Style Icon: Emmanuelle Alt
In anticipation of Fashion Week I figured this month’s “Style Icon” should be a front row/street style blog frequent who gives me some serious closet envy, otherwise known as Emmanuelle Alt. Damn can that lady wear a pair of skinny jeans and a blazer like nobodies business; but let’s make it our business right now.
Along with the fact that her style is sleek simplicity at its finest and that Balmain may or may not be made specifically for her, it amazes me that she can essentially throw together the same outfit day-in-and-day-out and still make it look different, interesting, and for lack of a better word, sexy! Ya, I said it, Emmanuelle Alt is sexy.
We all know how much I love a good blazer and pair of
sausage casings skinny jeans, and I gotta say it’s refreshing to know that it’s a go-to for someone as impactful in the fashion industry as Emmanuelle Alt. So for all those mornings next week when I throw a fashion fit on “not having anything to wear,” I take comfort in knowing that my daily uniform is totally acceptable for Fashion Week – since the sidewalks are equally as followed as the runways.
//photos via tfs
Style Icon: Alana Zimmer
Does the outfit above look familiar? It should; I pretty much copied it in my outfit post yesterday. Until I saw the above photo on Vanessa Jackman’s blog, I’d never really thought of Alana Zimmer as a style icon. Unlike many other models, Alana doesn’t appear on every single style blog during Fashion Week, but lord almighty when she does she looks goooood. So good in fact that I nixed the other style guru I had in mind for this month and decided to feature her instead.
Her style is simple, clean, and feminine – kind of like a Celine collection. Her outfits don’t feature a ton of color, but when they do she knows how to work them in without looking like a character from Rainbow Brite (not that anything is wrong with Rainbow Brite, I love Rainbow). But take the outfit featured below: the clementine orange sweater is just the right touch of color to a simple look of navy trousers and a crisp white button down. In fact, many of her looks have that one accent piece that turn up the heat on an otherwise basic outfit (cue her hat in the photo below the orange sweater or the asymmetrical jacket in the last photo of this post). Brilliance.
I can’t wait to see what she busts out this coming Fashion Week!
Style Icon: Lou Doillon
I know. I know. I’ve featured her before. But truth be told, she’s the person I’m always looking to for style inspiration. She sticks to classic silhouettes but her individual articles of clothing are always a bit more modern and risqué. Take the outfit in the bottom right corner por ejemplo- what looks like a basic sheer blouse paired with black trousers is actually a jumpsuit! Huzzah! Or the simple white cocktail dress just above it is classic in silhouette but has all kinds of architectural and sculptural elements. Perfection!
There’s nothing fussy about Lou Doillon’s style – you can tell she knows what she likes, wears what she likes, and feels good in what she’s wearing, which is essentially what my style is all about. Nothing too complicated but always pulled together with a touch of edge.
» · Style Icon: Abbey Lee Kershaw · «
Even though my new job has me looking and learning about models everyday, I’ve been following Abbey Lee Kershaw’s style religiously ever since I saw her in a Numéro editorial back in 2008. It’s only in the last few years that she’s started popping up on all the street style blogs which means my style stalking has grown sufficiently.
There are few people who have as unique a style as Abbey Lee, in fact it’s so unique it’s practically impossible to replicate. This isn’t only because so much of her clothing is vintage and/or thrifted, she also has an ability to put unexpected yet complementary pieces together that the best I can do is compare her style to dadaism. Maybe I’m making a stretch there, but fashion=art and vice versa right?
I think the biggest thing that I take away from her personal style is that while simple, staple pieces are always key, it’s also good to go outside your comfort zone and wear something totally outlandish and statement making (i.e. her Oscar the Grouch green fur coat). Or maybe that’s just my excuse for having such a ridiculous jacket collection…
»· Style Icon: Miroslava Duma ·«
During New York Fashion Week I saw a girl wearing this Derek Lam cape jacket and ferociously stalked street style blogs until I found out who she was/where I could get that amazing jacket. Her name is Miroslava Duma and her style is the pinpoint of what I deem as perfection. Sometimes boho, sometimes minimal and chic, sometimes straight up glamorous, Miroslava never falls into one style category. Amen!
She used to be an editor at Harpers Bazaar Russia and now does freelance work for a number of editorials but honestly, this girl should add stylist to her resume. She’s not afraid to combine Zara with Christopher Kane (two of my favorites) and I love how she knows hot to dress for her body. I seriously have bookmarked at least 50 photos of her outfits, but this collage is a mash-up of some of my favorites.