Boohoo – My style icon

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.

df8d35dde63d419c0240244102d0155eI 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.

Boohoo Plus Plus Gabriella Drape Side Jumpsuit £20 click to visit Boohoo

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Plus Gabriella Drape Side Jumpsuit £20 click to visit Boohoo

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

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You can view all the Boohoo plus size jumpsuits here.



Style Icons 2013 – Gwen Stefani

While Kate Middleton tackled Maternity style with chic this year, I don’t think I have ever seen a more glamorous mom-to-be than the utterly gorgeous Gwen Stefani. She had me in awe with her always red lips, glamorous heels and general glow that made her look like a total goddess. Quite simply, Gwen was a picture of perfection. I think I actually drooled over every picture of her that I saw.

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bdd25882f09b7fe149a83e46a0645dc4Gwen has shown that you can retain your signature style during pregnancy, still wearing skinny jeans, heeled boots and shoes, and those trademark sunnies. But she has also provided a masterclass in layering, keeping warm as the temperatures have dropped with a range of gorgeous coats worn over stretchy dresses and classic jeans and jumper combinations. And when it comes to evening glamour, Gwen has embraced that bump and covered it with tassles and sequins, making her place amongst the best dressed of 2013 an obvious choice. Maternity style has had some real high-points in 2013, with Duchess Kate, Zara Philips and Kim Kardashian making it the stuff of front page headlines. But, for me, it reached its zenith with the sheer Hollywood glamour of Gwen Stefani.

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Gwen Stefani's stylish pregnancy

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Glam maternity looks from Next

Black Over-The-Bump Taper Leg Trousers (Maternity) £28 click to visit Next

Black Over-The-Bump Taper Leg Trousers (Maternity) £28 click to visit Next

Black Two Layer Dress (Maternity) £22 click to visit Next

Black Two Layer Dress (Maternity) £22 click to visit Next

Embroidered Organza Shell Top (Maternity) £18 click to visit Next

Embroidered Organza Shell Top (Maternity) £18 click to visit Next

Wrap Dress (Maternity) £30-£32 click to vosot Next

Wrap Dress (Maternity) £30-£32 click to visit Next

Midi Dress (Maternity) £24-£32 click to visit Next

Midi Dress (Maternity) £24-£32 click to visit Next

Black Tube Skirt (Maternity) £18 click to visit Next

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For Mothers Day..some stylish celebrity mothers

On Mothering Sunday I thought I’d do a little style salute to some very stylish mothers. These are ladies who haven’t abandoned their signature style just because they have little ones. Ladies who still rock those heels and little black dresses, and always appear without a hair out-of-place and a perfectly made up face. And yes, these ladies may have nannies to deal with their baba’s, probably don’t have to worry about paying the mortgage, and have stylists on speed dial 24/7, but frankly, I still admire their style.

So, especially for Mothers day, Fashion-Mommy salutes the real Fashion-Mommy’s. Not a pair of trackie bottoms, sloppy t-shirt and chocolate handprint in sight.

                              Victoria Beckham

Get the Victoria Beckham look – Cat print

£10.00 G21 Cat Print Peplum Top 

Peter Pan Collar Cat Print Blouse £22.50 

Green Cat Print Chiffon Dress 

ASOS PURR Over Lasted Suede Wedge £75.00 

 

Kate Moss

Get the Kate Moss look – vintage wedding

inica duchess satin maxi dress £220.00

moira wrap £38.00 

heather shoe £85.00

summer sequin bag £55.00 

 

Sarah Jessica Parker

Get the Sarah Jessica Parker look – Dressed up or dressed down

Lian Charm Belt Skinny Jeans £20 

Issey Chiffon Shell Top with Dipped Sides £12 

Stacie Bow Printed Medium Weight Woven Scarf £10 

TP Print Strapless Maxi £30 

 

Gwen Stefani

Get the Gwen Stefani look – Vibrant Prints

Tribal Print Leggings Price: £12.00 click to visit AX Paris

KITEY – Striped knitted dress – £99 click to visit Ted Baker

L.A.M.B. Oversized Zigzag Mini Dress £311.58 Click to visit ShopBop