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!


Ashley said...

Leighton Meester is so pretty! I like her style most of the time, and her make-up is always really, really good. I'm not sure if I have a single celebrity fact, now that you mention it, I'm not really sure how I get inspired at all. I might have to ponder this. :)

Rio said...

Zooey is my all-time favorite! I love her hair, her voice, her style, everything! :)

Victoria said...

If you'd have told me that last picture was also of Zoe I would have believed you, they look so unbelievably alike! Great post I love them all too!

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Have a great week! xxx

HailesHeartsFashion said...

Hey :) I know I cant believe how similar they look. Everything inspires me. People in the street inspire me the most though. :) Thanks for the comments btw :P I will be checking out all your blogsss asap xxxx

shae-lyn marie said...

i love Leighton Meester's look. She is an amazing actor and also an amazing fashion idol :)