Shopping with Models Nana Keita & Shena Moulton at Paris Fashion Week
Yesterday, we spotted runway regulars Nana Keita (left) and Shena Moulton walking in Rick Owens’ fall ’13 show; today, the two fashion partners in crime were found off duty, causing a commotion at a street market in the Mairie de Paris in the 4th arrondissement.
It’s not hard to see why these two beauties are adored for their style both on and off the runway.
Mixing Business with Pleasure: Nana and Shena are both signed with Muse Model Management. From New York to Paris, the BFF’s have walked for some of the biggest names in fashion. “We really support each other,” says Nana, who originally hails from Mali. “Shena just got confirmed for Jean Paul Gaultier this evening, and I couldn’t be more proud of her.”
Shena shared a similar sentiment for Nana as they browsed for gifts to take back stateside. “Fashion Week can be exhausting. I can always count on Nana to make me laugh. Her smile just perks me up.”
I’ll Never Tell: This Jamaican model graced her first runway when she was only 13 years old. “I basically kicked off my teenage years being dressed in Dior, Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs,” Shena says with a laugh. “I learned pretty quickly what works best for me, especially working with so many great designers and stylists at such a young age.” So, what’s her secret style weapon? “I wear a lot of dark colors and try to mix things up with colorful, bold rings and necklaces.”
Class Act: A model must give off some sort of star quality to be personally invited to walk in a Lanvin show. Well, when Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz first met Nana, that’s exactly what happened! “I have three seasons of Lanvin under my belt. Alber is so wonderful to me. From the clothes to the accessories, he knows how to make a girl look and feel special.”
Make the world your runway and hone in on your own Parisian chic statement with these cool pieces we spotted Nana and Shena wearing.
Photos by Ford Leland