Jun 13, 2014 11:44
by Sophie Reid
When it comes to style hero's, we've got a quite a few closet favourites:
Jenna Lyons attributes her success to a pop of colour and clocking in long hours. As creative director of J.Crew, this glasses-wearing girl-about-town completely transformed the brand into the fashionable go-to for sequins and preppy-cool separates that it is today.
Recognise her face from Vogue and street style blogs? Yasmin Sewell is a retail buyer and fashion visionary, known for her polished-yet-edgy style. After working her dream job at Browns (where she was first to discover Christopher Kane), the Aussie expat branched off on her own. These days, she has a thriving styling consultancy business and is an advisor to the British Fashion Council.
We simply adore this British socialite’s luxe-boho style. And that customised Chanel couture wedding gown she wore last month is every girl’s dream.
When it comes to red-carpet appearances, Lupita Nyong’o kills it every time decked out in jewel-tone fabrics and ladylike silhouettes. Everything about her look is bold and beautiful.
This lady can do no wrong, rocking flying-saucer specs and antique jewellery with the sort of flair and confidence we can only aspire to. The interior decorator has an eye for fabulous prints and amazing textiles and remains a style icon at the ripe old age of 92.
Shine By Three’s Margaret Zhang is one busy bee. When she isn’t styling, photographing, modelling and writing for her blog – injecting some much-need diversity into the fashion industry – she’s studying law and collaborating with big-wig brands like Net-A-Porter, Nike and Harper’s Bazaar.
Nasty Gal’s CEO is punching glass ceilings left, right and centre. The fashion-forward go-getter launched her store in 2006, when she was just 22, building it into the global fashion empire that it is today. And on top of that, she’s just written a book packed with kick-ass career advice.
What we’d do to dip our paws into this stylish model-blogger’s wardrobe. The Norwegian-born muse favours brands like Acne, Equipment and Scandinavian favourite, Filippa K.
Born into the Fendi family, Delfina is undoubtedly fashion royalty. Yet despite that, she’s managed to make a name for herself as an established quirky-cool jewellery designer in her own right.
The Man Repeller shares our veneration for tricky trends – from wide-legged trousers to midriff-baring tops – which she wears in fresh and fearless ways on her blog. We can’t get enough of her refreshing tongue-in-cheek style commentary – a refreshing antidote to every glossy fashion rag we’ve ever read …