Icons: Tamu McPherson

I have had a style crush on Tamu McPherson ever since I stumbled across an image of her wearing a brown leather fringed shell and floral pants...immediate whiplash. She has an incredible ability to mix statement-making pieces together, but never let them "wear her" - her aura is always center stage, no matter what gorgeous thing she is wearing. I love her balance of feminine and vintage silhouettes with punchy, cool, edgy patterns and fabrics. She is the writer of the addictive blog All the Pretty Birds, and a street style photographer extraordinaire.

I sometimes ask myself "Would Tamu wear this?" as I'm getting dressed. That's how much I love her style.

I dream that one day I could be one of her pretty birds!