Among the legacy left to us by the Gone-Too-Soon British soul diva her distinctive style should come very close to the top of the list. Her overboard proclivities aside, Amy Winehouse succeeded in coming out as an outstanding fashionista with a strong and lasting statement. Having given a powerful jolt to the British music stage of the turn of the century, she left a similar dint upon the fashion world.
Here’s a fashion tribute to Winehouse, 27, found dead on Saturday afternoon in her London house, a reminder of the highlights of her unique style that will continue to inspire professionals and fans alike.
Beehive Hairdo, often decorated with headbands and flowers, has long become an outstanding feature of the singer’s appearance. Karl Lagerfeld’s 2007 Chanel runway show with heavily bouffanted and eyelined models is one of the most memorable events of the time to demonstrate Winehouse’s influence. Lagerfeld openly credited her as his source of inspiration calling her “a beautiful, gifted artist.”
Eyeliner effect that was too pronounced at times as she traced the pattern beyond her brows somehow fitted in with her definite retro elements and provided that additional quirky twist that brought out the cat goddess side of her personality and more.
Ballet-clad feet were her spunky step outside omnipresent platform and stiletto footwear. Often seen walking about in flat ballet slippers, Winehouse was also known as a devoted Fred Perry fan and last year she partnered on a collection of fairly unassertive and prudent women’s clothing. Of course, on stage she often strutted around in sexy dresses and heels with toes peeping out.
Tattoos were a significant part of Winehouse’s appearance as they came up to more than a dozen over the years, from the name of her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil which she had tattooed on her chest when they met to all kinds of images like an anchor, a horseshoe and an angel.
Source of the image: Fashionlove.