The second in One Girl and a Cup of Coffee’s Fashion icon series, Jessica Alba, is a celebrity force to be reckoned with. Not only is she ridiculously gorgeous but she is a friend of the environment and lives a conscientious earth friendly lifestyle, recently starting her own green company, The Honest Company. A pretty face, a big heart and smarts….woah!
Jessica burst onto the scene with her roles in TV shows like Flipper and Dark Angel. The latter even earning her a Golden Globe nomination. I particularly enjoyed her in the movie Never been Kissed, a comedy starring Drew Barrymore but it was in Sin City that everybody really started to take notice of Jessica, not just as an actress but for her beauty and screen presence. Being of Latin and European decent, Jessica’s beauty was a sure thing, but the stunning actress actually claims she did not recognise her own appeal even into her 20’s, something she comically says she regrets.
I think what really endeared me to Jessica was the fact that not only is she is a spokesperson for women’s rights, something I am passionate about, but also, peculiarly, that from a young age she suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder, which is something I can sympathise with. Perhaps it is what has made her the woman she is today. Mom of two daughters, successful actress AND businesswoman. I admire not just her fashion style, but her LIFEstyle.
I like to call her style Boho Luxe. It’s a style that is relaxed but polished, featuring heavily in colour, florals and prints with added textures and layers. This is a celebrity style that is flattering for almost every woman. Jessica doesn’t just wear designer threads, instead choosing to mix and match, contemporary fashions that can be found on websites such as Revolve and ShopBop, with designer handbags or shoes. Of course her evening attire and public appearance wardrobe is haute couture and usually straight off the personal studio racks of all the best designers, but look at her….who wouldn’t want her to wear their clothes?!
I’ve put together some of my favourite Alba moments in fashion…which is your favourite?
Just to finish off, I wanted to add a quote I found on Elle.com’s article “Don’t Mess With Jess” in 2008,
“”I think there are ambitious girls who will do anything to be famous, and they think men in this business are used to women doing that. Contrary to how people may feel, I’ve never used my sexuality. That’s not part of it for me. When I’m in a meeting, I want to tell you why I’m an asset, how I’m a commodity, how I can put asses in the seats, not, ‘There’s a chance you’re going to be able to fuck me.’ That’s never been my deal.” ~ Jessica Alba
You go girl!!