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Today, the word "trendsetter" just doesn’t hold the same cache as it did back in the day. Mainstream was the way ladies of the past swam, so when sartorial rebels made a splash, it was cannonball style! And now that nonconformity is the cardinal rule for every fashion cognoscente, we feel the need to give some props to the pacesetters who made being a black sheep chic.
From the ultimate editrix, Diana Vreeland, to bohemian bon vivant Anita Pallenberg and decadent British darling Wallis Simpson, we’re forever grateful to these five iconic rebels. And, since their styles still resonate today, we’ve concocted a handful of cool ensembles inspired by each pioneer's singular taste. So, give a nod to your avant-garde ancestors, and soak up some of our secrets to making your own major fashion waves this summer.
At this point, you’ve probably spent a good amount of time waltzing about and finishing up any last-minute shopping. Sure, the main reason you venture into the city’s best boutiques is to walk out with a boatload of goodies for your peeps, but we think a retail visit can be a prime Instagram moment, too. So, be sure read
If you've been good this year, you've already crossed all the names off your list and wrapped every last box. You can sit back, and enjoy your egg nog. Meanwhile, the procrastinators of the world (here, here!) are scrambling to find quality gifts that don't completely reveal exactly how long we waited to start our holiday read