This Halloween season Devil doesn’t wear Prada but Chanel. Just for a day I have decided to brush elbows with a few Fashion Icons to duplicate looks of mystery, inaccessibility, elegance, glamour, and curiosity. As I was dressing into each character I realized that these icons had something in common. They are unpredictable, original, and timeless. Don’t be fooled into thinking that all poses and personality came easily.
It was challenging to step into Marylyn Monroe’s shoes and it took me over an hour to master her memorable pose in a white dress. I quickly realized why she became symbol of sex and beauty. Because Fashion gives us so much diversity in expression we continue to re-create flawless looks, behavior, and style adding a little bit of our own ingredient into the mix. To some of us this comes easily and naturally.
Today’s fashionistas have much more pressure to claim the Fashion Icon status. lts no longer sufficient just to master a red carpet walk to become a queen of one. Competition is fierce and its only through unique creative memorable expression, individuality carried along with assertiveness that will score this crown. So in the meantime practice at the front of the mirror and camera. Be brave! and get your stylish juices going.
Only then can the rest of us can get kick out of your style and declare you a FASHION ICON.
As always I would like to hear from you who is your favorite Fashion Icon and why? Perhaps this Halloween season you are going to get inspired by their style and will create a knock out costume that you can share here with all of us and get some laughs!!!
As an American pilot, Patty Wagstaff has gotten the chance to fly all over the world. She is a champion on both the national and international levels in aerobatic competitions. As a student pilot myself I am so inspired by her bravery and pilot skills. I would love to fly one day with her as soon as I get my license. Check out her official website and find out more about her at http://www.pattywagstaff.com/.
She is the creator, president, and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, which has one the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has twice been named to Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people. I red every book she has ever written and have been smitten with her wisdom, and foremost the courage. Imagine the influence she can have on your life just by sitting down for a cup of coffee with her!
If you don’t know who this woman is, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past 20 years. One of the most successful women in the world. She is a dream of every entrepreneur to be interview by her. Oprah has made a name for herself as a TV talk show host, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and more. The end of her daytime talk show seemed like the end of an era because of how many people watched it. If I could sit down with Oprah, I would ask her, “How the heck did you do it!?” If you really don’t know much about her (I’m not really sure how that would be possible though) here’s her website, http://www.oprah.com/index.html, for you to get aquainted because Oprah is one serious Powerful woman!
Another extremely well-known name, Barbara Walters is my favorite super journalist and has hosted many TV programs such as the Today show, 20/20, various ABC news programs, and most recently The View. She has developed a true trademark interviewing style. She became known for her deftly maneuvered questions, often catching her subjects off guard and revealing uncommon candor. One day I would love to land the interview with this lady on her famous couch at View and love to hear what she has to say about life!
This famous actress has been nominated for 17 Academy Awards and 26 Golden Globes! She has won 3 of those Academy Awards, 8 of those Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, 2 SAG Awards, and so much more. Talking to this icon about her achievement might give me some insight on how to achieve my goals in my own life. Her track record is amazing – see for yourself at http://www.simplystreepmedia.com/gallery/index.php
Bethenny Frankel is a TV personality, author, and entrepreneur. She has written several self-help books, starred on The Real Housewives of New York City, founded Skinnygirl Cocktails, and just launched her very own daytime talk show called Bethenny. I would love to hear her point of view on the criticism she so often gets and get some tips on healthy living from her! Through her website, http://www.bethenny.com/, you can find out more about her TV show, her life, and her Skinnygirl Cocktails!
As portrayed in Devil wear Prada Anna Wintour is the successful long-time editor of American Vogue. At the beginning of her career in this position she revived the magazine, and now she holds the reigns to a successful fashion mag and is known to all in the industry. I Imagine the fashion advice she could give to gals like us!
What about you? Who are the women of the world that you’d like to sit down for a cup of coffee with – anyone in the world! Let me know who you’d choose!