Sunday, May 17, 2009

Distinctive Styles....................

ELLE magazine issue on Distinctive Styles and I thought it would be fun
to do a condensed version. The article details fashion trends by breaking
them down into ten distinct styles: I've this blogged somewhere
else not sure where.

1. The Minimalist

"There's rigorous order in all she does, from her sparse, white bedroom
to her carefully written thank-you notes. Her eye is placated by clean
lines and deceptively simple tailoring; her closet is a cool sea of
moody grays, blacks and deep blues."


2. The Rocker

"Her biker jacket is the one constant in a life filled with frantic taxi
rides to gritty shows and spontaneous trips to London or Tokyo. She is
nostalgic for the raw energy of New York City in the '80s."


3. The Architect

"Although she's a power broker - or a ceiling breaker of some kind -
she's in love with the style of Wallis Franken, designer Claude
Montana's muse. She wants clothes that propel her."


What do you think? Would you wear these Architectural designs?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

4. The Night Owl

"The new breed of party girl is haunted by the ghosts of '70s night
clubbers at Regine's, and everything about her is sly, stealth, and
mutedly sexy, from her slick hair to her shifts. Her life is an
uncompromising homage to the decadence of the wee hours, where neither a
hair nor a seam is out of place, even at


What do you think? Would you wear this hobo chic look?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

5. The Free Spirit

"She's about breaking the rules, from her tribal jewelry collection to
her dinner conversation. She's a world traveler and a collector, and her
clothes are an eclectic reminder of cultures and sights seen."


6. The Siren

"She's the evolutionary outcome of years of careful pedigree and
generations of ice queens. She's a nostalgic who collects sterling table
lighters and conjures Hitchcock blonds when she gets dressed."


What do you think? Would you wear this sexy-secretary look?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

7. The Seducer

"Entranced with the world's mysteries, her attentions linger on shadowy
corners and closely guarded secrets."


8. The Artist

She's the alternative It Girl, a quirky collector with a demonstrative
haircut. For her, clothes are a further extension of her visual


What do you think? Would you wear this alternative punk style outfit?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

9. The Boss

Dramatic entrances are her forte, and she prides herself on setting the
tone for the evening with show stopping dresses and salacious gossip.
She draws people in with the jingle of her piled-on jewels. "BlingBling"


What do you think? Would you wear this bold roped circular vintage Lanvin necklace?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

10. The Grande Dame

She takes refuge in a world of formal parties and old-world customs. She
lines her dresser drawers in scented paper and hangs her dresses on
pillowed cream silk hangers. "Vintage 1950s & 1940s Dresses"


What do you think? Would you wear statement gingham or polka dots?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

As for me ....

I'm just simply too versatile to confine to just one style!

And I was always on the hunt for the next best piece to add to my collection.

I now share my lovely finds in two shops! eBay Store and Etsy Shop.

For example in one week the outfits I wear can pretty much cover the 1930s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s or just remix my wardrobe with vintage pieces to create my own mode!


M said...

I definately can´t adjust to only one style...would find it terribly boring. I do have a special sympathy for the 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 you showed in here. I like to combine different decades as well.

This classification is fun though

Aya Smith said...

I love almost all of them! lol, I too have a hard time choosing only one style >.<

BTW, I tagged you on my blog :P lol

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Love this - i'm definetly a mutt when it comes to these things, i just don't think i quite fit any of them, but take the elements i like from all of them :)

VestedBeeVintage said...

Thank you M! it's great to know there are others like myself! :)

VestedBeeVintage said...

Aya, I've been watching the beautiful outfits that you put together and they're are all distinct and lovely! :)

Ok now you have to tell me about that tagging! haha.... new to blogging!

I'll go and check your blog to see what you meant! :)

Vintage Angel said...

I think I'm 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10...

I think no one can be a single style, it would just get boring in the end, even Audrey Hepburn who could be considered as a minimalist number 1 had elements on 6, 7 and 10 in her outfits.

I love the blog!

chloe said...

hmm, i like so many of them!..
but i think i would be the artist, with bits of rocker and night owl mixed up int here too..
cool article!