Here are some of my style muses, and really, people that I simply adore.
My heart has always belonged to Lucy <3 I am ga-ga over her fun housewife-y dresses. I have a collection of everyday vintage and vintage-inspired dresses that I refer to as my 50's housewife ensembles.
I love embracing my girly side, so I'm completely in love with the extremely feminine styles of Jackie O. and Audrey. Many of my date night, dinner, holiday party and going-to-wedding dresses are reminiscent of these two ladies' styles. I'm just in dire need of finding some vintage pill box hats!
I couldn't find many style pictures of her, but I find Eva Gabor's character as Lisa in Green Acres adorable and charming. I have a huge soft spot for her.
Marilyn Monroe definitely had a very sultry style for that of the 50's era, and I definitely don't see much of myself in her style, however, I do love the glam that she embodies! I love this picture because it's from one of my favorite movies, "How To Marry A Millionaire", and I noticed that the vintage eyeglasses I bought a few months ago are pretty much identical to the ones Marilyn wore in that film. Plus this is one of the prettiest images of her ever, in my opinion.
Mad Men is one of the most aesthetically pleasing television shows to watch, ever! Especially if you're a vintage lover. I probably feel as excited watching Mad Men as men felt watching Baywatch in the 90's. It's magical! I love all the fashion from that show, but I'm definitely more of a Betty Draper kinda gal myself. I do have some Joan-esque attire in my wardrobe, but she totally wears it much more 'sexy' than I do...then again, we are on completely opposite ends of the voluptuous spectrum.
Every now and then I channel my inner Bowie through my outfits. Not only am I obsessed with his music (I named my dog after him), but I love his out-there clothes, makeup and crazy hairdos.In more modern fashion, there's my beloved Karen O. (Everyone should be a fan of her band, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.) I'm not always a matchy-matchy kinda dresser, and neither is she. I love her edgy, yet feminine look.
And finally, there's Zooey Deschanel. I am smitten with her and have been since seeing her in Almost Famous. I love that in a few of her roles she is seen donning the same kind of outfits that she wears in real life. We have an extremely similar style and an obvious love for the same eras' fashion bits. (I am so addicted to dresses with lots of tulle -like the one on the far right!)
I have collected all these pictures over the years, so clearly I don't have -nor remember- any of the websites in which I found them anymore. I think it goes without saying that I acquired them all on the world wide web and I own none of these images. Apologies for not "officially" crediting (this is the first time I've not done it properly); I've made it clear that I'm fully aware of giving credit where credit is due if you have the location of the source, and simply stating that you don't own something if you use it and don't remember where it's from.
Anywho, these are pretty much my style muses - I'm sure there are others. And I've added my own little funky Roni twists to the fashion by exploring new avenues and combinations of style. For instance, my child-like addiction to headbands (especially with bows) with every outfit - I have dozens, and it's become one of my trademarks, according to friends. Or my simple little day dresses with a pop of quirkiness that comes from my off-beat shoes. Heck, even my tattoos are considered accessories to blending in with tons of my clothes! Etc. Etc. Etc.
Who are some of your style muses/influences/impressionable folks? Feel free to share or do a post of your own like this! I had fun sharing mine. :)
Love & hugs,