Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Band t-shirt

Icon: T-shirt with a band logo, concert t-shirt, rock t-shirt
Story: T-shirt has come along way from a plain underwear to every band way to promote themselves. Only the garments simple pattern has changed very little. Band t-shirts are a must item on rock'n'roll. Every true metal head has to have a band t-shirt showing their love for the artist. Use of the band t-shirt has became quite trendy in past years and true music lovers don't necessarily understand why people wear Motörhead or Iron Maiden t-shirts when they hardly know even one song from these legendary acts. But hey, it's only rock'n'roll.

Original fan girl Bebe Buell wearing Mick Jagger t-shirt.
Legendary band Girlschool and band's promo t-shirt.
Metal goddes Doro wearing Motörhead t-shirt.
Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow wearing Morbid Angel t-shirt.
Kat Von D wearing customised W.A.S.P. t-shirt.
Hollywood starlets have worn controversily heavy metal band t-shirts as a trend. Here Drew Barrymore wearing Iron Maiden t-shirt.
Megan Fox wearing skimpy Mötley Crüe t-shirt.
Chanel Iman wearing ultimate festival outfit with customised KISS t-shirt.
Fearne Cotton wearing Led Zeppelin t-shirt with jean shorts.

Where the get the band t-shirt?

If you want to declare your love for Pink Floyd, choose trendy loose fitting tank top. Sugarbullets.co.uk.
Destroyed t-shirt to get that Grateful Dead groove. Chaser LA/revolveclothing.com.
If Nirvana is the best band in the world for you, choose this cropped baggy t-shirt to show your love. Us.asos.com.
Get thrashy with Anthrax top. Chaser LA/shopthetrendboutique.com.
Ultimate customised band shirt supporting KISS. Toxicvisionclothing.com.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Icon: Shampoo (band), singers Jacqui Blake and Caroline "Carrie" Askew
Born: -
Height: -
Known for: British all-girl band in the 90's
Story: Jacqui and Carrie were best friends at secondary school. In the early 90's they started writing Last Exit, a fanzine for Manic Street Preachers and later appeared in the band's video for Little Baby Nothing. During school time girls formed band Shampoo. Their first single "Blisters and Bruises" was released by Icerink Records in 1993. Their first singles got positive reviews from the music press such as NME and Melody Maker but were still ignored by general public. In 1994 they released their first album We are Shampoo and a song Trouble reached huge public success. The band became also moderately succesfull in Japan. After this their success could not hold and their 1995 album Girl Power did not follow their first albums success. Their last album Absolute Shampoo was released only on the internet in 2000. Duo split up shortly afterwards.
Style: Shampoo was known for their image of poppy girlishness with punk edge. They said to love all things kitsch, plastic and pink. Girls were the epitome of 90's fashion with colours, platinum blond straight hair, cropped t-shirts, platform shoes and punky attitude. Shampoo was the first pop acts to wear kitschy babydoll look with tiaras, babydoll dresses and plastic heart shaped sunglasses.

Shampoo's biggest hit was Trouble. Their music video shows two sweet looking pop girls with attitude.

Carrie and Jacqui with typical 90's girly punky look with skimpy tight shirts and plastic sunglasses.
Heart shaped sunglasses and skimpy t-shirts.
Skimpy t-shirts with prits were the latest pop fashion in the 90's. Both girls wearing trendy two hair buns with flowers.
Girls with little grungier look with messy hair.
Lolita punk girls were popular in kitsch loving Japan. Girls wearing typical 90's center part straight hair with matte make up, over sized clubbing sunglasses, skimpy printed t-shirts, fitted motorcycle inspired jackets, a-line mini skirts and knee high boots.
Girls wearing flared pants with colour.
Shampoo launched term girl power inspired by the 90's Riot Girl movement before Spice Girls. Here girls wearing Dr Marten boots that were so very popular in the 90's just like Jacquis PVC trousers.

Girls are the epitome of the 90's pop fashion - tight cropped printed t-shirt, a-line mini skirt, knee high platform boots, two buns with flowers on hair, PVC trousers, Dr Marten boots, matter make up, no tanning and over sized sunglasses.

