Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Patti Boyd

Icon: Patricia Anne Boyd a.k.a Patti Boyd
Born: 17th March (pisces) 1944, Taunton, Somerset, England
Height: 1,70 m
Known for: english model and photographer, former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton
Story: Patti moved to London in 1962 first working in Elizabeth Arden's as a shampoo girl. Quickly she started a modeling career. Even rejected by many photographers due to her unconvetional looks including rather prominent front teeth, she found succes in her work and modelled in London, New York and Paris also appearing cover of fashion bible Vogue's UK and Italian editions in 1969. Patti was casted to a Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night as a school girl fan in 1964 and she met bands member George Harrison. At the time Patti was "semi-engaged" to a boyfriend Eric Swayze but soon she ended the relationship to be free dating George who kept asking her for a dinner. Boyd and Harrison married in February 1966. Through her interest in in Eastern mysticsm she inpired the whole Beatles with the subject.  John Lennon and Rolling Stone singer Mick Jagger have also been said to have been attracted to Boyd. Boyd had a brief affair with future Rolling Stone member Ronnie Wood in 1973 as her marriege with George was failing. Couple split up in 1974. Later Boyd has admitted Harrison as the love of her life and long time regret for not working things out with him at the time. In 1979 Boyd married Eric Clapton, who was reportedly had been in love with Patti ever since 1960's when meeting with George and Patti. George had briefly dated Patti's sister Paula, but Paula soon left Eric when findig out he was using her as a substitute for her sister. Clapton's hit song Layla is written about Patti. Although Patti drank and admits taking drugs, she never bacame addict like Clapton. Claptons increasing use of alcohol drove Patti away from the marriage and She started seeing photographer Will Christie. Boyd and Clapton divorced 1989 after several affairs. Clapton had two children with another women during his marriege to Boyd. Patti was never able to concieve children. Boyd published her autobiography in 2007.
Style: Patti was in front line of fashion with her career as a fashion model. She had perfect mod image that even supermodel Twiggy has revealed to copy in the beginning of her own career. Patti has always had clean and pretty image - she is not the bad girl of rock'n'roll but the innocent blue eyed angel who everybody wants to love. Patti's most distinctive features have been blond long hair, big blue eyes and even bigger lips. Her look in based on 60's typical make up look of dark eyes and pale nude lips and 60's typical hair with high teased head crown and long thick bangs. Patti has always followed trends from clean mod look to more bohemian hippy look and more mature looks from there on.

Patti became very succesful on her modeling career despite her unconventional looks.
Patti and George in the beginning. Patti is looking very pretty with stylish baret and well cut wool coat.
Mod Patti with double breast cocoon coat.
Patti with 60's make up - black mascara and cat eyeliner, lighter eye shadow on lower eye lid and darker eye shadow on upper eye lid in banana shape. Pale nude lips are a must in this look.

Patti and ultimate mod image. Graphic long sleeved shift dress and Mary Janes.

Patti and George smiling. Later in the 60's clothes are getting more soft cut than the clean mod look.
Patti in 70's floppy wide brim hat and wrap mini dress.
Tinted sunglasses giving hippy feeling to the graphic mod look.
Flower power Patti in yet another mini dress.
Patti and Eric Clapton in 70's outfits.
Patti Boyd and Eric Clapton getting married.
Patti has kept her beautiful look of blond hair, big blue eyes and pretty pink lips.

How to get the Mod Icon look? Think 60's mod look with long blond hair, long thick bangs, teased from crown and ends curled out, black eye makeup with pale nude lips, graphic patterns and bright colours, mini dresses, shift dresses, A-line clothes, knee high boots and Mary Jane shoes, trench coats, cocoon coats, wool coats, minimalist accessories.

