These 5 female celebrities don’t care about impressing fashion critics – they dress to suit their own style and tastes. Even if their partner isn’t impressed, these stars are all about going for what their heart tells them when it comes to getting dressed, and it seems to work, as many have their own signature style which has earned them plenty of style cred and allows their original personality to shine through. From Helena Bonham Carter’s always attention-grabbing style to Victoria Beckham’s fashion-forward choices, these 5 stylish celebs don’t pay any heed to what they should be wearing and do it all for themselves.
Diane doesn’t often use a stylist and even her boyfriend’s opinions don’t matter: “I’ll only use a stylist for the Oscars or something like that, or a promotional tour for a movie when I’m travelling for six weeks and I need 25 outfits just for press days and 10 premieres. But I will tell them what I want. When you are in a relationship, you want the other person to appreciate the things you like. It sounds superficial, but it’s nice. We go shopping. But he likes it. I definitely wasn’t fond of these blue sneakers that he wore all the time for about a year-and-a-half. They’re now weekend shoes! He was a hoarder, which most men are, I think. He had sneakers from when he was 15.”
Victoria creates her own designs following her own rules: “Now that I’ve been doing it a little bit longer I can take more risks, working with volume away from the body, which is very different from where I started out. I never try to follow a trend or fashion; I just do what feels right. Everything that I make, from glasses to a handbag to a dress, is something I would wear and carry myself. People ask who my customer is – I love to do in-store events with my retail partners, I love to meet my customers and get feedback – but I’m my customer.”
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena knows she has her own style and dresses to celebrate it: “I’ve always been happy to wear things I like and not follow what’s in fashion. I just thought I never look good in what everybody else wore. So there’s no point trying. You just have to do what suits you, and it doesn’t matter if you don’t look like everybody else. Be you. That’s our gift and we’ve got to celebrate that, but it does take ages. I was wracked with self-doubt for years. I get spasms of it even now – I’m not indelibly self-confident.”
Geri believes she is like every woman and dresses to suit her shape: “I think I’m every woman – I know it’s a cliche but it’s true. Sometimes I’m ultra-feminine, then I’m chilled out and comfy, then I want to be super-glam. It’s fun being a woman! Although I have learnt what suits my body shape. I now also try to dress for myself rather than for approval.”
Emma doesn’t care about critics and likes to indulge her own tastes: “I just dress for me. Fashion is something I genuinely enjoy. It’s a way of expressing yourself. It’s a lot of fun and I hope it’s not going to get to a stage where I feel, ‘Argh, clothes – how stressful!’ It’s become a way of life and I’m meeting amazing new creative designers all the time. For a premiere, I’ll wear some forward-thinking, trend-setting designers like Balenciaga or the latest from Chanel. I’m also really into William Tempest. If I’m going casual, I’ll mix vintage with clothes from Topshop, Zara or Gap and I also love Agnes B. I’ll mix and match, which makes it financially accessible to everyone.”