12/23/2014

Style Files

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.
The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. 

Lately I've been thinking about style icons. There are lots of women from our past that we worship nowadays. Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly for example. But anno 2014, where fashion and style are becoming bigger and bigger, where everyone seems to participate in this haze and we have a plenitude of 'style icons', it's hard to find that one Grace or Audrey between the crowd. But I've found the one. Her name is Ulyana Sergeenko, a former Russian model/blogger/photographer, who made the switch to designing a while ago. I can easily become obsessed with practically every outfit she wears. Ulyana dresses like a dream. She is my present style icon. Below I present you some of her fine outfits, that I can't stop staring at. They contain nothing but perfection. Dressed like that, dream big, work hard and love even more. 


It was hard to find her in plain jeans, but even these blues she rocks.



This is exactly how we should be escorted through snow, ladies.


 I like to add the following passage about style to my post, written by the young and talented Sophia from Plaid Is My Favourite Colour. After reading her vision on the contrast between style and stylish, you will look a bit differently at the world of fashion, I hope.

 "Style and to be stylish have two completely different meanings, yet because of language and etymology and all that good stuff, the two words are often used interchangeably, much to my annoyance (along with fashionable and trendy, ugh). Style is personal; style is a consistent look that defines, but does not limit, who you are. It speaks for you without shouting. Many fashion icons will wear the same outfit or look all the time because it's reliable and it shows that it's timeless. It also builds upon the person, so if you saw that look on anyone else, or saw the person with a different look, it wouldn't be the same. Style isn't just the clothes, it's the character. The clothes you see walking down the runway, or on the racks, are empty shells waiting to be filled with personalty. Style is a noun and stylish is an adjective, and a person's style isn't always necessarily stylish. Just like any other adjective, what is stylish and what is not is based on your individual opinions and thoughts, but style is indisputable. A person can have style by wearing the same, timeless looks (for example, Grace Coddington's all-black-except-the-shoes-and-hair fashion week uniform), or have style by wearing the same type of clothes, in the samestyle if you will, clothes that look like they are from the same closet, but maybe not the same collection (for example, Hamish Bowles' classic elegance). Style differs for everybody, if you truly have style, then your style should be able to fit and define only you, not everybody else. Style shouldn't be a costume that you put on in the morning and take off at the end of the day; style should be like your skin or soul, it should stick with you wherever you go. Style will always be there for you to fall back on when the trends let you down."

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  1. Great post! I totally agree with you how it's hard to find that one, true stylish person in the sea of wannabes these days. Thank you so much for featuring my writing! Xx
    ~Sophia

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    1. Thanks girl :) it was nice to add someone elses opinion. I hope you keep on writing like this in 2015! (And don't forget to check out the Inspiration & Friends list on the right side of my blog ;)) xo

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