Who’s your fashion icon? Do you covet the understated yummy mummyness of Gwyneth and Stella? Maybe you yearn for Dita Von Teese’s time-machine elegance or you never tire of gazing at pictures of Jessica NEVER-gets-it-wrong Alba. Maybe you shun celebrities and follow Susie Bubble or What Katie Wore religiously on the web.
This morning the internet-using world has been offered another potential fashion maven in the form of Courtney Love. For the past few days Ms Love has been busier than the Grazia girls during Shows season. Not for Courtney the predictable one outfit per day route. Oh no. She’s on there several times a day uploading different combinations or merely showcasing her best undies (but always in her house. Hmmmm...).
Idiosyncratic as her ensembles might be, she’s no stranger to the world of high fash. Balenciaga, Givenchy, Rick Owens, and Narciso Rodriguez are some of her favourite labels, and we all remember what happened when Meadham Kirchoff designed their A/W ’10 collection with her as their inspiration.
Neither does she have a problem with keeping up with her internet based fan club. Many a time her twitter rants have filled whole days of her followers' time and we’re glad to report that her new blog on tumblr shows all the signs that she’s not lost that compulsive nature. As for the style icon tag, we think; OK, so maybe most average women don’t necessarily want to be Courtney. But does that mean we’re not more than a teeny bit fascinated by her? Does it heckers!
- Naomi Attwood