Amy Winehouse Style
There can be only one Amy Winehouse style, big hair, tons of eyeliner, and an even more striking vocal talent.
This five-foot-three little powerhouse left such an impression that fashion kingpin Karl Lagerfeld hailed her as the second coming of the iconic Brigitte Bardot.
Amy made her spectacular entrance into the music world in 2003, with a vocal talent that was impossible to ignore and an equally notable sense of style.
Her debut album Frank went platinum and was followed by the Grammy sweeping Back to Black which broke records and established Ms. Winehouse as not just a singer but a force to be reckoned with.
The world was fascinated by the tiny girl with the earth-shaking voice and eccentric fashion sense and will continue to be influenced by both long after her untimely passing.
The Trademark High Beehive And
Thick Cat-Eye Eye Liner
Always inspired by a long-time love of 60's girl groups and sporting a style that was equal parts vintage and modern, Amy juxtaposed her signature sky-high beehive and retro cat-eye with spaghetti-strap tanks and lots of tattoos, living her life fearlessly and with no apologies.
Amy Winehouse Style, Was Her Own
Although like most ahead of their time fashionistas, the Amy Winehouse style did earn her a spin or two on assorted Worst Dressed Lists, in the company of other such alleged "fashion disasters" as the always gorgeous and constantly style-setting Victoria Beckham.
Regardless of any commentary from the critics, her music and style has already touched the careers of powerhouses like Adele and Lady Gaga.
There is nothing sexier and bolder than a woman unafraid of taking risks, both professionally and stylistically.
The Words Drama and Queen Go Together For a Reason
While her personal life was often plagued with rumblings of substance abuse (as addressed in songs like the ubiquitous "Rehab") and romantic heartbreak ("I'm No Good"), the soulful songstress continued to express herself in her own unique way, never holding anything back and continuing to live a completely genuine existence, for better or worse.
There's no denying the element of troubled genius swirling around this talented young woman, but perhaps the most important part of that phrasing is the genius bit.
She may have been fodder for the media machine, but behind all the publicly played out drama was more than enough talent to warrant the constant attention.
Amy Winehouse Fashion
Further cementing her place in fashion history, Amy partnered with designer Fred Perry in 2010 to create her own collection which consists of classic, retro-inspired polo shirts and preppy prints like argyle.
A Love Of Retro Dresses
Both Knee Length And Mini
Reportedly, she took a very hands on approach, personally overseeing aspects of design like fit and fabric choice. The pieces were so successful that three more collections she had worked on were produced even after her death.
The Loss Is Great
Tragically, Amy Winehouse lost her battle with alcohol and substance abuse in July of 2011 at the age of 27, and the world lost an irreplaceable artistic voice, the likes of which are seen only a handful of times in a lifetime.
Pop culture in its entirety mourned the loss, with tributes from Bruno Mars and recent collaborators like Tony Bennett.
Her contributions to the music industry have been credited with ushering in this new wave of strong, female musicians, like Duffy and Florence and the Machine.
The voice of Amy Winehouse, both literally and figuratively, will never be forgotten.
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On what would have been Amy Winehouse's 31st birthday a Bronze statue to her tribute was unvieled in Camden Town, London.
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Amy Winehouse Style
Author: Tanna Mayer
Published: May 29, 2015