Whistles muse: Lena Dunham


The protagonist and creator of the gritty US series Girls displays a beguiling disregard for mainstream fashion. The 27-year old New Yorker is not a follower of trends or well-practiced wardrobe conventions, but a lover of offbeat, individual dressing both on-screen as Hannah Horvath and off-screen. Consequently, we were seriously intrigued by the news that Lena will soon direct a HBO series based on the memoir of infamous Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper Betty Halbreich. Here, we take a look at her idiosyncratic style.

By day, Dunham favours a casual downtown look, with an abundance of whimsical printed shirts, tea dresses and plimsolls. By night, Dunham’s style grows up. For red carpet events, the actress opts for elegant gowns boasting simple 60s-inspired silhouettes, but retains personality with that signature pop of colour. Dunham often drapes an oversized tailored jacket over her gown, giving her look an air of effortless cool. 

Reference Dunham’s style with our popping red dresses, which will transition perfectly from day to night with a change of shoe – switch a pair of sharp flats to our French 75 stiletto. Trace the actor’s love of oddball prints for day with our Katlin heart print blouse paired with our Maysa mid wash jean.