Fashion Spotlight: My Celebrity Style Icons

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Following celebrities on Instagram gives the public an insight into their lives and especially their style, celebrities are a main source of inspiration for my style and this post is going to give you a peek into my wardrobe giving you an insight into my celebrity style icons and where to buy pieces the celebrities have worn that I love.

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With her trademark blonde wavy locks, siren red lipstick and grunge meets hip-hop wardrobe. Rita Ora’s edgy street style fashion is a huge inspiration for my fashion choices. With her fun and fearless 90’s infused love of colour-popping prints, body con, hi-tops and denim statement looks. Beanie’s are an item of fashion that I have an obsession with collecting and Rita Ora knows how to rock a beanie in an outfit and those cool ripped denim and edgy jackets that are huge statement pieces that I love.

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Rita Ora on her way to Capital Radio in London on March 28, 2014 – photo: AKM-GSI

Rita Ora went out in London wearing an ombré fur Just Cavalli sweater, Ashish Destroyed Sequin Jeans, and a pair of Sophia Webster Oprah Sandals.

Visit Steal Her Style for more Rita Ora looks and sites to grab these items: http://stealherstyle.net/rita-ora/

Follow Rita Ora on Instagram: http://instagram.com/ritaora

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Rihanna plays by her own rules when it comes to fashion, daring and fearless in her fashion choices constantly taking risks with mixing style. Rihanna’s mixture of fashion inspires my style to be bold, fashion for myself gives me a layer of confidence with bold pieces in my wardrobe. Rihanna can make Celine and Nike dunks look good and walk down the red carpet in a sheer floor length gown.

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Rihanna was spotted shaking up the streets of Manchester baring her middrift in a parody statement “Slutz” crop top courtesy of MadeMe. Rihanna completed her look rocking a pair of stylish blue and leather trousers from Rag & Bone’s Spring 2013 collection.

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Cara Delevingne is a fashion rebel glamour girl, with her off-duty style she has a knack for throwing on a pair of jeans, a comedy T-shirt and tomboyish beanie hat, paired with a goofy face, and still look utterly stylish. Her outfits have got her noticed just as much off the catwalk as on it, as has her refreshingly quirky attitude. I draw inspiration from Cara through her ability to mix with relaxed and glamour, changing from one style to another effortlessly, with the colour palette of black being a major source of inspiration and adding pops of colour into outfits for a change-up.

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Having a blast with model pal Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne took to Instagram to share a photo of her in a Burger shirt, Cara’s quirky jumper is a burger sweatshirt from beloved.

Follow Cara Delevingne on Instagram: http://instagram.com/caradelevingne

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Nicole Richie has evolved in the fashion industry with highly coveted off-duty style, and her theme of style being bohemian chic. The designer also also experiments with rock and roll and grunge high fashion with both her off-duty and red carpet style being a fashion icon whom inspires a lot of girls fashion sense. The socialite turned fashion mogul has the ability to transform her look from funky boho chic to on-trend elegance in a second. Nicole Richie’s mixture of styles is what inspires my fashion to always mix looks and not stick to one trend, which has given me a wardrobe full of different trends. Nicole Richie’s bohemian chic style that is full of colour, patterns and animal prints is an aspect of her style I love and is her signature look that I gain inspiration from.

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Nicole Richie is a fashion queen, inspired by the 60’s her style is Boho Glam, she was previously styled by Rachel Zoe and still carries an air of that style in her looks today.

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Nicole Richie is styled with a Luxe and rock look, wearing a Vero Moda shirt, Hallhuber coat, pants via topshop.com, 3.1 Philip Lim shoes, Chanel bag and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Visit polyvore for more looks and sites to grab these items: http://www.polyvore.com/street_style_nicole_richie/set?id=105877365

Follow Nicole Richie on instagram: http://instagram.com/nicolerichie

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Naya Rivera is known for playing Santana on the hit tv show Glee, however its her style that I love. Her sexy style has been shown on the red carpet recently, with her apparent love of crop tops, plunging necklines on dresses and pantsuits, and leather everything! With a tomboyish side that comes out in her day to day style, Naya is the perfect mixture of sexy and trendy. Naya Rivera’s ability to mix style for different events and everyday life is inspiring. Crop tops and leather are two of my favourite fashion pieces that Naya knows how to style and mix to be on trend, with having an essence of sexy and edgy that influence my fashion choices.

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Naya Rivera has a unique style that can pull off a variety of looks and styles of clothing, my favourite pair is the pencil skirt and crop top, Naya knows how to rock that look and styles looks to suit the occasion but always wears different cuts that show off her body that can look sexy yet sophisticated.

A fashion look from June 2014 featuring Hervé Léger dresses, Designers Remix jackets and Gianvito Rossi sandals. Browse and shop related looks.
 Naya Rivera was spotted looking effortlessly chic in a Herve Ledger Ardell bandage dress paired with a Remix Silabiker denim jacket and accessorised with a Hermes Birkin Bag and a pair of Gianvito Rossi Joesphine Metallic-leather Sandals
Visit polyvore for more looks and sites to grab these items:
Follow Naya Rivera on instagram: http://instagram.com/nayarivera
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Aussie Aussie Aussie – Oi Oi Oi

Last week I took a look at international fashion labels, today I’m gonna let you know about the Australian designers who are taking over the Aussie fashion industry by storm, with their own unique stories and signature fashion designs.

