Monthly Archives: May 2010

Ellen, our fashion icon

I woke up this morning wondering how this website has been up and running for a good seven months and we are yet to appreciate my favourite lesbian fashionista, Ms Ellen Degeneres. The woman who makes us laugh, makes us proud and who coined the (hilarious) widely accepted term, ‘chapstick lesbian’.

For me, Ellen is gorgeous in that ‘I hope I look half as good as her at 50’ way, but her fashion sense transcends generations.  She wears outfits my mom and I would share. I could steal every one of her jackets, vests, shirts, jeans, and especially her shoes. She makes casual glamourous, and simple sexy. I love that she doesnt try to be anything she’s not. That she’ll wear jeans and trainers with lip gloss and mascara, and that you will NEVER see her in a dress. I’m not huge on dresses anymore either, so I totally respect that!

50's Ellen: in a crisp white shirt and suspenders

50's Ellen: in a crisp white shirt and suspenders

Reservoir Dog's Ellen: black suit, white shirt, thin black tie

Reservoir Dog's Ellen: black suit, white shirt, thin black tie

Corporate Ellen: grey pant/vest combo and matching shirt

Corporate Ellen: grey pant/vest combo and matching shirt

Casual Ellen: t, cardi, scarf, jeans and sneakers

Casual Ellen: t, cardi, scarf, jeans and sneakers

What I love most about Ellen’s look is anyone can do and it won’t cost a whole week’s wage. Everyone owns jeans, t’s, jackets, sneakers – you just have to match them right. The key to this is putting on your regular outfit, and then adding one thing extra. Example: jeans+t-shirt+sneakers, then you could throw on a vest, or a scarf, or a cardi. Unless it gets cold where you are, try to stick to one extra item, otherwise it’s overkill.

If you wanna steal Ellen’s look, OK Mag have developed a little slide show showing you just how to do it. Click here for all the fun!