Today on Clic Album, a celebration of some of the iconic fashion figures in pop culture right now!
Of course, Queen Bey needs no introduction. She’s unquestionably the most iconic pop star in the world, and she has a voice that’s instantly recognizable. But we want to give a shout-out to her fashion sense, which has made a huge impact.
In addition to mixing class with sex appeal, she’s also had a huge sway on our image of the female body in pop culture. Now young women have a role model who has a relatively realistic body, even though she definitely works to emphasize her bust and hips.
Strong legs are a lot healthier of a goal than impossibly thin legs, in our opinion, and if you look below the surface, Beyonce is actually a really cool advocate for healthy lifestyle. Her dance moves are the result of hours of grueling rehearsal workouts, and she eats a completely vegan diet!
All in all, she’s made fashion about working with natural curves, rather than trying to cover them up or compensate for them. That’s a huge shift, and we’re pretty confident in handing the credit to the original Dreamgirl. Here’s to Queen Bey!
Cara Delavigne burst into the fashion world a couple years ago when she appeared in Paper Towns, but she’s been even more fascinating to watch in the past year. After she came out publicly as bisexual, she received a fair amount of backlash, to which she responded scathingly and honestly, earning her some big points in our eyes!
She first grabbed our attention as a movie star who exhumed charisma onscreen, but showed no obligation to be equally charming offscreen. Of course, that only made her fans love her more! She’s got a no-bullshit approach to interviews which has resulted in some amazingly outspoken moments that some sexist media critics have called “surly” or “moody” but what we would call assertive and refreshingly honest.
Of course, her major achievement to fashion has to be her eyebrows. For years, we’ve all been encouraged to pluck, weave, or otherwise train our brows. Cara Delavigne allows hers to be the most distinctive part of her look–they’re big, bold, and full of personality.
She’s one to look out for, as a model and as a very promising actress. She’s totally redefined our image of bisexual young women, after seeing more androgynous examples like Miley Cyrus for years. And she’s sure to become one of the most popular star personalities on late night shows, after drawing very positive ratings over the past year.
There’s so much to say about Miley Cyrus as a fashion icon that it’s hard to know where to start. For someone who started as a Disney child star and has been in and out of the tabloids for years, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have something to say about her.
Well, we absolutely love Miley, for all sorts of reasons. First off, she’s unabashedly herself no matter what the situation. From dabbling in psychedelic music with her Ded Petz album (released completely free) to performing some of the classiest country covers of any artist today, from wearing nipple stickers on late-night TV to bringing her best ball gown game at awards shows, the one word that comes to mind is” chameleon.
As a self-described pansexual, she’s broken all the rules about what a celebrity role model is supposed to be for young people, and we think it’s totally for the better. She’s also wreaked havoc with traditional stereotypes about sexuality in body image, going from ponytails to a shaved head, and pantsuits to stunning dresses.
She’s one of our top style icons because she can fit into literally any role, and yet be completely herself in all of them. It doesn’t get much cooler than that! And with her new role on The Voice and consistently great musical output, it’s nice to see her finally get some of the recognition she deserves.