Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Do Tell: Who are your style icons?

I was so impressed by the number of people who answered the question in last week’s installment of “Do Tell” featuring your signature fragrance. I’m inspired to go out and try a few new perfumes! This week, we turn our focus to style icons, both past and present. Whose style do you most admire? Is there someone from a different era that you turn to for inspiration? Which present day fashionista inspires you the most?

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{Classic Style Icons Clockwise from Top Left: Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Jackie Onassis, Coco Chanel, Katharine Hepburn, and Rita Hayworth}

 

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{Modern Style Icons Clockwise from Top Left: Kate Moss, Olivia Palermo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively, Diane Kruger}

49 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Then - Katharine Hepburn
Now - Cate Blanchett

Laura Trevey said...

Definitely Jackie O!!

xo Laura
www.brightboldbeautiful.blogspot.com

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I love your modern picks! I would add Rachel Bilson (occasional risk-taker) and Lauren Conrad (always gets it right).

TG said...

Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O and Olivia Palermo.

Tabitha said...

Elizabeth Taylor and Monica Belluci!

Anonymous said...

Classic - Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel
Modern - Jenna Lyons, Olivia Palermo

matutare.com said...

I'm a big fan of Jean Seberg's style.
It is a bit harder to choose a modern style icon and I don't have a definitive answer but I admire Marion Cotillard.

Royaltygirl said...

When I was a fashion baby (back in high school), my style icon was Princess Diana. I had a book of her outfits and tried to copy them for myself including the hats. That lead me to the Laura Ashley brand which I wore a lot of in college. As I got older, I branched out to a few more inspirations. Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Marlo Thomas (as That Girl). Current icon inspiration comes from Kate Spade, Deborah Lloyd and Zooey Deschanel. At my age, I think that most of my style comes from within because I have filled up my mind with lovely images so I can now reproduce what I see in my head.

Fun question!
xoxox,
Sandee

Emily said...

Rachel Bilson! I just did a post over her impeccable street style!

http://mainstreetchic.blogspot.com/2011/02/rachel-bilson-style.html

Lauren Elizabeth said...

Jackie O, Olivia Palermo, Rachel Bilson, Blake Lively, Kate Hudson

designstiles said...

Love me some Rachel B.

Jennifer@Marcali said...

I could list so many, but I narrowed it down to two in each category:
Then - Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly
Now - Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Beckinsale

Milltini said...

I would have to say that on any given day--any of these various ladies are my style icons. I tend to lean towards Jackie O. and Audrey, and then my modern day icon would be Miss Palermo!

Lindley said...

excellent choices. mine are kate moss, diane kruger, kate bosworth, occasionally sienna miller and i love rumi neely and other street style fashionistas.

www.korculastyle.blogspot.com

Linny said...

Hands down, Audrey Hepburn in her films and out of her films.

Mary Catherine said...

Jackie O and Gwyneth Paltrow! They can do no wrong in my book!

The enchanted home said...

Good question! For the past I would most identify with Grace Kelly, who to me epitomzied classic elegance in a low key way, femnine and full of grace and dignity, is how I think of her and how she looked and presente herself in public.
For a modern icon...would go with Gwenyth Paltrow who likes classic things with a twist and whose public persona I identify with, I also like Anne Hathaways personal style, again elegant, with a twist, but she always has a wonderful composure about herself and that just adds to allure of her personal style.

Karen said...

I love love love Posh... sorry she didn't make it onto your list. I look to her for high fashion. Gwyneth is a no-brainer... refined, elegant, with the perfect balance of uptown and downtown. But for me, Rachael Bilson FTW! She is just so cute and has the best street style going. I am such a sucker for those paparazzi photos of her.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

I don't really idolize anyone but I do like JSP's style. She's always fabulous.

xo


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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Cat@PerpetualPerfection said...

Then-Jackie O. & Grace Kelly
Now: Olivia Palermo!

Love them all!

www.perpetualperfection.blogspot.com

Kitchen Cabinets said...

Jackie O is timeless! Today, I think I'd go with Kate Beckinsale. That woman is classy.

