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Lady Style: Kirsten Dunst

Oh, Kiki. You guys know I love her. Not only was she awesome long ago in films like The Virgin Suicides and Eternal Sunshine, but she continues to make weird and interesting film choices.She always looks like she couldn’t care less about what’s happening around her, which is a quality I admire and respect. I kinda feel like she’s the next Parker Posey. Also, her style is bananas in the best way. Typically I don’t feature current, skinny, blonde women on Lady Style because that’s not really my look, but Kiki’s so unconventional that I can’t help loving her.

First off, girl knows how to wear a braid crown and look super-feminine.
kirsten dunst braid crown

But she can also look great in a menswear-inspired look.

She’s clearly unafraid to wear yellow, which I really appreciate. I wear yellow multiple times a week (in fact, if I were Shelby in Steel Magnolias, I would call it “my signature color”), and people reliably tell me that they “just can’t wear yellow.” Whatever, y’all! We can all wear yellow if we believe in ourselves. Look at Kiki in this yellow outfit that looks like a sofa in a good way.
kirsten dunst yellow stella mccartney

And a gorgeous yellow shirt that I covet.
Kirsten Dunst Leaving The Chelsea Handler Show

Oh, and this bold and beautiful yellow dress. You go, Kiki.
kirsten dunst yellow dress

She’s dressed kinda like an 80’s secretary in this outfit that I LOVE.
kirsten dunst long skirt

And then there’s this dress, which totally stole my heart because SO MANY PATTERNS! Apparently it was by Miu Miu way back in 2010.
Kristen Dunst and her boyfriend Jason Boesel enjoy a romantic stroll in SoHo

Mostly what I love so much about Kiki is that she seems to truly not care what other people think about fashion. She rarely wears a bra. She often wears unfeminine styles. She’s doesn’t mind that yellow is commonly regarded as an unflattering color. She’s just doing her, which is a fashion philosophy I can get behind.

Lady Style: Liza Minnelli

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There isn’t a version of Liza that I don’t love. Young Liza, old Liza, in-between Liza…she’s just great. Mostly what I love about her is that she’s always herself. As the daughter of Judy Garland, how could she have turned out any differently? Liza’s always wearing heavy makeup and copious amounts of sequins, and I appreciate that level of drama. Most people would tone down the eye makeup or the sparkle, but not her. She’s just Liza with a Z, you know? Drake might think she’s prettiest when she’s chillin’ with no makeup on, but Liza just does not care (fun fact: Drake wrote that song about Liza Minnelli. Who knew?). She’s just doing Liza.

Just look at this gold dress. Just look at it! So shiny!

Of course Andy Warhol photographed her, because he knew a good thing when he saw it. Why don’t we all wear scarves over our heads as glamorous fashion statements?

PETA would not even mess with Liza for wearing fur because they’d be all, “Girl, you’re too fabulous.”
Liza Minnelli Fur

I’ll really know I’ve made it when I’m wearing a red sequined dress and sitting on Elton John’s lap in a limo. If only, you know?
Liza Minnelli and Elton John London 1983

Liza also stars in one of my favorite-ever romantic comedies, Arthur (not the one with Russell Brand, duh). This movie is truly BANANAS for a lot of reasons. Mainly because the main character is a barely functioning alcoholic and no one ever seems to care, but also because Liza is the love interest. She is quirky with a q, but not in the fun-and-zany-but-still-conventionally-hot way of today’s leading ladies. She’s much weirder than that. For starters, she steals a lot of things and she wears this outfit. I want to live in this movie.
liza minnelli arthur

Of course you would wear a red sequined dress to your wedding, Liza. Of course you would.

Proof that Liza is still amazing: she shot these pictures recently with Terry Richardson. Terry Richardson may be a creepo, but he clearly realizes greatness when he sees it.
liza minnelli terry richardson

And she has a sense of humor, too. Remember when she was Lucille 2 on Arrested Development? I would wear this outfit too, btdubs.
liza minnelli arrested development

I love Liza because her idea of glamour and beauty seems based around her preferences. She doesn’t seem particularly concerned with the male gaze; her look is never sexy. I’ve never heard a dude be like, “That girl’s pretty hot. She’s a real Liza Minnelli type, you know?” although if I did, I would demand we become BFFs immediately. Liza doesn’t look like anybody else, and she makes the most of that. She emphasizes her unique features instead of trying to hide them. She doesn’t try to look “natural” or “demure.” She’s loud and proud and always covered in sequins, and I love her for it.

Lady Jam: ‘Losing You,’ Solange

You might know how I feel about Solange (very strongly in favor). I love her makeup, her clothes, her hair, her attitude, and just about everything about her. Including her new song, Losing You, which I can’t stop listening to:

Everything about this song is fantastic; it’s been stuck in my head all day. And the video? Holy moly, I could look at Solange’s gorgeous outfits for days. She’s painfully beautiful and I love her style: bright colors, mixing prints, menswear, she does it all.
You can read more about the video here if you’re so inclined.

Lady Inspiration: Beyonce

As a child I trained myself to dance in very high heels. At 13, in Destiny’s Child, we were told to wear heels, but at first we couldn’t walk in them. We couldn’t keep our knees straight. But we learned, and that became the image of Destiny’s Child: so young and so glamorous. Now I have a rule that my dancers have to wear their heels when I’m wearing my heels. They say, ‘Please take your shoes off, Beyoncé.’ At home, I’m always barefoot. And I have a heavy walk without heels. When they hear me thumping through the house, they say, ‘Oh, Beyonce’s up!’ – Beyonce in W Magazine

I consider myself a lady, but I can’t walk in heels. Just can’t. Dorothy Michaels looked better in heels than I do. Maybe all I needed was a Svengali-like father-manager to force me to wear uncomfortable shoes when I was a child.

Also, how much do you like to think of Beyonce’s “heavy walk”? I can’t stop thinking about Bey stomping around the house and it’s making me so happy.