Thursday, October 7, 2010

Under The Influence

Hey dolls! Hope you all are having a great week so far. Besides the fact that my lovely child decided to keep me up half the night for no reason, I'm great! When Daddy comes home with a big box of diapers, a snack and ELLE magazine I get over it ;). Today I thought I'd do a little post on a few people who I think really influenced fashion and style throughout the years. Some you may recognize, some you most certainly will recognize and some you may not at all. So here we go, blast through the past.



Dorothy Dandridge (1950s Glamour)

Diana Ross (1960s-1980s Entertainment Elegance)

Madonna (1980s Sex Appeal)

Michael Jackson (1980s-1990s Individualized 'King of Pop' Style)

Michelle Phiefer [Scarface] (Drug Lord Couture)

Olivia de Havilland (right) [This Our Life] (1940s Everyday Glamour)
Audrey Hepburn (Movie Star Charm)

Which people or characters do you think have influenced fashion or even your personal style?

29 comments:

  1. well, Madonna for sure love her style back than, and love Audrey even more now! ;)

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  2. awesome post and love the title! Diana Ross is super iconic and ranks high for me, I LOVED her silvery/white jumpsuit from the late 70s for The Boss and all of the 60s glam clothes. Michael Jackson could do NO wrong in the 80s for me, loves it. Madonna too. I'm into Audrey and Marilyn now as well for style :)

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  3. those pics look awesome!

    http://www.mypointmystyle.blogspot.com/

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  4. LOVE this topic.

    I think rock 'n' roll changed it all ... from Elvis to Janis to The Rolling Stones; it defined a rich bohemian life style ... you can just say Stevie Nicks and visualize a swathe of chiffon over the edge, maybe tattered.

    Rocker - skinny, long haired, grungey, sexy.

    Me? In my mind, sigh, somewhere between ballet and rocker grunge chic gone upscale (do love clean, fine things).

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  5. i love this post,
    i get influence from a lot of people so i can't name one.

    malibumara.blogspot.com

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  6. love this post currently alexa chung is my style inspiration

    <3<3
    http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

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  7. Dorothy Dandridge and Audrey Hepburn are amazing - I would love to have lived in that era! Madonna looks really good in that photo too, that was definitley my favourite style period of hers.

    Thanks for your comment!

    www.a--style.blogspot.com

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  8. Great post, currently I am very inspired by Alexa Chung, Clemence Posey, and always the Olson twins, xx


    http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  9. Oh you poor thing. I wouldn't know what it's like because I don't have any kids yet, but I could only imagine not getting enough sleep. :(

    Lovely photos BTW! Have a lovely weekend.

    xoxo,
    MelRod

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  10. Michael Jackson, definitely! And don't you think Michelle Phiefer looks like Abbey Lee currently, or the other way around, I suppose!

    www.fashion-feline.blogspot.com

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  11. ill always be in love with madonna! such a good fashion sense

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  12. i love looking at past fashion trends, it makes me so interested about how our fashion evolved from theirs! hahah
    hands down, audrey hepburn, she is so classic. but when I'm feeling adventerous, I like to channel madonna too!

    xxx http://madelineweber.blogspot.com/

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  13. aaaahhh so many great style icons in this post...michelle, diana, madonna and of course audrey!

    http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

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  14. omg, these past generations are so fabulous! they're sources of inspiration for today's fashion. the details of the retro clothings, agh I can't help drooling over them

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  15. Audrey and Michelle...what fabulous additions - love them both!! :)

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  16. LISA BONET from the cosbys definitely had/HAS AMAZING STYLE!
    thanks for stopping by my blog =)
    xoxo
    jO
    http://www.fashionbyjo.blogspot.com/

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  17. Michael Jackson hands down! Remember when everyone was into military style jackets thanks to him? Big influence..

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  18. Audrey for sure! So classy and chic!

    <3, natasha
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    twenty-something blog

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  19. Hey interesting lady!

    Thank you for your comment on my fashion blog! I have definitely been influenced by Madonna - in Desperately Seeking Susan - and Audrey Hepburn. A sweet combo of raggedy-rock-chic and preppy cupcake fashions, with pearls and all!

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  20. madonna and jacko really does have an influence on today's fashion ! esp the military jacket :)

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  21. I love them all...everyone is cool and absolutely original.
    I love to jump from one to another!

    This blog is pure inspiration
    We follow you

    Three4style.com

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  22. Love this selection! I can definitely relate to the 80s icons, though I will always have a soft spot for Audrey Hepburn.

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  23. Hey lady don't forget the 80's Prince, 30s 40s and 50s Billie Holiday, the new inspiration of Mrs. Michelle Obama, the crown jewel Princess Diane and the clean cut suits of Mrs. Kennedy classic styles that stand the test of time.,

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  24. Dorthy Dandridge was so fly.

    windowshop78.blogspot.com

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