When I was eight I won a Blondie poster in my 2nd grade computer class (I know what you’re thinking, what an odd prize to be given a bunch of youngsters. We weren’t even embryos when the band was playing at CBGB. Heck, some of us were probably even conceived at CBGB!) When everyone went for Paula Abdul’s Forever Your Girl album cover, I was honestly gutted having danced in my bedroom to ‘Straight Up’ many times before, but when I saw Deborah Harry’s peroxide platinum hair and glossy cherry lips I knew I wanted to be just like her – a mix of rock n’ roll, glamour, and kick-ass chick cool.
Although the ‘70s and the ‘80s hasn’t traditionally been known as a time of good fashion sense, who cares? It was a fricken’ fun time, and I’m happy that the vintage look is coming back. Join me won’t you and put on your Thriller soundtrack, Joy Division album, or yes even a bit of Paula Abdul if you fancy it and dance like you’ve never danced before, because life is too short to be taken seriously, and let’s be honest, so is fashion!
Here is my homage to the punk goddess that is Deborah Harry and Blondie’s coolness that has transcended time.
|It’s her I just threw this on look that makes her one of my favourite style icons.|
|Our line of reconstructed and hand screen-printed tees are all about being effortlessly chic with a rock and roll edge.|
|Gold and glam. This sweater from the boutique hangs beautifully on the body and captures that too cool for school Blondie look.|
|I wore this sweater backwards to recreate a chic polo neckline. Find it in our Autumn Winter collection.|
|Rock a sweater as a dress. Stay warm, comfy and sexy – just don’t forget to accessorize with tights instead of electrical equipment for warmth.|
With much love,