Influenced by the array of alternative fashion at London Edge and it being the ‘The Godfather of Shock Rock’, Alice Cooper’s birthday in the same week, I had to go for a this rock inspired look.
I am absolutely hopeless when it comes to music trivia; my memory is incapable of storing names in any capacity, however though I could not tell you the name or date of my favourite album, music is something that I could not live without. Putting my headphones in I find solace, whether it be listening to Bruce Springstien to calm me, Slayer to match my inner rage or Blink 182 to remind me of teenage years I can not go a day with out a little Rock.
Rock, in its varying forms, is not just my personal soundtrack but is also often how I like to spend my social time and influences my style. There is nothing better to me than seeing live rock music, the bravado and chaos that takes place on stage to create something so beautiful and entertaining is fascinating to me.
In terms of style I was influenced in my early teens by Blink 182, Sum 41, Avril Lavigne and, although not music, Buffy The Vampire Slayer (though Spike did look an awful lot like Billy Idol). Their ballsy attitude, eyeliner, and the fact that they were proud not to be part of the ‘cool’ crowd completely fitted in with my teenage experience. I felt like an outcast and wished I could have had their confidence and pride in standing out. I found comfort in knowing that somewhere else there were other people feeling the same way as I did.
Being brought up around “old man” bands (The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and Meatloaf mainly) I didn’t want to admit that they were cool as a teenager and found my own rock icons such as Guns n Roses, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iggy Pop, The Clash, The Ramones and The New York Dolls who soon began to outweigh my collection of Pop Princesses, Boy Bands and Rappers. And while today I can’t resist a little Taylor Swift or Jay-Z, the raucousness and diversity of Rock connects with me more than any other genre.
( T-Shirt – FanPac*, Leather Shorts – Vintage from Rokit, Boots – New Look, Pendant Necklace – Gypsy East all proceeds go to The One Love Project which helps Street Children in India, Guitar Ring – Rokit, Club Ring – Dress Me Betty, Blue UV Lipstick – Stargazer*, Eyeshadow – Makeup Revolution)
It was not just the sound and demeanour but the flamboyance, costume and tattoo style that came with rock music that appealed to me and as you can probably tell by my outfit posts, still does.
I tried to pull together both the hard edge and glamour aspects of what I love about rock style, topped off with a messy quiff, lashings of liner, and blue lips – because rockers are not afraid to stand out from the crowd.
What music do you guys like? Do you feel that influences your style or is just a form of escapism?
* These were gifted to me however I only feature items that I would truly wear or use, honesty is my policy!