Icon: Janis Lyn Joplin
Born: 19th January (capricorn) 1943, Port Arthur, USA (died 4th October 1970, Los Angeles, USA)
Height: 1,65 m
Known for: American singer and songwriter
Story: Janis was born in Texan small town. As a teen Janis became overweight and suffered from bad acne only to be bullier by peers. Unconventional teenage girl became a beatnik poet at the age of 14 after reading an articel on Time-magazine. Many of her friends have described her later as inner-softy even though she seemed quite hard and tough outside. Janis styled herself after her blues heroines and beat poets. Her first song "What Good Can Drinkin' Do" was recorded in 1962 at fellow students home. Joplin found refugee in San Francisco hippie scene after arriving to the city in 1963 ""just to get away from Texas". In San Francisco her drug taking increased heavily but she also started to make music. First she recorded a number of blues standards with future Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. Due to her raw and strong voice she was asked to join local band Big Brother & Holding Company. Bands seconnd album Cheap Trills was released in 1968 and it became USA list number one. Joplin lead alcohol, drug and free sex fueled life as any other rock star of her time. Janis continued on solo career after the band split up but she died 1970 in Landmark Motor Hotel in Los Angeles in heroin overdose only at the age 27. Her last album Pearl was released 1971 and it became her most successful album.
Style: Janis was and is the epitome of a flower child. She was the queen of hippie era and she wore her flashy feather crown proudly. Her style was everything what you think when you think hippies. She wore tie dyed clothes, she wore oversized tinted round sunglasses, she did not use any make up nor used bras, her hair was naturally wild and big and undone, she wore strong spicy colours and oriental inspired baggy clothes, she piled beaded necklaces on her neck and bangles in her wrists much before Madonna and she even had a visible tattoo on her wrist way before it became commonly popular and accetable. Janis was unique, bold and loud also in her fashion just like in her music and personal life.
|Beatnik Janis playing guitar.|
|Janis in t-shirt, low waisted bell bottoms, fringed satchel, embroided belt, furry hat and big earrings and long beads.|
|Janis before stardom in basic t-shirt and pants outfit but she already has pile of beads on her neck.|
|Janis in sensual blue satin and matching blue lace stockings and always her long beads.|
|Effortlessly sexual Janis with her favourite beverage Southern Comfort whisky.|
|Janis playing quira in loose fitted sleeveless top, skin tight mini skirt, twined belt and signature long beads.|
|Janis in red. Bell sleeved blouse, light bown crochet vest, courdoroy pants, red stockings with sandal heels and pile of necklaces finished with blue feather boa in hair.|
|Janis all glammed up for a photoshoot in satin blue blouse, fur hat, embroided jacket and velvet bell bottoms.|
|Janis feather boa hair style has become iconic. Here she is wearing outfit matching feather boas in her hair.|
How to get the Hippie Queen look? Think all the basic items of the hippie look - tie dyed clothing, feather boas, sandal heels, no make up and no bras, natural long hair with center parting, spicy colours, lace, satin, velvet, cordoroy, loads of jewerly - bead necklaces, bangles, rings, loose fitting clingy clothing, tunics, ruffle shirts, bell bottom pants and jeans, mini dresses, tinted oversized round sunglasses.
|Copy of Janis's unique strong hippie look with silky midnight blue blouse.|
|Sensual velvet pants in mystic midnight blue are a must for to cover Janis's look.|
|Enhance the bohemian feel of the look with golden crochet vest.|
|Russian fur hat gives luxurius bohemian feel to the hippie look.|
|Janis look wouldn't be Janis look without the long bead necklaces.|
|Low heeled open toe t-bar shoes give proper 60's wibe to the look. This pair from Topshop.|