Tilda Swinton is an actress, performance artist, model and fashion muse. She is best known for her work in films such as The Deep End, Young Adam, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Michael Clayton, for which she was awarded an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Swinton was born in London in 1960. She comes from an ancient Anglo-Scottish family who are able to trace their lineage back to the Middle Ages. She now lives in Nairn, Scotland, overlooking the Moray Firth.
In addition to being celebrated for her acting prowess, Swinton has also become something of an accidental style icon. Her quirky, individual look offers the perfect antidote to standard airbrushed Hollywood fare, and has earned her serious style points as a cult favourite.
The key thing to understand about Swinton’s style success is her ability to be continually surprising. She swings between androgynous, glamorous and otherworldly looks, all the while managing to look achingly cool.
If you’d like to add a bit of Swinton’s magic to your look, there are a few ways to do it. We recommend pairing androgynous tailoring with statement glam jewellery. Of course… the real secret to paying homage to Swinton’s look is to do it with confidence: remember, it’s all about the attitude.
We’d love to welcome Ms Swinton to our contemporary jewellery shop in York. We’d be especially keen to show her our Step by Step designer collection as we think she’d be into their offbeat style.