January’s Red Magazine contained a lovely interview with Claudia Winkelman, talking about family, ‘Strictly’ and of course her quirky style. She revealed that she has been channeling Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith, since she was about 18. Hence the fringe and eyeliner.
I felt the same way about Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders way back in 1978, and my ‘grown up’ casual look has evolved accordingly. It now centres on skinny dark or coated jeans, ankle boots and silver jewellery. And black eyeliner. But sadly I can’t wear a fringe.
Claudia’s words got me thinking about style icons and who inspires us. Whistles are doing a series on their website on style icons including the inimitable Charlotte Rampling (click on ‘Journal’ and scroll down). My personal favourites (besides Chrissie) are Edie Sedgwick and 1970s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. And the BFI are launching a season dedicated to the legendary Katharine Hepburn, the Oscar winning actress who had a groundbreaking and completely individual style.
Who has inspired your look ?