Posts tagged "unlikely style inspiration"

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Leslie Knope

It's no secret that Leslie Knope is one of our favorite characters on TV. She's smart, funny, ambitious, loyal, and endlessly committed to her town, her friends, and her job. Her wardrobe of grey suits, tie-front blouses, simple jewelry, and sensible shoes isn't exactly high fashion, but it's actually a pretty cute style equation for…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 10, 2012

Style Inspiration: Elementary School Librarians

I met my friend Molly for drinks this weekend, and she warned me ahead of time that she was dressed exactly like the librarian at Gaston Elementary School circa 1993. I laughed at first, but when I saw her my laughter quickly turned into a "Damn, girl! You look so cute!" The basic equation--midi skirt,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 3, 2012

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Andrea From “The Walking Dead”

So, did you guys watch the finale of "The Walking Dead"? What did you think? I don't actually watch the show because it's way too scary (hey, I might be prepared for the zombie apocalypse, but that doesn't mean I want to watch it happen!), but my friends are super into it, and I've noticed…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 20, 2012

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Ryan Gosling In “Drive”

Ryan Gosling's character in "Drive" is known simply as "Driver." He may not have much to say, or even an actual name, but he does have mad style, from his signature scorpion bomber jacket to his tight jeans and aviator sunglasses. Here are some Driver-inspired pieces that will add a little edge to your wardrobe.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 16, 2012

Unexpected Style Inspiration: Preschool Kids

The other day I got a message from my friend Ariel, who works at an alternative preschool in Tuscon. She wanted to nominate an Unexpected Style Inspiration: her students. "At our school, the model is basically let kids do whatever they want, and they come up with fantastic outfits. Just today a little kid told…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 23, 2011

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Maeby from “Arrested Development”

We were so thrilled to hear about the return of Arrested Development (a new season and a movie? Is this real life?) that we decided an AD-themed style inspiration board was in order. Our vote for Most Stylish Bluth would be the ever-ignored teenage movie executive Maeby, who rebels against her fashion plate mother by…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 4, 2011

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Rachel McAdams In “Midnight In Paris”

It's been awhile since I've hated a movie character as much as I hated Rachel McAdam's character Inez in "Midnight in Paris." In fact, I spent most of the movie hoping for a plot twist that involved her getting hit by a truck. She's spoiled, entitled, condescending, and has no sense of magic. One thing…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 19, 2011

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Jamie Hyneman Of “Mythbusters”

I don't watch Discovery's "Mythbusters" often. But sometimes I enjoy watching host Jamie Hyneman and his partner Adam Savage blow things up and debunk myths and urban legends. Last weekend, it hit me that I really appreciate Hyneman's simple style. His look of a white button-down shirt, gray or khaki pants, and beret tilted to…

By: Annika Harris / July 14, 2011

Unlikely Style Inspiration: The Ghost Sisters From “The Shining”

A couple weeks ago, my brother and his girlfriend convinced me to watch "The Shining" with them. I was hesitant because I hate scary movies (I still have nightmares about the 15 minutes of "Scream" I watched accidentally in 1996), but they insisted it was a classic and I needed to see it in order…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 1, 2011

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Alan From “The Hangover”

In "The Hangover" (both 1 and 2), Zach Galifianakis' character Alan Garner is socially inept, moody, abrasive, and has a bad habit of drugging his best friends. He's also, against all odds, totally endearing. Alan's personal style is as questionable as his character--graphic tees, white jeans, man purses ("It's a satchel!"), and impossibly large aviator…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 14, 2011

Unexpected Style Inspiration: Wendy Peffercorn From “The Sandlot”

In the history of film, there have been some sexy female characters -- Catwoman, Cleopatra, Annie Hall, Princess Leia, Catherine Tramell, just to name a few -- but really, none can compare to Wendy Peffercorn from "The Sandlot." Played by Marley Shelton, Wendy is a lifeguard at the community pool and the obsession of the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 31, 2011

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Trent Reznor, Circa 1994

I love every incarnation of Trent Reznor--awkward teen Reznor, super angry twenty-something Reznor, slightly bloated Reznor who was really into vests, even tuxedo-wearing Oscar-winning Reznor is OK with me. But I think we can all agree that early '90s Reznor is really where it's at. Screaming the lyrics to "Closer" with that Severus Snape haircut?

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 15, 2011

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Prince William’s Wedding Outfit

Speculation about Kate Middleton's wedding dress has sent the world into a frenzy. Who will design it? What's the price tag? Does it look like Diana's? Will the train be 10 feet or 10,000? Speculating about William's outfit has proved slightly less exciting. Since he is expected to wear his Royal Air Force uniform, there'…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 26, 2011

Unlikely Style Icon: Young Hillary Rodham Clinton

If I had access to a time machine, I would head straight back to the '70s and befriend young Hillary Clinton. The girl had it goin' on: she was (and still is) smart, funny, ambitious, and passionate about women's rights. The main difference between Hillary then and Hillary now? The amazing hippie wardrobe she abandoned…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 8, 2011

Unlikely Style Inspiration: “Roseanne”

I went to the University of Hawaii for a semester during my junior year of college. I had a room with an inexplicably king-sized bed and a panoramic view of the ocean. There was a farmer's market down the street that sold fresh pineapples and papayas. I ate shaved ice for breakfast and sweet bread…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 31, 2011
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