For this edition of Style Inspiration (not that this feature has been happening with any kind of regularity) I decided to turn to Annie Clark, also known as her stage name, St. Vincent. This was a no-brainer for me - in fact, I've had this post waiting in the queue, titled and empty, for months.
So what's so special about Annie Clark? Let me put it this way: she might just be the only person in the world who looks like a porcelain doll (see below) but could shred on the guitar just as well as any of the greats. And that is just one reason why she is so fascinating; she has an incredible ability to subvert expectations.
painting by Chris - this is sitting on my desk at work!
Though my own personal style often differs from hers - I lean more towards the girly, not-always-practical clothes - I always find myself admiring her outfits. She's feminine, but with a definite edge. Both in shows and photoshoots, she often sticks to basic black:
But this, I have to say, is my all-time favorite Annie outfit:
I may never have her perfectly messy dark curls (or her ability to both croon and shred) but I can at least try to emulate her edgy-with-pops-of-color style. Here are some cute pieces I put together that evoke Annie's style and persona:
1: Vintage sunglasses (VintageSilo @ Etsy)
2. Lacy black button-up (Forever 21)
3. Red pencil skirt (okiejo @ Etsy)
4. The One for V tights (ModCloth)
5. Turquoise cutout tank (Forever 21)
6. Black high-waist jean shorts (rosegoldaline @ Etsy)
7. Walk Star bootie (ModCloth)
8. Blue sleeveless blouse (thelovedone @ Etsy)
I don't know about you, but I think that last blue blouse is awfully tempting...
What about you? Is there anyone whose style you admire, even if it's not all that close to your own?