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J.Lo Reveals Her Style Icons!

J.Lo is arguably one of the most influential style icons of today, but she needed some role models to achieve that kind of status!

So who did she look up to growing up??

In this video (above), we learn that Old Hollywood greats like Ava Gardner and Rita Hayworth influenced Jennifer's look into what it is today.

But when it comes to classic sophistication, Jackie O will always be her go-to model.

Press play to watch Jenny speak on these style icons and more!

And tell us, who are UR icons??

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Kate Middleton Not Considered A Trendsetter?

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It’s not easy being Kate Middleton and having others constantly judge you. Especially when you’re often being compared to the late Princess Diana.

And although many love Kate’s style, others are saying she’s really not a trendsetter like Diana, but more of a follower.

According to new reports, fashion experts agree that Miz Middleton isn’t much of a style guru.

Elle’s Fashion News Director reveals:

“Is she a style icon of the likes of a Kate Moss? Absolutely not. Is she in the public eye? Are people going to become obsessed with everything she wears regardless of what it is? Yes.”

With a Fashion Direction at Nordstrom’s adding:

"She is stylish, but she's not setting trends, she's following trends. If you take Kate out of the royal family, put her on a street in New York, you wouldn't look at her twice. She's a beautiful woman, but she blends into a crowd.”

A Neiman Marcus Fashion Director added:

"Is she iconic at the moment? Time will tell. She's certainly influential. In the position that she's in you can't be simply stunning as she is and not have influence.”

What do U think of Kate's style?

[Image via AP Images.]

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Model Clarifies Her Comments About SJP

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Model Emily Sandberg returned to her blog on Tuesday to clarify some of the things she said in her "Sarah Jessica Parker is not a style icon" piece.

She writes:

A friend sent me a photo of one of my covers next to SJP's Vogue cover this month. I think it's a good illustration of the difference between fashion and Hollywood. One needs major advertisement and intrigue to sell it. The other uses only an image.

Daring? I don't think so, Italian Vogue is still the reigning magazine in fashion. US Vogue became akin to US Weekly, a magazine driven by the advertising dollar instead of the creative influencers.

I told my friend, "You know, I've been wanting to write a blog post about her brand for some time. First with Gap and then with Halston. I think now I have to. Enough is enough. Someone has to call this out."

It's not that I don't like SJP. I think she's not only talented but incredibly intelligent and beautiful. What I don't like is her brand. And her brand to me is this: SJP+SATC=Money for SJP. And here's my problem with it.

1. it adds little of substance to the table beyond a product
2. it says little about fashion beyond a trend
3. it does little more than make money for her brand and the brands SJP aligns herself with
4. I don't take kindly to blatant self-promotion, it's no better than some of our reality TV friends and I think US Vogue and SJP is capable of so much more

And why does this bother me? Well… I don't know about you but I don't like money being the all powerful motivating factor for what people pay attention in our society today. I wish it was the talent because there are so many gifted, talented, deeply creative people that could do amazing work given the opportunity.

Instead what we have is an industry, that over the last 10+ years has gone the way of Hollywood and decided to put their faith and trust and branding in the hands of those who have money instead of the those who have the ability to create fashion.

I could have written the same post about Blake Lively or Lauren Conrad. It just so happens, SJP was on the cover this month.

One last thing I feel necessary to address. I'm a model. If you're interested in the work I've done, you'll have to dig. I don't have a website. I don't have a fan page. I don't have a team of PR people gathering and submitting to the press every move I make. Call me old fashioned but I'm not interested in you knowing my name because I'm a beautiful face representing a brand for a season or on the cover of a magazine. If you know my name, it's because we've met. We've had a conversation. We've exchanged ideas.

Fame is something you can purchase so easily today. I'm not interested in being famous. I'm interested in developing a conversation.

She makes a lot of great points, but the reality is we live in a celebrity obsessed culture and they sell. How many people in the US would buy a magazine with a non-household name model like Gisele or Kate Moss?

If we had to guess, not many.

And as we all know, Anna Wintour is more about the business of Vogue, not the fashion.

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Sarah Jessica Parker Is Not A Style Icon

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Model Emily Sandberg can't stand Sarah Jessica Parker and to prove it, Emily dedicated an entire post on her blog to SJP and how she is not a style icon.

Here's the lengthy rant in its entirety:

How much money do you think the studios paid to put Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover of Vogue? I'll tell you why I ask, I'd like to know how little Vogue is willing to accept to give Sarah Jessica Parker the credit that Patricia Fields deserves.

Sarah Jessica Parker is not the fashion icon Anna Wintour and all the other fashion business heads want you to believe. See? This is back when she made her own fashion decisions.

Remember when she did the exclusive $38 million multi-season artistic director contract for Gap? Remember the financial disaster that ensued and how quickly Gap dropped her? Remember how Gap had to go back to using and paying supermodels 1/10th of their day rate to reshoot that season's White Jean campaign because Sarah had been given the majority of the advertising budget? The brand returned to it's good financial standing because of this move. Models bailing out celebrities again.

Isn't it time to start paying models and stop wasting money chasing after US Weekly dollars?

It's cheap. It's lame. It's obvious. And fashion isn't any of those things.

It's also a complete lie. The public already knows most celebrities don't dress themselves. Please stop calling them icons when the only thing they've done to deserve the title is fit into the sample size of a dress a stylist picked off a runway that the artistic director of say, Versace, decided to put on the runway in the first place. Not only is a celebrity last in a long chain of creative decisions; most of them don't even decide what goes on their bodies, Sarah Jessica Parker being one of them.

The artistic directors and stylists that make these decisions for brands should be given the praise. For instance, Patricia Fields, who created SJP's look and got the ball rolling on her.
Sarah, please, please go back to squeaking at lacy Louboutins and man-childs who don't treat you right. I refuse to buy any more magazines with you on the cover promoting films.

Is anyone else annoyed?

Oh, and let me quickly answer the question on the cover: How does she do it?

She employs a small army of people.

Geez.

Sounds to us like Emily's just a bitter out of work model that's in desperate need of attention.

[Image courtesy of Vogue.]

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DVF Doesn't Consider Duchess Catherine A Style Icon

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Even though she's only been a Duchess for less than three months, many designers already consider Kate Middleton to be a "style icon".

But according to Diane von Furstenberg, she's not even close!

On Monday night, DVF said at the screening of Sarah's Key in New York City:

"She is not a style icon. She is so much more. She is so sure of who she is, and should never let go of that."

We have a feeling Diane is a little bias since Catherine wore one of her dresses while visiting California this weekend.

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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Jessica Simpson Is One Smart Business Woman

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Who knew Jessica Simpson’s fashion line was doing so well?

According to reports, Miz Simpson’s clothing line might just become a $1 billion business!

And with a possible Simpson Sportswear line coming out next year, things don’t seem to be slowing down for Jess.

Her brand’s master licensee, Vince Camuto, reveals:

“She is the girl next door and has great product that surrounds her. People like her. People look at her as a style icon.”

Congrats bb!

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Demi Channels Her Style Icon

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Looks like Demi Lovato is taking after her style icon Kim Kardashian.

The "curvy" 18 year old attended Thursday night's Padres Contra El Cancer's 25th Anniversary Gala in Hollywood wearing a purple one-shouldered dress by alice + olivia.

Demi you look fab, just don't make this style of dress a habit!

[Image via Apega/WENN.]

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