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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Gwen Stefani didn’t mean to dye her hair bright pink prior to an event in the late 1990s.The Hollaback Girl singer has changed her hair colour many times over the course of her career, but one of her most memorable looks has to be the hot pink shade sh…
Gwen Stefani didn’t mean to dye her hair bright pink prior to an event in the late 1990s.
The Hollaback Girl singer has changed her hair colour many times over the course of her career, but one of her most memorable looks has to be the hot pink shade she rocked in December 1999 shortly after her breakup from No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal.
Reflecting on the shade in an interview for Vogue’s Life in Looks video series, Gwen shared that she had actually wanted a very light pink hue.
“It’s so true, if you go through like a breakup or a really big change in your life, sometimes you go ahead and change your hair to (help) wash those feelings out. At that time, there was really only one brand you could get, it was Manic Panic,” she recalled. “I wanted my hair to be like cotton candy, light pink. I had this vision of what I wanted and I ended up with fuchsia pink hair for like a year.”
Gwen went on to share that she was greatly influenced by Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry’s style at the time too, and was also adjusting to getting braces on her teeth.
“The braces were like me coming home (from a large tour) and being like, ‘You see this money I got? Boom, I’m getting braces, finally!'” the 50-year-old smiled.
Elsewhere, Gwen spoke about another one of her dramatic transformations – the time she dyed her hair blue for the MTV Video Music Awards in 1998. The star topped off her quirky look with a blue fur bikini top and a shiny skirt with matching trousers.
“Somebody had sent me this product which was a gel that you put in your hair and it turns your hair a colour and it was blue. It was a paste. I was really inspired by Judy Jetson from (TV cartoon) The Jetsons, sort of, in this moment,” she shared. “I had met this girl through my manager who made clothes and so she made this little skirt for me. The shoes, somebody had literally just sent them to me, and same with the bathing suit top.”
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Marc Jacobs knew fiance Charly Defrancesco would be caught off guard by his Chipotle proposal.The American designer proposed to his long-term boyfriend last week (04Apr18) as the pair visited the Mexican restaurant chain to celebrate Charly’s birthday,…
Marc Jacobs knew fiance Charly Defrancesco would be caught off guard by his Chipotle proposal.
The American designer proposed to his long-term boyfriend last week (04Apr18) as the pair visited the Mexican restaurant chain to celebrate Charly’s birthday, where Marc orchestrated a flash mob-inspired dance to the hit song Kiss by Price before getting down on one knee.
Though many have questioned why he selected such an unusual venue to pop the question, Marc insisted there’s a simple explanation.
“It’s (Charly’s) favourite restaurant. We have an annual (tradition),” he told WWD. “I wanted to take him out for a romantic dinner on his birthday and he was like, ‘No, I want to go to Chipotle.’ So I knew I had to (propose) somewhere where he wouldn’t suspect that I was going to do that. And then I organised a flash mob to be there, but he didn’t know anything about that. So I was successful about that.”
Marc celebrated his own birthday on Saturday night, after Charly organised a surprise party to commemorate his new fiance’s 55th on 9 April. The event featured an array of celebrity attendees including Naomi Campbell, Lil’ Kim and Sofia Coppola who all descended on subMercer in New York City for the bash.
The fashion icon was also greeted by Debbie Harry, who was wheeled out sitting atop a three-tier birthday cake to lead the Happy Birthday singalong.
Though the original plan was for the Blondie frontwoman to emerge from the cake, alterations eventually had to be made.
“I couldn’t fit inside, it was too small,” she admitted after the party.
The celebration was even more of a surprise for Marc, who had been tricked into believing he was on his way to The Mercer Hotel for a dinner with 10 of Charly’s closest friends.
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