Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Style Icons

I've been involved in an online discussion about style icons/idols recently (that is what sort of started this blog thing off) and it was interesting how many of the girls who replied cited Dita von Teese as their style icon.

Personally, I love Dita's look, but realise that its not exactly practical for everyday wear, so content myself with taking elements here and there to mix and match with the rest of my outfit.

I suppose I have 3 or 4 style icons, all musicians incidentally.

First up: Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy. She is gorgeous and has a great voice to boot! I love her simple jeans and t shirt style, sometimes veering into a bit wacky and wonderful. I also love how she manages to remain feminine and sexy, highly important when your voice sounds like that!

Next, Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil. Ever since I saw them live a few years ago I had been lusting after a pair of below the knee black trousers teamed with some boots. I finally got them last January. All I need now is a well fitting white shirt and bingo, I am done. Ms Scabbia has a simple style, and is a chameleon of sorts - on stage she wears more practical boots and trousers, but in magazine articles and promo shots she can be in amazing heels and revealing attire.

Thirdly, Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation. I'm a sucker for a good corset and the more classic gothic attire of flouncy skirts and big dresses, and she does it beautifully. Always coupled with a pair of comfy boots, Ms den Adel eptiomises my ideal dress - if I had the time, money and reason to wear such garments!

Finally, Annie Lennox. I love her androgyny, and the fact she is quite simply beautiful. And very real.

That gives you a little insight into my style icons. At the weekend I'll start a tour round my wardrobe (which physically is about as far from gothic or alternative as you can get, but I likes it!), outfit by outfit. I'll also hopefully be able to show you the progress from my sewing endeavours.

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