When thinking about style icons, there are a few names that instantly pop out in my head of fabulous women in the public eye today, like Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss, Katie Holmes, Nicole Richie, and Rachel Bilson. They all have their unique style and perspective, but they all seem to draw from other icons of the past. Lately, Victoria Beckham seems to have been channeling Audrey Hepburn in certain outfits that she's worn, and her new cropped hair, with Katie Holmes also channeling Audrey in certain outfits.
When I think of the ultimate, timeless fashion icons two names instantly pop into my head - Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Onassis Kennedy. Jackie O. is my favorite, probably because I grew up just hearing about what a wonderful woman she was, and how beautiful inside and out she was (as if my mom actually knew her and knew all this for a fact).
Jackie Onassis has always been a fashion inspiration in my family - my mom adored and emulated her style growing up, and has her own inspiration binder filled with clippings of different dresses, sunglasses, and pant suits Jackie O. wore.
In first grade, we had to do a "hero project," where we pretty much wrote a paragraph about someone who we considered a hero. Most people wrote about their parents, an older sibling, firefighters that they knew, or our teacher, but moi, I chose to write my hero report on Jackie O. Needless to say, no one else in my class (besides my teacher) had a freaking clue who I was talking about, and my teacher called my mom laughing about it after.
In my opinion, Jackie O. is just the epitome of class and sophistication. She never would have been photographed getting out of a car without underwear, and she definitely would never be on any of the Worst Dressed or Fashion Police lists. Even forty + years since she was the First Lady, her outfits are timeless, which in my eyes, makes her the ultimate in fashion and style.
Who is your all time favorite fashion and style icon?
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