Although I was young when Princess Diana died, I vividly remember how much it impacted the world. Nations worldwide mourned for the loss of this beautiful soul. Princess Diana had a kind heart, was charismatic and seemed down-to-earth despite her larger-than-life title. A new HBO documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, aired this week to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of her death, in which Prince William and Prince Harry fondly recall their mother’s life and legacy.
In memory of Princess Diana and as an ode to her love of fashion, I’ve highlighted some of her most iconic style moments.
The LBD Heard Around the World
Was it a strategic PR move to take over the headlines as her then-husband Prince Charles’ cheating scandal was exposed, or simply a coincidence that Princess Diana caught everyone’s eyes in this LBD?
A Wedding Dress with a Record-Breaking Train
With a 25 foot train, the longest in royal wedding history, Princess Diana stunned and wed Prince Charles in this dress as 700 million people watched from around the world.
Princess Diana did not lose her sense of style during her two pregnancies.
Nicknamed after the trend on hit ’80s soap opera Dynasty, Princess Diana often wore modern gowns with wide shoulders.
Velvet, sequins, and beading featured in this glamorous gown. Princess Diana stunned at a White House gala dinner in 1985, where she had her iconic dance with John Travolta. The dress has since then been auctioned off for charity, along with others from the Princess’s collection.
Radiant in Raspberry
Princess Diana made many public appearances looking poised and beautiful, but this raspberry Victor Edelstein gown is one of my favorites, and I can envision it being worn on a red carpet today.
Pretty in Pink
Princess Diana often wore skirt suits in bright, eye-catching colors.
Shy Di no more, Princess Diana pushed the envelopes of usual modest royal wardrobe rules and appeared in sheath numbers like this white Versace dress.
A Casual Princess
Princess Diana wasn’t always dressed to the nines in expensive gowns; she looked stunning and put together in casual looks, like this colorful jumper and rain boots outfit.
Redefining a Staple
Princess Diana’s most memorable fashion moments are filled with countless couture gowns and chic suits, but her casual looks stand the test of time. Her blue jeans, blazer, and baseball cap combo is still a trendy look today.
The name on everyone’s lips these days: Gal Gadot. And it’s no wonder; she stars in the first female-led superhero blockbuster (it’s about time!) and is getting rave reviews for her performance. Gal encompasses everything we could ever dream of in a role model—for ourselves and for young girls everywhere—and has charmed her way into our hearts. Here are seven reasons Gal Gadot is everyone’s newest girl crush.
1. She’s a badass on screen and in life.
Gal not only plays Wonder Woman on screen, she is somewhat of a real life Wonder Woman. From serving two years as a combat trainer in the Israel Defense Force to filming Wonder Woman re-shoots at five months pregnant (I was napping everyday when I was preggo!), Gal has proven herself to be a real-life badass.
2. She’s not afraid to be real.
Gal isn’t afraid to be honest and open in her photos and interviews. She knows the celebrity life isn’t always as glamorous as it may seem.
3. She is humble.
“You made this movie what it is, and your love and support for this character and myself are not to be taken for granted,” Gal says in a recently shared thank you video that shows how grateful she is for all the support.
It is refreshing to have someone so humble for fans to admire. See the video here.
4. She’s all about female empowerment.
Bringing Wonder Woman to the big screen is only fitting for Gal, who has always been vocal about female equality. In an interview with ESPN, she is asked what she wants her daughters to learn from her and answers, “How to love themselves, [and] to not always try to get validation from others.”
In another interview, with Variety, she says, “Growing up, I had Superman and Batman to look up to. All the boys and all the girls, that’s what we had. I think that it’s so important that we have also strong female figures to look up to.”
5. She’s a family woman.
Gal makes time for her two beautiful daughters, whom she instills a strong sense of self in, and a loving husband while maintaining a busy, action-packed career.
6. She has a super supportive husband.
Gal’s hubby of 9 years, Yaron, has always known what we are just learning: Gal is truly a wonderful woman. Yaron shared this sweet snap on Instagram sporting a tee that shows his support.
7. She wears flats on the red carpet.
Gal understands the importance of comfort and isn’t afraid to rock a pair of flats on the red carpet. You know she’ll be ending the night without heel-induced foot pain! When asked why she chose flats, she had a simple answer: “It’s more comfortable! That’s it.”
If I could choose any “It girl” celeb to start a clothing line, I would choose Alexa Chung. While she has done design collaborations in the past, the time has finally come: her namesake clothing line ALEXACHUNG is here. After being teased on Instagram, the line was finally released in May, and it’s exactly what I hoped for.
We’ve already seen celebs flaunting pieces from the ALEXACHUNG collection—my favorite has been Selena Gomez wearing the Stripy Mohair Vest seen here. From chic, modern staples to funky ’70s-inspired pieces, ALEXACHUNG gives us the breath of fresh air we needed to style up our summer. Take a look at some of my favorite pieces below!
Doubled Breasted Jacket & High Waist Tailored Trousers
Oversized Trench Coat
Please help me welcome Courtney of Pretty Little Fawn to the Crossroads Style Council! We’ve been following Courtney both on-screen and via her blog rather obsessively this year, so—needless to say—we’re a bit giddy. It’s no secret we get our fair share of denim inspiration directly from Courtney, and lately we’ve been equally mesmerized by her covetable collection of neutrals, basic tees, and killer shoes.
Denim-obsessed with a love of vintage.
While Courtney is a skinny denim enthusiast, we can only call her recent play with voluminous trouser silhouettes masterful. Her dreamy vintage-inspired style mixes richly hued pieces that play up her red hair and leave you wondering how to get an ounce of the personal style she evokes with seemingly no effort!
We are so excited to welcome Courtney on board and can’t wait to see her style diary evolve with Crossroads!
Meet Cassidy Gard—she’s our newest addition to the Crossroads Style Council! This LA-based Jane of all trades interviews celebs by day, but by night, you can find her making videos about things she likes: DIY, cooking, lifestyle, and fashion!
Cassidy is an entertainment reporter who covers everything from press junkets to red carpet premieres via her very own production company. Whoa! This girl’s got goals.
You’ll see Cassidy sporting her #CrossroadsFinds everywhere, from her YouTube videos and even on the red carpet! When it comes to shopping, Cassidy admits she’s at Crossroads at least once a week.
“I love discovering the cutest little dresses from Diane von Furstenberg, Cynthia Rowley, Topshop—you name it.”
BEAUTY & DIY MAVEN
From face masks to home makeovers, Cassidy shows us how in her fun and easy video tutorials.
We love Cassidy’s all-American style, which favors classic pieces mixed with bright colors (queue denim and stripes!).
Cassidy isn’t afraid of showing us her outdoors-y side, whether she’s by the ocean or on a mountain doing yoga. Namaste.
Cassidy keeps it real (and hilarious) in her 8-part series on her very own “quarter life crisis.” Fun fact: every piece of clothing in this episode is from Crossroads!
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