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Miranda Kerr's grandmother influences her style

FashionBy Sunday World
Miranda Kerr's grandmother influences her style

Miranda Kerr's grandmother has influenced her style.

The 33-year-old Australian model - who signed her first modelling contract with the lingerie brand Victoria's Secrets in 2007 - has admitted she discovered her love of fashion from her grandparent, and was inspired to tailor her garments and wear vintage dresses because of her relative.

Speaking to Vogue online about her fashion muse, the brunette beauty said: "It's crazy. My grandmother really influenced me a lot. My first dress I fell in love with was this beautiful blue velvet dress of hers and I used to dress up and walk around the house in it. She used to get all of her pieces tailored, it wasn't about having expensive pieces, because we grew up not really having too much, but she always looked so beautifully put together. She would be in the kitchen baking a cake and looked so chic.

"[And] I like to invest in classic pieces, I like to tailor pieces and I like a little bit of a twist, something that can be unexpected.

"I'm a little old fashioned."

The catwalk star - who has modelled for luxury fashion houses Givenchy and Sonia Rykiel - has revealed she is currently "obsessed" with printed jackets and classes a leather jacket as her essential wardrobe staple.

Speaking about her favourite items, which she cannot live without, Miranda said: "A great jacket. You can wear it with jeans, wear it with a dress, it's so versatile to have a good leather jacket. A great pair of jeans. I'd say a really great black blazer.

"I'm kind of obsessed with printed jackets at the moment."

However, the mother of one - who has son Flynn, five, with her ex-husband Orlando Bloom - has revealed her wardrobe choices differ depending on her location.

She explained: "I do miss New York because I wear over the knee boots, I'd be so out of place rocking up in Malibu in over the knee boots. You have to tone it down when I'm here, but when I'm in Paris, or New York or London I'm just like really go for it and not worry.

"That's what I love about fashion is that it's a really great way to have fun and it's a way to express yourself."