Jennifer - Los Angeles, CA said...

then- Jackie O., Audrey Hepburn, Bianca Jagger, Edie Sedgewick, Babe Paley

now- Kate Moss, Rachel Zoe, the Paris Vogue ladies past and present- both Emmanuelle Alt and Carine Roitfeld, Olivia Palmero, Diane Von Furstenberg and my fabulous boss....Ms. Trina Turk :)

Daph {OneTwentyTwo} said...

then- jackie o, audrey hepburn, and coco chanel

now- julia restoin-roitfeld and olivia palermo

Meet Vanessa said...

Then: Mrs. Robinson (from the Graduate), Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Jackie O, and Sharon Stone (as Catherine Trammel in Basic Instinct - to die for wardrobe!)

Now: Gywneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, MK Olsen, and Lapo Elkann.

Lucy said...

I love Audrey! And I am jealous of her tiny waist. Present day, I like Kate Middleton and Sienna Miller.

Michelle Vinson said...

Then: Audrey Hepburn is just so elegant and graceful to me.
Now: Gwen Stefani

– Sweet Relish

alba said...

I´d like to introduce Patricia della Giovampaola,Princesse dÁrenberg, a former italian model and one of the most elegant women.
Regards

diana shae decor said...

then: Kate Moss
Now: Olicia Paladermo

diana shae decor said...

oops - meant to put Grace Kelley as then, and Olivia Palermo as now.

sonya said...

Audrey. Always! For modern style, I always like to see what Victoria Beckham is wearing, even though I don't "dress up" as often as she does.

Jenna@simplybonvivant.com said...

So beyond hard to pick just a few! I would of course have to say then, the one and only Coco Chanel, and of course Audrey...now, Diane Kruger, Jenna Lyons, and I have to admit I love me some Lauren Conrad!

Averill said...

Hmmm...let's see...classic: Grace Kelly and Katherine Hephurn. modern: Cate Blanchet and Angelina Jolie.

Sketch42 said...

So funny- I did a post like this a few days ago.. Olivia Palermo vs Audrey Hepburn...

http://sketch42blog.com/2011/02/audrey-vs-olivia-classic-style/

Whiskey said...

Then - Bianca Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, + Katharine Hepburn

Now - Kate Middleton, Kate Hudson, Kate Moss, + Kate Beckinsale...did we cover all the Kates there? Ha! I also love Elle Mcpherson and Karen over at wheredidugetthat.com

Ambie said...

Definitely Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, and Sophia Loren for a fashionable past. For today I have to say Blake Lively hands down.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

This is too hard! But classic: Grace Kelly, modern is either Olivia Palermo, Rachel Bilson, or Angelina Jolie.

Ayleen said...

definitely rachel bilson!!

Natalie said...

Olivia and Gwyneth!!!

Christine Schwalm Design said...

I think for "then" I'd say Jackie O (love a good trench and simple dress), Lauren Bacall and Kate Hepburn.

For now, I really admire Olivia Palermo and Reese Witherspoon's style. The first for when I want to feel more polished and "Manhattan" and the second for when I want something a little more relaxed.

London Lisa said...

For overall style and elegance, I would have to say my grandmother. (Believe me, she was stunning
)
Currently finding lots of fashion inspiration from Olivia Palermo. I pretty much love everything she wears, very chic. Have you seen the Tibi ads? Gorgeous.

Tamara, Bella Boho said...

Then: Brigitte Bardot & Audrey Hepburn
Now: Sarah Jessica Parker

Design Goddess said...

Michelle Obama...

Victoria Beckham (I don't even wear dresses but she makes me want to)

& Kim Kardashian (the blazer, distressed jeans, heels, bangles, scarves is so me)

Mandee said...

I adore Gwyneth, Olivia, Rachel Bilson, Lauren Conred & of course Jackie O!!!!

Moi said...

THEN: Grace Kelly and Catherine Deneuve.

NOW: Jennifer Aniston and the style editor for INStyle magazine.

Paz said...

Then: Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn

Now: Penelope Cruz, Camilla Belle

mo said...

I love Aerin Lauder's class and style. She's stunning but understated and always fashionable to a tee. Natural beauty is a rare thing these days and La Lauder comes across as gracious and completely confident.
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Betsy said...

Jackie Kennedy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Obama--great post!

Styles 'n Cream said...

What a great list of style icons.

From the past my favorite style icon is Audrey Hepburn
From the modern ones - Olivia Palermo and Diane Kruger

Anonymous said...

my style icon is and will always be Bob Dylan. and yes, i am a girl.