The 20 Hottest Retro Chic Styles As Seen On Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift and Olivia Palermo

29 August 2012 by

Lana Del Rey

As soon as LDR professed herself as the 'gansta Nancy Sinatra,' we were very intrigued. She has been one of the key players in bringing retro chic to the head of the stage, and maybe synonymous with modernized vintage style. That's why we think she's perfect as the face of H&M's Autumn 2012 campaign.

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/07/17/proof--lana-del-rey-is-the-new-face-of-h-m-see-the-retro-tastic-campaign.htm">Lana Del Rey is the Face of the New H&M Campaign![/a]

Taylor Swift

Taylor is stunning in a blue and white horizontal striped dress, red kitten heels, and a splash of red lipstick with blonde fringe. Her vintage make-over and Jackie-O sunnies go very well with her new boyfriend, Conor Kennedy!

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/08/21/is-taylor-swifts-relationship-with-conor-kennedy-x-a-1950s-style-x.htm">Do We Have Conor Kennedy to Thank for Taylor Swift's Retro Style Transformation? [/a]

Mila Kunis for Miss Dior 2012

Mila Kunis looked retro raveshing for the 2012 Miss Dior campaign, with classic Dior fashion (and those bags!), and complete with Barbarella bouffant hairdo. Tres magnifique!

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/beauty/archive/2012/08/02/mila-kunis.htm">Have You Seen Mila Kunis in the New Dior Campaign? [/a]

Olivia Palermo

The usually ultra-modern socialite went back in time for her Carrera Y Carrera 2012 jewellery campaign.  Olivia posed in classic, ladylike ensembles with her usually straight locks curled in a side parting reminiscent of 1940s films stars like Lauren Bacall and Rita Hayworth.

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/08/03/olivia-palermo-stars-in-new-campaign-for-the-spanish-fine-jewellery-brand-carrer.htm">Olivia Palermo Stars In New Campaign For The Spanish Fine Jewellery Brand Carrera Y Carrera[/a]

Katy Perry

The Great Gatsby isn't only a highly anticipated film, but it's '20's style is inspiring retro red carpet chic. Katy Perry looked absolutely dazzling at the Spirit of Life Awards in Junet, dressed head to toe in flapper-wear. She wore a coral dress with an embellished lace trim, a string of long pearls and beaded headpiece plus super fluttery lashes.

From the article:[a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/06/13/katy-perry-rocks-gatsby-inspired-1920s-ensemble-at-the-spirit-of-life-awards.htm"> Katy Perry Channels 'The Great Gatsby' With Flapper Frock[/a]

Laetita Casta and Choupette Lagerfeld in V Magazine

Laetita Casta is the cat's meow in the August issue of V Magazine. Channeling Sophia Lauren style with sex-kitten eyes and pouty lips, she completes her look with Choupette, the adorable furball belonging to Karl Lagerfeld himself.

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/08/14/fashionlands-gone-pet-crazy--karl-lagerfelds-cat-choupette-strikes-again.htm">Fashion's Gone Pet-Crazy: Karl Lagerfeld's Cat Choupette Strikes Again In V Magazine[/a]

Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby

Although we're still bummed to [a target="_blank" href="/conversation/archive/2012/08/07/hands-up-whos-disappointed-that-baz-luhrmann-s-adaptation-of-the-great-gatsby-is.htm">wait until next year [/a]to see this highly anticipated masterpiece, we can at least ooh and ahh at the gorgeous costumes Carey Mulligan wears! All of her pieces, including this number, were designed by Miuccia Prada herself.

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/08/22/the-great-gatsby-update--miuccia-prada-designed-carey-mulligans-evening-dresses-.htm">The Great Gatsby Update: Miuccia Prada Designed Carey Mulligan's Evening Dresses In The Film[/a]

Laura Carmichael for Love Magazine

The Downton Abbey star, along with her gorgeous costars, looked gorgeous as they posed for Love Magazine's August 2012 issue. Katie Grand, editor-in-chief, styled the luxurious ladies, and the results were a radiant mix of ethereal innocence and gothic glamour.

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/07/24/katie-grand-talks-downton-abbey-for-love-magazine--marc-jacobs-said-i-d-love-it.htm">Katie Grand Talks Downton Abbey For Love Magazine [/a]

What We're Wearing

Deputy Fashion News and Features Editor Hannah Almassi always looks ultra-cool, but we still love this outfit from July! Her favourite vintage colour-block Mexicana skirt (found in a great new store called Parrots and Pelican’s on Stoke Newington Road in London) is quite the statement, so by pairing with a simple H&M long-sleeved tee (worn back to front – she likes a high neckline) and black suede vintage boots, it’s an approachable route into wearing striking prints.

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/WhatWereWearing/archive/2012/07/12/what-were-wearing--h-m-top--asos-bag-and-a-vintage-skirt.htm">What We're Wearing: H&M Top, ASOS Bag, and a Vintage Skirt...[/a]

Nicole Scherzinger and the Rockabilly Quiff

Nicole showed up for X Factor filming in July with slicked back hair and a very tall, pristine, twisted quiff. Along with Nicole, celebs like Madonna, Tulisa Contostavlos and Demi Lovato have all tried out this futuristic-rockabilly look.

