November’s Style Icon | Grace Helbig

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.

 

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Locked in Diane Keaton’s Wardrobe!|elleyrostyle

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.

Enjoy!


 

1) Monochromatic Masculinity

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2) The Annie Hall

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3) Accessible Accessories

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Diane Keaton | Pin Obsessed!

 

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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September’s Style Icon | Diane Keaton

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!

July’s Style Icon | Mr Kate!

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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RU Stole the Show: Season 9!

RuPauls Drag Race has come to a close for another season, and although this season may not have been the silliest or the most dramatic; it certainly had some of the most sickening looks as yet!

People have asked why I always wait until the end of the season to pull all my favourite looks and talk about them, and it is primarily because to remember a look. That has to be a part of it right? It may have looked at great at the time, but is it gag worthy? Are they in the same league as Violet, Kim Chi, Courtney Act, or Alaska?

So enjoy the most gag-worthysickening, fashion moments at the ball! Enjoy!


1, Oh. My. Gaga!

You can be the most critical of the entrance looks; these girls had timemoney, and resources to make sure they look on point.

That is exactly what the above girls did. Valentina looks absolutely stunning with those now-famously stoned gloves and classic beauty. Charlie and Nina had two (or in Nina’s case, three!) fantastically creative outfits. People are still looking about Nina’s two entrance outfits; and that is the stuff reality star legends are made of!

No one could top that classic Gaga doh.

 

2, White Party Realness

 

3, Fairytale Princess Eleganza

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The Fairytale Princess Eleganza catwalk was the first time Valentina and Charlie stepped away from the fashion pack in my opinion. Contrasting metals and fierce eyeliner a princess makes. They both personify a feeling; Charlie is Princess Side Eye trying to laser off etherial, with slightly vacant, Valentina (or at least, that is what their storyline should have been).

I’m here for a white hair hoe.

4, Naughty Nighties!

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Can we please just appreciate Nina Bo’nina Bootylicious Bandana Brown for a minute. Look at her! Her dark, skimpy ‘Naughty Nightie’ was so different from every other look on the runway, and I am obsessed.

Sasha and Farah both went for the rosy pastel palette, although in very different ways. Farah went for the classic Marilyn-Monroe-Better-Davis sex appeal, whereas Sasha Velour looked like a sexy pirate who heard a bang in the night. Both had clear concepts and a drool-worthy colour palette.

 

5, Faux Fur Fabulous

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Now, if you know me, you know I love a costume couture. Mixing and melting fashion and dress-up together leads, in my opinion, some of my favourite moments. Shay looks like she is modelling Moschino‘s latest “Muppet’s in the Power of Love” collection, whereas Sasha has returned to her roots by dressing up as a Russian Nut Cracker.

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6, The Night of a Thousand Madonna’s

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Super fans may remember that there was a “Night of a Thousand Madonnas” last season which derailed into a hot train-wreck of kimoNO nonsense. These girls were scrutinised, and thank god they paid notice. Although there were a few duplications, the 80’s babe came to play, with Valentina slaying the runway with her bronze Aphrodite self.

Look at her!

 

7, Big Hair Everywhere

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With a category like “Big Hair Everywhere”, no basic bitches wanted. I didn’t want to see no pageant follicles…. And I was disappointed. There was not much to see that we hadn’t seen before. Thank goodness for Sasha’s punk rock badass and Aja’s Tim Burton Queen of Hearts for keeping the crowd entertained by actually thinking of a conceptual head-to-toe look.

Quick question, why did no one have a extra 18th-century camp-tastica?

 

8, RuPaul Roast

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9, Club Kid Couture

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Man. Words can not do justice to these fun, silly club kids. Peppermint was fun, on brand, and looked like she had finally woken up to the competition (fashion-wise). Trinity on the other hand is a public television producers wet-dream. Miss Frizzle has shrunk us down to cell level, and we are watching some fabulous disease attack and take over a body.

 

**10, Makeover Challenge

**They all looked fine(ish)

 

11, The Gayest Ball Ever

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Now, no one rocked all three of their Gayest Ball looks, but these three got through at least two thirds of that runway.

I loved Shay and Sasha’s Unicorn looks: costumes, dress up, black leather moments, we all know I have a type! Personally, I think Trinity’s 80’s Jane Fonda-corn would have been boosted a level if she had gone the whole hog and whipped out the diner girl roller skates!

On the other hand, the Village People challenge was Trinity’s minute. Both Trinity and Shay managed to somehow melt fash-i-on into the Village People?! The yellow glitter lips, that cape and that cop visor doh?!

 

12, Category Is

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13, Finale!

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All the Queens were dripping in their eleganza for the finale, but most looked like a more expensive version of themselves. These girls however, made me clutch my pearls they looked so good!

Trinity, in the words of the MovieBitches, looked like a fabulous scallop-beetle, and I am desperate to join Shay on that Meryl StreepEmma Stone bandwagon. Graduation maybe?

 

So who is the Queen taking home the fashion crown?!

The Winner Is…

Sasha Velour!

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Triple F Lookbook! | Canadian bacon

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Triple F Lookbook! | Canadian Bacon Inventory
Shirt: Thrift store find
Jeans: River Island men's skinnies
Necklace: Topshop
Belt: H&M
Sun glasses: Urban Outfitters
Leather Jacket: Thrift store find
Barely featured bag: Next *altered*
Snacks: Kettles Veg Crisps