Being the fickle creatures we are, naturally we have quite a few favourite ever electro popstrels. However, Elly Jackson the visible half of La Roux (producer Ben Langmaid also writes the addictive sythny beats) consistently comes in at the top of that list.
Oh yes, when she’s not thrilling our ears with her uber hits Bulletproof, In for the Kill and Tigerlily then she’s delighting our eyes with her ever magnificent wardrobe of androgynous outfits from the likes of Basso and Brooke, House of Holland, Alexander McQueen and JC/DC.
She’s chatted to WWD about her fashion life, before she went on as the star turn at Coachella. (above pic) Guess what? She’s not that keen on girly frilly frocks;
“If you gave me 10 pairs of Manolos, I would sell them on eBay,” says
OK, we’re not stunned. Elly also resisted categorisation by her dress sense by saying “I don’t want to be a man,” she says. “I very much enjoy being a woman — I love my body, and the sexiness of being a woman — but I like men’s clothes.”
So far so good. But THEN! Ms Jackson had us toppling off our swivel chair and onto the floor with her hair-scare revelation: she’s growing tired of her quiff!
“I am pretty ready to get rid of the hair, but I am kind of attached to it,” she says. “At the same time, I am kind of fed up with talking about it.”
WHAT?? Her trademark bouffe? Her unmistakable whip-top? The source of all her singing power and (we suspect) the inspiration behind the song Bulletproof? (as the quiff is strengthened by so much Elnett, in the event that a speeding bullet were to fly past La Roux’s head it would be unable to penetrate the lacquered outer shell)
Elly, no! Don’t do it!
- Naomi Attwood