Music and Fashion are two of my favourite things.
They both fall under the ‘umbrella’ of Art. I have always loved Art (Dance, Drama, Music, Fashion, Visual Arts, Sewing) because it is so creative.
I have a few obsessions in Music and Fashion. Here they are:
1) Buddy Holly.
When I was little we had a Buddy Holly tape. I would put it in my mum’s cassette tape player (from the 80s I think) and would play it over and over and over – it was good because this was before I started school (so this is probably one of my first memories) and my sister and brother were both at school at this time (and couldn’t get annoyed at me rewinding and replaying all the time. I remember I asked my mum if this memory was real, because sometimes you remember things and they have actually just been concocted up in your imagination. Luckily she said that I did sit under the table and play Buddy Holly’s tape. I have always loved his music. Especially ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘Peggy Sue’. Gone before his time, at 22, in a plane crash.
2) Louis Vuitton.
I have loved Louis Vuitton since I was about 14 or 15. I saw LV suitcases in ‘The Witches’ TV Movie and thought ‘hey those are pretty cool’. And the rest is history.
Freddie Mercury has/had the best voice I’ve ever heard. He had such a huge vocal range. I am proud to say that I know ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ completely off by heart – thanks to studying it in Music at High School. Queen has such a wide variety of Music genres in their songs and albums. My favourites: Another One Bites The Dust, You’re My Best Friend…actually all of them. I can’t choose because they are all so epic.
4) The Beatles.
The Beatles are by far one of the best bands to have existed. So much better than One Direction. The Beatles were so good looking (when they were younger). I prefer their early music to their later stuff (i.e. when they were under the influence of drugs), although some of their later stuff is just amazing. For example; Strawberry Fields, Day in the Life.
5) Audrey Hepburn.
I have used Audrey Hepburn as a huge influence in terms of my style. She was a true fashionista who dressed for the body shape she had…not the body shape she desired. She’s like me – tallish, slim with zero curves. I’ll put it nicely and say – willowy. The reason why she has influenced me so much is because she is an inspiration – she worked for UNICEF for 38 years and she was true to herself. One of my favourite quotes from her is:
“Makeup can only make you look pretty on the outside, but it doesn’t help if you are ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the makeup”.
This is something I have talked/written about often. I often try to apply modern looks to Vintage outfits. Vintage is the best – the style is long lasting, it is often made well and it always is different to what other people wear. Long Live Vintage!