Have you wondered what makes a fashionista iconic? And what makes them a fashionista in the first place?
Looking solely on classic Hollywood film stars that to become a starlet you have to be open for being recreated and even modeled to what others think you should look like. For example; Rita Hayworth had electrolysis done on her hairline to bring it up more, Marilyn Monroe getting a chin and nose job, and Jane Mansfield never wearing a bra in public.
What they had was enhanced and what they didn't have was created. Keep those two important points in mind every time you look at a iconic fashionista like Audrey Hepburn or Sophia Loren or Grace Kelly.
Another important point that people seem to forget is that professional stylists dressed them and the best designers in town created outstanding pieces that fit their figures to a tea.
I mean, I think anyone could look like a movie star if someone styled them and made them look their very best.
I call it Movie Magic!
But now that we know many of these starlets were dressed to impressed by professionals (and taught by these said professionals ie Givenchy, Chanel, and Edith Head to name a few-what looked best on them) have you wondered if they became the icons of fashion because of the clothes they wore or how they wore them?
So is it the clothes that made so many classic film stars fashion icons? Was it Audrey's little black dress or form fitting gowns that Marilyn wore. Or was it the way the wore it? They each had specific figures and heights-Audrey was slender like a ballerina, Marilyn was curvy, Rita was leggy, Marlene had high cheeks bones, Grace was sophisticated...I could go on and on.
It seems to be that it is a combination of both. If you find a style that suits your figure at its very best, know the colors that compliment your complexion, and you combine that with how you wear the clothes, how you walk in them, address life in them....well you too can become a Fashionista. I believe its possible.
I have seen women transform themselves from cute to dazzling, and simple to sophisticated. We all won't have the advantages those starlets had and we may not even have access to what is deemed as the best in fashion, but if you are creative and patient and allow yourself to succumb to the wonderful world of fashion, you too can become a fashionista in your own right!