I spend a lot of time thinking about the elements that make great clothes: wonderful fabrics, interesting/flattering silhouettes, construction, design details. And above and beyond these concerns, there is the element of style; that ineffable quality that encapsulates one’s point of view. In large part style comes from the wearer: how one put pieces together, the jewelry or shoes one chooses to put a unique stamp on an outfit. Or to use a lovely word my dad is fond of, ensemble.
Styling has been on my mind of late, because I recently did a photo shoot (more on that soon) for the Fall collection. I have a board going on Pinterest to where I’m collecting images of people who inspire me. (If you don’t have any experience with Pinterest, watch out, it can be addictive. And controversial) Here are a couple of ladies whose images have made it onto the board:
This incredible artist is an icon in the true sense of the word. Her elaborate braided hair styles, chunky jewelry and (best of all) strong brows are easily recognizable even to people who aren’t that familiar with her paintings.
So many cool images of her it was hard to choose just a few that capture her signature brand of tough sex appeal. Combines tee-shirts, leather and sequins with a heavy dose of attitude.
Unique, austere, striking.
I developed a style crush on Anjelica Huston relatively recently after seeing her in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic as Eleanor Zissou. Eleanor’s wardrobe pretty closely resembles Anjelica’s mix of easy style and relaxed, classic glamor.
Besides being a very talented actress, she has a slightly off beat style that I’ve always appreciated, equal parts gamine and sultry grace.
I’d love to hear from our readers, who are the people who inspire you with their style?