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The Maurie and Eve collections have a wonderful feminine aesthetic with a formidable sexy edge, with a contemporary use of fabrics, colour and fit.  The Maurie and Eve girl has a confident and relaxed approach to style with a knack for combining feminine styles with a tougher edge.

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The Clarity Jumper Check is a new design in this seasons collection that has been designed with a contemporary fabric and fit, giving a pop of colour to this Winter with the woollen material to keep extra warm. The striking check print features a slight boat neck design which gives a sexy edge to the modern transformation of the woollen design. The dazed sandal is an edgy sandal that is a unique shoe design from Maurie and Eve, with the woollen wrap over slide with a toe hole and wooden base in check. This contemporary shoe design is new to the collection and adds a modern and edgy twist to the normal sandal and is a classic representation of the brand.

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The Word Denim Jacket designed by Maurie and Eve has been seen on Abbey Lee Kershaw and has been synonymous with the brand becoming a viral piece through social media. The denim jacket has a masculine fit design with a modern use of the denim fabric, the masculinity inspiration has become a sexy edge for women’s fashion and Maurie and Eve have designed the denim staple jacket with a unique edge of the embroidered eagle on the back of the oversized vintage jacket. The eagle embroidery is an imprint on the design to signify the brand Maurie and Eve and become a synonymous creation to the modern Australian designer brand.

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Winston Wolfe merges the style of the Parisian woman with the rawness of New York and the laid back Aussie style, with the brand signifying the spirit of now. Confident and metallic, Winston Wolfe creates avant-garde leather staple to run around the playground of the world.

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A leather jacket is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, Winston Wolfe has designed a leather biker jacket that in forces a confident woman with the addition of an optional detachable fur collar which merges two contrasting fabrics into one piece recognising the combined style of the Parisian, New York and Aussie woman. The black biker jacket is a staple piece that reflects historical designs of the masculine leather jacket, however Winston Wolfe has created an edgy modern design of the leather jacket with the addition of the fur turning it into a statement piece and is something that will never go out of fashion reappearing every year in the fashion world.

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Winston Wolfe is an Australian brand that was made big via Instagram, the Mia Wallace skirt was one of the first designs to become a viral sensation on Instagram when celebrities such as Jennifer Hawkins and Jodi Gordon shared images of themselves wearing the Mia Wallace Skirt the item sold out instantly online. The skirt is made out of 100% Italian Lamb Leather, and Winston Wolfe is a major Australian label that has designed pieces out of the leather material adding crocodile leather to the equation and has become a success and synonymous material to Winston Wolfe.

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Ksubi has been developed over the past 12 years being one of the most recognisable Australian brand in the international marketplace. Ksubi has developed into a tangible subculture; one the has encompassed fashion, art and music from their topical fashion aesthetic with the brands signature denim.

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Ksubi is synonymous as the brand that provides their signature denim pieces and give a twist to the denim designs. In 2012/2013 Ksubi debuted the brands summer/spring collection on the runway in which they did so successfully daring the double denim that has become a huge trend, in which Ksubi provoked with their edgy yet risky designs. Ksubi is known for the feminine but also masculine cut designs for women, it is aimed at the girl who wants to take a risk with fashion and have a statement piece that grabs attention.

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Not only have Ksubi concord the clothing side of fashion, but they are also taking over the global eyewear market. Ksubi has become a real game changer in the eyewear market with Ksubi sigma giving a unique take on eyewear design, with art imitating into the designs becoming apart of everyday life as sunglasses are an essential accessory. Ksubi communicate designs that have never been seen before and creates pieces that are not always communicable, the brand has managed to design brave pieces of pioneering eyewear with two functions to look amazing and avant-garde. Ksubi is one of few Australian brands that have managed to concur the fashion industry in both fashion and eyewear internationally that has made it a unique and well known brand globally.

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Staple the label creates pieces that are timeless and directional with unexpected twists. The brand is adventurously individual by introducing new, intriguing silhouettes with exclusively developed fabrics and prints. The Staple the label design team combine high-end fashion inspiration and a translation of European trends for the Australian market. Precise attention to detail is delivered in easy to wear cutting edge styles that keep the Staple the label girl one step ahead.

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Jacquie from Couture Caddy was spotted wearing head to toe Staple the Label at New York Fashion Week, which is a huge success for the Australian brand to be worn at an international fashion event. Staple the Label create separates that can be worn together giving a double take on style, with endless ways to wear their designs. The Organza top and skirt is a cutting edge style with a high-fashion twist, following the all white trend with a clean fresh and tying in with the minimalistic vibe.

 

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The Poncho by Staple the Label is a timeless piece that has been redeveloped into a modern cut for the new winter season, with a developed fabric and print on trend. Staple the Label now take to the phenomenon of bloggers and uses it to their advantage to promote their clothing and keep ahead in the Australian Fashion industry.