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/beauty/archive/2012/07/23/will-you-be-trying-the-extreme-rockabilly-quiff-like-nicole-scherzinger-and-demi.htm">Will You Be Trying Out The Extreme Rockabilly Quiff Like Nicole Scherzinger and Demi Lovato?[/a]

Jessica Pare (a.k.a Megan Draper)

Jessica Pare is one lucky lady, not only being married (on-screen) to that lady-swooning debonair Don Draper, but also for her fantastic vintage costumes. And for us, perhaps her most iconic and sexy piece was at the beginning of Season 5, with this little black dress complete with billowing sleeves and dramatic make-up. Zou bisou bisou...

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/06/11/megan-drapers-mad-men-outfits-rock-we-look-back-at-a-very-fashionable-series-fiv.htm">Megan Draper's Mad Men Outfits ROCK. [/a]

Emma Stone

Emma Stone epitomized retro screen-siren glam at the 'The Amazing Spiderman' premiere in Paris in June. Wearing [a href="/fashion/archive/2012/06/20/the-best-dressed-star-of-june-2012-isemma-stone.htm?slideshow=true&slideImage=1#articletitle">a plunging Gucci gown [/a]that boasted a racy thigh high split, Ms Stone channelled Autumn Winter 2012's biggest beauty trend with soft waves, glowing porcelain skin and a dark, vampy lip.

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/beauty/archive/2012/06/21/emma-stone-works-some-gothic-glamour-beauty-at-the-spiderman-premiere.htm">Want To Nail Emma Stone's Gothic Spider-man Make-up? [/a]

Style Hunter: Epsom Derby

We found Cassie at the Epsom Derby in June looking both sexy and appropriate. Wearing the trendy thigh-bearing skirt from Rachel Zoe, an Accessorize wide-brimmed hat, and a demure vintage leopard jacket, she was a winner at the races!

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/06/08/style-hunter-from-epsom-derby--the-thigh-baring-split-skirt.htm">Style Hunter From Epsom Derby[/a]

VV Brown

We caught up with the British singer over iced tea and cake (how very English) at Just My Cup of Tea in June, at a gorgeous clothes-swapping and styling tea party. The singer talked about her love of vintage (including this ensemble), and how it inspired her to open her own store,

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/conversation/archive/2012/06/28/exclusive-singer-vv-brown-tells-grazia-about-her-vintage-fashion-line--vv-vintag.htm">VV Brown Dishes On Her Vintage Fashion Line And Her Style Tips[/a]

Jessie J at Cannes

Jessie J is usually on the verge of contemporary outlandishness, so we were pleasantly shocked by her Old Hollywood look at Cannes 2012. Along with her Louis Heal dress, her retro set waves, perfectly defined arched eyebrows, a ladylike red lip and porcelain skin, showed us an exemplary example of how to work this season’s uber chic retro beauty look.  

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/beauty/archive/2012/05/25/cannes-2012--jessie-j-hits-the-red-carpet-working-red-lips-and-retro-waves.htm">Beauty at Cannes 2012: Jessie J Works Red Lips and Retro Waves[/a]

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese has been pulling off the retro look for ages, and we're all clamouring to her for inspiration! Dita looked her fabulously pale-skinned self at her perfume launch in May at Liberty in London wearing a teal green floor-length gown, statement red lip and her signature ebony waves.

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/beauty/archive/2012/05/02/dita-von-teese-launches-her-own-self-titled-fragrance-and-we-love-it.htm">Dita Von Teese Reveals The Inspiration Behind Her Self-Titled Fragrance[/a]

Cara Delevingne

Before stealing Harry Styles' heart, British supermodel Cara Delevingne took the fashion world by storm during Spring/Summer fashion week. At the DSquared show, CD's look was Brigitte Bardot-meets-Lana Del Rey, complete with a mega blonde beehive, fluttery blacker-than-black lashes and an icy pink pout. 

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/beauty/archive/2012/03/09/beauty-crush--cara-delevingne-takes-fashion-week-by-storm.htm">Beauty Crush: Cara Delevingne Takes Fashion Week By Storm![/a]

Kate Moss

Kate dished out her style secrets to The Telegraph back in March, including her love of retro pieces and Rolling Stones inspirations. The boho babe's certainly not afraid of wearing a twinkling jumpsuit or fur trench. 'I don't channel it in everything I wear, but it does seem to feed through most outfits.'

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/03/13/kate-moss-fashion-formula-flares--pencil-skirts--high-heels-and-hats.htm">Kate Moss' Fashion Formula? [/a]

Prada Spring Summer 2012 Campaign

Prada's S/S 2012 campaign was Americana inspired cheer and daring, with pin-up waves and retro sunnies. The campaign sported colours and prints that gave homage to Audrey Hepurn glam. Think bright headscarves and sunglasses with no chance of looking too Thelma and Louise – thank you Prada!

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/02/02/prada-s-spring-2012-campaign-video-has-arrived.htm">Watch Prada's Spring Summer 2012 Campaign Video[/a]

Lanvin's Eyewear Campaign

Lanvin's January campaign for its new Spring 2012 eyewear range was updated retro glamour and ultra-modern cool. The retro collection was inspired by Art Deco jewellery with feminine and curved frame shapes, which nod back to the elegance of the 1930’s.

From the article: [a target="_blank" href="/fashion/archive/2012/01/23/lanvin-launches-eyewear-range-for-srping-2012.htm">We Love Lanvin's New Eyewear Range![/a]


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