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Style Icons (... and Fiascoes?)

Okay, BTers.  It's a busy day for me, but rote-work busy and my brain is b-o-r-e-d.  So I started thinking about revamping my wardrobe as it's time for some updates.  And then I started thinking about styles I like, people whose style I admire and those than I think are somewhat disastrous.  


There are a lot of famous women I admire for their style; however, my personal icons are made up of women who are, perhaps, not conventional beauties or dress completely outside the norm.  Some are inspirations for clothing and makeup, others are inspirations for their confidence and attitude.  Like...


Anna Piaggi,

Charlotte Gainsbourg,

and, Audrey Hepburn. 


Hopefully I won't get blasted for this but, for me, I see Kim Kardashian as a fiasco.  There doesn't seem to be an ease or organic sense of style and she doesn't dress for her body.  She often seems overly made-up and it seems she has also started playing with her face.  That's just my opinion, though.


I'm curious about other people's style icons and influences.  Who are yours?



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YES! He nailed it! Smiley Very Happy 

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So glad I'm not the only one that remembers it! I still hear it in my head looking at the picture! haha. And thank you, Kittichick, you have given me my 1000th heart! Smiley Very Happy

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Holy moly! Sweet!! Smiley Very Happy

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I absolutely adore Ms.Kat Von D. Her style is incorporated in everything she does. Her makeup line, clothing line, books, & even her tattoo shop. What I love so much about her makeup line is that she's 100% invested in it.

Emma Watson is a total babe. Nuff said. & it's hard not to look at her if she's at any carpet event. 

Lana Del Rey - no explication needed. 

& more Kat Von D, cause that's how much I love her. 

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I actually really appreciate KVD.  She's got ink, and she is still feminine.  I honestly think she is part of the reason tattoos on women in the corporate America are becoming more acceptable.  Of course, tattoos are like clothing and makeup: some are well-done and tasteful, others are just awful.  Unfortunately, they're not as easy to fix as clothing and makeup.  As a very-inked girl in a very corporate environment, I'm glad the attitude has become more accepting.


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love love love Lana

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For me right now, Lana Del Rey is tops. I can't get enough of her styles. Others seem to be character based as well; see all of the female leads and supports of American Horror Story. Namely Lily Rabe. Also, Krysten Ritter, Kate Mara


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I was actually looking through pics I'd faved and realized that I draw a lot of inspiration from Sonlange Knowles,



and Lianne La Havas.

To me, they all seem to have styles that are unique, effortless, feminine (without being overly girly) and extensions of their creative sides.

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Style Icons: 


Helen Mirren, if we could only all be so fabulous:

Helena Bonham Carter - because she does her own thing, whenever she wants:


Patricia Morrison (Vanian)

I tend to find more inspiration in individual looks or images, rather than a walking, breathing person. 

Like this picture of Scarlet Johannson:



Or this one of Christina Hendricks in a moto with a compound bow:

My favorite fiasco - I love some of the things she does but a lot of the time she's a hot mess: Beth Ditto


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I think mine is Haruka Kurebayashi. The way she's dressed, she's cute and not sexy (I hate that Has different colored hair everytime you see her on Her fashion is something I wish I wore. She's a model, always playful which is just what I like a model to be.

another is Traci Hines

Another lady that isn't afraid of being playful. She's also a model, making her own clothing line which I WANT, great singer, cosplays like it's her job (everything she cosplays as is incredible!) a crazy cat lady and a fashion sense that just blows me away . She's another successful woman that inspires me.

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I'm a big fan of being able to wear whatever you want.  Tats are my 'wear whatever you want' in my very corporate job, while I keep my clothing fairly conservative.  In my personal world, I'm fortunate enough to hang around a bunch of come-as-you-are sorts who love quirky fashion and general weirdness.  Trends change so quickly now, I think it gives people with a strong sense of individual style a bit of an advantage, if that makes any sense.

