As far back as I can remember I have always been intrigued with the fashion sense of rock stars. From chunky heeled boots to laced up leather pants sticking to their thighs like a pair of leggings ready for midnight disco Yoga (Is that a thing?). Or the myriad of rings stacked up ‘til they reach the tip of a black polished finger nail. How about the paper thin not so white t shirt hidden under a slick black leather biker or better yet a purple feathered coat. They have always dressed in a league of their own. In 2007, Shop Boyz encouraged us to party like a rock star. Nearly, a decade later we find ourselves dressing like one.
The rocker's edgy inclinations which have always gone against the current and stayed away from trends now serve as muses to the fashion industry. Over the past several years fashion brands from well-established houses to independents have borrowed from the styling of rock and roll greats. We see the leather, lace, distressed, ripped, vintage, plaid, bandana, recycled, torn, heeled, shiny, and glittery pieces everywhere; a style that was once reserved for concert halls and now taking center stage on runways and the streets. Bands like Nirvana, Metallica, Pearl Jam and Guns N' Roses which influenced me musically, presented a style that I feel most comfortable in whether I want to ROCK something simple and edgy, or ROLL out the door with studs and heavy medal.
In lieu of Guns N' Roses’ Not In This Lifetime tour, which recently hit the east coast, I decided to channel my inner rocker with this post. Welcome to the Jungle...concrete that is:) -xx