31 January 2015

Style Icons Of The Past and Present

It's no unknown fact that trends are recycled constantly. Is anyone else craving 70s floral prints right now? But what about style icons? Throughout the age of the 'celebrity', style icons with similar signature styles seem to pop up in every generation. So if you're confused as to whether your mum compares Cara Delevigne's edgy style to punk icons like Joan Jett, read on...

The Bohemian Beauty
 The bohemian style icon is addicted to flow freeing shapes, floral, crochet and anything with tassels. Peace out!

talitha getty 1960s boho style icon
1960s- Talitha Getty
olsen twins boho style icons 2000s

2000s- The Olsen Twins

tuula jessica stein boho style icon

Now- Fashion blogger, Jessica Stein


The Bombshell
Sexy, but still classy, the bombshell is the fashionista that you will catch your boyfriend googling...

brigitte bardot 1960s style icon

1960s- Brigitte Bardot

jerry hall 1980s style icon

1980s- Jerry Hall

kim kardashian bombshell style icon

Now- Kim Kardashian,,

The Preppy Princess
Proof that school uniforms never fall out of style is evident in the preppy princess. Collared shirts, plaid, stripes and blazers have been evident for decades in these style icons:

audrey hepburn 1960s preppy style icon

1960s- Audrey Hepburn

cher horowitz clueless 90s style icon preppy yellow suit

1990s- Cher Horowitz from Clueless

alexa chung preppy style icon collared shirt

Now- Alexa Chung


The Rocker Chick
This groupie girl loves mussed up hair, skull embellishments and lashings of kohl eyeliner.

joan jett 1970s rocker chick style icon

1970s: Joan Jett
winona ryder 90s grunge style icon

 1990s: Winona Ryder
cara delevigne rock chick style

Now: Cara Delevigne

Photos: blogforbettersewing,com,,

The Proper Lady
This style icon is classy, but still glamorous. She dresses with a sense of power.

coco chanel style icon 1920s

1920s- Coco Chanel

jackie kennedy 1960s style icon pink suit

1960s- Jackie Kennedy

victoria beckham ladylike style icon

Now- Victoria Beckham


The Girly Girl
This ultra-feminine style wouldn't look out of place in a dolls wardrobe. These ladies love pastels, lace and an abundance of polka dots.

clara bow 1920 fashion icon

1920s- Clara Bow

grace kelly 60s style icon vanity fair

1950s- Grace Kelly

taylor swift street style

Present- Taylor Swift


P.s. The lovely Gabrielle from 'A Glass Of Ice' tagged me in  'The Beauty Scenario', the questions were pretty funny, so, yeah.. here it goes:

The Beauty Scenario Tag

You have to get rid of all of your foundations and only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep?
Ah... That's an easy one, my high end would be Estee Lauder double wear, it has perfect coverage but doesn't look too cakey. My drug store would be a new one I've discovered from a new brand called Elf. It's such awesome quality for the price.

You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth.  Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

Oh gosh... I would ignore it and find it reallyyy hard not to look at her teeth! I think saying something would maybe ruin your chances of getting the job? Unless you said that honesty was your best asset- haha!

You're not feeling yourself and you need a pick-me-up lipstick, which do you go for?

Like the poor lady above lipstick ALWAYS seems to end up on my teeth. So I would go for my Revlon Colourstay Stain in Shanghai Sizzle.

You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair or makeup differently?
 EVERYTHING! I would tell myself that two inch thick aqua eyeliner is not cool. Oh... and I had a mullet- 'nuff said.

You ask your hairdresser for for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut but they hear wrong and give you a pixie cut, what do you do?

A) Smile, say thank you, call your mum and cry hysterically

B) Cry in the chair and things get awkward ✓ Then beg them to give me free hair extensions.

C) Complain to the manager and demand a refund

Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have one hour to pack, which 'Do It All' palette do you pack in your makeup bag?

Benefit's 'Smokin Eyes', you can't beat a nice smoked eye!

