The Style Behind The Steel

The style behind the steel

Bows, bows bows!  Thatcher style

Bows, bows bows!
Thatcher style

 

Although Margaret Thatcher was one of the most controversial political figures to ever serve as prime minister in the UK through the 70′s and 80′s I still think it necessary to pay attention to her undeniable level of sophistication in her style. Her elegant “power dressing suits” were the envy of women across seas. From the jewelry she dawned, the glistening pearls came in several variations while the brooch sat perfectly on her jacket collar. Her pussy bow blouses were a trade mark look that became defining of her style as well as iconic. Undoubltly her work attire and essentially her uniform was impeccable  consistently down to a tee.Those who helped her dress made sure of that. As a woman that would be watched on television and in the media frequently she had to remain as polished as a diamond.

She single handily dominated the male world of politics. A fierce and temperamental figure who was both liked and hated across the United Kingdom. Even now following her death her style has left an impact on the fashion industry but more importantly a legacy. Her fashion sense is so memorable because with clothes she enjoyed the power in them. As the iron lady she defined and created a unique style. “I wear my Sunday best seven days a week”.

Although her style may not have impressed everyone some of her memorable items included a black Asprey bag that raised £25,000 pounds in a charity bid a few months ago. Her suits sold for 10 times the estimated auction price back in September. 7 suits worn by her in the 70′s went for £73,125 at the auction. No one anticipated the high figures they said 1,000 to 1,500 per suit proving exactly how valuable the suits by Mansfield, Dellbury and Susan Small are.

6 of her Colorful suits that went for 10 times auction estimate!

6 of her Colorful suits that went for 10 times auction estimate!

 

 

Her arrival at number 10 after centuries of male domination marked a refreshing take on style. Her garden-party hats and favorite colored blue and navy suits wer what she described as “my party’s color”.

Georgia May Jagger in a shoot for Harper Bazar paying a tribute to Thatchers style

Georgia May Jagger in a shoot for Harper Bazar paying a tribute to Thatchers style

 

Meryl Streep played Thatcher in the movie iron lady released in 2011. The dressing for the part had to embody exactly her style and they managed to resurrect that style and make them emphatically British. In her 11 year reign as Prime Minister it is clear she her style has remained memorable and to go by the selling of her suits extremely worthy.

A tribute to her style by Samantha Cameron at her funeral

A tribute to her style by Samantha Cameron at her funeral

An uncanny portrayal by Meryl Streep in the Iron Lady

An uncanny portrayal by Meryl Streep in the Iron Lady

Punk Rock Rules at the NY Met Gala

The New York annual Mat Gala bought us PunK Rock theme this year. Some took the theme a little over the top while others dawned beautiful gowns and still hinted at and embodied the image with touches of punk like accessories including studs, cuffs, and dipped hair ends. While the theme was bold and fun some stars did not get the memo and arrived to the gala in typical Hollywood red carpet attire. Many of the actresses and singers arrived along side there designers instantly telling viewers who they were wearing with out being asked. Katy Perry arrived in a metallic dress on the arms of the Italian duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The california girl also wore a princess grown and the punk chic style was evident.

Sultry Brazilian Super Mode Gisele very rock chic l

Sultry Brazilian Super Mode Gisele very rock chic l

Coco Rocha wearing a bad clip on fringe thumbs down I think

Coco Rocha wearing a bad clip on fringe thumbs down I think

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual costume Institute Gala in New York was put together by the one and only editor and chief of Vogue Anna Wintour. The big event was jam packed with A listers and inside was rumored to be decorated all punk rock fitting for the theme. Anna Wintour let Kim Kardashian onto her red carpet this year but unfortunately the reality TV star came under tough scrutiny for her Ricardo Tisci dress which was compared to curtains several times for its traditional looking print. Kim wore gloves and matching shoes which consequently led to a floral pattern overload. Kanye preformed after dinner and shouted out to his baby mama she was beautiful. The crowd then applauded and screamed for the pregnant and usually stylish star.

Slammed for her choice

Slammed for her choice

Emma Watson in a sexy cut out still remains elegant

Emma Watson in a sexy cut out still remains elegant

Katy Perry in Dolce and Gabana

Katy Perry in Dolce and Gabbana

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My favorites <3

My favorites ❤

Beyonce swanned up the red carpet in a Kenzo Dress worn with potentially questionable matching sky high boots that only she could pull off. Some how the entire ensemble gloves included looked fabulous teamed with her golden locks and train she was the star of the night as always. The jet setting star who is in the middle of touring took a night off for the much anticipated event.

in Marc Jacobs

in Marc Jacobs

Miley Cyrus was also widely criticized for her choice. The 20 year old singer wore a Marc Jacobs creation rumored to have been worn by Kate Moss years ago. The singer opted for spiking her short peroxide  hair a look evidently that didn’t sit well. I think that if Miley had worn the same dress with her prior brown tresses she would not have been under scrutiny for her choice at all but most people had a serious issue with her dramatically different hair. She was not the only star to dawn a peroxide do as Anne Hathaway arrived with a new peroxide pixie look also that she wore quite well in Valentino .

