Katie’s recent post reminded me of my own new semi obsession…. siouxsie sioux of one of the trailblazing siouxsie and the banshees. now, i’m no expert on the band, only that my teen goth self came out of the closet the other night while trying on clothes for an upcoming trip. thank you to the distracting habit of youtube, i have been able to see for the first time the songs that used to be recorded a la old school tape and recorder. but i digress, its not about my teen rebellion, its about the fashion!
80s clothing (even its inglorious neon) has seen a resurgence thanks to youth who felt that their skinny jeans and ironic tucker hats were being too copycatted by the jocks. lady gaga, rihanna, and all the other singing queens are also singing the praises of high shoulder pads, wave parted hair, and dramatic eye make up. but we need to give respect to the brave lads and lasses who first donned these colourful/crazy creations, and i think its time we all give siouxsie the credit she deserves. she has a diverse style, ranging from dom den inspired, to elegant sparkle, to layered for the sake of layering. most of all, it is her confidence and ability to just be with whatever costume she is adorning that stands out. you never get the impression that she is putting on an act, hamming it up for the sake of hamming. each look seems to genuinely represent a different side to her, which is what true style is all about. she uses clothing, make up, hair, jewelery, and the best accessory of all, attitude, to help bring out the entire look together.
seriously, watch this woman. because its not just about the external style. as i said above, its about the way she moves within the style that really catches your attention and makes you giddy to see what the next look will bring. so why wont you take a quick walk down the 80s brick road, and feel free to dance along the way….
the glam of the glam! (seriously, we need more sequins in our daily lives):
if youre gonna do neon, do it like this:
because every good dramaite has a mime phase:
For even more siouxsie viewing pleasure: