Whether you're trying something new or just expanding on your personal style, there are so many places to find that spark of inspiration. It could come from obvious places like magazines and fashion spreads or the less obvious , like music or art. There are times I'm starving to be inspired and can't find a thing! Other times, I get completely smacked in the face inspiration when I'm not even looking for it. The last time it happened it was when I completely stumbled across this fashion spread. This time, it totally hit me while watching the movie Introducting Dorthy Dandridge that just happened to playing while I was flipping channels one evening at home. I remember seeing it when it first came out and it still is one of my favorite Halle Berry movies. She was absolutely stunning and the I seriously wanted to rock everything she wore down to the fur stoles and wide brimmed hats! I was completely swooning and is probably one of the major reasons I ventured out to do a new makeup look .
Fast forward to Tuesday evening. Once again, I'm flipping channels and I come across the original movie Carmen Jones, starring none other than Dorothy Dandridge. I never watched this actress in action and let me tell you, this girl was FIERCE!! She had sass, she was independent, and she had such an awesome sense of style! It was no wonder this movie was such a hit and probably why it was so hard for her to have another one since, because it seemed she was built for that role. From a fashion and beauty standpoint, she was a gorgeous woman who not only rocked the style of the day, she owned it!
So tell me, who is your celebrity style icon? I'm pretty sure I found mine!