Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lita Ford

Icon: Carmelita Rossana Ford a.k.a Lita Ford
Born: 19th September 1958 (virgo), London, UK
Known for: guitarist in band The Runaways, solo career under own name, relationsships with several male musicians
Guitar goddes: Lita moved to USA with her family at the age of 4. She started playing guitar at the age of 6 and joined all girl rockband The Runaways at the age of 16. In year 1979 The Runaways split due to band members disagreements about the future of the band. After split Lita launched her solo career. In year 1988 Lita released her 3rd album Lita, which consisted such hits as "Kiss Me  Deadly" and "Close my eyes forever" a duet with Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy's wife Sharon was Lita's manager. Lita has continued her career and in spring 2011 she promised in an interview to make a new "real Lita-album".
Loving music: Lita has had several relationships with musicians. She dated Nikki Sixx from Mötley Crue. She was engaged to Black Sabbath 's Tony Iommi for 2 years but they split up in 1987. In 1990 she married band W.A.S.P. solo guitarist Chris Holmes but marriage also fell apart after a year. Her second marriage was to glam metal band Nitro's singer Jim Gilette. They married in 1994 after knowing two weeks. In February 2011 Lita announced they were divorcing. She has to children, James and Rocco with Gilette.
Style: When starting with the Runaways Lita had typical 70's teenager look with skimpy t-shirts and jeans. During years she started to find her own unique sexy style in skin tight spandex while playing masculine guitar. When starting own solo career in 80's she grew to be all the way 80's hard rocker with big permed hair, tight leather and jeans clothes. She was a epitome of 80's sexy rocker lady with skin tight clothes and feminine make up. She was one of the first ladies with visible tattoo's.

Young Lita with long blond hair, sexy eyes and tight Cheap Trick t-shirt.
The Runaways. Lita second from left. She has always kept her feminine look even though playing masculine instrument as guitar.

One of Lita's most known songs is "Kiss Me Deadly", see video below. In the video Lita is sporting 80's hard rocker look with all key elements - big teased two toned hair, heavy make up with light pink lipstick, big earrings, thin but curvy body, leather with studs, collars turned up, spandex, tight light blue jeans with holes, high waist, little short top, cowboy boot styled shoes and light hard rock song about partying and loving.

Lita's 80's image was perfect combination of tough masculine rock'n'roll look and sexy feminity. Seductive feminine clothes made out of masculine leather and masculine tattoo showing above allusive feminine cleavage.
Black leather and destroyed light blue jeans are essentials for 80's hard rock look.

Skin tight black is sure way to go rock and sexy.

Even nowadays in her 50's Lita has not abonded rock'n'roll look. She is still wearing skin tight black and a guitar.

How to get the 80's hard rock babe look? Think sexy tight spandex clothes, leather biker jackets, light blue tight high waisted jeans, black stilettos or cowboy boots, big bleached hair teased from roots, heavy eyeliner and big earrings.

For night time sex kitten look choose skin tight black dress with mesh panels. Asos.
Get ultimate babe look with black spandex bodysuit with mesh panel at front. American Apparel.com.

80's hard rocker look cannot be created without light wash high waisted skinny jeans. American Apparel.com.
Top the 80's hard rock look with cowboy look inspired black leather boots. Guess/Asos.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pamela Des Barres

Icon: Pamela Miller a.k.a Miss Pamela a.k.a Pamela Des Barres (name after married to Michael des Barres)
Born: 9th September 1948 (virgo), Reseda, California
Height: 1,6 m
Known for: First Lady of Groupies, actor, singer, author
Groupie days: relationships with Led Zeppelin members, Keith Moon, Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison, Noel Redding, Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons, Don Johnson etc. married 1977-1991 to Michael Des Barres
Actor ambitions: acted in Frank  Zappa's movie 200 motels, commercials and soap operas, worked as a nanny for Frank Zappa's children Dweezil and Moon Unit
Singer: Miss Pamela of Frank Zappas original girl band The GTO's (Girls Together Outreagously)
Author: Has written several books about relationships with musicians, such as I'm with the Band (1987, updated edition 2005)
Style: Pamela has had several styles during of her years on the scene. First she was known for 60's hippy groupie look with long blond hair, big eyes emphasized with mascara, lucious lips, sheer thin flower skirts and flowers in her hair.

Angelic Miss Pamela in see-through dress under the California sun.
Miss Pamela sporting funky drawn lashes, makeup style also made known by 60's supermodel Twiggy. Hair also typical 60's style with long thick bangs.
Free spirited girl with flowers in her hair and love in her eyes like Led Zeppelin song says.
Keith Moon and Pamela. She is dressed in flowy minidress with belt on hips and platform shoes.

Since then Pamela has rocked several styles with more funkier polka hair in 70's wild disco years and current long dark curly hair and bright dark lipstick.

Pamela cut her hair but kept them in soft curls and minimum make up for true californian look. Here with long term boyfriend Don Johnson.

Platinum blond Pamela partying with Alice Cooper. Pamela looking quite innocent with Marilyn-kind of blond curls and flower dress but very likely she enjoyed party just as much as Alice.
Dark straight haired Pamela with Jimmy Page. Marilyn-like white dress gives softer contrast to new edgier hair.
80's leather look and red hair with husband Micheal Des Barres.

How to get the Californian groupie goddes look? Think floaty flirty dresses, big soft curly hair, white, nude, cream and other light colours, flowers, romantic look.

Good set of heat rollers for hair to get big loose curls
Whistles Olivia waisted dress for light goddes look. Asos.

Antik Batik embroided cotton dress to create hippy style. Net-a-Porter.

Chinese Laundry nude platform sandals to top the groupie look. Brandos.fi
For colder seasons instead of sandals top the look with nude coloured platform boots. Asos
In colder seasons to keep warm add feminine fitting cardi over floaty dress. Soaked in Luxury/Boozt.com.

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