Bella Musa

Camilla and I often talk about fashion, style and beauty. About what it means to have style, who we think is truly beautiful and so on... We have both always tried to move away from major fashion trends and have always felt if you see too many people wearing the same old look then it's time to move on. Although I truly believe that two woman can walk into the same store buy the same dress and both walk out looking completely different. One woman a stylish beauty and the other a hot mess because we all know that fashion and style does not always go together. As Yves Saint Laurent once said " Fashions fade, style is eternal" Well, with all that said we have come up with a compilation of the woman we feel have amazing style and sense of purpose. They are the woman we continue to be inspired by and when we see a photo or editorial of them from now or the past we stop and take notice. The first being Style Icon Jane Birkin and second her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg. We love Jane's other daughter Lou Doillon too as well as Ines de la Francese, Chloe Sevigny, Kate Moss and of course Dree Hemingway. Dree's ancestral background is enough to make her a style icon before her time.

Jane Birkin

Charlotte Gainsbourg
Lou Doillon

Ines de la Francese Photos from The Selby
Chloe Sevigny

Kate Moss

Dree Hemingway

 "'Style' is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style" John Fairchild

What are your thoughts on style? Who are your muses or inspirations? Let us know we love to here who inspires you.

XX Valerie and Camilla


M. said...

I love this post and completely agree with both of you, it reminds me of my favorite quote
"I believe in style, not fashion" - Ralph Lauren

I really believe that having a unique style is so much better then being "in" fashion. your style idols are wonderful!

I love all your posts and your blog, I always get excited when you two post something new!

lovelove, M.

The Sound of Lace said...

I think YSL is so right. I also think that REAL style is a talent. I think you have to have a sense of balance and an understanding of how colors and fabrics and volume work together. I love how some people look effortlessly thrown together while others look like they really put thought into how each piece relates to each other. But ultimately I think you have to have a good eye!
Kate has and will always be my fave!


Vinda Sonata said...

very well-said. i enjoyed reading the overall article. also, this one is my favorite part:

One woman a stylish beauty and the other a hot mess because we all know that fashion and style does not always go together

awesome style icons. jane and her daughter are both so divinely pretty. kate moss is the modern style queen. who doesn't love her? :)

Juliet said...

I like quite much the same girls as you do. Though I would have added some like Audrey and ALexa.

juliet xxx

Nathalie said...

She was a stylish girl!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great post! I particularly like Dree Hemingway - especially that picture of her in the sequin dress.

Sabine said...

I'm with you on all of them. My personal style icon: Daphne Guinness! Sabine x

Heini said...

Lovely ladies, except dree. I don´t personally like her.

Phiephie + Minnie said...

I adore Chloe and Dree! They have such amazing personal style and it seems no natural to them.


valncami said...

Thanks you for all your thoughts we had fun reading your views.
The sound of lace,
Yes,Effortless sense of style is wonderful.

Marissa,Great quote.

Sabine, I agree, Daphne Guinness is a great fashion Icon.

Vinda Sonata, Thanks for the kind words: )

XX Valerie and Camilla

Lisa loves knitting said...

these girls are so stylish and they have an air of confidence about them!

Jennifer said...

these shots are the epitome of what fashion is. i love all of them!!