By Kristine Xu
People like, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Lana Del Rey can be trusted with style. They craft music every day of their lives. Music is the fuel that keeps many of us running throughout the day, whether we’re working out, at the office or relaxing at home. Therefore, I think it’s only proper to give a round of applause to the following names for providing us with hip-swinging and finger-snapping music that we loyally listen to over and over again.
Much like the other names on this list, Taylor Swift is a famous household name that became America’s sweetheart through her country music. Swift started singing and songwriting at the tender age of 14, where she was swept off her feet and carried into stardom. Since then, she has released four studio albums, won over 200 awards and single handedly became the youngest person in history to write and perform a number one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. Barely a decade later, Swift has ensured her name will never be forgotten as one of the most successful country singers in the world. Rightfully so, her fame is reflected in her lavish lifestyle, $20 million dollar New York City apartment and expensive taste in brands like Anthropologie, Betsey Johnson, Ralph Lauren and ModCloth. We made sure to include “The Big Apple” into this collection, as well as Taylor’s signature of sparkles and country style.
Shortly after her first hit single, “I Kissed a Girl”, Katy Perry has risen to fame and hasn’t looked back. This pop star decided to pursue a career as a singer and songwriter after being inspired by Freddie Mercury and Amy Grant. Even though she has strong roots in gospel music, Perry incorporates an eclectic fusion mix of pop, electronic, rock, dance and disco influences to her music to create fun and and unforgettable singles. Perry emulates the definition of adventurous and wild, as shown in her creative talent in music videos like “California Girls” and “This Is How We Do”. While this Hollywood singer travels internationally to perform for the masses, she owns a home on Hollywood Boulevard called The Park Hill Estate.
This Mediterranean-style home set on three acres of sprawling land is where Perry spends most of her downtime in Los Angeles, perfect for the queen bee herself. For this collection, we drew from Perry’s anthem of partying hard and following her heart.
Pharrell is a famous rapper and singer who co-owns a famous record label, The Neptunes, with childhood friend Shay Haley. He was named “Best Dressed Man In The World” by Esquire, and lives up to the title with his expensive self-made fashion label and custom designed Miami penthouse in Bristol Tower.
He even curated “This Is Not A Toy”, a design exchange museum hosted at an art collective. Pharrell’s lifestyle is a vibrant mixture of music, video, vinyl, art and structure that are combined together for an unforgettable personal image.
One can’t help but feel stylish and metropolitan when bringing to mind the brand of Pharrell.
We looked at specific elements of Pharrell Williams, including urban culture, artsy furniture and living like a billionaire.
Flower wreaths, heart-shaped sunglasses and Hollywood Glam are the iconic symbols of this famous singer. Lana Del Rey, self-dubbed the “saddest bad girl”, gained international attention after her song “Summertime Sadness” was remixed and topped the charts on US Billboard’s Hot 100. She is best known for her twist on Americana and Hollywood Glam, which can be seen in both her songwriting, lifestyle and home. Self described as “Hollywood sadcore”, Lana Del Rey has embraced her image and gained an impressive following around the world. Her image encapsulates a trifecta of buttery pastels, dusty floral print and gloomy charm, which we have expertly crafted into this collection.