Book Of The Week: Rebel Chic

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Katharine Hepburn is another one of my style icons!!!…. She was glamorous when she wanted to be and tomboyish when she didn’t and as a result, she developed a personal style and public image as a style rebel…. She never intended to change the face of American fashion; she just didn’t like wearing skirts!!!. I love this quote from the book that Hepburn told Calvin Klein “I realized long ago that skirts are hopeless….. Anytime I hear a man say he prefers a woman in a skirt, I say, ‘Try one. Try a skirt.’”

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Style Icon: Sofia Coppola

I’ve long admired Sofia’s style. Her looks are always simple but never boring and very graceful!…. Her sense of style isn’t restricted to the way she looks but extends to the way she lives as well!…. I love her Paris apartment…. It’s so chic and simple yet classy…. so her….. I especially love her Elizabeth Peyton painting above the dining table … I think that it reflects her personality!!!

It’s no wonder that she is Marc Jacob’s muse!

Style Icon: Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve has always been very chic, her fashion moment came in 1967 when she stared in Belle de Jour and Yves Saint Laurent dressed her for the role….She was the face of Chanel No. 5 in the 1970s, and her image was used to represent Marianne, the national symbol of France in the 80s.

Deneuve is still very chic today. Her style is truly eternal… She has proved that not only young woman have allure…. She has aged very gracefully and proved to everyone that women of all ages can be beautiful, and stylish.


Style Icon: Cate Blanchett

Since it is the red carpet season I thought that I should post about my favorite red carpet celebrity!…..Cate Blanchett

Cate is one of the most intelligent, most capable and most stylish actresses. Her performances in both the Elisabeth movies and as Bob Dylan were just so impressive… but unlike a lot of actresses she is equally as impressive on the red carpet and I think that that’s because she takes as much risks in fashion as she takes in choosing her roles!…..she always goes for an avant garde look, that is always incredibly stylish and never boring…. Though I don’t see myself in most of her choices I can’t help but wait to see what she’ll wear in events… she never fails to surprise me…. She has a style that only she can carry off…. There is nothing common about her or her style… Nobody owns the red carpet like her!

There are so many looks that I love … But I narrowed it down to my favorite 3!

She wore this black Alexander Mcqueen gown to the Golden Globes in 2007. It was the perfect example of how to stand out in a black dress!

Another Alexander McQueen dress but this one is from the Spring Summer 2009 collection…. It looked so much better on her than it did on the red carpet!

I’ve saved the best for last!!!….Cate in this vintage Christian Lacroix Haute Couture…. This is by far my favorite dress on her!

Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn

 

Audrey Hepburn is one of my style icons …. actually she is probably yours too since she is the most famous style icons of the last century and her simple yet fabulous sense of style is admired to this day. I think that one of her style secrets is that she kept it very simple. She wore clean lines and clothes that emphasized her slim physique and wore only what suited her…. Ofcourse it didn’t hurt to be best friends with a designer like Hubert de Givenchy. She was his muse and he designed most of her famous dresses ….. The most famous one is the black dress that she wore in Breakfast In Tiffany’s ( one of my favorite movies).

Her style was not only about her clothes though… it was about her charm and the way she held her self! I love this quote … it sort of sums up who she was !

 

 

…And since I was cleaning up my make up and am still in that mood…  I thought that I would share this cute video of doing make up Audrey style!

 

Style Icon: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

CBK was my idol back in the day…. I loved how she managed to be cutting edge and under-stated at the same time. I know that it seems like a contradiction, but with her, it wasn’t ….. it just worked! . I loved how she mixed Yohji Yamamoto’s clothes with Manolo Blahniks and and a red lipstick…..So effortlessly chic and elegant. This minimalistic approach to fashion made her style stand the test of time….almost every outfit she wore still looks just as fresh and modern as it did back then……I always wonder…what would she be wearing now had she still been alive?
 
PS: I love the fact that the 90s fashion sense is back, thanks to designers like Phoebe Philo