July 12, 2008
Yet another 'model-turned-style-icon'
The 'model-turned-actress' term is so over if you ask me! It seems that the 'model-turned-style-icon' (sorry, i just love using dashes/hyphens and will do it on almost any occasion) is so much more realistic and relevant for the times we're living in right now (because honestly, how many of those 'models-turned-actresses' actually turned out good as well?) And I must say that I find it quite interesting and almost a bit of a mystery to me that so many models are so incredibly well-dressed. One of the greatest style icons of all time is without a doubt Kate Moss and fellow colleagues such as Milla Jovovich and Helena Christensen are favorites among many people as well. More current models such as Irina Lazareanu, Iekeline Stange, Natasha Poly and Agyness Deyn are also all looked upon as original style icons. I don't know if it is because of their constant exposure to fashion or the fact that they are given so many fantastic pieces because of their profession.. or maybe that's just the way they really are? .. Hm. Any thoughts?
But on topic: a constant source of inspiration for me is model Anouck Lepère. Not only is she probably one of the most beautiful women I can think of, but she has really great sense of dressing herself as well. I love how she often makes quite bold fashion choices (such as those widescreen sunglasses, the gold Prada skirt, mixing floral mini dress with bright red tights..), yet somehow she manages to pull it off and make it her own. Especially the four outfits below had (and still have) me feeling weak in my knees..