A year ago, I didn’t know who Catherine Baba was, but now I am beginning to understand that this a woman who marches to the beat of her own drum, and you should know that her drum will be the most original and stylish drum in town.
Aside from Anna Piaggi, I don’t think there is anyone more daring and bold with her personal style out there on the fashion radar right now. Catherine is wild!
There is not a lot of information available out there about Catherine. She has a website, but her biography section is still in production, so what I have found so far is all here for you. Catherine is a freelance stylist. She was born in Australia and has lived in Paris for about 15 years.
Photo by Ahli Madahvi
Catherine’s style is all her own. She has a penchant for old style hollywood glamour right out of the 30s but she mixes it up with a dash of Stevie Nicks gypsy and 70s disco diva hair and make up with barely there brows. Turbans, furs, cigarette holders are all affectations that make up her style. Baba has styled for fashion houses including Chanel, Givenchy and magazines such as DAZED & CONFUSED, VOGUE, GIOELLO, STILETTO and VANITY FAIR.
Not for nothing has Catherine been called “the most stylish woman in Paris” many times.
I believe that it is purely her aura of confidence that allows Catherine to carry off her style. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Confidence is key.
Catherine has confidence that oozes out of her, most notably in the way she dresses, but also with the ways she walks and holds herself posing for pictures. She is no stranger to making an entrance or a statement in all that she does, even bicycling her way around Paris in her gorgeous killer heels no less!
This confidence is obviously an attribute that has added to her talent as a stylist.
“Know who you are, be prepared for everything, drink every experience to it’s extend and expand! It can be a bumpy ride, trust me, it’s worth it DARLING.” – Catherine Baba
Catherine defines a Fashion Stylist as thus:
“Evoking a language from a style that exists and taking it further.”
“For me is is as much to be inspired as well as to inspire! What would be the ideal breakout for you? To continue …MORE MORE MORE!”
– Catherine Baba
“I don’t believe in unexpectencies in general. Everything happens for a reason and all our encounters are pre-destined. A lot of my “unexpected” encounters have all lead to greater exchanges and collaborations. For instance, a major example is with the photographer Ali Mahdavi, with who I have met through Jeremy Scott, whom I met through another lifestyle, quite spontaneous 13 years ago, when we were all “giving birth to ourselves” Today we have a great collaborative vocabulary that is completely inspiring” – Catherine Baba
Sources: catherinebaba.com , unnouveauideal.typepad.com, Jak&Jil.com
Quotes from http://unnouveauideal.typepad.com/motwary/2008/11/interview-cathe.html an interview with Catherine Baba by Filep Motwary, StreetPeeper.com.