Sunday, 24 July 2011
R.I.P. Amy. Not only great musician but also fashion icon
Amy inspired me to carefully draw on my first eyeliner flick and increasingly expand its dimension over the years,part of her trademark look that very much became part of mine. Her beehive influenced high fashion (who can forgot when Karl based a whole collection's hair and make up on Amy's distinctive look) and her no care attitude and eclectic sense of style, 60's glamour mixed with fred perry polos, tattoos and sky high heels, opened the path for a whole new generation of female musicians able to celebrate their distinctive and edgy styles instead of becoming the bland manufactured pop singers that we have become accustomed to. Amy was a unique albeit very troubled individual who has left a lasting mark not only on my style but that of a whole generation.