Written by Annabelle Macgugan for Couturing.
Petite, pretty, and possessing one of the most unique styles in Hollywood, the beautiful Christina Ricci elatedly describes her evolution from child star to awe-inspiring A-lister, and the upcoming nuptials she so eagerly awaits, to Net-A-Porter’s Eve Claxton. Her petite frame and striking features make her an instantly jaw-dropping sensation, evident in her glamorous photo-shoot modelling Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and Alexandra McQueen – among others – for her recent Net-A-Porter feature.
Well practiced in the ways of Hollywood, the thirty-three year old actress first filled our screens as Wednesday Addams from the classic cult films The Addams Family. Her proceeding projects, including The Ice Storm and Monster,had Ricci playing dark, saucy roles. The almost comical juxtaposition to her usually graceful, feminine demeanor speaks legions for the sheer talent she possesses as an actress. However the most prominent opportunity to have arisen from acting is that of her fiancé James Heerdegen, whom she first met on the set of Pan Am.
Her early exposure to fashion came primarily through her mother, a former Ford model, whose taste lay in elegant and classy choices. During these early years, however, low self-esteem dampened Ricci’s demeanor, with weight a central issue. All previous issues aside, the healthy and ambitious actor is preparing to promote her recent film, the Australian Around The Block, and her voice of Vexy in Smurfs 2, all the while preparing for her wedding.
Almost always the enviable seductress, Ricci maintains some aspects of her roles through her daring fashion choices, commended on her edgy-femininity. Because of her youthful appearance, Ricci explains her constant search of mature ensembles:
“I find that people treat me more seriously if I am well dressed and put together.”
Her go-to red carpet look demonstrates her love of cinched waistlines and sweetheart necklines, accentuating her slim figure and sophisticated appearance. Such styles mixed with her love of classic elegance that pushes all boundaries reveals a certain confidence rarely seen on the red carpet, hence the instant recognition she receives when she walks it.
With a career spanning twenty-five years, Ricci has sustained a level of excellence that ensures her success in the future. With her upcoming wedding, and her desire for children, Christina Ricci has become a role model for women and girls around the world. However the brilliant actress maintains a humble existence with her fiancé in Williamsburg, New York, preparing for her next un-doubtable accomplishments.