Monday, December 1, 2008

Victoria Stilwell - Style Icon

Home again...and working to catch up on everything that accrued while I was away. Funny, isn't it, how sometimes it's easier NOT to take a vacation? Well, hopefully it only feels that way once you've returned from wherever you've gone.

Anyhow...

While I was visiting family for Thanksgiving, I had the opportunity to watch a very entertaining show on Animal Planet called It's Me or the Dog. Actually, it was more than one episode -- for a reason I cannot fathom the network was airing any number of them back-to-back. And my mother being the dog-lover that she is, wanted to watch them all.

The take-away from this is that I was utterly impressed with the "star" of the show, dog-trainer Victoria Stilwell. She is the perfect example of someone with a very well-defined style persona and a very minimalist approach to style. Her entire wardrobe appears to be black and white, with an occasional third color, usually red. Her "uniform" consists of black, slim cut pants or jeans, heeled black boot, and some sort of blouse/vest/belt combo. It's not too often that you see such a clear depiction of stylish, minimalist dressing these days, so I was quite happy to have run across this near-perfect example to share with you. Even if her style persona doesn't match yours, there's still much to learn from her example. I'm going to be keeping my eye on Victoria Stilwell!

Here is a video clip from the show for you to enjoy:



See you next time...same blog time...same blog channel....

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15 comments:

Scott Bel said...

Wow Dogs Gone Wild. Very clear sense of style for Victoria.

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Cindy Eyanson said...

Great post!
Cindy

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RobFromGa said...

Good example of your wardrobe teaching… and her pants match her convertible.

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Matthew Shields said...

I've never seen that show before..wheymeramer (how ever that is spelled) is one of my favorte dogs as well

Matthew Shields
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John Ho - Melbourne, Australia said...

Look like a Japanese Sumo fighter from the initial still shot in video!

Funny!
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michael said...

cool post!!

Kevin Hogan said...

jenn
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kevin

Lena Milukh said...

I 've never seen this program before maybe because I don't watch Tv anymore. But it seems like a lot of people like such kind of programs. There are so many who, love the dogs. I'm more for cats though.
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Philip Graves said...

She certainly does lool stylish.

Looking at the rest of the people taking part in the show America really, really needs you!

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David J Parnell said...

She is sharp... I think the corvette fits her as well :)

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Darryl Pace said...

Lord...have...mercy! Those dogs...

Anyway, regarding Victoria Stilwell, she is stylish, from the clothes to the car.

Great post.

Darryl Pace

JohnWShoemaker said...

Are there any dog stylists out there? There must be somewhere?

Thanks,

Intuitive John

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DIYlawyer said...

Thanks Jenn

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Lisa M. McLellan said...

We love Victoria Stilwell! I love her style too. She has defined that look. I have seen outfits and have thought "wow, that's very Victoria Stilwell, I love it!"
Lisa McLellan, Child Care Expert - Babysitters, Nannies, and Au-pairs

Romance Coach, Online Dating Coach said...

Hi Jenn,

didn't UK's leading hypnotist, David Power, include her in his vox blog from Brits Got Talent from over the summer?

small blog world!

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