Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were Voodoo
The kids was just crass,
He was the naz
With God given ass
He took it all too far
But boy could he play guitar…
Not to mention could David Bowie write a mean song!I have been wiling away this Queen’s birthday long weekend by cranking up the tunes and fondly remembering all my Bowie inspired air guitars and karaokes I thought I ruled at but probably completely drunkenly butchered at the time, his androgynous features and out there costumes and the incredible DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition at the V&A in London last year where I got lost for hours in every little detail of his life. I think everyone always references David’s early bisexuality and drug taking as defining him but I always felt these were a phase in a creatively rich life of someone incredibly thirsty for the new because he was always, from the very beginning just a bit different – smart and well read and incredibly dedicated with a completely different spiritual compass to the society he was born into – a contrarian as well as a visionary. What I found most fascinating about David was that he did these visualization drawings even when young ; he’d draw a music video from conception to finish, or draw himself in situations that he wanted to experience and guess what? He ultimately made his drawings come to life – perhaps proving to himself the Law of Attraction.
Metallics have been ruling the runways the last few seasons as different trends emerged : the 80s, the disco era, futurism etc but my love of metallics has never been about trends as much as simply about the feel of the fabrics , the way they reflect light and the sheer variations of texture and sheen they can deliver. Here are some of my favorite metallic pieces I’m in love with now and how I wear them…not so much Ziggy but all metallic goodness and a touch of rock n’ roll none the less.
(above: Balmain top, Pfeiffer leather pants, Swarovski “Love” necklace, After the Apple bag, Christian Louboutin pumps)
(Saint Laurent kitten heel pumps from Miss Louise)