Saturday, May 30, 2009

Style I admire.

On one of the blogs I like to read this week, Mamamia, the readers were asked which people in the public eye did we want to see more of in Mia's posts about fashion. Got me thinking.

I actually am not particularly inspired by alot of what I see in more 'mainstream' media and there does seem to be alot of the 'hot girl uniform' going on everywhere I turn. Not so interesting or individual.

I do have a few favourites though. I have added photos of each of them and here is a little bit of an explanation.

6) Helena Christensen
She always looks different to everyone else, her look and style seem to morph from one beautiful look to another completely different beautiful look from one pap photo to the next. She wears alot of vintage and whatever she puts together, no matter how incongruous, looks effortless. And she's a supermodel. That's got to help.

5) Thandie Newton
Bit more of the effortless thing here. Also, another celebrity that wears unusual things and pulls them off each time.

4) Alexa Chung
Young,intelligent,beautiful. Tall and skinny - very good clothes horse!! A serious fashion devotee and always wears well put together interesting pieces.
3) Tilda Swinton
She is incredible. In every way. Love . Her.

2) Victoria Beckham
I have to preface this comment with the admission that I was a Spice Girls fan and a Victoria Beckham fan back in the day. Actually I don't think I ever stopped being one. I found her fascinating - her ordinariness and her meteoric rise to fame. How strange!!
However, now that Posh is a fully fledged style icon apparently, I would just like to say that I do like her sense of style now ( as opposed to the WAG - hair extension - midriff baring days).
I cant put my finger on exactly why, she is obviously flawlessly put together at all times and the clothes and accessories she has access to blow my mind. I guess that's why. Aah Victoria...why do I love thee so?

1) Mary Portas
I am currently in love with Mary. She is my hero in many ways. Style wise - to me she is the epitome of the well dressed older woman. She looks modern, current, feminine,individual, quirky and expensive. She looks fantastic. I heart Mary.

So, do I put all those influences together and look fantastic at all times? Nup. But I try ( when I am in the mood) and it is a great creative outlet if you have the time or inclination to think about your personal style.

In case you are confused ,the pictures work backwards with Mary first ( 2 pics of her) through to Helena. Enjoy!!