These style icon posts are so much fun to do. It's fun to collect images and do the research on women who have, for the most part, not only achieved style nirvana, but have carved out the careers and lives they want from the craziness surrounding them.

Kate Young made an appearance in my inspiration binder around 2007. She started her career in fashion as an assistant at Vogue and then moved on to styling fashion shoots, fashion shows, and celebrities. Some of the celebrities she dresses are Michelle Williams (remember Michelle's gorgeous yellow Oscar dress in 2006? That was Kate), Natalie Portman, and Rachel Weisz.

Kate Young's own personal style is extremely specific and falls almost into the "uniform" category. Her signature is her platinum blond hair. She sticks to black and white for the most part, lots of stripes, and a red lip for night. Like most stylists who are serious about their jobs, she doesn't seem to want the attention on herself, but on her client or her work.

Recently, Kate collaborated on a collection with Target. For the most part, it's a little girly for me, but having said that, look at how Kate edges it up (above). She can do no wrong!