Tag Archives: Style Icon

Favoring the Style of Alexa Chung

27 Jun

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Whose style is more original than Alexa Chung’s? In magazines we all see the “Who wore it better?” section of stars wearing the same things and we often see pieces that it seems like every celebrity and style icon owns. With so many stars with the same stylists and the popular labels that create trends for the masses, it’s easy to fall into on of two things: the carbon copy stylish “it girl” (styled in the hottest new shoes, designer everything, lust worthy bag with a two year wait list that for some reason every famous person seems to have) or the the girl who tries so hard to be different that she ends up in the “Fashion fails” section of the magazine. Very rarely, if ever, have I seen AC in an outfit that lands her in either section. She appears to me to have the perfect blend of being relevant, yet original. She always mixes designer fashion with vintage finds, resulting in a look that never fails. Although, like every one, AC finds inspiration in fashion (figures, shows, etc.), she finds a way to make her look her own and constantly evolves and updates her style. She does this by finding fresh takes on things she owns and by including a blend of both high and low designers. Every one can appreciate the style AC from the industry insiders sitting next to her front row at fashion shows or fans that follow her via social media. It’s no wonder that her quirky style has made her a fashion phenomenon and possibly the ultimate British style icon.

(All photos taken from Instagram @Chungalexa)

Favoring the Style of the Iconic Audrey Hepburn

2 May

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Who can forget the iconic Breakfast At Tiffany’s dress that has defined the term perfect LBD “little black dress.” I can’t count how many times I’ve seen others attempt to recreate the iconic images of Audrey Hepburn. Her classic and timeless style and beauty have been an inspiration to so many of us, who try to channel our “inner Audrey Hepburn,” not only in fashion, but in they way we carry ourselves. While AH loved fashion, she believed that that we can see beauty, which is not just style or skin deep, in the goodness of people. Her famous quotes conveyed the message that “the happiest girls are the prettiest girls” and her positive messages will always be what has defined her style in my book. I thoroughly agree with sentiment that “The beauty of a women is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The Beauty of a women is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman us reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows adn the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”

Favoring the Impressive Style of Diane Kruger

25 Apr

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Isn’t is almost unbelievable that Diane Kruger styles herself? As as beautiful as she is stylish, DK is always dressed to impress, and we can’t help but be even more impressed by the fact that she does it on her own. With so many celebrities that work with stylists, many who are now celebrities themselves, it’s refreshing to see a star like DK, without a stylist, with great taste in clothing and an amazing individual fashion sense. DK is one of my favorite style icons to watch out for, as her choices for red carpet events are always incredible and unforgettable. Her choices off the red carpet are equally as anticipated, but I can’t help but favor her all dolled up in dresses of different lengths, shapes, textures, and colors. With all eyes and cameras on her, DK has proven that, even when taking red carpet risks, she knows exactly what she’s doing. DK inspires the notion that when we can trust ourselves, embrace our own style, and dress for ourselves, we can wear something with complete confidence, which is what style really comes down to.

Favoring the Casual Style of Alessandra Ambrosio

12 Apr

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Who doesn’t favor supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio’s style? As Coachella weekend 1 commenced, I immediately thought of AA and her casual Cali style that I absolutely adore and will be using for inspiration on what to bring with me when I pack next week for Coachella weekend 2. While she looks super sexy glam in dresses and red-carpet looks (and especially in lingerie!), AA looks just as stunning and fashionable on her off-model-duty days, while roaming the streets in casual brands like Rag & Bone, Hudson, Wildfox, J Brand, etc., usually with her adorable children and cute as a button maltese. I guess with freakish long and lean limbs and goddess features, it’s probably difficult to not look great since she practically screams model no matter what she’s in. I love how relaxed, but still hip-cool her fashion sense is. It has also been announced that she is launching her new fashion line AlĂ© by Alessandra. AA will undoubtedly continue to stand the test of time in the fashion, lifestyle, and modeling world, post babies and all. If there is even a chance she doesn’t, she will always do down in most of our books as one of our favorite Victoria Secret Angels of all time.

Favoring the Sophisticated Style of Olivia Palermo

28 Mar

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Doesn’t Olivia Palermo always look like she’s dressed for a photo shoot? I don’t think I’ve ever once seen OP in a bad outfit. She is the fashion blogger’s dream. Everything she puts together is so chic and sophisticated. Even looking back on older photos of OP, her style always seem current since she incorporates trendy pieces in her outfits that are unique and special, but she still has an overall classic look. Not to mention, she pulls everything together with a perfect bag and eye catching accessories. There are times when I see something on OP, that I didn’t think I would be fond of (like jackets and sweaters with leather sleeves), but when seeing the way she pulls off certain trends and how she pairs them with other items, OP always inspires me to give certain things a chance that I may have not previously considered ever incorporating into my wardrobe. While there are other stars in amazing red carpet ensembles and dresses that I favor, OP (yes, looks amazing as usual, but) is relatable in the sense that her style is something that the normal and fashionable person (who may not have non-stop, publicized events to go) can gain inspiration from.

Favoring the Funky Style of Gwen Stefani

7 Mar

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What do we think of when we hear the name Gwen Stefani. A few things immediately come to mind: rock star, platinum blond hair, signature red lipstick, killer abs, No Doubt, L.A.M.B., Harajuku Lover, and style icon. Not only do I favor Gwen’s music and personality, I truly favor her style. GS always looks amazing and looks exactly the same as she did when the world was introduced to her distinct voice as the lead singer of her band, if not better. No matter where she is or who she is with, she rocks clothes, shoes, and accessories like she rocks the house on stage. Gwen Stefani has a very unique flirty-rocker style that is often imitated, but never duplicated, as she can pull things off that most of us would never even think of putting on. It’s no wonder GS knows so much about fashion as she comes from a long line of seamstresses, so transitioning from music to creating her own label Love.Music.Angel.Baby. was seamless. While we can all go on and on about the lovely Gwen Stefani, all I have to say is her style is Bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

Forever Favoring The Style Of The Iconic Marilyn Monroe

24 Jan

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What would you call the style of some one who is imitated (but never duplicated) and idolized for past, present and future generations to come? Timeless, and that is exactly how I would best describe the style of Marilyn Monroe, who I, along with countless amount of people, will forever favor. Her image in the white halter dress is one that will always be ingrained in my mind. Probably the most famous pin-up, MM was stylish at every moment, whether on the beach, in front of the camera, or lying on the couch. Not to mention, she looked just as sexy in that iconic gold gown as she did in slim cropped pants and and a knit sweater. The photos of Marilyn taken over 50 years ago depict her fashion sense that is just as in-style today as they were then and I bet they will still be in 50 years from now and on. I truly believe MM put the GLAM in Hollywood Glamour. In addition to her signature blond hair, bombshell body, stunning good looks, dreamy bedroom eyes, and fascinating life story (that was sadly cut way too short), Marilyn Monroe will be loved and adored (in my books, if not in history’s) as one of the best dressed women of all time.