Wednesday, November 12, 2008

beth ditto 101


Let's face it - to have a blog about fashion, larger lives, and people who are firmly stomping outside whatever boxes our culture may set, it wouldn't make sense not to have a quick cheat sheet about Beth Ditto.

Lead singer for the Gossip, she's also been very vocal about the fashion industry - check out her advice column for the Guardian, her reply to Topshop wanting to use the band, and featuring the likes of Yves St Laurent, Louis Vuitton & Prada, an amazing fashion spread for Pop magazine .
(Sidenote - if anyone knows what the heck Prada are doing to mohair to make it come out with that laminated look, do tell in the comments!)

Words to live by:
"Just remember - fashion is something that is prepackaged, bought and sold, but style, like art, is a primal instinct. My number-one theory in life is that style is proportional to your lack of resources - the less you have, the more stylish you're likely to be."

Rock on, Beth Ditto.

5 comments:

curlyminx said...

I liked Beth alot before I read her response to Topshop. Now I am in awe. If only Topshop would listen......

sooz said...

She's fantastic. Thanks for all the links, I'm off to spend some time...

jessica said...

i love me some beth ditto. she is like dolly parton + gwen stefani + divine all rolled into one smokin hot package. LOVE her.

fatgirlslikeniceclothestoo said...

I have heard she is in talks with Evans to design a range and I REALLY hope this happens. I haven't heard any further info to this rumour in months so I hope it wasn't just idle talk.

jessica said...

ohmygod. if beth ditto get to design clothes for ME i will pass out from excitement. keep us updated!