For the original early 60's mod look choose A-line colour block dress. Haven/Bergdorff Goodman.
Low heel patent leather Mary Janes are a must for the original mod look. Penelope/
Classic wool beret hat gives intellectual beatnik wide for the mod look. Parkhurst/Nordstrom.
Double breast wool coat for colder seasons. Hope/

Monday, January 23, 2012

Jenni Vartiainen

Icon: Jenni Mari Vartianen
Born: 20th March 1983 (pisces), Kuopio, Finland
Height: 1,72 m
Known for: Finnish pop singer
Story: Kuopio born Jenni studied in music high school and was a national champion level iceskater until 16 year old. She took part in Finnish reality talent show Popstars, where she became known as a member of popgroup Gimmel. Gimmel released three albums during their two years of together in 2002-2004. After group informed splitting Vartiainen started to plan a solo career. She released her first solo album "Ihmisten edessä" in 2007 and second album "Seili" in 2010. "Seili" was a huge succes and after long tour Jenni informed taking a long holiday. Jenni might not be typical rock girl but her unique style has captivated the attention of all kinds of listeners in Finland where metal music is commonly liked. Jenni is living together with musician Jukka Immonen.
Style: Jenni has grown from Popstars days to be very stylish disco diva. She has a strong own look with naturally beautiful face, dark hair, flawless pale porcelain skin and thin body. Even though she makes quite poppy music and is adored by rock fans, her style is neither pop or rock. Her outlook is most of all stylish and distinctive with influences from 60's and 80's  graphic look, hippies bohemian look and 70's disco look. She's not the girl next door but a fashion muse to follow.

Jenni in the middle with her pop trio Gimmel.

Jennis signature style is strong edgy feminity with bohemian touch. Strong black and white stripes in graphic design with feminine over the top jewerly.
Jenni and the stripes. Her black and white colouring extends from hair and skin to the clothes.
Jenni has also a softer side with curly hair and earthy tones. Mature femine look with loose jumpsuit and wide belt on waist reminds from of 80's.
Jenni accentuates her naturally strong colours in hair and skin with basic colours as red.
Feminine flower and wavy loose hair give softness to graphic clothes and strong colours.
Jenni and her softer side with bohemian jumsuit and wild loose hair.
Jenni has a unique since of style and replaces typical gala gown with jumpsuit.
Jenni on stage with bohemian style jumpsuit and accessory pile to match.

How to get the bohemian disco diva look? Think 70's disco and boho styles, graphic desing in strong basic colours white, black and bright red, bright lipstick, dark long hair, pale skin without a tan, waistline, belts, sandal heels, dresses and jumpsuits, bangles and big earrings, one big flower on hair.

Jumpsuit is the key piece creating Jennis feminine edgy look. Asos.

Graphic white and black stripes are a must. Add stripy gardi over the shoulders. Marimekko.
Dark tan leather sandal heels give right 70's touch to the look. Yves Saint Laurent/Net-a-Porter.

Dark tan belt with showy round buckle on waist to emphasize femine shape. Prada/Bluefly.

Gold big semi cirle drop earrings give disco bling to the look. Topshop.
Gold chunky bracelets to add bling with earrings. Topshop.
Bright red hair flower to finish the look.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tairrie B.

Icon: Tairrie B. a.k.a.Theresa Beth
Born: 18th January (aquarius) 1965, Anaheim California
Known for: American singer
Queen B:  Tairrie started her music career in a female dance group Bardeux but she left the duo after their first single "Three-time lover" in 1987. After this Tairrie pursued career as a white female rapper and she released 1990 an album "The Power of A Woman". The album gained some positive reviews but was a commercial failure. She was already making her second rap album when she decided to change her musical direction away from rap and she formed in 1995 metal band Manhole (later renamed Tura Satana),My Ruin and LVRS. Tairrie married her long time partner and My Ruin guitarist Mick Murphy on Christmas eve 2008.
Style: Tairrie has walked her own path on fashion road. She had her pop look during her dance group days and blond ambitions on her rap days, but since then she has found her signature style with black shiny hair, porcelain skin, thin black drawn eye brows and fire red lips. She is all the way rock'n'roll in her outlook even she may vary her clothes from ultra feminine lingerie looking dresses to masculine gangsta kind of head bands with jeans and t-shirt. She has a strong since of own style and her look has nothing to do with current trends.

Tairrie B started her music career in dance duo Bardeux.
Tairrie was among the first if not the first white women to rap on a released album.

