"Being HOT never hurts," says Debbie Harry of Blondie.
Come on guys, you know it's true. As hairdressers, we understand this.
A fact especially true to us because we exist in a highly visual industry.
What is also true is that beauty is only skin deep. As artists, we are driven to look deeper than that.
It's in the spirt. It's the personality, the story being told.
To be inspirational, there needs to be susbstance. It takes intellect and knows how to carry on a conversation.
Sex sells. Because it makes you feel.
We search for muses , to generate something via their sex appeal.
I am "a lucky f--king bitch."
With that bone structure, that hair, that iconic style, indeed she is, as she isn't slowing down even turning 70 last year.
With much already written about her. Hello Google!
I just hate to waste both our time and regurgitate what I have read on the webs. I ain't Melania Trump.
What else should I say about her besides the obvious?
She is a complete pleasure to stare at. The wedge Bob, the platinum blonde hair, the flippy fringe, the clothes, the ATTITUDE!
From the mid 1960's to present day, she is still as relevant and inspiring as ever.
Here is a hundred of her pictures to look at here.
Often imitated never duplicated
Debbie is a style icon (duh)- she has been the muse to many designers for many seasons on many catwalks in many decades...
As a punk/disco/pop legend, there was something defiantly self-contained about her.
Although she constantly played with images of sexy blond bombshells, there was a sense that she was doing this not to excite her audience but to please herself: you can look, but you can’t touch.
I mean, all the cool chicks wanna be like her: to name a few - Madonna, Gwen Stef., Michelle Pfeffer, the list goes on...
Her ability to adapt has got to be one of her greatest strength-
From underground punk to pop, from disco to soul. She has appeared on stage as one of the first front woman at CBGB, she appeared in movies and on the Muppets.
"You have to keep new influences coming in."
I am a huge believer in that. Especially in the creative field.
I am also a huge believer of not seeing peers as competition. We need each other, and we are all just running our own race.
Let's stick together. Kumbaya, thank you, good night.
Did you know that she threw a tea party in London for other fellow female musicians back in the day?
According to the Telegraph UK- In 1980, during a tour with Blondie, Debbie Harry hosted a tea party at a London hotel, gathering together many of the women prominent in music at the time. Chrissie Hynde was there; Siouxsie Sioux; the Slits guitaristViv Albertine; Pauline Black from The Selecter; and Poly Styrene from X-Ray Spex.
'Harry was keen to cut through that. “I really wanted to get together with all the punk females for an afternoon of celebration,” she explains. “It’s a great memory.” If you did that today, I say, you would need more than a hotel room. “I would need a hall!” she says, laughing. “It has changed a lot. It’s really grown, hasn’t it?”'
How badass is that??
Find whatever it is that you are. Whether makes you YOU.
Keep looking out for things that inspire you.
DO. Your. Damn. Thing.
This is #EDGEducation.
It's all love-
Gloria from the HQ