From style icons, to role models to all around fabulous ladies, these women (whether fictional, alive or even royalty) inspire me each and every day to set out and become something.
What a woman! Lilly has been a constant role model in my life for as long as I can remember. My mom, aunt, three sisters, and I have traveled to quite a few of her Warehouse Sales and I guess you could say we’re all addicts. From her classic shift dresses to her fun, bright patterns to the way she lived her Palm Beach life, Lilly was (and still is) such a fashion inspiration. I, one day, hope to start a line that captures the essence of Pulitzer’s pastel, preppy and picturesque world.
One of the reasons Lilly Pulitzer’s line took of in the 1960s was because of the classic and timeless beauty, Jacqueline Kennedy. She dressed with the utmost sense of class, not only because she was always in the limelight, but also because she enjoyed it. She knew that pearls were appropraite for any social gathering, and she became a distinguished wife and fashion icon. Kennedy’s class, beauty, and grace, unparalleled in the history of First Ladies, truly exhilarates me.
Similar to Jackie Kennedy, Kate Middleton (or the Duchess of Cambridge, if you wish) is also such a classic princess (literally)! From her tailored dresses to modest heel heights, Kate has mastered the art of being a classy and dignified member of the royal family. Of course, the whole princess thing would be a major perk, but I truly strive to emulate her.
In my eyes, the fictional and devious version of Kate Middleton is no other than Blair Waldorf. Yes, her actions may not always be condonable, but she is always dressed to nines! I love that about her! Sadly, Gossip Girl is not real life, but I would love wearing a different color peacoat every day of the week and eating macaroons in the bathtub! Whether her life is realistic or not, Blair Waldorf’s uniquely preppy sense of style reminds me to take risks with my closet.
Blair Waldorf most certainly had several items with the label “Kate Spade” on them, as her designs are breathtaking. From the vibrant colors of her handbags to the gemstones in her jewelry, Kate Spade’s line screams fun! Every single time I walk into her shop in Georgetown, I am filled with this sense living life to the fullest. As she once said, “serve champagne with pizza and eat takeout on china,” the way a “Kate Spade” girl lives is merry and bright.
If a girl loves Kate Spade, there’s a high chance that she also loves Tiffany’s, just as Audrey Hepburn did while portraying Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Aside from her role in the amazing film, Hepburn was another timeless beauty, who dressed with the utmost class. Her captivating beauty and strong belief in the LBD make her another women who sees fashion the same way as I do. Class, pearls, red lipstick and black cocktail dresses will never go out of style!
Another fictional character, Elle Woods taught me the importance of pink, your girlfriends (especially, if they have four legs), education and hair care products. Her bubbly personality is so fun and her ability to be herself and stand up for herself is truly inspiring! Elle most definitely deserves a bend and snap!