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Elvis Influence


The first time I heard Elvis I was around 8 and at my child-minder’s house. I grew up around a lot of Rod Stewart, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and Meatloaf but had never really heard rock ‘n’ roll like this before.

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I became so obsessed with listening to the ‘cool man’ everyday that my child minder eventually let me have the album to keep. Although I no longer have the double cassette tape rarely a day goes by without a little Elvis in my life; whether I need something to lift my spirits, help me think or compliment my upbeat mood there is a soulful tune to fit my every need. 

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It was originally the music that drew me to The King but over the past 20 years I have also grown interested in the history culture and fashion behind the man that captured so many hearts.

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The day that Elvis Presley would have turned 80 I nipped into Beyond Retro just off Brick Lane and spied this fringed suede jacket, though I have a million black jackets it was just too fitting to leave behind and seemed like the perfect way to pay homage my favourite American rock ‘n’ roller.

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(Jacket – Beyond Retro, Oversized top – Primark, Sunglasses – Ray-Ban, Necklace – Tatty Devine, Converse- Office)

This piece is such a statement that I  styled it simplistically with mainly black and a little rock flare with my studded tiger Converse and traditional tattoo style necklace.

Is there any music that you return to for inspiration?

8 comments

    1. Emma says:

      Thanks, I love a classic Ray-Ban

  1. Laura says:

    ah, i’ve always loved elvis! i think i was more into his movies as a wee one than the music though, haha:’) and your jacket looks incredible! x

    1. Emma says:

      I also love his movies, Beyond Retro just got a whole bunch of suede jackets in I lkind of want another one

  2. Alice Young says:

    Your jacket is absolutely amazing, I love Elvis as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Emma says:

      Thank you, Beyond Retro just got loads more in, I am so tempted to get another one but feel like it may be overkill.

  3. Amy says:

    I love your Converse! Have you been to Brixton academy btw?

    1. Emma says:

      Yeah I love Brixton, I went to see Steel Panther and Blink 182 there last year, it’s a nice venue not too big. Are you going to a gig there?

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