Tairrie wore a black gown on her wedding in Tennesee.
Tairries all the way rock look with skimpy t-shirt and leather pants.
Tairrie playing with accessories - hat and a tie.
Tairrie has several traditional tattoos which give colour to her black spoken look.
Tairrie's look has inspiration from the pin up girls with short straight bangs and sexy lingerie.

Tairrie sporting sexy pin up look.
Tairrie wearing masculine outfit with headband, t-shirt, leather vest and sweat armband. Her 40's style make up keeps the look still very feminine and sexy.
Tairrie in lucky hotel suite in her honeymoon. She is wearing black look but shiny boots, red lipstick and tattoos give enough contrast colour.

How to get the rockwhore look? Think black or dark brown shiny hair, bright red lipstick, white matte skin, black heavy eye makeup, very thin plugged eyebrows with black drawn outlook, no blusher, short black or red nails, black clothes, lace underwear gowns, jeans and t-shirts, traditional tattoos with colours.

Dare all the way in this look with sexy lingerie dress. Triumph/Asos.
Suspender tights are a must have sexy detail in this look. House of Holland/Asos.
Platform shoes give this look correct rock edge.
For colder season add sexy skintight lurex cardi on top of the look. Betsey Johnson.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Heather Locklear

Icon: Heather Deen Locklear
Born: 26th September (libra) 1961, Los Angeles, California
Height: 1,65m
Known for: actress, wife of rock stars Tommy Lee and Richie Sambora
Rock wife club: Californian born Heather Locklear attended UCLA and began modeling and working in commercials while studing. She made her earliest screen appearances in the early 80's before getting the role of Sammy Jo in Aaron Spelling's hit show Dynasty. While doing semi-regular appearances in Dynasty Spelling also casted Heather in the cop show T.J. Hooker. She was a full-time member of the Dynasty cast from 1985 until show cancellation in 1989.  Heather was married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee from May 1986 to August 1993. After their divorce she married Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora December 1994. Heather gave birth to their only child Ava in 1997. The pair split up in 2006. Heather has continued her acting career successfully and had roles in such hit shows as Melrose Place and Spin City, but she has also had problems with anxiety and depression, which she was treated for in medical facility in Arizona in 2008.
Style: Heather's beauty has always been classic Californian look with blond hair, tanned skin and thin body. Her style has naturally varied through decades with current fashions, but she has always kept her look rather simple without exaggerations. She often trusts in basic rock'n'roll combo of top and jeans and does not overload on accessories.

Pretty young Heather as Sammy Jo. Crop top and high waist jeans.

Heather dated Scott Baio before meeting her bad boy husband Tommy Lee. She had more stylish and clean look with Scott.
In 1982 Heather was often seen with Tom Cruise. Heather looking very pretty with hair similar to Farrah Fawcett and trendy outfit with loose jumpuit and metallic belt tightly on waist.
Heather and Tommy getting married in white.

Heather showing her toned and tanned body in black crop top and leggins.

Heather in black lycra top and skinny jeans with heels.
Heather and Tommy both having 80's big hair. Heather wearing 80's typical too big blazer with turn up sleeves.
Heather brightens classic white top and blue jeans look with yellow suede fringe blazer.
Heather in 1986 with teased hair, leather jacket, black eyeliner and big earrings - very classic 80's.
Heather and Tommy in later days of their marriage. Heather sporting classic white top-jeans look. She has toned down her blond hair to classical straigth cut.
Heather with her second husband Richie Sambora and daughter Ava.

Heather's look has always been based on her stunning body and blond locks.
Heather still trust jeans and white top combo.

How to get the Rockwife look? Think tanned body, blond hair teased in roots, blusher on top of cheek bones, nude lips, minimal jewelry, delicate wrist watches, blue high waist jeans, white tops, crop tops, big blazers with sleeves rolled up, white sneakers.

White crop top is necessity for this look. Asos.

Blue high waisted jeans give the correct 80's and early 90's look. Diesel/Asos.

Suede fringe jacket gives little edgy rock wibe other wise quite clean and classic look. Forever21.

Classic white Nike sneakers for basic 80's look. Brandos.
Delicate ladies wrist watch gives a finishing touch to the look. Citizen/American Apparel.

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