Thursday, July 30, 2009

Style Inspiration of the Moment: Annabella Lwin

Yep, that's Annabella Lwin from the post punk band Bow Wow Wow. Bow Wow Wow was formed by Malcolm McLaren from the members of Adam & the Ants (Adam got the rights for that name and later had lots of fame with his new band) and a 14-years-old girl named Myant Myant Aya (Annabella). They had pirateish new romantic image and cathcy songs, and they really were something new and interesting at the time (that was also the time when cassettes were something new). Bow Wow Wow even managed to do some great songs after McLaren and his partner in crime, Vivienne Westwood, had abandoned the band.
Annabella has since done solo music, and during the past few years BWW has been touring again.

Seriously, how can one little gal wear that much Westwood? I'm just wondering. And yes, that's Boy George in that one pic. For a very short while he was part of the band (and he later stated in his book that he wanted Culture Club to be "exactly like Bow Wow Wow, but better").
Also R.I.P. Matthew Ashman (the hot guitarist guy with the mohawk).

And here's Annabella and the boys from today:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Blue skies above, and sun on your arms, Strength in your stride, And hope in those squeaky clean eyes"

Adam Ant, Siouxsie Sioux, Johnny Depp - all with koalas, "smiling" piglet squit, Lady Gaga being Lady Gaga.

I'm off to Poland for a week, so I'll leave you with this... this.

Monday, July 20, 2009

"This big-eyed girl sees her faces unfurl, Now she's in purple, Now she's the turtle"

from top to bottom: Farrah Fawcett for Playboy, Rebbie Jackson, Winona Ryder as Lydia Deez in "Beetlejuice", Lindsay Lohan for Vogue, Vivienne Westwood, Jimmy Urine and his jacket, James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause", Ola Salo, The Cranberries, The Ting Tings, Jessica Rabbit from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", Cesar Romero as Joker in Batman tv series, Taylor Hanson, Matthew Bellamy, La Toya Jackson (how awesome is that blazer?), Boy George, David Bowie, Bowie.