Teen Talk With Leila Roker: Celeb Inspiration

Gone are the days when people sat around waiting for the arrival of their latest copy of a popular fashion magazine to blissfully flip through its pages in search of what’s trending. These days, there’s a hashtag for that.

And Footwear News’ go-to teen trend-watcher, Leila Roker, and her gal pals are all over it.

Here, Leila and her friends tackle FN’s questions on celeb style and who they follow on social media for fashion inspiration.

Leila, 17

This award-show season, which actor, actress and musician are you most looking forward to seeing on the red carpet?

Jennifer Lawrence, because she always busts it out. I was in love with Lady Gaga’s Golden Globe dress — it was tailored perfectly. I love seeing Leonardo DiCaprio, mostly for swooning purposes.

Who has the best red carpet style?

Kylie Jenner and Rihanna, because [their looks are] always sexy, but elegant, with really nice, solid colors.

Which celebrity’s Instagram gives you the best fashion inspiration?

Rihanna is my favorite celebrity Instagram (@badgalriri). I love that she can flip-flop from edgy to classy, but always looks hot and fierce no matter what.

Have you ever tried to recreate a celebrity’s Instagram style?

Sometimes, from people like Khloe Kardashian, or I’ll follow the Instagram accounts for clothing-and-accessory shops so I can find cute looks easily.

What are your top three celebrity Instagram accounts to follow?

Rihanna (@badgalriri)

Monica Rose (@Monicarose)

The Fat Jewish (@thefatjewish)

Monica Rose is my guilty pleasure because she styles the Kardashians [and many others], and @thefatjewish because he’s mad funny.

Eliza, 16

This award-show season, which actor, actress and musician are you most looking forward to seeing on the red carpet?

I’ve been really into the actress Tessa Thompson lately. I first saw her in “Creed” and loved her right away. She seems so cool — I’m interested in seeing what she’ll wear. Chris Pratt, because he’s gone from wearing things like jeans to wearing suits — and he looks great, obviously — so I’m ready to see him step up his game. [And] I’m excited to see Adele. After such a successful album, I hope she wears something that shows how well she’s done.

Who has the best red carpet style?

Lily James — she always looks like a princess!

Which celebrity’s Instagram gives you the best fashion inspiration?

Johnny Depp’s daughter’s account. Her name is Lily Rose (@lilyrose_depp). She seems very laid-back and always wears cool things that I could realistically use in my own wardrobe.

What are your top three celebrity Instagram accounts to follow?

Amandla Stenberg (@amandlastenberg)

Selena Gomez (@selenagomez)

Alexa Chung (@chungalexa)

They’re all different people of different ages, and they always post interesting things — my favorite is Amandla, because she’s around my age but lives such a crazy life.

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Ardelia, 17

This award-show season, which actor, actress and musician are you most looking forward to seeing on the red carpet?

Zendaya and Jennifer Lopez, because they never fail to impress. I like Zendaya’s gowns, and Jennifer Lopez always wears a nice, sexy piece. I’m also excited to see Olivier Rousteing, the French fashion designer and Balmain creative director, because he always looks great with his stylish blazers.

Who has the best red carpet style?

Chanel Iman — everything looks great on her, and I love her choices.

Which celebrity’s Instagram gives you the best fashion inspiration?

Solange (@saintsrecords) and June Ambrose (@juneambrose). June is a stylist, so it’s cool to see what her thought process is.

Have you ever tried to recreate a celebrity’s Instagram style?

Solange’s and June’s. But [I don’t] always believe I’ve succeeded.

What are your top three celebrity Instagram accounts to follow?

Solange (@Saintsrecords)

June Ambrose (@juneambrose)

Zahra J (@Zahrajamila)

 

Leah, 16

This award-show season, which actor, actress and musician are you most looking forward to seeing on the red carpet?

Eddie Redmayne, Kerry Washington and Nicki Minaj, because they all wear outfits that are unique and memorable on every red carpet. They’re all very different, and I like all of their styles.

Who has the best red carpet style?

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, because not only are her outfits beautiful, her hair and makeup always complements them flawlessly.

Which celebrity’s Instagram gives you the best fashion inspiration?

Bella Hadid’s, because I love how she puts together outfits by mixing basics with a statement piece.

What are your top three celebrity Instagram accounts to follow?

Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata)

Bella Hadid (@bellahadid)

John Mayer (@johnmayer)

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