Your house has been robbed, don't worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided.  What's the product you really hope is safe?

I'm not sure if this counts as beauty but my Acqia De Goia by Armani fragrance- it literally smells like happy ocean times!

Your friend borrows makeup and returns it in an awful condition.  Do you:

A) Pretend you haven't noticed ✓Accidents happen

B) Ask them to re-purchase it

C) Secretly do it back to their makeup

My nominations:
Corinne from ''



  1. Lovely post! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Love this post! Thanks for nominating me


  3. Amazing post, i love it!!

  4. So many wonderfully stylish women. I love how you used some lesser-known fashion icons from the golden years as well!


  5. This is such great inspiration! I love them all!

  6. lovely style inspiration! i love each one, particularly the florals!
    the questions at the end are also great :)
    - Andrea

  7. Interesting post! Audrey is just my all time favourite!

  8. These are amazing icons especially the olsen twins, I love how everything they wear is just so nonchalantly cool! Your post sure brings back good memories! :) xo~ Lena

  9. Hello Rachel! I first want to say that I always find your all your posts super interesting and very fun to read. I always learn something I didn't know so thank you very much. My favorite style icons from the past are Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. My favorite one from now is Victoria B. Thanks so much for tagging me on this post, that was very sweet of you to do:-) I enjoyed reading all your cute answers. I will try to get mine done soon! Take care and blessings to you always. XOXO, Jeannette

  10. I love these! Audrey Hepburn will always be one of my favorite style icons!
    Melanie @

  11. I love this post

  12. Nice post! You can really notice the changes when it comes to fashion.


  13. The Olsen twin is killing it! Her picture is fierce!

  14. These style icons are timeless!

  15. Jessica Stein is such a style inspiration of mine and many others too, I love that you've included her in this post - her instagram feed is breathtakingly beautiful! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice 


  16. Oh and I hadn't realised your answers were included in this post to the tag - I'm so glad you chose to take part! :) It's nice to know I'm not the only one who wouldn't make that interview insanely awkward haha. Also, your idea of begging for hair extensions is a great answer!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice 


  17. I love love love Kim Kardashian ^^


  18. I love Bridget, Audrey, Olsen twins and Cher :)

  19. great post!

  20. Ahhh, Taylor looks stunning in that photo! I remember when the Olsen twins were always photographed because of their fashion, when MK was really skinny and ill looking!

    Corinne x

  21. The 70s would have been my perfect time period. I love the boho look from back then.
    Bright Shiny Day

  22. Impresionante, un vestido precioso. Te sienta genial. Bss guapísima.

  23. This look is lovely! I love the high boots with the short shorts! And the pinstripes really add an extra edge!

  24. You look so stunning and cool. Love yOur sweater and boots.

  25. Some of my favourite style icons here! Love how you shown the same style in the past and present!

  26. I love this post I am a hughe fan of Audrey!
    Xo Miss Erin
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  27. Great post and answers. My all-time fashion icon is Audrey Hepburn. Now I like Olivia Palermo very much. Have a great week.

    Jasmine x

  28. My godddd babe! We have so so many similarities when it comes to having style icons!! I am not personally a fan of kim kardashian (as half the time, her assets are always hangin out :P ) , but I loveee Victoria, Alexa,and Taylor!! <3

  29. Great post - loved learning more about you!
    Much love, Vanessa

  30. Amazing fashion timeline! =D

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  31. I adore this classy and fab look, I find it so sophisticated and beautiful :)
    amazing and inspirational post, love your blog!

    I'd be thankful if you visit mine, I am new here

  32. Audrey Hepburn is and always will be one of my beloved fashion icons!


  33. What a great post! I'm definitely loving that the 70's are coming back...flare jeans are my fave!

    Clothes & Quotes

  34. this is a very cute recap. I have to admitt that the style icons of the past had more charm.

  35. And then there is me...a combination of bohemian, proper lady, girly girl, and bombshell. haha


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