Developing Personal Style – Style Icons & Muses

While collecting personal style inspirations (I like to use Pinterest: you can follow along with my pins here), I not only find patterns in the looks, items and colors I keep gravitating toward…I also keep seeing the same faces.

The following ladies have strong personal styles that I find really wonderful and inspiring. Their looks fill my Pinterest boards and influence my wardrobe. They are are my style icons, and I hope you enjoy their style as much as I do. =)

Janie Cai
Fashion Director, Esquire Singapore

Janie Cai

:: via thesartorialist.com ::

Janie was the first person I discovered that made me freak out over her style. I still remember one ambitious night on Pinterest, digging for new things to pin, when I realized I had pinned this same girl a stupid amount of times. A Google Image search later, I had found her name and was gleefully taking in all her quirky, colorful, menswear inspired outfits.

Janie Cai Street Style

:: via streetfsn.blogspot.com ::

Janie Cai Street Style

:: via style.com ::

Esther Quek
Fashion Editor, The Rake
Follow Esther on Instagram

Esther Quek

:: via modemajuere.blogspot.com ::

After I discovered Janie, Esther came soon behind. This girl has panache, and her custom made suits are beyond amazing.

 Esther Quek Street Style

:: via tommyton.tumblr.com ::

Esther Quek Street Style

:: via guerreisms.com ::

Because Esther and Janie both work for menswear magazines, I excitedly await the men’s shows (like now!) for new street style shots of these two.

Both my girls in one place:

Esther Quek and Janie Cai Street Style

:: via mariovillanuevastyle.blogspot.com ::

Marissa Webb
Designer, Marissa Webb
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Marissa Webb Personal Style

:: via marissa-webb.com ::

Marissa is a more recent discovery of mine, thanks to her new namesake line which debuted with the current spring/summer collection. A J.Crew alum (she was the head of womens design!), Marissa incorporates menswear touches in both her label and her personal style. Hers is a brand I will be keeping a close eye on, and am already amassing a rather long wish list.

Marissa Webb Street Style

 :: via MarissaWebbNYC Instagram ::

Marissa Webb Street Style

 :: via Marissa Webb on Pinterest ::

 

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10 Comments

  1. says: Ellen

    Not too crazy about these bloggers… Their styles look overdone, theatrical and very unfeminine… These women look like they spend half of their day in front of a mirror. In my opinion, a good style should look effortless.

  2. Dearest Kelly,

    This only underlines that such a classic style will never go away! It has been around repeatedly and even at the time that I studied fashion. I can clearly see how you fell for this street look; you fall right into that category as well.

    Enjoy it and yes, your shape is even a bit like these Oriental ladies, that too helps for pulling it off the right way.

    Enjoy it and I’m very close with you on this style!

    Hugs,

    Mariette

  3. says: Annabelle

    Fun post! I agree, these ladies have some serious style, I’ll have to keep an eye out for them in the future.

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