Monday, June 15, 2009

Fab's Style Icon: Anne Hathaway

Caj and I decided we simply cannot have a fashion blog without paying tribute to the style icons who inspire us every single day.

Lucky me—I get to start!

Like millions of other girls, I grew up admiring the fashion of movie stars Audrey and Grace. I desperately longed for them to be young and alive during my generation.

I felt lost growing up because I could not find a decent fashion role model in modern, mainstream Hollywood.

Sure, there were beautiful and talented, albeit boring, celebrities like Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman. They dressed well, but they were just pretty faces in a sea of forgetful designer gowns. They are movie stars, but I would hardly call them style icons.

By the time I was in high school, it was bad: I was dressing like Britney Spears.

But in the past few years, I have been relieved to see that there are a few actresses out in La La Land who actually have iconic style. They have a flair for fashion and drape garments on their body because they know it’s an art form, not just because it’s part of the job.

And one of those actresses is Anne Hathaway.

Her classy, elegant style never ceases to amaze me. She dazzles the red carpet in a flowing Valentino dress one day; the next afternoon, she’s hiding behind monstrous Chanel sunglasses and a fluffy red scarf, while wearing skinny jeans…at the grocery store.

She balances a girly flair with simplicity. She isn’t afraid to take risks—for the most part, they pay off and if not, she looks gorgeous anyway.

Can you tell I’m a little obsessed?

Here are some of my faves:

Anne wore this classic Chanel piece to the National Board of Reviews in January

I adore this Gianfranco Ferre piece because it is like two dresses in one.

Only Anne could light up the red carpet in this purple Marc Jacobs piece.

I would trade my entire right arm for these Red Hot sunglasses by Jee Vice. Okay, maybe not. But I'm not going to pretend like I wouldn't have to think about it.

What do you think? Feel free to disagree. I know I chose some of her most courageous fashion moments!