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54. Are there any figures from culture, past or present, whose style you admire or have drawn from?
I really like the central Mexico embroidered shirts from the Otomi culture because they usually take a basic white top then embroider it and bring it to life in fantastic ways with use of bright colours and a lot of reds. I sort of wish I had bought one when I had a chance to in Mexico City.
Stephanie Zinoni and Sharon Cooper, Jung's Red Book, Audrey Hepburn, Jean Seberg, Be Here Now, Marimekko everything, second-wave feminists, Matilda, Falling Water
The Muppets, Patti Smith, Gertrude Stein, Brandi Chastain, John Carlos
Mostly clowns. I love the styles in Cirque du Soleil and I admire the styles of my favorite clowns Morro and Jasp.
Just my mother. She is the absolute most glamorous person I’ve ever known, and the most beautiful. She used to cook dinner in high heels. She knows what shade of lipstick she wants to be buried in. She wore Chanel perfume even though we lived in a jungle. She turned our childhood bedrooms into walk in closets when we were old enough. I admire her style because it is feminine and fierce and relentless.
I wish I had the patience to do rockabilly hair, but I don't, so I'll just admire it instead.
KiKi of Montparnasse.
I love the styles of Audrey Hepburn, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts.
elsa von freytag-loringhoven
Lana Turner, Annie Hall, Maude Lebowski, Egyptian Queens, Insecure Goths, Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman,
For a few years it was Lucy Sexton, which is kind of funny because I doubt she would consider herself someone that would be mentioned on a survey about clothing. She's a dancer and performance artist -DANCENOISE- I'm friends with and for a few years spent a lot of time with, and her pared down short hair inspired me. She lives in a commune in NYC and I had my postpartum depression and would go to parties at her house she would take my baby and I would get drunk and say I wanted to live with her, if anyone moved out I wanted to move in. And then when I got my hair short and blonde and was still saying this- it was a little like that movie "Single White Female.” I felt like such an asshole.
But she's someone who inspires me to live with love instead of fear.
Makes me think of Chrissie Hynde. "Gonna use my style, gonna use my sidestep." - I'm special, so special.
Debbie Harry. I loved Blondie, I loved how she looked. When I had my midlife crisis at 38, I decided what the fuck and dyed my hair to look like hers in 1978. Platimun on top, black ends. I went to Mudhoney in NY. But I couldn't keep it up. I wound up with my hair in a ponytail and lots of breakage.
I feel like every woman was influenced by Sex and the City and SJP in the 00's, whether they know it or not. If you were alive in those years you couldn’t escape from it.
My recent style icons include Patti Smith, David Byrne, and the Bones Brigade with an homage to Esprit from the 80s. I appreciate their playfulness, utilitarianism and irreverence.