Posts tagged ‘Style Icon’
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: 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: Clémence Poésy ·«
It was only a year ago that I bookmarked a photo of Clémence Poésy wearing a monochromatic grey outfit and I’ve since become an avid follower of her style. Unless given an occasion to dress up, Clémence’s style feels effortless and casual in simple skinny jeans and loose fitting tops – a look I’m quite familiar with. I like that she brings out her girly, elegant style for those red carpet appearances but keeps things minimal and androgynous for her everyday looks. And I obviously love the fact that she’s equally as obsessed with layering as I am – three cheers for the approaching cooler climates so that we can all layer away!
Clémence is religiously photographed during Paris Fashion Week and I can only imagine what kind of goodies she’ll be breaking out for those street style candids! But until then, feast your eyes on some of her past look and get inspired!
Also, anyone who recognizes her from Harry Potter gets a gold star.
»· Style Icon : Gillian Zinser ·«
I’ve only been a follower of Gillian Zinser for a few months but it only took a few seconds for me to consider her one of my style icons. She’s got the bohemian look down to a T and clearly wears far more vintage than any other brand or designer. My kind of girl!
I love how she pieces structured elements like cropped leather jackets and cinched button-downs with more billowy pieces like her maxi skirts and oversized dresses. Much like some of my other style icons like Zoe Kravitz and Georgia Jagger, Gillian’s style is evidently laid back and yet she looks so put together regardless of if she’s walking a red carpet or a grey sidewalk. Can’t you just see her style becoming more and more like Rachel Zoe’s? The queen of bohemian sophistication!