Friday, 11 February 2011

Style icons no more?

Style icons? Are they no longer fantasy icons but now the girls-next-door? With women such as Alexa Chung and Cheryl Cole being named as some of today’s top dressed women where has the timeless elegance of the real icons gone?

Once upon a time Twiggy and Claudia were the images that filled young girl’s imaginations, along with pictures of true Hollywood glamour. Nowadays it’s less about glamour and more about the out-of-bed look with stars such as Kate Moss advertising the over-casual style.

Reality TV programs such as Americas Next Top Model are reinstating the idea that any girl, any place can be a style icon.  I am undecided whether this is an idea I agree with. Shouldn’t a fashion icon be someone we strive to be like but know we’ll never match them? In my mind I’m pretty sure that a style icon shouldn’t be someone dressed top to toe in Topshop clothes that anyone can go out and buy.

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