Saturday, January 12, 2013

Susanna Hoffs

Icon: Susanna Lee Hoffs
Born: 17th January (capricorn) 1959, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 1,57 m
Known-for: American vocalist, guitarist and actress, member of all-female band The Bangles
Story: Hoffs was born California to a Jewish family. Her mother would play Beatles to her as a child and in her teens she began playing the guitar. As a college student she made her acting debut in the 1978 film "Stony Island". While studying in Berkeley she was fan of classic stadium rock bands but after seeing Sex Pistols and Patti Smith live concerts she decided to persue career as a musician in a band. She gratuated in 1980 with a Bachelor degree in Art. Hoffs joined group with Vicki Peterson and Debbi Peterson and in 1982 their band The Bangles released their self titled EP. The Bangles released first full album in 1984 but their commercial breakthrough came in 1986 with the album "Different Light" including such hits as "Walking Like an Egyptian" and "Manic Monday". In 1990 the group split up only to reunite in the late 1990's. Hoffs has also released solo albums and worked with rocker Matthew Sweet under the name "Sid n Susie" to record cover versions of classic rock songs. Hoffs marrieds movie director Jay Roach in 1993 and has two sons.
Style: Susanna was The day dream for many of the teenage boys in the 80's - and most of the men too. She was petite, fragile, stunningly beautiful, visibly sexy and she could rock the guitar. She like the rest of The Bangles girls knew her fashion but they each had their own style to flatter their natural looks. Petite Susanna trusted her naturally dark brown hair be loose and wild and her clothes to show her sexuality. Her bright singing voice and doll like face gave her image needed fragility and child like innocence that made her the perfect daydream for the 80's male population.

Trendy and edgy Bangles in their early days. Susanna second left in short curly bob, floral  loose blouse and big 80's earrings.
Susanna in her fashionable 80's curly bob hairdo in second right. She is also wearing grey cropped blazer to suit her petite frame.
Susanna last from right. She has grown her curly hair and is wearing grey satin ruffle dress and black cropped blazer.
Susanna has added sex appel to her image in the later 80's. She is wearing bright pink over the shoulder lycra bodycon dress, big earrings and half of her wild curly hair up.
Susanna in second from right. She is flattering her curves with black and white lycra top, black  a-line miniskirt, wide belt on waist and black tights.
Susanna is wearing sinfully sexy outfit of black lace top, black bras and red salsadress in second from left.
Susanna at second from right in black bodycon dress, black tights, black classic pump heels, layered necklace , big earrings and metal plate belt.
Bangles more casual during their big hit "Eternal Flame". Susanna is wearing her hair straight under the felt hat, loose knit jumper, 80's style carrot fit jeans, white ankle socks and black flat laced boots.
Bangles all grown up. Susanna second right still trusting sex appeal and a black mini skirt.
Still rocking Susanna wearing black satin minidress.
Susanna again with wide brim hat and casual top.

How to get the 80's Guitar Lolita look? Think wild dark brown curly hair - bob lenght or long, thin long bangs, big earrings, wide waist belts, lycra bodycon dresses, lycra over the shoulder tops, circle miniskirts, carrot fit light blue jeans (leg fit narrowing towards ankles), black tights, loose baggy knit jumpers, white ankle socks, black classic pump heels, flat laced boots, cropped blazers with shoulder paddings.

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