How to get the 90's punk pop girl power look? Think matt make up, plugged eyebrows, red lipstick, no tanning, plastic hair pins, two hair buns, flowers in hair, childish tiaras, skinny fit tight cropped t-shirts with prints, a-line miniskirts, knee high platform boots, Dr Marten boots, PVC pants, cropped shirts, motorcycle inspired fitted jackets, bright bold colours, clashing colours, plastic sunglasses.

Bright printed skinny fit t-shirt to get the right 90's feel. Play.com.
A-line miniskirt is a must for 90's punky girly look. Acne/Mytheresa.com.
Simple cut motorcycle leather jacket with high neck was the most fashionable jacket in the 90's. Ralp Lauren/bloomingdales.com.

pink platform boots give the right childish kitsch wibe to the 90's punk pop look. Clicket.com.

Yellow skull flower hair clips to finish off the hair bun style. Tarina Tarantino/6PM.com.
Black oval plastic sunglasses in the 90's style. Tom Ford/Barneys.com.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Daisy De La Hoya

Icon: Vanessa Mossman a.k.a. Daisy De La Hoya
Born: 21st October (libra) 1983, Los Angeles, California
Height: 1,57 m
Known for: runner-up in VH-1 dating reality series Rock Of Love 2 with Bret Michaels
Story: Daisy was born in California but was raised in Denver. She began her career in 2003 as a bass player for a band called Seraphim Shock. Band toured U.S.A. Daisy is a niece of champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya. Daisy has been featured in Daisy Rock's Annual Guitar Catalog and also gained popularity through appearances in European magazines. Daisy became better known when she appeared on Rock Of Love 2 in 2008. Daisy reach 2nd place in TV reality dating show with Bret Michaels. In 2009 Daisy got her own dating show Daisy Of Love, where she tried to find her love out of 20 men. In the end she chose man called London for her love and couple dated for few months before splitting up. Later Daisy has been linked to Corey Haim whom she dated just before his death, DaveNavarro and Tommy Lee. Daisy is also doing her own music.
Style: Daisy started her career with very plastic baby doll look wearing skimpy numbers of tiny tops and tiny skirts and low cut pants. Her style was all cute with rock wibe just like studded leather jacket in pink or cute pink and grey miniskirt with handcuff belt. Since then her style has gown up to use less cute and more trendy and edgy. She is not covering up too much by any means. Her style is playing with all styles and cliches without fearing the fashion police. She is a beautiful disaster and not giving up on long blond hair.

Young Daisy with shorter hair and gothic corset top.
Daisy with Dave Navarro. She is wearing black crop top and boyfriend fit low cut boyfriend fitting destroyed jeans.
Daisy in all black - black cropped jacket, black crop top, mini skirt, white belt, leg warmers and platform shoes.
Daisy partying in glitzy sequin LBD and peep toe heels.
Daisy has a full arm tattoo on her other arm giving her true rock feel.
Casual Daisy in white t-shirt, light blue jeans, braided brown belt and a pile of bracelets.
Daisy in 2009 at the premiere of Anvil!The Story of Anvil-movie. She is wearing a rock uniform of white cropped leather jacket with Guns'n'Roses logo, low cut black jeans with studs and Punks Not Dead-belt over hips.
Daisy caught in street wearing casual rock outfit of black leggins, black leg warmers, skull scarf wrapped on hips, cropped and cut AC/DC t-shirt, over sized sunglasses and trilby hat.
Daisy wearing jeans looking leggins, grey leg warmers, black shirt, black oversized bag, oversized sunglasses and a trilby hat.
Daisy in Sundance Festival 2011 wearing grey casual tunic shirt, destroyed leggins and leg warmers over platform shoes.
Daisy in June 2011 wearing mix'n'match outfit with hippie feel feather earrings, punk feel hair and metal feel latex dress.
How to get the Rock Babe look? Think long blond hair, heavy black eye make up, pink lipstick, little tan, skinny but very curvy frame, visible big tattoos, leggins, tunics, cropped tops, mini skirts, platform shoes, leg warmers, studded belts, leather jackets, several bracelets and bangles, dark nail polish, big earrings, over sized sunglasses, light blue destroyed low cut jeans.

Rock'n'roll tank is tough and sexy enough. Forever21.com.
Full lenght basic black leggins show great pins without revealing any skin. Asos.com.
Oversized black leg warmers crunched to the ankle are essential for Daisy look. Socktheory.com.

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