Category Archives: Style Crush

Roadrunner Honey

Three daytime outfits for a busy bee. Inspired by Erin Wasson, Coco Rocha and Fearne Cotton.

(Photos by me via Polyvore)

Everybody Tells

I’m writing this at 4AM, as I just finished watching the hit ABC Gossip Girl-esque series ‘Pretty Little Liars’. The video above is the ever so creepy theme tune to the series. I really enjoyed watching the show, there was something so addictive about it. Every episode left you with a cliffhanger, and there was always unanswered questions and a lot of drama so keep you wondering. If you didn’t know already, the show is about a group of four friends who reconnect after the one year anniversary of the mysterious disappearance of their best friend Alison. The girls all start receiving strange messages from ‘A’, threatening to reveal all of their secrets. Of course, my favourite thing about the show is the styles of each girl. They’re all very different in both style and personality.

From Left: Emily, Spencer, Aria, Hanna.

There’s Emily (played by Shay Mitchell), sweet but confused, prefers more casual, sporty athletic clothing, and wears denim skirts, or jeans and colourful or stripy tees, often sporting a plain messenger bag and trainers. Spencer (played by Troian Bellisario), the strong smart one who dresses in a very smart, androgynous style, and favours blazers, shirts and brogues. Next, there’s Aria (played by Lucy Hale), my favourite. She has a more quirky sense of style. All her outfits are a mix of many things, often feminine with a rock edge, or bohemian with a formal edge. She layers different patterns and mixed prints, favours autumn colours, with unique bohemian jewellery and often knee-high stockings with cute pumps or tough boots. Finally, Hanna (played by Ashley Benson), the loyal, newest Queen Bee, loves her designer labels and pairs girls frilly dresses or short skirts with sharp cut black blazers and black heels or girly wedges.

Each girls outfit choices resemble different designers  Fall 2010 collections. For instance, Emily’s shrugs and knits resemble those in Isabel Marant’s RTW collection this fall. Spencer’s smart blazers and tapered trousers are similar to those of Stella McCartney’s. Aria’s leather aviator jacket takes after that of Julien McDonald or Balmain, and her knee-high stockings are the image of Alexander Wang’s hold ups in his RTW Fall collection. Hanna’s outfits are reminiscent of pieces in the Bottega Veneta and Dolce & Gabbana Fall Collections.

Style Crush: Anna Kendrick

Perhaps the phrase that best suits 24-year-old actress Anna Kendrick is ‘taking the bull by the horns’. Having only been taking the lead on our screens since 2007, she’s made quite a name of herself in Hollywood. Her earlier efforts include Rocket Science, Elsewhere, The Marc Pease Experience, and a small role in the soon-to-be smash hit, Twilight. Soon after, she stars in award-winning Up In The Air, for which she won 3 Best Supporting Actress Awards, and the Palm Springs Rising Star Award. Oh, did I mention she made her Broadway debut in High Society for which she was nominated Tony Award as Best Actress (she was the second youngest person ever to be nominated for this), and won the Theatre World Award and Drama Desk award, all when she was just 12 years old?

As well as all this, her fashion sense has been most inspiring! Here are some pictures to show why I’m developing a severe style crush on Anna Kendrick…

I love what she wore to the Oscars, a beautiful Elie Saab couture gown with matching Pink Sergio Rossi heels. She was criticized somewhat for looking like an 8-year-old all dressed in pink, but I think she looks incredibly cute and picked up the ‘nude trend’ exquisitely.

Kendrick opts for a baby-blue Alberti Ferrarti silk bustier dress and Sergio Rossi slingbacks to match.