Kate Lanphear is the style director of Elle USA and is originally from Virginia but started her career in fashion in Australia The style editor is known for her strong sense of dress, platinum blonde locks and is often revered as a style icon by those in the industry. Kate has a huge cult following and has inspired numerous blogs that follow her punky style.
Previous to working in the United States, Kate worked for eight years in Sydney at Vogue (Australia) and Harper’s Bazaar (Australia). She then returned to the USA where she landed a role at Harper’s Bazaar. It wasn’t long before she was offered the role of senior fashion editor at Elle and then style director in 2008.
TMS thoughts on Kate Lanphear
Why do I rate Kate as fashion icon its the pieces that she pulls together to wear if you remove the brands and the labels that she wrap her body in. She wears several items that the general public could find in vintage shops or chain stores that in more affordable price point obviously her sense of style can not be purchased. Like most people we would all love to access to the great brands she wears I find her fascinating It’s her ability to mix and match and combine, layer, accessorise and at the same time stand out. I place her in my list top 10 style icons some of you might agree or preferred to disagree either way always open to hearing anyone’s feedback. +thematerialsletuh+
Where to buy some of her items: Net a porter
Images Credit: Fearlanphear blog, fashionspot.com, Elle.com, refinery 29, Street Peeper, Vogue.com.