when you are drawn to celeb style, do you understand who/what you are drawn to? to admire someone or be inspired by them is stimulating and satisfying, but in this celeb-hyped day and age, it’s easy to be sold on a package (oh we’re too smart for that, right?), rather than an individual with an actual talent for fashion. if you want someone’s body, partner, career, house, fame, sometimes their style takes on a mythical quality, like it’s an ingredient in their success.
when i find myself being influenced by a red carpet face, i try to isolate the style from the hype. i was amused to be near a college campus at the very beginning of the olsens’ grip on fashion’s focus and see that they were just dressing like hundreds of others, and were not leaders but more so samples of their age group. they were, however, the only ones that would sell a tabloid by being on the cover, because no one was going to care what ruthie glander (totally made up name) was wearing to class.
(the above pictures are meant to illustrate the idea of separating the hype from the actual clothes when they are worn by more famous mortals, and therefore become visually accessible. they do not necessarily reflect the fashion ideals of this blogger... well, maybe the first one is fabulous.)
do you look far and wide for your role models, or just across the aisle/table/elevator/intersection?