Intrepid Style Icons // Music Edition

16 Aug

Hello my faithful intrepids!

I recently scored some tickets to the Peaches DJ Set here in Vancouver at Venue on September 3rd, 2011,  and it got me thinking about how much I am inspired and influenced by the style of my favorite musicians. I always admire someone who exudes a style that is all their own with confidence and conviction, so I decided to share with you some of my biggest style icons.

I think I should note that I narrowed the selection down to just three musicians… For anyone that knows me and how much I love music, you know that this was no easy feat. I have also decided to throw out some honorable mentions at the end of the post, but if I were to write about all of my favorite musicians and their style, you’d be reading a rather INTREPID novel.

Without further, adieu – I give you my top style icons in the music industry. Enjoy! 🙂

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Karen O //

Karen O, vocalist and front-woman for the greatest band of all time – Yeah Yeah Yeahs, tops my list of influential style icons in the music industry. Her stage costumes are designed by her friend Christian Joy, and you never know just what Karen is going to hit the stage in. Each album released by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs seems to take on a different sound and direction, and Karen has re-invented herself along with the band’s sound. Starting out with a rough and tough, underground NYC punk look in the Fever To Tell era, to the flowy modern rock goddess digs of Show Your Bones, and now, most recently reincarnated as a dancefloor-filling club Queen rocking metallics and studded leather jackets with the band’s latest offering, It’s Blitz – Karen O never ceases to impress and tantalize audiences with her bewitchingly fabulous wardrobe choices.

Patrick Wolf //

Patrick Wolf, another favorite artist of mine, makes the top 3 because of his fearless style choices and unique style that set him apart from all of his peers. Whether dressed in Medieval-inspired garb, actually wearing armor, or close to nothing at all, Patrick Wolf’s style choices certainly run the spectrum from one end to the other. As with Karen O, Patrick’s style has evolved and changed significantly as his career has progressed. A shy, blonde kid wearing scarves and playing his violin with an innocent charm about him in the Lycanthropy days, taking a darker, almost gothic, turn for Wind In The Wires, then exploding back onto the scene as an extroverted red-head with The Magic Position, only to re-emerge as a more mature, stern, warlord version of himself, adorned in whimsical outfits that seem right out of a fantasy novel for The Bachelor, and most recently, appearing as a seemingly more “balanced” incarnation of himself with the release of Lupercalia, Patrick Wolf has proven to be a style chameleon of sorts – and a trail-blazing chameleon at that.

Peaches //

Peaches, Peaches, Peaches. This list would not be complete without the one and only Merrill Nisker, better known by her artist name, Peaches. Formerly an elementary school teacher before starting her musical career, one would never guess Peaches previous profession from her explicit music and choice of stage outfits. Having been guilty of literally following Peaches around on tour before… (a.k.a. seeing her in Edmonton, and then hopping on a greyhound at some ungodly hour the next morning to see her in Calgary the very next day) I can attest that a Peaches show is something you dress for. Her unapologetic music and style is inspiring, and always has my friends and I donning outfits that take us to a whole other level, outside of what we would normally wear day-to-day, for one of her shows. (AHHHH! I cannot wait for Sept. 3rd!) Pictures to follow, I promise. 🙂

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Honorable Mentions //

Here are some other artists whose style I am greatly inspired by. No disrespect for not making the “top 3” – I could literally rave about everyone mentioned in this post for days on end. In no particular order…

Lady Gaga (That probably doesn’t even need to be mentioned)

M.I.A.

Jay-Z

Bjork

Missy Elliott

Robyn

Vanessa Carlton

The Tallest Man on Earth

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Who are some of your style icons? Who inspires you most when you are deciding what to wear? What is it about their style that you find so intriguing/inspiring?

 Until next time my faithful intrepids,

xx Scott

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One Response to “Intrepid Style Icons // Music Edition”

  1. Casey Kaufman 28/09/2011 at 9:53 PM #

    Peaches. Yes.
    strawberry freckleface

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