Hello,So January is almost over-the month that usually entails getting back to your usual routine after christmas, and trying to plan out the year ahead..
For me? i spent the month tired, having an unbelievably short attention-span, and stressing out about my plans for the rest of the year; (work experience, school trips, subject choices....etc!).
Whilst scanning though my go-to websites, i came across an article on Vogue UK about what's big in style this season. To my surprise, it was: 'Glam Groupie Style'...
"BEING a fashion groupie has never been cooler. Never mind being in the band, the only thing you want to say is: "I'm with the band" - and the spring/summer 2015 seasons lends itself to this mind set plentifully and playfully. The culprits are Saint Laurent and Tom Ford most notably when it comes to channelling stage performance style - tour bus and after party chic from the former; Marc Bolan hair from the latter. But the spring/summer 2015 season was one underpinned by an unearthing of Seventies charm - from shaggy jackets and pioneering (when it came to height) platforms to ponchos, skinny scarves and beyond." http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/trends/2015-spring-summer/ways-to-wear-glam-groupie-style
I think it's fantastic that this is a look that many leading designers and stylists are striving to achieve this season; i often look to bands, or even their girlfriends for inspiration. They always seem to have the most effortless of styles, but never fail to look cool.
Some band related style icons include; Pattie Boyd, Marianne Faithfull, Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, Pamela Des Barres and Jane Asher.
Modern style icons channelling the 'Glam Groupie' vibe include the 'HAIM' sisters; each one of them have killer leather jackets, denim cut-offs, studs, bed-head hair and a whole lot of musical talent.
Alexa Chung sometimes even opts for this classic look, and throws on a leather jacket, wears some kohl eyeliner, and her choppy hairdo' completes the effortless look.
When Suki Waterhouse was dating Miles Kane, i definitely think she took inspiration from the Beatles girlfriends and other sixties queens.
(Obviously bands i like heavily influence my style; as i've previously mentioned, The Beatles, The Strypes, Ska groups, Ramones and Haim.)
Two other women to look to for true fashion inspo in this genre are Joan Jett and Debbie Harry- i think the trick is not trying too hard.
Penny Lane from the film 'Almost Famous' fits the bill for Glam Groupie perfectly, in the most breezy way. In many scenes from the film she is seen wearing a fur lined coat that is to-die-for.
Her hair is always naturally wavy, she wears gypsy blouses with mini skirts, boots with dresses, denim with glitter.... every outfit is impeccable, but easy at the same time?! I've adored her character for ages, and her style is timeless.
Not only is the film a place to get style inspiration, it gives a peek into the interesting rock groupie scene and culture from the past.
Drawing I did recently:
I might do some outfit posts in the future inspired by some of the people I've talked about, what do you think of this Glam Groupie Look?
Thanks for reading,