Who is your style icon? That was the question posed to us bloggers competing in the Jane by Design Style Challenge. Not only were we to write about our style icon, but we had to take the plain white tee from our trunks and create a design inspired by that icon.
Mine was a no brainer. Chloë Sevigny is my ultimate style inspiration. She is always pushing fashion limits and it seems as if nothing will hold her creativity back. Not only am I inspired by Chloë’s sense of style, but also by her range of talent and her many accomplishments. I would have to say that Chloë is the definition of a “One of Each” girl. She’s an actor, model, fashion designer, and an all around “it” girl. Her style really encompasses all of her identities. From red carpet glam to 90′s grunge inspired looks, Chloë Sevigny embodies today’s fashion chameleon.
As I starred at my blank canvas in the form of a white tee-shirt, I began to brainstorm what I believe exemplifies Chloë style. Then it came to me. My creation needed to be versatile, fresh, edgy, with a hint of her signature 90′s flare. I got to work and decided to crop and distress my shirt. I wanted to keep it simple to help go from day to night – office to evening out. I cropped it to touch on the 90′s feeling while also giving it that young and fresh vibe. Then to distress, I shredded patches up the sides of the shirt to create a really edgy finish. (Be careful doing that btw. I totally stabbed my finger with my seam ripper and almost added a nice red spatter to my shirt!)
I love the fact that my creation could be kept casual with jeans, dressed up with a high waisted skirt, thrown over a dress, or paired with a flannel. You could even wear it to the office with a blazer and high waited trousers. With all that versatility, I think nothing could embody Chloë’s style better.
Now I will ask you the same question. Who is your style icon? To help me out with the contest and post your answers HERE on the Jane by Design Facebook page!