Why, Don’t You Look Iconic?!

With NYC Fashion Week in full swing I think I would be remise in not talking a little style.  Especially when I claim to be on the pulse of such things!  However, instead of writing the standard panning & praising article on the designs that have come down these runways, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at the iconic.

I feel like this is a fitting topic- particularly in this still timid economy.  Even if you have the means (and trust me, I don’t) to purchase the latest and greatest trends- now is a time to learn from history and look even to fashion as an investment.  The focus should be on purchasing items that have withstood the test of time.  Plus, you always sound chic when you can say “its vintage.”

Probably one of the most obvious illustrations of such an item is the Hermes Kelly bag.  Recently I was with a friend who had been bequeathed one of these beautiful purses.  I salivated a little. Fortunately we were eating dinner so it wasn’t too obvious.  The beauty of a bag like this is it is just as relevant today as it was when the Princess hid her growing belly.

Other fashion items hold similar mystique.  The LBD, first attributed to Chanel in the 1920s, was given new life by Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of Holly Golightly dressed in a Givenchy dress in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Today, the little black dress can be found in almost any woman’s closet.

Here are a few more iconic fashion items:

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  1. Nice article! I’m all for the comfy casual but I would love for iconic fashion and quality to take the lead more… but mass production is not going anywhere!

  2. I’m staying away from this one!

  3. happymother says:

    Some people are iconic without wearing anything special , like you !!!

    But I really love some iconic fashion items…

  4. brandonchristopher says:

    As a former model, I found this totally purrrrfect….

  5. The Velvet Hammer says:

    I think you need to do a focus piece separately on a few fashion icons. One specifically on Grace Kelly, one on Jackie O, etc.

  6. I love that idea! I will get to working on it ASAP!!!


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