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13 Mature Fashion Icons (And How To Dress Like Them Now)

The other day, we were talking about mature women whose style we couldn’t wait to emulate … once we turned 50. But then it hit us: why wait!? You don’t to be in your golden years to pull off a fashion cape. You don’t need to have flowing, grey locks to wear a colorful head wrap. And you certainly don’t need cataracts to rock a fierce pair of statement sunglasses. Click through to see how to channel some of the amazing style that Anjelica Huston, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, Christie Brinkley, Iris Apfel and other mature fashion icons are serving up daily!

Are You On “Time” Magazine’s Most Influential Fashion Icons List?

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You’ve got great style, sure, but have you made the cut of Time magazine’s list of most influential style icons? If not, that’s okay — only 100 designers, brands, models and muses were selected. The mag curated the list going back to its start in 1923. Some of the choice names?

Inveterate designers like Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Vivienne Westwood. But while high fashion dominated, Sara Blakely, the woman who founded the shapewear line Spanx, also made the list.

Who didn’t? None of young Hollywood’s crop of fashion faces, like Blake Lively and Mila Kunis. It remains to be seen if their fashion influence will last.

Check out the full list after the jump! [Time]

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Unlikely Style Icon: Lol From “This is England ’86″

Last week I watched “This is England ’86,” the follow up mini-series to the 2006 film “This is England,” about a crew of non-racist skinhead kids in England in the 1980s. Starring the same group of relative unknown featured in the original film, “This is England ’86″ centers on the story of Lol, a young skinhead girl who’s at a crossroads in her romantic relationship and who must make a difficult family decision. I fell in love with the actress playing Lol–Vicky McClure, and her mod skinhead style. Lol is tomboy-ish without losing her essential femininity, tough as nails but sweet to the core. Be sure to check out the movies–and steal her style after the jump! Keep reading »

Can We Stop Pretending Kate Middleton Is A Style Icon?

As Prince William and Kate Middleton have made their tour around Canada and the U.S., one thing everybody’s been over-the-moon obsessed with is what Kate’s wearing. I, for one, just don’t care. It’s not that I don’t think Kate’s a gorgeous girl with Pantene model hair — she’s clearly stunning and blah blah blah, the picture of English Rose beauty. But really, there is nothing particularly noteworthy about the clothes that she throws on. Keep reading »

Inspiration Board: Lauren Bacall

I was perusing a lifestyle blog yesterday and the subject of Lauren Bacall as a fashion icon came up. I’d heard the actress’ name thrown around with other style icons, like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, but I didn’t have a specific picture in my mind of Bacall. Off to our trusty photo agency, I went. While there were many photos of Bacall with husband Humphrey Bogart recording the program “Lux Radio Theatre” and attending industry events, I found the above photo most compelling. Bacall’s wry smile has just the right amount of cockiness to it. And she stands out from the background with a simple and chic pants outfit. Her smile would take practice to duplicate, but achieving a similar outfit only takes a few clicks of the mouse. Find out how to get this versatile look after the jump. Keep reading »

Get the Look: Rachel Maddow

Fashion inspiration can come from unexpected sources: a poem, an old picture of your great aunt, maybe a certain song about short skirts and long jackets. I once created an outfit based solely on the exquisite color combination found in my iced caramel macchiato.

Rachel Maddow has become one of these unexpected inspirations. I admire her immensely: she is a Rhodes scholar, an accomplished journalist, a gay rights advocate, an eloquent speaker, a lover of cocktails, and a rabble-rouser. She also “dresses like a first grader,” according to her website… Keep reading »

The Inspiration Board: Grace Kelly

You know you’ve nailed it when people are still copying your style and putting you on magazine covers decades after your death. So, in one more homage to the inimitable Grace Kelly, take the jump for ways to cop her legendary look. Keep reading »

Check This Out: “Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Girl”

Sometimes it’s more interesting to look at a life through secondary sources. Most of Audrey Hepburn‘s most iconic images come straight from old film stills or famous movie posters (raise your hand if at one point you had a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” poster in your room … or still do). Now’s the chance to reflect on how the rest of the world framed the star in a new book called Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Girl. The stunning tome compiles tons of magazine covers that Ms. Hepburn graced, many of which you’ve probably never seen before. The collection puts the star in global perspective by digging up shoots from international publications in languages so obscure, we definitely can’t identify them off the bat. And yes, the clothes are insane.

The thing is, we kind of want to rip this book to shreds. That is, just so we could frame our favorite images of Audrey, and put them back up on our walls. Check out a couple of images after the jump! [Grazia]
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I Wanna Dress Like: Diana Ross

Diana Ross has been a fashion force since she was the lead singer of the Supremes and starred in the classic “Mahogany.”. Since we can’t raid Ms. Ross’ closet, like her daughters Tracee Ellis Ross and Chudney Ross, we created our own outfits based on her red carpet looks. Obviously, you’ll need to pair them with super-voluminous hair. Keep reading »

Where Are All The Style Icons At?!

Liz Jones, a columnist for the U.K.’s Daily Mail thinks our generation has a problem — we don’t have any style icons! Sure, we’ve got women like Michelle Obama and Kate Moss to look to for style inspiration, but, according to Jones, not one woman in the twentysomething age bracket really deserves the title of “Style Icon.” And she’s got an extra special bone to pick with those who claim model Agyness Deyn DOES.

“Maybe I am old and jaded, but I don’t think she has a clue about style at all. I hate that this messy, un-put together look is deemed somehow ‘London’. That Agy has now joined a long line of cutting edge Brits (Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse and the lamentable Peaches Geldof) who demonstrate how non-conformist they are by dressing like tramps. But what is even more galling is that Agy and her ilk have created so many young female doppelgangers. If I see another twentysomething in black cutoff tights under a mini-skirt worn with ballet flats, I will want to kill myself.”

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