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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Celebrity Designers Casting Call

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Do you ever wish your favorite celebrity would either create a fashion line or partner with an existing brand on a line of clothing and apparel? I am going to share in this post a few of my favorite style icons and the reason I believe their magnetic style should be shared with the world by way of fashion designs.

Below, and in no particular order, is my list of stylish celebrities whom I wish would also consider becoming fashion designers.

Socialite, former reality star and sometimes model Olivia Palermo demonstrates each day she is photographed while out and about that she understands the meaning of the word chic. Olivia Palermo, for those of you who don’t know, used to be on the defunct MTV show The City. Every outfit this woman wears exudes classic chic. She has some intangible factor that I wish could be bottled up and spread around to all whom want to incorporate a similar style into their own wardrobes. The only problem is that were she to start her own label there is a likelihood that the price of the clothing and accessories would be out of my league. She is so accustomed to luxury everything that it is possible clothing and accessories from her line would only be available at luxury designer retailers. I can still hope, however, that she would consider those of us whom have a much smaller clothing budget. This belief is substantiated by how she dresses. She has been photographed in outfits consisting of pieces from retailers Zara and Topshop. The prices of clothing and accessories at both retailers ranges from budget-friendly to moderate. This proves that Olivia Palermo espouses to the high-low philosophy of dressing. She knows how to mix, for example, Burberry pieces with J.Crew separates to create a compelling look. I would love to see what she could do with her own line of apparel and accessories.
Actress Blake Lively, formerly of Gossip Girl, a co-star in the movie Green Lantern and one of the faces of L'oreal Paris is another fashionista on my list of celebrities that I want to see launch a fashion brand. She seems to have an instinctive sense of style that was likely inherited from her mother, a former model. She routinely does not use a stylist for Red Carpet events but consistently looks superb when she appears on the red carpet. Rarely, has she appeared in outfits that receive a thumbs down. In addition, how often is she on the worst dressed roster on Fashion Police? I would love to see what she could do if she put her mind to it. I know she has a day job or two as an actress and with the face of gigs but if she ever decides to expand her reach into the world of fashion design I think she might just surprise people who may perceive her as just another pretty face.

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Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is also on my list of fashion icons whom I wish would launch a clothing line.  She had semi-success with Steve and Barry’s, a former retailer, in 2007 when she launched her line Bitten but the collaboration did not work out. Steve and Barry's began having financial problems about a year later and because of their ultimate bankruptcy her line was abruptly discontinued. Her Sex and the City pedigree expedited her entry into the fashion icon ranks; however, since the end of that show's television run she has proven time and again that when she steps out for a red carpet event it is news-making. Her style ranges from accessible to high-end and she switches it up on a dime which makes her a true style chameleon. I know she just launched SJP a line of shoes but I still think she is capable of designing affordable quality clothing with the right design partners. Perhaps, after the failure of her partnership with Steve and Barry she has shied away from going too far out on a limb but I believe this is a mistake. She is the type of style icon that understands how to keep fashion lovers guessing. One minute she might be wearing an haute couture gown and swanky hat and the next a midi-skirt and cardigan. Who knows how far she could propel herself into the world of fashion design were she to incorporate her own personal style into the world of apparel design. She may have been burned once as a result of her Steve and Barry's partnership but maybe one day she will give it another try.


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The former host of music program Fuse News, periodic DJ, and occasional model Alexa Chung is also on my list of those whom should, and from what I learned a few days ago, will give serious consideration to starting her own fashion label. Her ability to pair together separates that on paper does not make sense is unparalleled. She has an uncanny ability to mix and match garments that seem like illogical pairings but work to superb effect. Because of this talent it is likely that her repertoire of lookbooks would be considered as highly eclectic. It is rare for Alexa Chung to be on a worst dressed list. This alone proves she has the Midas touch. Her style is in my opinion a result of a devil may care attitude. She simply does not follow the fashion rules. There are also tomboy elements to many of her looks. She notoriously pairs oxfords and flats with even dresses. At other times, she appears in print dresses with sneakers. She constantly mixes it up which keeps her fan base on edge. I believe if she designed a line it would appeal to women whom dress for themselves not for others.

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You have had an opportunity to read my thoughts on this subject but now I want to hear from you. Which celebrity do you think should start a fashion line?

46 comments:

  1. I love all the celebrities you picked!
    My fave is Alexa Chung though. I would see her do a
    TopShop or Urban Outfitters collection :)
    I'd buy that for sure!

    http://creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Kristina. I think she would be perfect for Urban Outfitters based on her eclectic style. She is a fearless fashionista.

      Sharon

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  2. Nice pics! i like Blake's photos.
    great post!
    Ann'so M
    http://annsom.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi, Ann'so:

      I love how Blake Lively dresses. I admire her all the more because her style really reflects her influences since she does not use a stylist.

