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TBT: Fashion Icons of the Early 2000's
We all remember the early 2000's, and the girls who set the trends for us in our Teen People magazines. Forget Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston; for those of us who were at the most impressionable ages of 10 to 16 in the aughts, these teen idols ruled our worlds, and the clothes they wore made us want to dress and be like them. Let's take a group throwback and look at some of the teens and tweens who dictated early aughts fashion. Amanda Bynes In Amanda's heyday, she was quite the tween idol, and had a pretty recognizable style on top of that. Brightly printed pants and skirts were her thing, only turning to denim in the form of an often-worn stonewash denim jacket. Her tight-fitting tees were the understated point on her outfits, which were always topped off with mini ponitails and braids on the top of her head that didn't not resemble antlers. Jessica Simpson In the days of "Newlyweds," Nick and Jessica were a couple we all thought would last, and Jessica's All-American fashion sense seemed like everything. Though her off-duty tracksuits and trucker hats showed a disinterest in fashion, her southern stagewear was all the rage. Who else here bought a pair of cowboy boots hoping we could get the Daisy Duke look? No? Just me? Hilary Duff As Lizzie McGuire, Hilary Duff seriously influenced many of our tween years and, consequentially, what we chose to wear. Like Amanda, Lizzie wore many a wacky updo, but combined them with accessories galore, from headbands to hairclips to layered necklaces. For clothes, she had a much more pseudo-bohemian thing going on, wearing peasant tops and blouses with bell sleeves to match her bell bottoms. Mandy Moore This actress didn't have anyone fooled with her occasional belly shirts; she was a good girl at heart and we knew it and loved her for it. She encouraged us to go ahead with that bob or pixie cut; how else would we show off our favorite chandelier earrings. Her fashion sense was sugary sweet to match her personality, and she definitely encouraged me to wear more pink. Britney Spears It didn't matter if she wore jumpsuits or miniskirts or spandex or lace; what Britney had, we all wanted. Her style was a neverending whirlwind of sex appeal, which many of her fans were too young to understand at the time, but we knew we would never be her. Rhinestones and a bare midriff seemed like the key to her style, but who knows, the next day she might be wearing head-to-toe leather. Oh Britney, you always kept us guessing. Rihanna Remember when Rihanna frist blew onto the scene with "Pon de Replay" in 2005 and our worlds were changed forever? Forget what a true style star she is today; Ri Ri's early style made us all want to wear tops that began and ended with our boobs, toned down with baggy pants and chunky kicks. Never forget oversized hoop earrings, which were the ultimate sign your style was "funky". Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen When Mary Kate and Ashley neared the end of their reign of movies together, they were at the height of their tween popularity. We couldn't all have a beautiful identical twin to coordinate outfits with, but we could crimp our hair and layer short sleeves over long sleeves and look almost as cute as them. Lindsay Lohan Who didn't covet Lindsay's punk-meets-pop style in the days of Freaky Friday? Her long red locks were too cool (especially with blonde streaks), and her cargo pant, tight top combinations were to die for. So early 2000's, so lovable. If only we knew how little we'd be seeing her in ten years. ...and then we have Christina Aguilera, and I don't know what I can say about her look, other than that my mother definitely didn't want her to be my style icon. Everything about her was sexy, cool, and dirrty. I stayed in the Lizzie McGuire style, but who did you model yourself after?
These Incredible Women's Love Lives Don't Define Them
Your relationship history does not define you. Sure you've had a girlfriend cheat on you, or maybe you've never been kissed. Maybe you've been divorced a few times or you're happily married with kids and puppies. At the end of the day, all of that stuff doesn't define your success as a human being. Only YOU can make you happy, successful, and (like these women below) totally iconic. Check out these amazing women below and how, regardless of their love lives, they are ICONS: Marilyn Monroe One of the world's most famous actresses. A muse and a mystery, the magnetic Marilyn Monroe. - At the age of 16, married her neighbor in order to not have to return to an orphanage. - Divorced when she was 20 - Dated agency executive who got her roles in movies, but also had her undergo plastic surgery. Passed away of a heart attack. - Dated many other industry folks during her rise to fame. - Married baseball player Joe DiMaggio for 1 year - Married playwright Arthur Miller for 5 years - Dated Frank Sinatra Shakira One of the most active pop star-turned-philanthropist. She builds schools, raises her son, and still holds world tours. - Dated a lawyer who would also become her business partner for 11 years. He then sued her for $100 million after the couple separated. - Dating Spanish soccer player with whom she had a baby boy 4 years ago! Audrey Hepburn An actress that women around the world admire for her quirky sense of self and originality. One of the most iconic actresses of her era. - Called off her first marriage at the last second. - Dated a costar for a year - Married actor and playwright, had a son after two miscarriages - Divorced after 14 years of marriage - Married a psychiatrist a month later, had two sons with him - Both had other lovers while they were married, stayed together for the children. - Divorced once children were old enough to emotionally handle it. - Romantically involved with another actor for 9 years until her death. "The happiest years of her life." Michelle Obama Graduated from Princeton, then Harvard Law with a PH.D. Went on to work at a law firm which eventually lead her to be our First Lady where she supports causes improving literacy, mental and physical health, and women's rights. - Mentored the summer intern at her law office. Dated him, married him, became first lady of the United States.* Yes you read that right. SHE mentored HIM. Lee Hyori One of the biggest Korean pop stars who is also a huge name in the animal rights world. She works closely with the United Nations to make sure that all living beings are treated respectfully. - Married her husband 3 years ago. Was a huge story because compared to Hyori's natural beauty, the press thought her husband wasn't good looking enough. *eye roll* Natalie Portman An elegant, artistic woman who is not only an actress but a director, producer, and social activist. She has studied 4 languages and graduated from Harvard. - Dated a folk singer for about a year - Had a baby boy with her partner of 3 years. - Married the father of her child 4 years ago. Aishwarya Rai Hands down the most famous Bollywood star in the world. She is a Goodwill ambassador for the UN and works towards combating AIDS. - Dated fellow Bollywood actor for 2 years. Ended relationship due to her partner cheating on her as well as "verbal, physical and emotional abuse." - Married fellow actor 9 years ago, and the couple is considered more famous than Bradgelina! They're both deeply religious and very happy. - Had a baby girl 5 years ago Have you ever felt like your relationship experience defines you?