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Manning Cartell uses innovative fabrics of texture, prints and print that have become fundamental to the Australian label. The imagery drives and defines the tenor of Manning Cartell collections giving it the distinctive imprint being its visual richness framed by discipline cutting.

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Manning Cartell’s brand awareness has become huge, however in 2012 the brand peaked as an Australian label to take it international when it featured on Olivia Palermo’s blog and website. The Australian brand was noted as “The next Aussie fashion export of note may be Manning Cartell. Sydney based and designed by three sisters, Vanessa, Gabriella and Cheryl Manning, the line has been showing at Australian fashion week since 2007 and has garnered a bevy of fashion forward international fans.” Featuring on a blog of a name that high in New York fashion must of been compelling and a push in the right direction for the brand to become inter nation success.

You can take a look at the blog post here http://www.oliviapalermo.com/lines-we-love-manning-cartell/ 

 

 

The 2012 Spring/Summer collection titled ‘Pearls and Men’ caught eye attracting more buzz than previous collections. The collection mixed vintage glamour with sporty elements and masculine tailoring that has combined with traditional femininity through the pastel shades, silk fabrics and surface decorations. The simpler, baggier styles are ironically more flattering and were on trend for the modern woman. The collection shown of the Spring/Summer 2012 look book is one produced by Manning Cartell that has pushed the Australian label to start the process of marketing to the international market which is a huge success and is a goal for most Australian brands to entail as the next step after concurring the Aussie market.

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International Icons

Vivienne Westwood- History of the Hat

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The queen of experimental cutting, relentlessly combining innovation with tradition.

A giant bowler this year with the buffalo hat reappearing, with it first appearing in Vivienne Westwood’s Autumn Winter 1982-83 Buffalo Girls collection. Pharrell Williams was more than happy with a spotlight moment at the Grammy Awards this year urged a twitter account of the hat with more than 20k followers.

Vivienne Westwood never ceases to surprise, as a true revolutionary designer bringing historical pieces back into current time with a modern twist making Vivienne Westwood a timeless influential designer.

 

Alexander Mcqueen

From the start of his career McQueen has both shocked and delighted his audience with raw presentations often depicting bleak history and anarchic politics

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Hail the King Mcqueen

The Savage Beauty dress, Mcqueen was able to infuse nature with his designs, architecture and fashion.

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From the breathtaking lovely to the plain morbid, a dress constructed almost entirely out of fresh flowers that fell to the floor as the model walked along the runway. Showing the beauty of an alive flower however the process of death with the decay of the flowers, this design entailed the transformation of the breathtaking of the fresh vibrant flowers to the morbid process of the flowers dying. Alexander Mcqueen legacy will remain with the amazing pieces he created during his time.

 

Yves Saint Laurent 

Redefining femininity and masculinity 

“Le Smoking Trouser”

Le Smoking would not only mark a shift in fashion, but in power. In the words of Pierre Bergé, “It is a well-known fact that Chanel gave women their freedom; years later Saint Laurent brought them power.”

The 2014 Reintroduction of Yves Saint Laurent’s Iconic Signature Look
Le Smoking was a controversial statement of femininity- a sexuality that did not rely on ruffles or exposed skin, but instead smouldered beneath the sharp contours of a perfectly cut jacket and trouser.
 From the 1966 prevail other designers have interpreted the synonymous with a certain type of seductive style.
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Tom Ford’s interpretation of Le Smoking.

 

Chanel Gave Women their Freedom

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Chanel defied the odds of poverty and climbed the couture ladder, debuted jersey, a material that previously was more common for men’s undergarments, as a fabric for women’s apparel—redefining notions and blurring lines of masculinity and femininity in fashion. There is nothing quite iconic as a classic Chanel tweed piece, with the trend that spread like wildfire becoming popular and is synonymous to the designer Chanel.

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Today the modern lady can still be scene in the Chanel tweed pieces but also can add to their Chanel collection with the signature Chanel No 5 fragrance and quilt stitched leather bag add a touch of Chanel’s magic to the modern day woman.

 

Christian Louboutin 

Two words come to mind; red soles, a signature that makes his footwear instantly identifiable. Louboutin is known for that experimental whimsy an emphatic, soaring statement on the soles of women’s feet.

Christian Louboutin exhbition at the Design Museum

Christian Louboutin is fascinated by showgirls, fantasy and sex, with these elements explored through his designs.

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“Really good shoes have to seduce both men and women” Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin is an iconic designer who has shown women a different way to view his creations. It is more than an accessory.. it is a bond between women and our lifestyle.

 

White Out

PURITY AT A RISK FOR FASHION

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The White Out trend that will make you want to be covered in white and give your washing machine a work out.

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The all white everything look is definitely worth the extra workout for the stain remover this winter.

Wearing the white out trend this winter will make you stand out just like the food stains on the clothing which will also match the cold winter condition’s  outside. The white look can be a simple, sophisticated with an edgy take on the trend.

Pairing a  white knitted jumper and a pair of ripped white jeans gives the trend a cosy look.

The trend is the way to go this winter being that coat of white out on a page to cover up in these cold conditions.