Wednesday, November 23

My Style Icons: An Unreal Continuation - Denise Huxtable

My Style Icons: An Unreal Continuation
Part III: Denise Huxtable
(The Cosby Show - tv series)

The Cosby Show was a late-80's to early-90's sitcom based on the lives of affluent African-American family, The Huxtable's, living in Brooklyn, New York. The family was made up of father Dr. Cliff Huxtable, played by Bill Cosby and mother Clair Huxtable, esq played by Phylicia Rashad. As well as their, five children Sondra (Sabrina Le Beauf), Denise (Lisa Bonet), Theo (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) and Rudy (Keshia Knight Pullman). The show also included other additions to the family including grandparents, spouses and more children, including a young Raven Symone.

Although, each character had their own unique style - namely Cliff's interesting jumpers - the one who always stood out for me was Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet). It was partly because she looked, and dressed, a lot like my mum, but it was also because she had incredible style, which completely epitomised the era.

(more after the jump)

Denise's style was an interesting mix of boho and masculine tailoring, although incredibly 'of-the-time', with the prevalence of 80's/90's styles and shapes in fashion, it's also quite current. The basis of her style were warm, earthy tones - rusty browns and oranges, mustards, mossy greens and deep purples - chunky statement jewellery and oversized, sometimes masculine clothing. As the show progressed, Denise's style became a lot more refined and neater around the edges, with simpler layers and more neutral colours, but the bohemian edge still remained.

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 (all images used via Cosby Show Caps)

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  1. Incredible post! Denise is a huge icon - I love her fearlessness!

  2. She is a very pretty lady. I enjoy most of those colors as well. The feather brooch isn't something I'd wear personally but I admire her fearlessness.

  3. This post is really nice, I enjoied it so much! Wonderful!

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