5 Interesting Style Icons

As a budding stylist myself, I’m constantly inspired the people I find by my spontaneous browsing on the web/instagram/facebook/twitter. These are the people I’ve come across that I’m in awe of their style and personalities.

1. Alisa Ueno

Japanese designer, model, director of Fig and Viper blog.

I love the fierce look in her eyes you see in her photos, and the colours she dowses her in (candy pink,purple, aqua and so on). She is like a living superhero for style.

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2. Susie Lau (Susie Bubble)

This lady, is probably the reason I got into fashion and blogging and all things style in the first place, she is really the creation of my love for all things colourful, textured and interestingly upbeat! She is now a massive style icon around the world, British, very clever and basically one of the founders of fashion blogging (her blog – Style Bubble).

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3.  Grace Coddington

I recently watched “The September Issue” – a documentary behind the scenes of Vogue Magazine and was blown away by the charisma and realness of Grace and how she has a true love for creating beautiful imagery in fashion, styling photoshoots. She was also a stunning model in her time, and is probably holds the record for most years at Vogue with over 20 years of service. I loved her untamed red hair, her stubborn attitude and her work.

If you have a minute, watch the documentary, it’s fantastic!

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4. Karl Lagerfield.

Well, I shouldn’t really need to introduce such a universally known name – the German fashion designer who has been the creative director/designer of Chanel and Fendi for many years, besides the millions of other fashion projects he busies himself with. I love that fact that he is basically ageing with style and grace. Not one to throw on the plaid pants and gramps hat. The way he holds himself with confidence and prestige ever so slightly leaning towards anti-establishmentarianisms with his dark glasses, leather ‘hobo’ gloves donned beside the resemblance of a black and white tuxedo/suit/blazer. He is one to throw the fox in with the chickens and being a little left of field, with his fashion shows and concepts (hiring strippers and porn stars to model his Fendi collection in 1993) .Yes, he is one of my style icons. I’m never giving into the knitting needles and slippers.

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5. Eva Fontanelli

Eva, I actually found through browsing “The Satorialist” (Scott Schuman, the original street style photographer) book that I was given for Christmas. Out of the hundreds of faces I saw photographed, her smile really caught my eye, and of course what she was wearing. It was quirky, playful and mixed up with classic looks. I loved the fact that her smile seemed to come from the inside, like she was truly happy with herself and identity. The positivity felt infectious, even though I’ve never met her, and it was only a photograph. You should check out Scott Schuman’s work (most of these pictures are his) on his webpage.

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Thats it! Wow, that was a challenge. I am truly inspired by these people however, and hope you were too!