Debbie Harry tries to be open-minded when she’s working with stylists because their suggestions could inspire a change in direction. The Blondie singer, who was known for her experimental punk look in the band’s heyday, has received a lot of help when…
Debbie Harry tries to be open-minded when she’s working with stylists because their suggestions could inspire a change in direction.
The Blondie singer, who was known for her experimental punk look in the band’s heyday, has received a lot of help when it comes to cultivating her image over the years, particularly from late fashion designer Stephen Sprouse.
And while Debbie now knows that a short skirt and thigh-high boots make her look her best and feel comfortable, she likes to keep her mind open when she’s partnering with a stylist because they might come up with something interesting.
“Over the years I’ve had a lot of help with my look – especially from designer Stephen Sprouse in the early days. He was very punk himself,” she told singer Bebe Rexha in an interview for InStyle. “I was never afraid of wearing, you know, garbage or ripped-up stuff. But he really taught me about the best lines for me. The surefire shots were always thigh-high boots with short skirts, long coats, and a beret.
“I always try to dress for comfort, though. I don’t like to be too distracted by my clothing because I still want it to complement me and make my body look its best… I always felt very comfortable in short skirts and thigh-high boots. It just worked for me. But when I’m working with a stylist, I try to be open-minded because sometimes you get a really good surprise that leads you in a new direction.”
The 74-year-old also shared how she used to make some of her own outfits, such as a black sweater with “Blondie” written in red, and noted that she has accumulated “quite an archive” of her iconic looks throughout the years.
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Bebe Rexha once had to wear wigs because her natural hair fell out due to bleaching. In the May edition of InStyle magazine’s Style Crush series, the Meant to Be singer confessed to her music and fashion inspiration Debbie Harry that her natural dark b…
Bebe Rexha once had to wear wigs because her natural hair fell out due to bleaching.
In the May edition of InStyle magazine’s Style Crush series, the Meant to Be singer confessed to her music and fashion inspiration Debbie Harry that her natural dark brown hair fell out as a result of her constantly dyeing it a peroxide blonde.
The 30-year-old asked the Blondie star for advice on maintaining the bleached look and Harry suggested letting the dark roots show through for a bit longer before making a trip to the colourist.
“How did you keep your blonde hair from not falling out when you first bleached it? Because my hair used to be so long,” Rexha asked, and Harry replied, “I didn’t keep it from falling out, actually! One thing I’ve learned is to keep a little bit of your dark roots. You can’t always maintain that when you’re on the road, but if you don’t let the colour touch your scalp, it gives your hair more strength. It’s probably going to break no matter what, though.”
The star then admitted her hair was once in such a bad condition that she had to wear wigs, but her hairstylist saved her locks by using Olaplex, a formula which rebuilds broken hair bonds and prevents breakage and damage.
“Tracey Cunningham saved my hair with Olaplex because I was wearing wigs at one point,” she shared. “I’m going to do what you said and let it grow out a bit. Dark roots look cool with dark eyebrows.”
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