… Carey Mulligan.
Celebrity style bores me. I feel like famous women generally either ride the trends and look homogenized, or venture SO far outside the norm that they appear to be constantly screaming for attention. Plus gowns. Who cares about gowns? When do I get to wear gowns myself? That would be never.
But I have fallen head over heels for Carey Mulligan’s style. She is daring without being outlandish, classic without being boring, and eclectic without being disjointed. Her style is everything I’d want mine to be if I had bales of cash and loads of fame.
And yes, she’s totally at fancy-pants Hollywood events in all of these photos. And yes, she’s wearing dresses in all of them. And yes, her regular-gal-going-to-the-grocery-store style is mostly oversized jeans, giant blazers, and black flats. But still! The belts! The chunky necklaces! The platform pumps! The patterns and textures! I swoon. And I can totally draw inspiration from all of these ensembles.
Also love how Mulligan styles her short ‘do.
Plus, the girl loves her pocketed dresses. And goodness knows I do, too.
And, despite my own feelings about the uselessness of Gown Porn, Mulligan introduced me to Vionnet through this stunning dress. Stunning, people. See how some of the flowers are purple and yellow? At the sleeve tips? I have recurring dreams about this dress.
Images courtesy Elle, WhyFame, Pinkmemo, People StyleWatch, contactmusic.com.