Thursday, January 20, 2011

Style Inspiration

Josephine Baker was innovative and completely uninhibited with her syle sense. If you haven't seen her banana skirt yet, then you need to google it ASAP. She was classy, crazy, creative, and she exuded style all at the same time.

I think every girl has, at the very least, heard of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Audrey Hepburn made her mark in that classic movie with her beautifully put together wardrobe and the way she carried herself in that dramatic yet lady-like manner. She has managed to forever leave a mark on Fashion History with her classic and simplistic style.

A woman who exuded sex appeal and class, simultaneously, Marilyn Monroe is one of THE most well-known style icons. She graced many classic movies such as Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot. She is the one who reminded us that a plain old mole can, in fact, be turned into a beauty mark. Love it.

Ok, let me just start by saying that I love this woman's music. Erykah Badu is an extremely unique and immensely creative person. This shows through in her music and her style. There are two aspects of her fashion sense that I am in love with. Her hair and her African influenced ensembles. We have seen her on numerous occasions with a head wrap and loose, flowing clothing in a matching bright colors. And I kind of love her purple eye shadow in this pic.

Tyra Banks. A super-model and mogul that possesses classic African-American beauty. She has made her place in this world by not only her gorgeous style and her obvious beauty, but with her warm personality. I used to watch the Tyra Show everyday and, in my opinion, she is one of the most down to earth celebrities out there. She is not afraid to be herself and look amazing, or even not so amazing, on a daily basis. Definitely a huge style inspiration for me.

This actress, producer, wife, and mother has always represented the petite women out there. She always looks beautiful and she is super-efficient. If you are petite and you need to know what looks good on your body type, then check Jada Pinkett-Smith out.

Kimora Lee Simmons! She has also inspired me on a personal level with her book, Fabulosity: What It Is and How To Get It. In the book, she talks about how to take what is unique about you and turn it into your greatest strength and your most appealing characteristic. And look how much personality she's showing in this photo!

Rihanna has alot of variety. She can get kind of crazy too, but she has style. I love this outfit because its so cute, but who would think of putting it together? Not to say that she did, because whoever the stylist was for this video probably handled that. But it fits her style perfectly. Love it!

This top model has amazing style. Shes been working with Ford Models for years and is now at the forefront of the fashion world. Her personal style is pretty close to this outfit, and you will never catch her slipping. Chanel Iman is a great icon for tall, naturally lean women.
Janelle Monae is a rising recording artist signed with Bad Boy Records. I haven't really heard much of her music, but I have noticed her creative outfits. The first thing that catches your eye is either her hair, or her psuedo-masculine ensembles. As you can see in the above photo, she has on a tie, a button down dress shirt, and slacks. However, it does not look in the least bit manly. She manages to make it interesting and feminine. Definitely someone to watch.


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