This ^^ is Soko. Her full name is Stephanie Sokolinski, but she performs under the name Soko. She’s a 30-year-old French singer-songwriter and one of the latest Fashion Darlings/It Girls, at least according to Vogue. Soko has been attending Paris Fashion Week events all week, and people are excited about her baby-bangs, vintage-y “look” and her music. Personally, I don’t believe women should ever, ever wear red eye makeup and/or baby bangs, but perhaps that’s a personal quirk. Anyway, there’s another reason why people are starting to pay attention to Soko: she might be Kristen Stewart’s new girlfriend! Last week, Kristen and Soko stepped out in LA, looking affectionate and somewhat loved up. Here’s a photo:
— LA NACION (@LANACION) March 5, 2016
Star Magazine says that it is ON, and Kristen’s relationship with Alicia Cargile really is over.
After just a year of dating, Kristen Stewart has split from former assistant Alicia Cargile, a source tells Star, citing the common strains of a long-distance relationship. Not that Stewart, 25, is wasting any time wallowing!
An eagle-eyed spy spotted K-Stew packing on the PDA with 30-year-old French musician Soko (born Stephanie Sokolinski) on March 2 after showing down at organic chain Café Gratitude in LA.
“They were obviously more than friends, Those two couldn’t keep their hands off each other,” explains the eyewitness. “At first, they were walking arm in arm, cuddling and holding hands. But then they started making out and at one point, Soko grabbed Kristen’s butt.”
[Star Magazine, print edition]
Kristen spent much of fall 2015 in France, working on Personal Shopper with writer/director Olivier Assayas. Is it possible that Kristen quietly broke up with Alicia at some point last year and started dating Soko while in Paris? I think it’s more than possible. And for those of you who don’t believe in this kind of speculation… I mean, even Kristen says “Google me, I’m not hiding.” She’s never verbally confirmed that she’s dating women, but she’s not hiding it. And I think these photos from LA were an open pap stroll, like Kristen doesn’t care if we know that she’s got a new girlfriend.
Also, Kristen arrived in France last night and Soko came to pick her up. Soko brought flowers.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) March 4, 2016
— Music Times (@TheMusicTimes) March 11, 2016
Photos courtesy of WENN, Twitter.