When I was asked if I would like to take part in the Boohoo.com ‘My Style Icon’ challenge, I was instantly intrigued and interested. Regular readers of this blog know that celebrity style, and getting the celebrity look are areas that I am really interested in. But to actually trying to recreate an outfit myself, from a limited budget of just £30, this was something that I thought would be difficult. Who exactly would I choose as my style icon?
I had to think about this long and hard. I love the style of many varied women. The retro style of Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Marianne Faithfull are all amongst my style faves. Today I would love to delve into the wardrobes of Jessica Alba, Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Miranda Kerr and Cate Blanchett. But, in the end, I decided to opt for a lady who, like me, is a mother and is also a similar age to me. A lady whose style I have loved since my grungy early 90s period. I’m talking about the one and only Gwen Stefani.
The Look I want to recreate.
I love this glamorous look from Gwen, a classic Studio 54 style jumpsuit, with long hair and Gwen’s trademark red lips. I thought this was a look I would be able to recreate using the Boohoo Plus size range, which has a great collection of catsuits. Although the look wouldn’t be identical, it would at least have the essense of Gwen’s look.
The Plus Gabriella drape side jumpsuit is a rather daring pick for me, the back is low, the sides are low and the front is low. I must admit will be wearing this with a cami underneath, but I do love it, the slinky, silky fabric is gorgeous, it doesn’t cling, and I feel all Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface in this (another style icon come to think of it.). I couldn’t see Gwen’s shoes, but I know she often opts for simple, but very high stilettos, so that is what I chose (from the clearance section for £8 – but now out of stock.)
My Gwen Look
You can view all the Boohoo plus size jumpsuits here.