Somali-American model Halima Aden is on a personal mission: to prove that understated chic and playful chic aren’t mutually exclusive. “At the beginning of my career, I thought, ‘Let’s wear a black or white turtleneck with everything,'” Aden said last week in a hotel room with Vogue shared that in midtown Manhattan, she sat on a beige sofa in a colorful Richard Quinn gown with latex gloves underneath. There, Aden and stylist Jason Rembert skillfully teased out potential looks for the upcoming trip to Cannes amidst multiple racks of Poppy runway pieces. On display: a visual buffet of Gucci, Prozena Schouler, Valentino and other top brands, each piece meticulously layered with precision and sophistication. No disposable black or white turtlenecks in sight.