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I agree that's why one of my goals is "dressing to express yourself". I have the same ol' boring clothes and I would LOVE have money and shop in the mall for clothes, buy lolita dresses, and freaking goodwill. (You see old styles that pop up in there when it come back so why not?) I admire people who dress like that. 



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I love quirky come as you are's so freeing when we can all coexist  and be individuals. Judge my actions not the the labels I wear.

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I've been binge watching Mork & Mindy lately (because I'm a nerd and I've always been obsessed with vintage TV shows since I was a wee child) and I gotta say, Mindy (played by Pam Dawber) is so on point in most episodes... I find myself wanting to dress/style myself more like her with that that late 70s early 80s stuff! I have actually bought some plaid shirts, sweaters, and dark denim recently because of watching this throwback--So thanks for the inspiration, Pam aka Mindy! Haha 



Someday I will figure out how to get my hair do this: 



There was this one episode she had on a HUGE turtleneck sweater with a blazer over it, a vest over that, AND a scarf to top it all off! I was like "My gawd, how is she pulling that off without looking like a homeless person!?" but check out how awesome it was:

(I'm not daring enough to attempt that, but dang!)

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Wow, my style icons range from classic, bohemian, preppy, to downright eclectic. I love Halle Berry, Jennifer Anniston, Kourtney Kardashian, Kate Moss, Katherine Hepburn , Audrey Hepburn, Maryland Monroe, Denise Huxtable (yes the character), Gwen Stefani, Gweneth Paltrow, Samantha from sex in the City, Olivia Pope from Scandal, Erica Badu, Jacqueline from boomerang, Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Zoe Saldana . As for disastrous looks, I never recalled cared for Courtney love, Peg Bundy, or Vh1's I love Miss network style choices. If it makes them happy though so be it.

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This is such a great topic!

While I'm all for doing your own thing and not copying someone else's look, I also understand that art inspires art and nothing is 100% original.

A few people I've shamelessly ripped off over the years:


Ian McCulloch...the epic hair, the bomber jackets, the raincoats, even the ugly sweaters, and I dare not mention all of the plumping lipgloss I've gone through for this man's influence. lol


Siouxsie Sioux. There is not one female goth who doesn't worship this woman. Not one.


Ric Ocasek...I owe everything I am as a frontman (woman) to this guy.


Cyndi Lauper. My hero then, now, and always.


Dwight Yoakam = the reason I wore tight jeans all through high school.

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We have pretty similar tastes in inspiration. Well, except the Dwight Yoakam - though I he is one of my rare country music exceptions. 

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Cyndi was one of my first style icons (…at 3). I loved the vinyl cover of She's So Unusual and I still love her! Smiley Happy

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the winners icons for movie iconic heroes makeup etc. 


milla Jovovich: Resident evil franchise, Fifth element etc. (likes makeup acting, style)




Jennifer Laurence - hunger games franchise and random indie films ( likes acting makeup & attire)




Kate Beckensale: underworld franchise! Likes acting and just casual makeup



not my style, not good at acting attire or makeup!

sarah jessica parker seen in don't know & don't care what!


anne hathaway (was a rude allowance in the dark Knight rises) 



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@where you stand YES!!!!!!!!! milla jovich and katniss rock!

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I love Naomi, Silver, and Adrianna's makeup from 90210! I think it also might be because I think they are so incredibly beautiful.

For style, I really like the outfits on the character Ashley Davenport in revenge. I also like thefashioncitizen on youtube and some other people.

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Oh wow I like the last pic she's pretty!!

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Yeah her and her sister have amazing style and are lovely! You should check out their youtube channel thefashioncitizen

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Oh I probably will now. I love fashionable people <3

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This is too hard for me. Some days I want to be Kat Von D, others Jackie O. I find all these pictures inspirational, and would rock those looks depending on my mood.



Lol I guess I'm too fickle to be tied down to one style :/

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