Janis Joplin, you wickedly stylish woman, you!
There are so many reasons why I find you so spectacularly enchanting.
Firstly, there's those wrists lined with bangles. (Ni-ce!) The voluminous shapes frequently involved
in your attire. (Interesting!) And of course, there's Me & Bobby McGee and Piece Of My Heart. (Love!)
But more importantly?
Your preference for enormous hats and reclining on cars!
No. (Although you were certainly partial to both.)
It's that bewitchingly adorable SMILE!
You seemed so utterly, blissfully carefree. STRONG. The kind of girl who laughed ferociously and lived passionately, and didn't give a bell-bottomed pant or strung bead about what anyone thought! (Excellent qualities to harness, I say!)
Now, you probably partied a teensy bit too much and preferred the taste of Southern Comfort to water, but oh, would you have had many a brilliant tale to tell!
The KFC Colonel?!
Who are you currently deriving style inspiration, whether internally or externally, from?
P.S. A huge congratulations to Meryl for winning the Brands Exclusive $50 Voucher Competition! CONGRATULATIONS! I'll be e-mailing you shortly with all the little details, whee!
thanks for sharing!:) x
I love Janis Joplin! Thanks for the post! :)
Oh, how do I love Janis Joplin. Many times have I wished that I could dress like her.
It always baffled me when my friends didn't like her. The girl was a force.
loove janis joplin. amazing woman, amazing talent!
im currently loving kurt cobain & courtney love circa 1991.
She is a great role model for girls. Ok not the smoking yes, but she was so natural and real. How many celebs or even singers are like that now?
I love how she just looks so...natural. (& like she's totally cool with how she looks too)
I love the hippie style as well as HER. She's one of my style icons!
I LOVE Janis Joplin. There really was no one else like her and Piece of my heart helped me through many difficult boy times! ;)
Oh Janis, you were so awesome!
Now, I feel like wearing a hat for the rest of the day :D.
Alex - Isn't she?! :)
Raquel - Aw, thanks Raquel! You know, I've been meaning to do this for MONTHS - and then whenever I remembered to do it I'd think ''rockstars with style - I posted about that MONTHS ago, would anyone still care about that now?!'' I mean, obviously it's enormously fascinating to silly old music-obsessed me :D , but I didn't want to keep beating the same drum, you know?! ANYHOO. Thanks for your great feedback and that is so, so cute about your mother, and ooh, a Janis biopic - that would be amazing!
Jade - Yay! :)
Euforilla - I completely agree in the sense that Janis really seemed comfortable and happy with who she was, and was totally unafraid to be that person - which is definitely an attitude that more people could benefit from seeing! :)
I think she should be a role model for girls (well... maybe except excessive booze &co, but you know what I mean!) not those plastic perfect irrealistic dolls!!!
Yay for Janis!
Love Janis, Joni mitchell, Carly Simon, most folk music singers <3
YUS! So glad you remembered to do this. I LOVE Janis. I grew up listening to her music - my Mum was obsessed with her, so she went to Kathmandu and New Orleans and Baton Rouge because Janis sang about those places haha. I think there's a Janis Joplin biopic in the works, too! Should be interesting!
Ah, Janis Joplin is *so* fabulous.
I love love love that second photo :)