By Kristine Xu
We’re not quite sure whether it is their aesthetically symmetrical faces or their talent on the big screen, but our attention has been caught by the glamour and style of style icons like the Beckhams, Jessica Stam and Karlie Kloss. The public can only look on in awe as these groundbreaking celebrities continue on with their amazing lives with their philanthropy, personal brands and presence.
Victoria and David Beckham
When David and Victoria are not busy making appearances at events or promoting new brands, the Beckhams can be found launching expensive fashion labels or spending time at home with the kids in their homes across the globe. The Beckhams have houses in London, Dubai, South of France and even California, which were largely influenced by David Beckham’s two decade long professional soccer career.
Although they are known to live largely and diversely through their charity efforts, modeling gigs, expensive cars and luxurious homes, the Beckhams have deep roots in classical Victorian aesthetic.
These roots are visually apparent in Victoria Beckham’s personal brand featuring chic and trendy purses, as well as David Beckham’s role as a model and athlete or well-branded teams. We relied heavily on the Beckham’s trendy, chic and sporty personalities to make this perfect collection.
Well known as the face of CoverGirl, Jessica Stam has made a splash in the modeling world as one of the World’s 15 top earning supermodels. Her strawberry blonde hair and signature doll face has sparked attention to help her rise among the ranks of other models. Although she had a modest childhood growing up on her family’s farm in Canada, a modeling scout in Canada discovered and brought her into the world of runways.
Since then, she has walked for big names including Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior, Givenchy and Jean Paul Gaultier. In addition to working with these international brands, this world-renowned model owns a vintage inspired apartment in East Village, which focuses on shades of purple pastels and chrome light fixtures.
We took inspiration for her collection specifically from Stam’s love of deep violets and energetic patterns to compile these glamorous pieces.
Barely in her twenties, Karlie Kloss has already been listed as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s by Vogue Paris and also named a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Although she has an impressive career as a model, she “treats herself more as an athlete than a model.”
She has a fierce passion for football and sports, which has helped snag her the title of the New Face of Nike in Nike’s Fall 2014 campaign. Kloss’ personal dedication to health and beauty is also further evident through her nutrition-based vegan baking business and dedicated beauty product usage.
She also owns an apartment in West Village, outfitted with wood floors, rope detailing and a simple summer vibe. For this collection, we took a page from Kloss’ book by channeling her healthy habits and sporty lifestyle.