      Sharon

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  3. Hi Sharon! I love Olivia Palermo's style and if she launched her personal fashion brand surely I would be amongst its affectionate customers!
    Thanks for your vote, I really appreciated it! :)
    Oriana xxx

    www.stylexis.com

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    1. Hi, Oriana: Her style is so elegant. She clearly has an instinctive sense of what works style-wise. She consistently looks glamorous even when wearing casual clothing.

      Sharon

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  4. Great post! They all have great styles, I'm sure I would like to see a fashion line from each one of them :)

    xoxo
    STYLE TRACES BLOG . FACEBOOK . INSTAGRAM . BLOGLOVIN

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    1. Thanks, Joana. I look forward to seeing what Alexa Chung will present since she is supposed to be launching a line this year. Let's hope it is sooner rather than later. I appreciate your visit and comment.

      Sharon

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  5. Olivia have always had a great sense of style!! I love her!
    Follow me on http://laviecestchic.blogspot.it

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    1. Hi, Marika:

      I don't know how she manages to dress so stylishly all of the time. I wish I knew her secret. She is so glamorous. I look forward to visiting your blog.

      Sharon

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  6. nice looks
    xo

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I appreciate it.

      Sharon

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  7. I really like Blake, but I don´t like how she dressed (not my style).
    Love all the other outfits!:)

    xxMonica
    http://sunstreetmonidesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Monica:

      Thanks for your input. We each have our own favorites. Blake's style is not for everyone. I appreciate your visit to my blog.

      Sharon

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  8. Love Olivia Palermo's style, you described it perfectly!

    ~Jessica
    www.unrestrictedchic.com

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    1. Hi, Jessica:

      She is super stylish for sure. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.

      Sharon

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  9. I love all the celebrities you picked! I would love to see a fashion line from either Olivia Palermo or Blake Lively.x I love both styles, they looks so stylish and sophisticated! Have a lovely rest of the week.x
    xxxx
    Stephanie
    vidathings.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hi, Stephanie:

      They are wonderful style stars for sure. Thanks for commenting. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week too.

      Sharon

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  10. My two role models, Olivia Palermo and Sarah Jessica Parker, beautiful and so stylish women! X

    www.carlaginola.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, Carla. Both ladies always bring the style when they step out.

      Sharon

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  12. I'm totally with you on Olivia and Alexa---I'm surprised that they haven't been asked to put out a capsule collection. SJP has a shoe line that's out now btw!

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. Hi, Brittney:

      Thanks for your comment. Alexa is supposed to be coming out with a line this year. I know about SJPs shoe line. I wish she would try putting out another budget-friendly clothing line. I will just keep hoping Olivia launches one. I would be so excited about that. I appreciate your visit. I hope you return.

      Sharon

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  13. Hi dear, you have amazing blog and what a great post, I wish we can follow each other, if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN, please let me know so I can follow you back. xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliment. I am already a follower of your blog. I would love if you could follow back.

      Sharon

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  14. Great post, i agree Olivia Palermo has such a great style, i also love Blake their style is amazing. Xoxo
    Http://www.littleprettymess.com

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    1. Thanks, Tania. I am glad you like the post. I appreciate your input.

      Sharon

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  15. Love the dress worn by Keira! Not sure if that was Keira Knightley though haha 2nd pic from the last. x

    Mutzii
    xmutzii.com

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    1. Hello, Mutzii:

      Alexa Chung is in that photo. Thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment.

      Sharon

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  16. Nice Pictures, I am sure all of them would make wonderful fashion designers.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

      Sharon

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  17. Love Alexa chung's style! she has such a fantastic sense of style, and I just love her hair
    blogablebeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for leaving a comment. She is definitely a style leader instead of a follower. She dresses to suit herself which is fantastic.

      Sharon

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  18. Have a nice Sunday, Sharon!
    Oriana xxx

    www.stylexis.com

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    1. Thank you for reading my post and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

      Sharon

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  20. I love style of Olivia Palermo. She is really great:)
    Nice post dear :)

    http://www.margifashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much. Olivia Palermo does have a strong sense of style.

      Sharon

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  21. Love this post!! Love all the celebs you featured!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

      Sharon

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  22. I would love it if Alexis Chung had her own line =)

    Hazel
    www.theskimplelife.com
    http://instagram.com/theskimplelife

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment, Hazel. I appreciate it.

      Sharon

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  23. I adore your blog, so I decided to give you a Liebster Award. go to my blog.
    http://www.love2bcouture.com/2014/03/liebster-award.html#more
    xoxoxo
    love2bcouture

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    1. Johanna:

      Thank you. It is such a great compliment to be a nominee. I am happy you like my blog.

      Sharon

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  24. Blake Lively's pencil skirt with the front slit is fantastic! I want it!
    http://kyfashion4.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Kasey:

      I love that entire outfit, skirt included. Her style is amazing.

      Sharon

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