Good looks, and mannersHe's not the boy next door. David...

STYLE FILE

August 29, 1999|By Gailor Large | Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Good looks, and manners

He's not the boy next door. David Miller, a 22-year-old surfer from Cape Town, South Africa, is making waves in the world of modeling. Although he arrived in the States and began modeling only two years ago, he's already made a name for himself on the runways of such famed designers as Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood, Gianfranco Ferre and Salvatore Ferragamo. You'll also find Miller in print, wearing everything from Pierre Cardin to Abercrombie and Fitch.

Paul West, head of Paul West & Associates, which represents Miller, praises the budding supermodel for his professionalism and lack of pretense.

"He has a reputation for being one of the nicest, most straight-up kids in the business," West says.

Still thinking, "Just another pretty face"? According to West, after each modeling job, Miller writes a thank-you note to just about everyone on the set -- even the hairstylist.

Women in the hood, As if to offer refuge from the frenzied extravagance of fall fashion, the hood is back in style. Whether it's part of an airy knit or heavier blanket coat, you'll find it wears well both indoors and out.

If your fear of looking like the Emperor in "Star Wars" is holding you back, try something hooded in winter white. This season's newest neutral is making us all look and feel a bit more angelic.

In fine feather

In the late 1970s, Farrah Fawcett's feathered blond locks defined sex appeal.

Now, not only is the new film "Charlie's Angels" (due out next year) bringing back the look on screen, but Fawcett's signature winged 'do is hitting the streets as well.

Yet another sign that the retro style revival just won't quit, the look has been seen in new Escada print ads and on celebrities, among them Lisa Nicole Carson of "Ally McBeal."

But don't hold your breath for the flipped style to bombard Baltimore right away. Judy Weidel, owner of Studio 1612 in Mount Washington, explains: "It took us a long time to get clients out of that look, so it might take a while before they welcome it again."

If and when it does return here, she anticipates a fresh flair and texture. While she offers no definite prediction, she admits that, "With hair, history repeats itself."

Pub Date: 08/29/99

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