I love Pamela Des Barres and her uber cool late 60s and early 70s style. I so need a flower head piece!
Entries Tagged as 'style muse'
Posted on: Sunday, November 25, 2012
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Posted on: Monday, September 24, 2012
I recently came across No Doubt’s ‘Don’t Speak’ video while browsing on YouTube, a video I hadn’t watched in well over a decade. But it instantly brought back memories of my teenage self glancing admiringly at Gwen Stefani. I loved watching this video (although I never actually liked the song) for exactly three reasons:
1) Her finger waves. Until that point I hadn’t seen a modern person wear a vintage hairstyle. It didn’t even occur to me that you could mix old styles with modern clothes (doh, yeah I know, I did grow up in the middle of nowhere). It quite radically changed my idea of style and prompted various trips to the local library – this was pre-internet -to research vintage hair and make-up.
2) Her Forties-inspired tea dress. God did I love that dress. It was perfectly 90s grunge but had all the trimmings of a vintage number – the cut, the buttons, the print. It started a continuous obsession with dresses and well, dresses with buttons.
3) Her red lipstick. Gwen – and Courtney Love to be fair – singlehandedly demonstrated that red lipstick wasn’t just old lady territory or a terrible remnant of the 80s. It was cool. I’ve worn it ever since.
Posted on: Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Posted on: Monday, January 30, 2012
Once, while waiting for a train in Munich, an elderly lady came up to me and said I looked exactly like Barbara Streisand. I was fairly offended. It’s only been recently that I finally realised Barbs was really rather stylish in the Sixties – how much do I love the see-through black suit with white Pater Pan collar that she wore when she won an Oscar!
Posted on: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I love Catherine Deneuve and I’m obsessed with her YSL black and white dress in Belle de Jour.
Images: Google and Classiq