Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Style Icon: The Dude

Who doesn't love The Dude? I mean, I sure love The Dude. Anyone who's seen the movie "The Big Lebowski" loves The Dude, and if you don't, well, that's just, like, your opinion man. 

The Dude has a singular California style. He's really into comfort. He likes his flippy floppies. He likes his robe. Robes are comfortable, man.

Sloppy chic. That's The Dude. Or actually, I think he's just sloppy. But I love it!

Although this sweater is quite snazzy. Everything The Dude wears looks like something delicious to sleep in, don't you think? This dude dresses for leisure. That's his approach to life -- leisurely. And that's why we love him!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Style Icon: Frances Bean Cobain

For a long time, Frances Bean was the baby who looked so cute on Mtv when her super star parents attended that awards show (Kurt with a bottle, Courtney in a glam white gown). That's who she was in my brain.

But time marches on, and Frances Bean grew up, and it turns out I dig her style. Pictured above: Frances Bean at 13.

She has a punk-rock style (and kind of an LA rich kid style), but I also think she's got a 1940s Hollywood glamour thing going on....

See? Glamour.

Glamour and rips and holes and messy hair. Love it all. Love it all. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Style Icon: Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow was such a gorgeous, platinum-blond glamour girl. She's one of film's earliest dumb blondes. 

The '30s were a great time for hair. I mean, I wouldn't want to live back then and have to deal with it (air dry for me over here!), but I enjoy looking at the movie stars sporting those fab waves and platinum shades. 

The '30s were also a really great time for gowns. Oh the slinky, silky gowns! Jean Harlow wears them like nobody's business! She's a style icon for sure 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Style Icon: Anthony Bourdain

Mmkay, I'm a total Anthony Bourdain fangirl. I just so enjoy all the television programming he is involved in. I want to travel the world and eat and eat and eat, but, sadly, my resources are somewhat limited. And so -- I enjoy watching him do it, and he does it with style.

The style of which I speak? Button-down shirts. Khaki pants or jeans. Sometimes blazers. Sometimes sunglasses. Often beer.

Not all men can pull off flip flops. Here is a man who can wear the hell out of some flip flops. He also enjoys boots, the exact opposite of flip flops. 

I think he has travel style down, as he well should since he travels so much. Everything is simple. Everything is relatively comfortable. Nothing is fussy, but you have some elements that make you look like a cool kid -- sunglasses, boots...

...A really amazing view behind you. That really helps with the cool kid status too. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Style Icon: Mr. Toad

Mr. Toad is rich and troublesome in the book "The Wind in the Willows." If he were a real-life person instead of a fictional toad, he would totally have his own reality television show.

Seriously. All this guy likes to do is drive fast cars, wear fancy outfits, drink and spend his money. What is that if not an episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"?

I would watch the show just for the fashion. Mr. Toad is one dapper dude. He's all checked suits and waistcoats and pocket watches. I am loving it, Mr. Toad. Loving it!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Style Icon: The Aunts on "Pushing Daisies"

I love this weird show. I love these weird, weird women on this show. Lily and Vivian Charles are the aunts of the show's lead female character. They are former synchronized swimming champs and take quirkiness to the next level.

Lily has an eyepatch. Vivian is agoraphobic. They both wear ridiculous outfits. I love it. There is no fear of sparkles or leopard print faux fur.

Their house is also pretty epic and eclectic. If you're going to stay inside all the time might as well have an excellent book collection and a parrot.

"Pushing Daisies" is a gorgeous show. Every shot is so stylized, which is part of the reason the fashion is so fabulous. The aunts are two of the weirder characters on the show, but, really, they fit right in. The plot? It's all centered around a detective/piemaker who brings people back to life with a touch and then puts them back to death with a second touch. See? A little weird. But so good!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Style Icon: Doris Day

Doris Day is my favorite movie career gal. I feel like people look at her as very un-feminist, but I'm not sure why. I guess because she's so virginal? (Favorite quote about her: "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin," -- Oscar Levant.)

In her movies, she is always career-focused and fabulous. She is terribly competent and won't put up with any nonsense. And she wears great hats! And coats! And kitten heels!

And, okay, she always ends up with the man who is after her, but I love that about her movies too. There's a push and pull between the Rock Hudson/Cary Grant character and she changes and he changes too and then they allegedly live happily ever after. Change is good!

Pink coats and tall blond hair and long gloves are also good! Plus the lady sings. And she loves animals. And she's so impossibly cheerful in her movies, you can't help but be in a good mood while watching them. Doris Day -- cheerful, career-girl style icon.