Style Icons 2013 – Miley Cyrus

It is quite a feat to be named both best and worst dressed star of the year, but in 2013 Miley Cyrus has certainly polarised opinion. The days of Hannah Montana have long since disappeared, as have the boho period and the glamorous Hollywood look that was far too old for a girl barely out of her teens. This has been the year that Miley Cyrus was the name on everyone’s lips, and she made sure her wardrobe would also be a talking point, for both the right and wrong reasons.

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Aside from the now infamous ‘twerking’ outfit, which made Miley look nude and encased in a giant condom, I think Miley has made some fabulous style choices this year. She has often looked cool, stylish and age appropriate. Despite the high suggestion of sex appeal, I often find Miley reminding me of Madonna at the period of Papa Don’t Preach, sexy but with a tomboyish air. I love the fact that the current inspiration seems to be coming from the 1990s, with a Kate Moss/Lisa Bruce style dress for the X Factor, and a Marc Jacobs mermaid style for 2013 Night of stars. Her new hairstyle, a 90s style blunt bob is just so Drew Barrymore, with strong Gwen Stefani style make-up completely the strong, glamorous, but always fun look.

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Miley’s style may not be to everyone’s taste, but it is never less than interesting, and when she is on-screen it is hard to take your eyes off her. She could simply have continued with her cute cookie cutter style prettiness and been like every other Hollywood starlet, instead she opts for the trouser suit over the evening dress, the catsuit over the beaded mini. Love her or loathe her, she has made a statement and impact this year that has left others standing in her wake. The future looks bright for Miley Cyrus.

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VMA’s Best Looks from Rihanna, Miley, Taylor and Rashida.

The Video music awards are always a great showcase for a range of looks that always seem to take in the sublime and the ridiculous. With the likes of Rihanna and Katy Perry on show, you know they are guaranteed to be anything but boring, and this year proved to be no exception. I have chosen a few of the looks that impressed me, from the edgy new look of Miley Cyrus, to the classic tuxedo style of the ever stylish Taylor Swift (who I can’t remember ever getting it wrong).

1. Miley Cyrus

I personally LOVE Miley’s new look. Her punky hairstyle gives her a touch of Pink and makes her stand out in the crowd. It sort of reminds me of when Ashlee Simpson cut her hair and went for a more edgy look – and I loved that style too. Miley chose a dress that I think Angelina Jolie would probably have worn ten years ago – no bad thing in my eyes. It had a witch/Twilight feel to it, and partnered with a beautiful clutch bag I thought this showed a different side to Miley that was as far removed from Hannah Montana as possible.

 

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Rihanna

Rihanna looked simply stunning at the VMA’s. I loved her new haircut which showed off her beautiful face to perfection. The simple, Grecian style gown by Adam Selman just draped that body to perfection. This has to be one of my fave Rihanna looks ever – a departure from some of the more ghetto fabulous looks she has sported of late.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift looked incredible in a white J Mendel suit that conjured up all the images of Angelina Jolie, Bianca Jagger, Gwyneth Paltrow and all the other ladies who have channeled androgyny with an ultra feminine edge. Taylor made this an ultra glamorous look with red lips, gold sandals and sleek hair.

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Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones looked smoking hot in her black leather dress. I love the simplicity of this look, all the attention is taken by the choice of fabric – imagine this in anything other than leather and it becomes a simple cocktail dress. The choice of shoeboot is fabulous too, and then her hair and make are actually sophisticated, therefore making this a very grown up look – despite all that leather.

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Best dressed of 2011- My top 20.

2011 has been a truly stylish year, with so many unforgettable looks. With a whole host of beautiful celebrity brides, including a new Royal Duchess to entrance with her supreme fashion choices and her ‘It’ girl sister, 2011 will forever more be known as the year that gave us Kate…and Pippa. But there were so many other looks that also excited and thrilled fashionistas this year. Here are a few of my personal favourites.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

Pippa Middleton in Alice Temperley

Emma Watson in Elie Saab

Emma Stone in Calvin Klein

Olivia Wilde in Dolce and Gabbana

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab

Florence Welch in Chanel

 

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein

Angelina Jolie in Versace

Lana Del Ray in Prabal Gurung

Jessica Alba in Versace

 

Livia Firth in Nina Skarra

Kate Moss in Azzaro

Charlotte Dellal in Vivienne Westwood

Kate Middleton in McQueen

Amber Riley in Ann Barge

Fergie in BCBG Max Azria

Jennifer Aniston in Valentino

Olivia Palermo in Valentino

Paloma Faith in Vivienne Westwood

 

Let me know what your favourite outfit of 2011 was? Who do you think will be a style star in 2012?