I have three main style icons at the moment, one rather obvious, and the other two perhaps less so (depending on what you watch). I would've added Emma from Glee but sadly she's had so little airtime recently that I've hardly got to see any of her quirky-prim-sponsored-by-Anthropologie-goodness in the last series. Disappointing. I do hope the wedding makes up for it in enough twee sweetness and pastels!
Anyway, first up is an icon I've had for years, Zooey Deschanel. I used to take printouts of her hair to the hairdresser with me! I love everything about her, and pretty much everything she wears. I found the first episode of New Girl rather painful, and stopped watching but I have a hankering to return to it simply because of the dresses and the hair perfection. (A thirty two year old woman shouldn't really gush like this about a random Hollywood actress, really.)
See, here she's wearing lopsided bunny ears, HOLDING a toy bunny. I like to think we'd be friends in real life, but I'm properly in embarassing fangirl territory now.
My second icon leads on quite appropriately from discussions of "embarrassing fangirl territory" and has a lot to answer in my purchasing of sensible clumpy shoes. This is Bernadette from Big Bang Theory. I love "Bang" because of the reason I loved Whedon's Scooby Gang, because I am a geek, a nerd, a weirdo, all the way through. I have never been, and never will be, cool. And I love that. I can't imagine how exhausting it must be to be cool! There's a cosiness to knowing you're a geek. And even though it's repetitive, patchily written and fairly mainstream, that's essentially at the heart of Big Bang Theory. I love Bernadette, she's squeaky, pint-sized, curvy, wears hairbands and cute floral dresses with cardigans and clumpy flat shoes, and she appears really sweet and cute but has a surprising edge to her. Can't possibly think why I like her so much then!
Finally, my favourite style icon from Bollywood has for a long time been Sonam Kapoor. If by some Cinderella-style miracle, I ever was made cool, this is what I would love to wear. Clashing colours, sophisticated, feminine dresses, quirky jewels. And the best eyebrows ever? Beautiful! In the sea of shiny tacky bodycon that is Bollywood fashion, she soars heads above as chic, modern, elegant.
Now three outfits inspired by these icons of mine!