Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ten List Thursday: Fashion icons

A simple one this week, ten people/designers who's style I admire and would love to emulate in an ideal world.

1. Katherine Hepburn: So classic, no one could do undone chic like Miss Kate. So elegant, even in a flannel shirt.

2. Audrey Hepburn: (almost no relation to the above) She was so lovely, and always maintained herself with such grace.

3. Grace Kelly: Her style was perfection to me.

4. My friend Jan: She's like my style sister.

5. Kate Middleton: a new addition, I find her style to be like a modern Princess Grace, so I think that has a lot to do with it.

6.Calvin Klein: Ok, so he's a guy and all, but his classic tailored designs are very me.

7. Kate Spade: I generally really like her silhouettes.

8. Marlene Dietrich: No one could ever make a top hat and tails look as elegant and feminine as she could. I also am in love with her eyebrows

9. Ava Gardner: She knew how to use her elegant curves to the best advantage

10.Barbara Billingsley: June Cleaver, this is almost a joke. People seem to think I am the quintessential 50's housewifey. Even though my home is currently a mess and I work full time.


  1. AWWWW I love you!! You're my style icon, too! I agree with all these choices (of course) I love classic silhouettes.

    I just bought a new dress on sale... but I'm not sure it's really "me." I totally need to take a pic so I can get your opinion....

  2. So much love for your list!

    I think my list would be :
    Alexander McQueen
    Jean Paul Gaultier
    Hubert De Givenchy
    Alice & Olivia
    Badgley Mischka (the gowns! *sigh*)
    Anthropologie (the store! I love every designer in there!)

  3. Great choices all, but you know my heart always lies most with Audrey. I can see people thinking of you emotionally as somewhat housewifey, but I always thought you were pretty stylish yourself. You're always well-put together, you match well, and everything you wear is perfect for your hourglass figure (cue green envy here ;)

    For me:
    Audrey Hepburn
    Hubert De Givenchy
    Kristen Davis (Charlotte on SATC)
    Heidi Klum
    Princess Grace
    Joan Osborne
    George Sand (a straight woman who wore men's fashion and somehow made it look feminine)
    Camyrn Manheim
    Queen Latifah
    My friend Brianna who always looks put-together with very simple styles and almost always black & white
    My Aunt Maggie, who dresses simiarly to Brianna
    Janis Joplin