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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fashion Icons- Fave round Part 2


















































This is like one of my favourite posts to do...cause I just get to post all the pics I want, of all the looks I love, on all the ppl that ROCK...and also because I always come across a look or something that inspires me whenever I do posts like this ...the down side ...I start plotting my next shopping trip and my lists of wants ( which always turn out to be MUST HAVES and NEEDS...haha) SMH @ myself ...I swear I convince myself I NEED something everytime I look in my closet or in a magazine or online or at a store ... only to end up with like 1001 of the same item in a different version ...Anyways back to my post, got side tracked for a bit.... pouring out my shopping addiction to you guys, u know this could be sorta therapeutic for me ..sorta kinda,...like if I talk about it or in this case write about it...have it documented I can know how serious of a problem I have... then can begin to deal with it.......OOO GOSH THERE I GOO RAMBLING OFF AGAIN.....*SNAP OUT OF IT KANAYO* FOCUS!!!!!

Okay where was I???....HAHAAA...Nah but the next 3 women in this post I absolutely LOVEEEE and ADOREEEE them. I think they OWN and embody style as well as re creating / revamping their looks ever so often.

GWEN STEFANI....now this woman can do absolutely no wrong in my eyes.... I love everything about her, her street style look to her glammed up look...I AM OBSESSED!!!!... I just love how effortless her style is , even when on mummy duty she still ooH so fabulous.... I also love the fact that you even in her drabbiest, I'm not even trying, i could careless look ....she still looks absolutely amazing and thats all because she owns her looks and dresses according to how she feels.... she wears everything with ease and is comfortable in her own skin and style. She is still very tomboyish and you can tell she likes to kick it with the guys but she found a way to take her tomboyish style and turn it into sexy and fierce... forever in her boyfriend jeans or pegleg pants/ jeans, baggy, parachute pants she adds girly and sexy to it by Pairing it with a see-through, off the shoulder or midriff top and a pair of heels or cute sandals or dope sneaks...like she has said before ...'my favourite thing is mixing old with new, and feminine with masculine.." She is a ROCKSTAR in every way....she is one of the few celebs you see fully dressed down but yet you still want to be her or just rob her of an item of clothing ( or maybe thats just me *shrugs*) ...thats what being COOL is all about. She iconized the platinum blonde hair and red lipstick...she created for herself a signature look and just OWNS it all the way to the bank, as she has now landed a l'oreal ad ... Anyways long story short....whatever I say in this post about gwen's style it all still boils down to one thing....She is effing COOOL & a ROCKSTAR in every right plus she has the hot rockstar husband and the coolest, cutest and might I add fashionable kids everrr....she, dear readers is AWESOME!!!!! and the epidome of COOL ..and YES I'm Biased ....soooo what???? I dare anyone to disagreee.... *waiting and tapping foot* YUP thats what I thought....hahaa :-P


NICOLE RICHIE-.....AHHH shes my fairy tale story.... she went from drab to fab ,.... trash to class.... fashion misfit to fashion queen.... She is a fashion happily ever after. Nicole Richie's style its more boho chic meets rocker .....again I just love how effortless and simple her style is ....and how she accessorizes.....She also takes a common trend and finds ways to reinvent it and own it to suit her.... she manages to make every occassion look fashionable , a coffee run , pregnancy, mummy -hood and her wedding dresss ahhhhhhh...TO DIE FOR !!!!! she was the epitome of the perfect bride....So happy for her happily ever after and as per usual fabulous fashionable parent fashion re: gwen stefani (:-P) she too has the cool, hot as well as fashionable rocker husband and the cutest & fashionable kids everrrr....hmmmm I'm beginning to see a pattern here...


RACHEL ZOE...what can I say I want to be HER ...she exudes fashion... she dresses the who is who in hollywood and creates styles and sets trends. I also love that she sticks to her look.... Rachel's look is very hippie / boho chic....( side note: oohh she could be credited from saving Nicole Richie from the pits of Fashion hell and leading her to the Fashion gods...hehe) ...but Rachel Zoe has created a look for herself which suits her frame and sets her apart. She is very big on accessorizing, she loves her furs, trench coats, wideleg pants, oversized glasses and maxi dresses. I always loved the way she dressed just because again she OWNED her look, it was just Rachel Zoe, like if anyone else did it, it maybe wrong but because its her , its okay...
I was so very excited for her when she got her line with QVC and may I add I ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEE the line because she stayed true to herself and stuck with what she knows. Its alot of faux fur vests and coats, dope accessories ,hats, amazing bags , print blazers and nicely cut trenches and coats. Its so worth checking out, every time I sit and watch her on qvc or go on the website I always find something I want ( but when do I ever not want something ..lol) ....and the best part is they are all so very affordable and great quality ...got a couple of items from her qvc line and I'm always going back for more. Now she is launching her contemporary line which would be sold in all the "unaffordable for the average American" retail store, like Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks etc..I am pretty impressed by the items and its also true to Rachel Zoe , the wide leg pant suits, mod dresses etc... ( post on her line debut coming soon!) ...Apart from her style I just truly admire Rachel Zoe , her work etiquette and the empire she has built ( and continuing to build) for herself.....oo she too has the cool well dressed husband and I'm pretty sure a very fashionable baby on the way.....

Apart from having in common, the HOT husbands and the enviable cute fashionable children... these three women also have their own SUCCESSFUL fashion lines and published books out...
Gwen Stefani with L.A.M.B ( which I love, ...her fall 2011 collection is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G) and the book the story of gwen stefani, while Nicole Richie has the House of Harlow and Winter Kate ( both named after her kids -Cuuteee) and the book the truth about diamonds and most recently Priceless.... and Rachel Zoe with her qvc line, accessorizing with Rachel Zoe and now the release of her contemporary line Rachel Zoe and her book Style A to Zoe ( which I personally own) ..... what I love most of all three clothing lines is the ladies all stuck to what they know, which is their style and mirrored their line to their own personal style and aesthetic.... which makes it believable enough for the consumer to want to purchase it....

The reason all these women succeed and are ahead of the style game is because they stay true to themselves, REinvent themselves and SET their own trends..... the rewards of being YOURSELF...its Great right ??? Definitely pays offff..yuuppp all the way skipping to the bank...niceeee .... #mentalnote...
2 comments on "Fashion Icons- Fave round Part 2"
  1. Totally agree with u. Gwen stefani can do no wrong in my eyes, shes just to cool.

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  2. Gwen Stefani is my favorite celebrity fashionista. That chick can dress her ASS off! You can not tell me nothing about Gwen Stefani. She's everything to me. lol. But really, fantastic style and also her fashion line is pretty good, too.

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