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Girl Crush: Christine Centenera

I haven’t done a Girl Crush post in AGES! I think it was because I was in the midst of a personal style evolution. It’s funny how personal style goes that way; you start out young, fearless and with one main element to your style. As you grow up, other elements mix in, other forces inspire you, and you and your style evolve.

In my case, it was a mix of growing up and moving. I will always have my punk edge, but as I age it becomes more refined. I’m inspired by more clean lines and less cheeky tee’s, though I’m still all for leather and leopard.

This week’s lady of inspiration has all the elements of a style I aspire to be. Christine Centenera, stylist and editor of Harpers Bazaar AU, is my current style crush.

Christine Centenera

Christine Centenera

Christine Centenera

Christine is an Effortless Cool mix of edgy confidence. She’s blackĀ  and leather and pattern play, kitschy tee’s mixed with elegant basics. Her fearless use of color and prints prove ever farther that she’s a master of her personal style. She’s a street style photographer’s dream, her natural good looks aiding in her ease with photos.

Christine Centenera

Christine Centenera

I’m aesthetically infatuated, girl crushing on her style.

What do you think of Christine Centenera’s style? Who’s inspiring YOU latey!?

Girl Crush: IHateBlonde

This girl….a friend pointed me in the direction of her Facebook a few months ago and it’s been a growing crush ever since. The girl behind the blog, Rachel, seems to live in WildFox sweaters and Unif Hellbounds; the things my dreams are made of. A gorgeous, blonde New Yorker with style; I’m smitten.

Certifiably bad-a$$ with a killer body and tres effortless cool style; can I just BE her already!?

What do you think of her style? Be sure to check out her blog, IHateBlonde.com!

Girl Crush: Willow Smith

Can I even call this a “crush” without it being misconstrued for some sort of child objectification? Please, anyone reading, don’t be alarmed; I merely just mean I’m crushing on this child’s style.

I’ve spent the evening listening to Willow Smith and perusing her Tumblr and InstaGram and I just have to say; she is the coolest F-ing 11 year old I’ve ever seen! and how can she not be, with such exceptionally cool parents? I almost feel bad for being sartorially inspired by a child of that age, but you know what? I don’t care. And whether it’s her own personality or a stylist, I don’t care; this is STYLE and one that I love.

And even cooler? After her smash hit “Whip my hair back and forth” came and went, Willow cut her hair, and her loving and endearing parents supported her whole heartedly. Cool parents=cool kids.

Willow’s style staples seem to be very similar to my own; combat style boots, oversized tee shirts, a never ending supply of denim cut offs, and ofcourse, some studs and spikes. Also, I’m incredibly envious of her blazer/jacket collection. And her hats. I’m clearly pretty upset over losing three fedoras in the past year.

Green tea Frappucino? Me too, girl, ME TOO.

What do you think of young Willow Smith’s style? Are you inspired? If so, how do you feel being touched and inspired by such a young member of the world?

Now, I leave you with one of Willow’s ADORABLE gifs, found on her Tumblr: