CHANEL top; LEVI’S jeans; IRO belt; talent’s own jewellery (worn throughout).
Hers is a life of touring, of neutral hotel rooms and constant change, of stolen sleep and stage-ready uniforms (black boots and Levi’s, what else?). Isabella Manfredi’s is an energising brand of beauty – influenced by art, experience and the iconic women who came before her. Meet The Preatures’ frontwoman and our forever muse.
“I enjoy my own beauty in a way I think only someone who has grown up feeling ugly can … I treasure it. I think beauty comes from self-worth and character.”
Left: CHANEL jacket; top from New York Vintage; ISABEL MARANT top; LEVI’S jeans; IRO belt.
Right: CHANEL top and jacket.
Left: CHANEL jacket and top; FRAME DENIM jeans; belt from New York Vintage.
Right: CHANEL coat and top.
As leading lady of The Preatures, Manfredi makes music that, much like herself, captivates from the first second. 70s rock and soul interlace with sultry bass lines and that voice – guttural, gentle and emotive, all at once. A powerhouse in live performances; when Manfredi’s talking, the world listens.
Left: CHANEL coat and hat; TOMMY HILFIGER shoes.
Right: CHANEL jacket and top; ALEXANDER WANG pants.
“Watching PJ Harvey and Chrissy Amphlett … gave me the idea that the more feminine the outfit, the tougher the attitude can be.”
Skin prepped using Chanel Hydra Beauty Nutrition crème.
PHOTOGRAPHY Adrian Meško
FASHION Ilona Hamer
TALENT Isabella Manfredi
HAIR Takuya Sugawara @ Walter Schupfer Management using Bumble and bumble
MAKEUP Tatyana Makarova @ Walter Schupfer Management using Chanel
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Samantha Rhodes