shields’ comedic, light-hearted nature is what retains her going. 

“There’s a lot tragedy on the planet. And I really feel at occasions helpless, and a part of it’s simply making an attempt to really feel fortunate and blessed and maintain sending out as a lot mild and…making an attempt to make a change,” Shields mentioned. “And to me humor’s at all times been my greatest  medication. It is what I dwell for in my work and in what I do.”

And whereas she hopes her vitality may be emanated via a display screen, it is a philosophy that fuels her on a regular basis life. “I want it, [my daughters] want it – they’ve grown up with it. Their dad’s [Chris Henchy] actually humorous. So we have now it quite a bit in our family, and it is a good diffuser.”

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