Whose style do you admire?

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sansucre Wed 30-Jan-13 22:13:03

I'm loathe to use the term style icon because it's one that's bandied round far too easily. In my opinion, you can only really be an icon when you're deceased - Kate Middleton, Alexa Chung and Victoria Beckham are not icons. (In Alexa's case, considering all the clothes she gets given, it's to be expected she dresses vaguely well. (Not to my taste though.) As for icons, Audrey Hepburn is considered to be one, although not one of mine, I'll take Katherine H over Audrey H any day.

So, I guess what I'm curious to know is whose style do you admire. Is there anyone you want to emulate or when you find yourself shopping for clothes, is there someone you have in mind?

I love the way Sofia Coppola, Giovanna Battaglia and Laura Bailey dress, indeed, I when shopping, I often find myself wondering if Sofia C would wear it (I think I owe my navy obsession to her). Presently, and thanks to Vogue's 'What I'm Wearing Today', I'm wanting pretty much everything Katie Hillier owns/wears.

I'm sure there are more but until then, whose style do you admire/want to emulate?

wifeofdoom Wed 30-Jan-13 22:16:07

Helena Bonham-Carter. Love her style.

Lottapianos Wed 30-Jan-13 22:21:24

SJP in SATC, although some of it was vile, most was stunning.
Grace Dent - Joan Collins meets Virtue barmaid
Mary Portas, although her physique is the opposite of mine so can't copy. She wears fabulous accessories.

Ha, she is fab wife - she crossed the road in front of my car the other day, wearing a huge coat and a big fur hat with fur bits that came down over her ears and wrapped round her neck - brilliant!

I always think Olivia Palermo looks stunning, would love to emulate but don't have the lifestyle, level of grooming or genes required grin.

Lottapianos Wed 30-Jan-13 22:22:48

HBC is a great choice too wifeofdoom!

also Nigella's figure hugging dresses, yum!

justasecond Wed 30-Jan-13 22:31:05

I was going to say Olivia Palermo too. She is just stunning and I like the way she does not have too much flesh on display.

jellytotsarebadforyou Wed 30-Jan-13 22:32:21

that miserable one from twilight

I'd like Nigella's collection of Westwood dresses.

Audrey Hepburn = perfection, but I'm too curvy and scruffy to ever get her look.

Rachel Weiss (sp?) seems to have good taste - v simple clothes and then that beautiful face.

noddyholder Wed 30-Jan-13 22:39:40

Kate moss Helena Christensen Lauren Hutton Kate Hudson daphne guiness

Snowkey Wed 30-Jan-13 22:40:58

Nikki from silent witness.

I'd also kill for most of Nicole Sherzinger's (sp?) wardrobe, tho god knows how I'd ever fit into where I would wear it grin

Yy to Kristen Stewart, she wears some amazingly cool stuff - why you would look so miserable in it, especially having got it (i assume mostly) free, i can't fathom!

lurkingaround Thu 31-Jan-13 09:39:21

I think Katherine Hepburn was beautiful, love her, she had her own unique style.
Audrey was absolutely stunning, but there is something about Katherine that I love.

Olivia Palermo, yes, love her style, and she is beautiful. As is Miranda Kerr, and her style. Unfortunately, I don''t have their body shapes so i can't emulate them (tho' I try, with various disasters results!). I tend to look for people with a similar body shape to mine, so currently looking at Scarlett Johannsen.

QueenCadbury Thu 31-Jan-13 09:45:46

There's no one that I'd like to emulate but I do love kate moss. I love the way she always looks so effortless and wears what she wants rather than what a stylist tells her to wear. I cannot stand the contrived look of VB who IMO always look too try hard and I agree that alexa is not that stylish considering she has a stylist. I often wonder how half these celebs would really dress themselves if they didn't have freebies and stylists.

Kristen Stewart, Miranda Kerr and Carine Roitfeld.

PeachTown Thu 31-Jan-13 09:52:53

Nicole Ritchie. YY to Olivia P and Miranda Kerr also.

muddlingalongquitenicely Thu 31-Jan-13 10:10:05

Grace Kelly, Dita von Teese old school glamour I love and can watch those old movies for hours drooling over the clothes.

PoshPaula Thu 31-Jan-13 12:37:16

My style icons are from way back. Julie Christie, Susannah York, Lesley Caron. They all seemed to look so free and un-self-conscious (is that a word?). Very feminine, not trying too hard, and not trying to be sexy.

chanie44 Thu 31-Jan-13 13:05:58

I like myleen klass. Not necessarily what she wears but the fact that she wears things that suits her shape but isn't over groomed and still looks like she can run around after her children.

Hobbitation Thu 31-Jan-13 13:23:01

Very feminine, not trying too hard, and not trying to be sexy.

I agree, I admire anyone like that. I don't read women's magazines so is hard for me to think of current examples but Cate Blanchett and Emilia Fox always look pretty good to me.

PoshPaula Thu 31-Jan-13 13:30:35

Yes, Hobbitation, you know - not too much flesh on show, just getting on with life and looking really strong and happy. Cate Blanchett and Emilia Fox do strike me like that too.

MarshaBrady Thu 31-Jan-13 13:31:11

yep Cate Blanchett is great.

mrspolkadotty Thu 31-Jan-13 13:47:27

Emilia Fox always looks lovely, both in Silent Witness and RL xx

lurkingaround Thu 31-Jan-13 15:28:37

Yes, love Cate Clanchett.

I know Emilia Fox is very popular, I'm not so keen. I think her hair is the wrong colour, or something about her is not quite right.

ujjayi Thu 31-Jan-13 15:37:03

I think I read somewhere that Emilia Fox's RL wardrobe is often used in Silent Witness.

I admire Laura Bailey, Kate Moss, Helena Christiansen, SJP but in her "Carrie" guise. It's the effortless chic associated with them which appeals to me and that they are stylish rather than trend followers.

I find VB's style way too uptight. She always looks far better in more relaxed clothing than those excruciating looking heels and pencil skirts.

I also like Olivia Palermo but there appears to be such a huge amount of grooming required for that look and my 42 year old slightly scruffy blonde locks just don't do "groomed".

niminypiminy Thu 31-Jan-13 15:47:26

Tilda Swinton -- always looks amazing, and not like anyone else.

Camilla Batmanghelidjh -- absolutely recognisable and individual.

The ladies on Advanced Style, heroines of style.

mewkins Thu 31-Jan-13 18:08:39

Zooey Deschanel. I love the quirkiness and would happily have her wardrobe.

JohnSnowsTie Thu 31-Jan-13 18:42:02

Eva Green.

KandyBarr Thu 31-Jan-13 19:23:02

Debbie Harry circa 1979, Solange Knowles now.

If I were in my 20s I would have said the incredibly cool Betty out of Le Blog de Betty

Hopefully Thu 31-Jan-13 20:02:09

I am loathe to say Kristen Stewart as she is such a sour faced caaaah, but I do love her style. V irreverent, slightly dramatic. She has a similar body shape to me (albeit approximately half the width).

CecyHall Thu 31-Jan-13 20:04:48

Cher Horowitz. It still works.

niminypiminy Thu 31-Jan-13 20:54:04

Nancy Cunard

Juliette Greco

Iris Apfel

I'll never look like them, but I admire their style.

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