True Style Icons

Trends come and go but true style doesn’t fade away. Style is a form of self expression, it’s about communicating who we are or want to be. It is so fun and exciting to experiment with our look during the process and discover what we really like, I think the  key is finding what suits us and being happy in our own skin, this rocks any look.

We are influenced by everything around us and stimulated by others, book and movie characters, artists, etc. nowadays it’s so common to hire a stylist to help with one’s appearance and the result can be incredible but of course, this isn’t true style.

I admire the men and women who have inspired us over the decades, their originality and confidence  to carry off whatever they wear and make it work.

These are the ones I genuinely love, look up to and make my Top 13 True Style Icons.

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Miss Coco

Madame Chanel

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

1940's glamorous look of the silver screen

1940’s glamorous look of the silver screen

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

James Dean

James Dean

James Dean

Warhol's Muse

Warhol’s Muse

Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick

Edie

Edie

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

Blondie

Blondie

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry

David Bowie

David Bowie

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Grace Jones

Grace Jones

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

Moss

Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow

Blow

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Amok & Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke

I have been a Radiohead fan ever since the first time I heard Creep, and although I can’t listen to this song anymore due to the fact I overplayed it during my teenage years I own every album they have made and their music has never dissapointed me. Their sound has changed over the years and although it is now completely different to the indi rock tunes they made at the beginning of their career you cannot compare the two at all, they have simply grown as musicians and explored other genres, such as electronic music, their sound has evolved, perhaps alienating some of their early fans during the transition but also making new ones along the way.

I, in the other hand, have loved and praised every album they have ever made, also Thom Yorke’s solo material. He is one talented man with a beautiful voice and unique song writing. I’m slightly fascinated by him as a musician as well as his persona, he is a bit odd and crazy, nevertheless, very entertaining to watch. His music is constantly moving forward and I’m intrigued to see what he will be producing in 10 years time, I really hope he continues to surprise us, whether it might be as a front man of my favourite band, Radiohead, in Atoms for Peace or solo.

Amok is ‘Atoms for Peace’ first album, a band formed by Thom Yorke, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Nigel Godrich (Radiohead producer), Joey Waronker (Beck & R.E.M) and Mauro Refosco, they have been playing together on and off since 2009. This is an alternative rock and electronica record, but the sound isn’t as obscured as Radiohead’s Kid A or Amnesiac, more like a continuation of Yorke’s first solo material, The Eraser.

It was released on February 25th on XL Recordings, I personally love each of the 9 songs but I do wonder, whether the entire album is that good or perhaps it’s because to me York is a genius and in my eyes he can do no wrong.

Odd dancing, Thom Yorke’s trademark.

Thom Yorke on the cover of my favourite magazine, Dazed and Confused last month, not only the cover made me smile but also the interview by Tim Noaks and the mixtape he specially did for Dazed Digital.

https://soundcloud.com/dazedandconfused/exclusive-thom-yorke-mix

Dazed and Confused February Issue.

Dazed and Confused February Issue.

Thom Yorke 30 minute Boiler Room DJ set.

High & Dry from The Bends, Radiohead’s second album.