Friday, 24 September 2010

My Top 5 Fashion Icons.

In magazines the same fashion icons appear. Obviously, its different depending on your location, but here in England we see the same people each week. Honestly? I do love the majority of them but they start to become a bit clichéd when they are the only thing people can talk about. Here are my 5 favourite fashion icons, the people I believe that truly inspire my styling and the world of fashion. Some may be what you call 'the usual' however, If they are on here, I love them.

Brandon Flowers

He is gorgeous and amazingly talented but that is not why he is on my top 5. Every item he wears is a statement and more importantly he's a man! Although many of the best and top designers are men, we don't often see too many (straight) male celebrities embracing fashion. And if we do, it isn't on the same level as us women. Through his clothes he effectively pushes the boundaries by mixing up a masculine indie 50's look with glamour. Glamour, another word that isn't often associated with men. He is a showman, a musician and in my opinion, the best male fashion icon currently around.

Alexa Chung

Okay, she is a usual in Company, Cosmo and Vogue UK magazine but there is a reason for that. Her style is effortless. Every time I see her, I am overcome with jealously. I am just being honest. She is beautiful, quirky, unique and isn't a generic model. She does high street perfectly, as does she designer. Alexa is often snapped wearing an outfit with both high end and high street fashion, making every garment look expensive, fresh and youthful... exactly what fashion is supposed to be. An icon that doesn't aim for perfection but rather rocks the 'rough around the edges look', many have tried and many have failed. She embraces culture and different styles - therefore creating a personna that most could relate to in some way.

Leighton Meester

Another beautiful woman that occasionally, I want to attack at the same time of being crazy jealous of. Most known from Gossip girl where she looks equally as perfect playing Blair. She is a classic beauty. A perfectly proportioned figure and face. She wears the 1950's Movie star look, effortlessly, as if she could have stepped straight out of a Hollywood film set. Her outfits are simple but stated. Like her on-screen character, she gives a preppy feel to most outfits and still manages to look completely sexy.

Zooey Deschanel

Looks-wise, she is probably my most favourite female icon. I love the picture above, utterly obsessively, because to me it sums up her naturally beautiful 70's look. Her wavy hair with the earth coloured sheer blouse and natural make-up take us right back to an all American hippie twist. She somehow looks current and dated at the same time. In all her films she plays a character that transports us right back to the 50's, 60's and 70's. Whether she subconciously portrays these eras or maybe is chosen for her classically beautiful and versatile face, it always works for her and us. I predict she is someone that will only get more beautiful and talented as she ages.

Katy Perry

She is crazy. But at the same time shockingly stunning. With her dark quirky hair, porcelain skin and emerald green eyes she is definitely naturally beautiful (a word I have used too much in this post). Her style was a cute 1950's pin up girl (hmm I wonder what my favourite era is?) but is now transgressing into a dark indie-chic look. She has a figure to die for (not a size zero either) and dresses herself in completely unique ensembles. She is another person that I will be keeping an eye out for in the future.

These are my top 5. The people that consistently inspire my style. Let me know what you think of this post and the icons I have chosen. Also, it would be great to hear who inspires you and your clothing choices. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

My obsession Badgley Mischka...

Hey guys! I can't believe I haven't posted in so long. I feel awful for neglecting my blog and followers but I have finally found something to write about that fills me with excitement and allows me to make some time. Since I last blogged I have discovered the delights of Badgley and Mischka an American fashion label. I don't know if you have heard about them before? They are two designers, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, who design 40's affluent inspired, glamour wear. I love their style, the detail and their approach to casual clothes, no approach. They stormed New York Fashion week were Badgley said "The clothes in that movie could have stepped off the screen and onto our runway,". Me? I love glamorous clothes. I rarelly do the whole casual thing. If I had the money...and the figure, I would live in these clothes. Also, the great thing about them is they also do Bridal wear! The dresses are so beautiful, exactly the kind of thing I would wear. Anyway, I couldn't paste any photos in to show you there latest collections but here is the website -

 Feel free to check it and let me know what you think!!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Lacey afternoons.

These are the first of my photos on my blog. I have been so nervous to put them on, worried about bad reviews but then I decided to go for it, how do I know if I'm good or bad if no one ever sees my work. The girl in these photo's is one of my best friends. Unedited. Beckie. T is wearing a cream lace dress from West One with a vintage lace bolero and nude high heels. The look is supposed to suggest a late lazy afternoon, simplified with a 1920's aristocratic glamour. I was obviously going for a Lacey theme. I think it works, and I hope you guys do too.

Please let me know what you think of my photos. Thank you for Reading... or do I mean looking? :)