Grace Helbig is an actress, model, New York Times Best Selling Author, and Youtube comedian. I started watching her in around 2013-2014 when she moved from DailyGrace to her own Youtube channel itsgrace.
Grace is a comedian and actress, although her comedy stems from her personality rather than stand-up or sketches. Grace is that shy friend who is gorgeous, talented, and freaking tall. You know that friend? We all have that friend. She has starred in movies Dirty 30, Camp Takota, and even featured in Trolls! She had her own television show on E! called the Grace Helbig Show, and both of her books Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown Up and Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It topped the New York Times Best Seller book lists respectively.
Ergh, we all have that friend.
Grace’s success seems contrary to her classically casual, girl-next-door aesthetic; very statement tee and sneaker combo. When her fashion choices get exciting — to me anyway — is when Grace dresses for the cameras. Whenever she announces a project, whether that be one of her films or books, she goes through a rom-com movie makeover moment!
Helbig follows classic silhouettes while playing between masculine lines or ultra-feminine looks. I love it when people sometimes step away from trying to look effortless and brings out the glam instead.
Grace’s quiet confidence in herself despite her issues surrounding anxiety permeates through her style and commands respect and attention.
A true style icon makes you want to immolate their essence. They are so chic; you end up filling up multiple online baskets trying to find everything they have ever worn.
If you have been reading my blog for a little while, you may have gathered that I have a
massive style crush on the beautiful Diane Keaton. I have stalked her Pinterest, read every fashion blog post about her and devoured every interview I could find of her on Youtube. She is objectively fabulous. Genuinely, I can not think of any other person in Hollywood right now that has such a unique, yet seemingly effortless style.
Diane Keaton is almost the dictionary definition of a S.T.Y.L.E. I.C.O.N. Straight after watching Annie Hall and First Wives Club, I was on the hunt for turtlenecks. Waistcoats and white floor-length coats are my primary eBay searches, and I have been trying to smuggle my dad’s suits away out of their dust covers.
With my recent introduction to both Annie Hall and Diane Keaton’s Pinterest, I wondered whether I could integrate a little of her essence into my wardrobe. Or rather, what I would wear if I was hypothetically stuck in her wardrobe (one can only wish). So, I have conducted a little challenge where I tried to create some classic Diane Keaton reference points without buying any additional pieces. I wish I could say that this was an entirely original idea, but I was inspired by this Mr Kate blog post (and I’m sure it is elsewhere on the internet too). So here are three of Diane Keaton’s key looks and my creased-up attempts.
1) Monochromatic Masculinity
2) The Annie Hall
3) Accessible Accessories
SHE IS ON PINTEREST!
THE REAL DIANE KEATON IS ON PINTEREST!
As you may be aware, I am a big fan of Diane Keaton. She was my monthly Style Icon for September, and I was locked in her wardrobe. Her Pinterest is very quintessentially her; very stylistic and greyscale. Now we can see the world through her bespectacled eyes.
Sorry, I am going to be busy for the next few days.
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I have a terrible confession to make; I have only recently finally seen Annie Hall.
It is one of those movies that has been referenced so heavily in pop culture that it felt like I had already seen it. Until my sister called me and told me to watch it- that I would fall even more in love with Diane Keaton then I already was from The First Wives Club.
Within those 93 minutes, I was introduced to a bona fide fashion icon and a whole new way of looking at fashion. Modern androgyny typically highlights how masculinity has evolved to become more traditionally feminine. Jeffree Star and Eddie Izzard, men who adopted makeup and Ruby Rose and Héloïse Letissier are women whose style is classically masculine are good examples of this.
Diane Keaton, on the other hand, introduced us to the “Granddad-fashion”. Taking those key masculine accessories: a fitted blazer, a wide-brim, and those ties, her looks were quintessentially her. She reminds us that “fashion” is not about following trends or trying to dramatically push limits, but rather just pay attention to what is available around you. She quite literally wears the suits, the suits do not wear her.
I still can not figure out how Diane Keaton made a public school English teacher look so chic. Since watching Annie Hall, I am desperate for some cinched, high-waisted, over-sized slacks. That floor-length white coat from The First Wives Club? It’s been saved on my eBay searches for the past 5 years. To quote Man Repeller,
“She’s probably one of those people who can say the same thing you “literally just said,” that everyone ignored, and yet everyone internalises her remarks with the reverence of a royal bow”
But you do not need me to tell you.
Look at her!
Some of you may already know that Mr. Kate has been my most recent style icon, so much so that I dressed like her for a week to see if I would feel more creative. You better believe I checked out her Pinterest for at least 56 straight hours — Check it out!
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If you are like me and regularly choose Youtube over the TV, you may already know who Mr Kate is. If not, let me catch you up. Mr Kate is an interior designer, actress, Youtuber, writer, jewellery designer and general “creative weirdo“. From the success of her Youtube channel — which primarily focuses on lifestyle and DIY projects — grew the Mr Kate business ran by her and her partner Joey.
She is basically one of those people who can seemingly do it all.
Somehow, Mr Kate whoops creative ass whilst wearing every colour of the rainbow. Her whimsical approach to fashion — playing with silhouettes, accessories, and prints — stands out almost as much as her insatiable work ethic.
What I personally find the most impressive is Kate’s ability to wear arguably extreme or out-of-the-box styles and make it look almost casual. Check out her faux hawk for example or her saturated, Starbucks inspired ensemble!
Since I discovered her last year, I have become a massive fan and have been recommending her channels to everyone. Her infectious enthusiasm and confidence in her abilities seem to permeate through the screen; inspiring her creative weirdos on the other side (for example my Triple F lookbooks!).
I can always guarantee on Mr Kate’s Instagram to bring something bright and almost obnoxiously creative and talented to my feed, and it is for this reason she is the perfect summer Style Icon.
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