Anne Hathaway in her new do

Anne Hathaway in her new do

Rooney Mara was my personal favorite of the night in Givenchy also accompanied by the creative director Riccardo Tisci. The white romantic lace gown with a plunge neck was undoubtedly for me the winner of the night. She wore a very dark lip with her black hair that made the white illuminate as well as her. Nicole Richie did cream TopShop and a dark lip with white grey hair which also had a gothic theme to it.

The best Rooney Mara is flawless

The best Rooney Mara is flawless

Anna Wintour did not abide by the dress code and arrived in floor length Channel because she can and ho would question that. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a eccentric Philp Tracey creation resembling a mohican. The Sex and the City super star wore a Giles Deacon gown and LV boots but had a minor flash scenario.

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

All the Super Models represented with Miranda Kerr in revealing cut out a Micheal Kors creation finished with a spiked gold Louboutin clutch. Rosie Huntington Whitley was enchanting in Gucci and Cara Delevigne in Burberry who posed with fellow Brit Sienna Miller also in Burberry. Both wore low V plunges with spikes finishing.

Girls Star Alison William looks beautiful

Girls Star Alison William looks beautiful

Tiger Woods bought his new girlfriend ski champion Lindsey Vonn to the event and Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are rumored to be an item. Blake Lively  showed up in Gucci gown that was duck blue and bled into black sweeping the floor giving the impression of a feathered look the fashion icon did not arrive sadly with hubby Ryan Reynolds. Lastly Madonna made a serious statement the material girl barred all in chains a black wig and provocative baring tights. The material girl went above and beyond in a studied plaid Givenchy piece and not much else.

Rosie in Gucci

Rosie in Gucci

Jessica Alba in Michael Kors

Jessica Alba in Michael Kors

All out in typical Madonna fashion

All out in typical Madonna fashion

very dressed down for the flamboyant singer

very dressed down for the flamboyant singer

Mary kate left Ashley right

Mary kate left Ashley right

Chaos and fashion excelled as expected and most did not  disappoint!

Who wore it better?

Both the famous ladies who dawned the same Lanvin stripped blazer are mothers to be. Black Eyed Peas Fergie teamed hers with leather pants and a long necklace and sunnies for a more rock chic look while Kim Kardashian who has been getting buckets of criticism for her maternity wear opted for a totally different look. Kim chose a fitted classy body con dress with Metallic Jimmy Choo stilettos. Whats your verdict on the $3,000 blazer? but more importantly who wore it better?

Which way do you say? Rock Chic or sophisticated

Which way do you say?
Rock Chic or sophisticated

Kim opts for monochrome look
Kim opts for monochrome look

 

Tribeca Film Festival

Karolina Kurkova dawned this beautiful low cut black top and embellished skirt at the festival. A potentially risky choice maybe for your everyday girl but not when your a supermodel. The supermodel looks perfection and totally immaculate in the tuxedo ensemble. I love how she teamed it with simple black shoes and her choice of clutch. Hot or Not?

Photo from the fashion bomb blog

Her Blumarine Tuxedo dress is Fall 2013

Her Blumarine Tuxedo dress is Fall 2013

Simply elegant or simply to much?

Simply elegant or simply to much?

Worst Dressed

She knows

She knows

I love her usually for her style but it is it fair to say Rita Ora is the worst dressed of the week or could we condemn it by calling it quirky? Especially given thats she’s in Tokyo. I for one am totally unforgiving of this outfit choice no matter where in the world. Even in the above photo she even looks like shes upset because she has to wear it. What do you think?

Questionable hair? Questionable dress? Questionable outfit?

Questionable hair?
Questionable dress?
Questionable outfit?

Which way do you say?

Rita Ora looks pretty in Pink! Two different events to totally different styles but which did the pop princess look better in? Rita wore the JW Anderson pleated skirt to the Lacoste pool party teamed with a cool Jeremy Scott tee, shades and a red lip. While when she first wore it she wore it with a pretty pink Chanel top and wedges. The over all look was more girly and sophisticated while for Coachella the look was appropriately laid back! Whats your verdict?

Which way do you prefer?  one skirt two very different looks

Which way do you prefer?
one skirt two very different looks