Tori Spelling; Mother of 2, Actor, Author, Designer, Wedding Planner AND Style Maven. I am very excited to feature her as our first Style Maven. Tori gets a lot of flack in the press for her personal life and her weight. Which I need to call immediate Bull Shit on. Society has created a "beauty myth" that we all, from time to time, subscribe to. However, we as intelligent, beautiful women fail to remember in our insecure moments that it is a standard that has been collectively created and set up to be unattainable. We are being set up to fail by participating in a mass hallucination of the "perfect size", "body type" or "look" and we buy it every time. Tori is a sample size, what all designers covet however the media seems to think she is "too thin". You are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are Tori and no one will ever be the RIGHT size. Don't listen to the critics, they are just pissed their fat asses can't benefit from a sample sale! HA HA!
Tori and I have yet to meet in person however from what I have read and enjoyed on her hit Oxygen reality series "Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" She seems like a really funny, kind, down to earth mother, wife and friend. Someone I would like to have a glass of wine with and chat about how fabulous vintage clothing is, exchange styling ideas and swap potty training tips for our toddlers. Her 3 books made me laugh and I felt an honest breath of fresh air from the sometimes smoggy stench of LA LA land. The silver spoon was the proverbial key that opened some doors but it is her dedication, hard work and mommy-wife-biz multi-tasking skills that has won my respect. Creative, strong, working women always inspire me.
Love her, be annoyed by her or hate her one thing you cannot deny is that TORI SPELLING HAS STYLE!!!
I really applaud Tori's eclectic and bold style sensibilities. I love BOLD jewel tone colors, patterns and accessories. She is very classic and chic while still keeping a current edge. I'm inspired by women who are bold enough to mix Vintage into their current wardrobes, which is what the premise of Evolution Vintage; the re-styling of fashion's past into your fashion's future. Tori, in my humble Pro-Fashional opinion knocks it out of the park. BRAVO TORI! Can we go shopping and styling sometime?
I had the opportunity to ask Tori our 5 Style Maven Questions:
LISAG: Can you describe your personal Style aesthetic and attitude about fashion?
TORI: I feel that fashion is expression. I have an eclectic style. I love mixing styles. While I like being on trend I love pairing the newest looks with vintage pieces. Timeless accessories never go out of style
LISAG: What are the key components / pieces in your closet?
TORI: Jeans are my essential. I have different fits and washes. I also love boots, belts, and scarves. I collect old and new ones and they are great go to's.
LISAG: How do you feel about Vintage Clothing and Accessories?
TORI: I LOVE vintage clothes and accessories. There's nothing better than a great vintage score!
LISAG: What are your favorite Vintage pieces (Clothing and/or Accessories)? Do you only wear designer vintage?
TORI: I love vintage chanel tweed jackets, YSL jewelry, Zandra Rhodes caftans and dresses, givenchy, and Lanvin. But I also love non designer vintage as well!
LISAG: What are you wearing this fall? Tell our readers the key elements for your Fall/Winter wardrobe.
TORI: Vintage pieces for fall include long sweater vests, navajo sweaters and dresses, chinese robes/bedroom jackets as coats/jackets, prairie dresses, sweater dresses, boho skirts, cowboy boot mules, and below the knee vintage flat boots.
Tori also has a line of Jewelry exclusively sold on http://www.hsn.com It represents Tori's personal style as a very eclectic mix of contemporary and vintage inspired pieces. She will be back on HSN in October with a whole new collection!!
TORI Says "My HSN pieces are currently online at HSN.com keyword Tori Spelling and I'll be on LIVE again October 14th!"
MY PICKS FROM THE COLLECTION:
Have a look down fashion memory lane at some of Tori's Looks: (CLICK ON EACH PICTURE FOR A LARGER/FULL SIZE VERSION)
RED CARPET/ EVENTS
ON & OFF THE RUNWAY
MY PICKS FROM EVOLUTION VINTAGE FOR TORI:
VINTAGE (HAND MADE) SHEATH DRESS - YELLOW/WHITE FLORAL PATTERN
VINTAGE KIMONO STYLE DRESS (100% SILK) W ROSE PATTERN (SOLD)
VINTAGE YELLO CAFTAN - STYLED W VINTAGE BELT AS STATEMENT NECKLACE
VINTAGE SAKS FIFTH AVE FAUX FUR JACKET
SHOP EVOLUTION VINTAGE