Zooey Deschanel . . . by Amy Power If anyone ever asked me who my ‘girl crush’ is, I wouldn’t even hesitate before saying Zooey Deschanel. Best known for acting in films such as Elf, Yes Man and (500) Days of Summer, Zooey Deschanel is the epitome of ‘young, hot Hollywood’, having been brought up in LA by a family in showbiz, and yet this seems to have put her feet on the ground rather than letting her ego inflate as is so often the case. Not only is she a celebrated actress, but she’s also one half of musical duo ‘She and Him’ (check them out) with M. Ward, an indie folk band who have been making a name for themselves doing festivals since 2006. As well as setting the world alight with her acting and musical abilities, Deschanel definitely has some serious style icon credentials. Her vintage look has won over the hearts of many fashion critics, and if clothes could describe a person’s
personality alone, Deschanel’s charming and pretty style would say it all. Channelling vintage starlet with more than a little added quirkiness, she always looks amazing and I would have no qualms about stealing the entire contents of her wardrobe from her. Deschanel grew up watching old movies, and this is abundantly clear in everything she does – from her style of clothing to her tone of voice when she sings. She could easily be mistaken for one of the Hollywood actresses of old, grouped with the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Rita Hayworth. Whether she’s making films, music or just wearing the most adorable outfit ever created, she’s one girl who will always have a project on the go and I have no doubt she will continue to be disarmingly charming for many years yet.