If for any reason I should ever chance upon the opportunity to raid the celebrity closet of my choosing, it would be a tough decision between Solange Knowles and former Revenge actress Ashley Madekwe.
A rare find in Hollywood, both ladies are the kind of fashionistas who don’t need the use of a stylist. They just ooze style and sophistication even when they’re not trying, the mark of future style icons in the making.
The industry is finally recognizing Ashley for the style maven she is, as she was seen all over New York Fashion Week. But of the many front row appearances she made, Ashley’s look at the Monique Lhuillier Spring 2014 collection presentation had to be one of my faces.
She redefined chic wearing an ornately sequined gold drop-waist mini dress featuring a flirty flounced skirt from Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2013 collection.
With a dress that fab, Ashley wisely chose to opt for an always classic black pump to complete her look. Minimal makeup and a sleek ponytail rounded out things in the hair and beauty department.
Solange and Ashley’s respective styles are about as different as they come, but both women share an innate talent for putting together looks that define the rules of fashion instead of merely following them. I’m predicting drop waist dresses will be big for fall.
[ photos: zimbio, style.com ]