Posts tagged "style icon"

Unlikely Style Icon: Prince In “Purple Rain” Does A Frilly Shirt Proud

There's really only one man who can get away with wearing a blouse, and that's Mr. Purple Rain himself, Prince. Nearly 30 years after "Purple Rain" debuted, Prince is still killing it style-wise, and the recent Twitter convert's music is still as relevant and sexy as ever. Seriously, did you hear his new track, "Breakfast

By: Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2013

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Dorothy Parker, On The Occasion Of Her Birthday

Today is Dorothy Parker's birthday. A poet, critic, screenwriter and satirist, Parker made a name for herself by writingly darkly witty and vicious essays and poems. She began her career as a journalist, writing for outlets like Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, before coming into her own as a poet and author. And eventually moved…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2013

What Ali Wore Proves That Everything Old Is New Again

Forget the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar: if you really want to know what the latest fashion and style trends are, you need to check out What Ali Wore. No, Ali isn't an anorexic 15-year-old Bulgarian model: he's a salt-and-pepper-haired octogenarian with impeccable taste and a flair for the dramatic. His every sartorial move…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 11, 2013

8 Androgynous Style Superstars — And What You Can Learn From Them

Look, I don't care what you wear. You do you. If it makes you happy, awesome. But if you'd like a little inspiration, I'm here to help! Here, we've collected a few of our favorite tomboyish girls and androgynous women for your perusal. Women like Grace Jones, Tilda Swinton and Kate Moenning are the perfect…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2013

Unlikely Style Icon: Brat Pitt In “Interview WIth The Vampire”

Before there was Team Edward and Team Jacob, sparklevamps,"The Vampire Diaries," and "True Blood," there was just Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise and baby Kirsten Dunst. Yup, "Interview With A Vampire," was the best vamp movie of recent years. And Brad Pitt has never looked better than when he was playing reluctant vamp Louis de…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 3, 2013

Lady Gaga Learned Everything She Knows From Leigh Bowery

While I really can't stand much of Lady Gaga's music, the bitch does know how to style herself so that everybody's talking about her all the time. Like, take the weird outfit she wore to the airport in Spain this past weekend. It's so bulbous and ungainly and unflattering, but in a totally pointed way.

By: Julie Gerstein / September 25, 2012

Style Retrospective: The Fashion Bravery Of Anna Piaggi

Muse and Vogue editor Anna Piaggi passed away earlier this week at 81, a style innovator and rebel to the last. Piaggi's wild style put her in the ranks with other non-traditional fashion icons, like Zandra Rhoades, Isabella Blow and Anna Dello Russo. Her aesthetic was rooted in exaggerated forms and extensive layering, paired with…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 9, 2012

Who’s That Girl: Model Anna Albrekht Channels Patti Smith

There's only one Patti Smith, but that doesn't mean people won't forever be copping her signature look and style. For the latest issue of Helmet magazine, model Anna Albrekht does her best Patti impression, for a series of photos that seem modeled after the ones found in Judy Linn's recent collection of Smith photographs. Li…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 16, 2012

Unlikely Style Icon: Faye Dunaway In “Bonnie And Clyde”

Faye Dunaway is one of the world's all-time beauties. And Faye Dunaway in "Bonnie and Clyde" is absolutely beyond belief. Faye's gap-tooth gorgeousness is put to good use in the rollicking bang-em-up, and the styling in the film is through the roof. Costume designer Theodora van Runkle earned an Oscar nomination for her work o…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 28, 2012

Vintage Style Inspiration: Brigitte Bardot

It's easy to see why Brigitte Bardot was a style icon: she was a sex symbol, a trendsetter, and her outfits from the '60s and '70s still look fresh today. I've always loved this photo of her in cropped polka-dot pants, a simple white tank, and ballet flats. It's so fresh and summery, and easy…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 17, 2012

Should Beth Ditto Be Considered A Fashion Icon?

In many ways, the Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto is simply the s**t. She's a big, bad ass lesbian who's got to be more comfortable with her body than pretty much anyone I know. That said, I've got to agree with British GQ features editor, Alex Blimes, in his incredulity at Ditto's fashion "icon" status.

By: Lily Q / June 12, 2009

Style Icon: Janelle Monáe

If you haven't heard of singer Janelle Monáe before, you have now. Unlike some of her pop and R&B peers, who are primped and preened into bubble gum-chewing, goody-two-shoe caricatures of themselves, this up-and-comer has remained true to her unique sense of style in fashion and music. Rumor has it that her deal with Bad…

By: Annika Harris / September 16, 2008