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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Make Up Inspiration

Hey guys, hope you are well. At the moment i am feeling ill, and about to go to bed. But thought i would blog about a lady whose make up really inspires me. She was involved with the British punk scene in the late 1970s-mid 1980s.She became known, not just for her music, but also for her striking make up (and hair) Her name is Toyah (Wilcox).
Nowdays we are used to seeing most (not all) females in the music industry styled much the same way.Very little (or tight - or both)clothes, overtly sexual (this applies to their dancing too). I personally feel their 'look' is aimed at men. To be honest, i find it all a bit dull. It also reinforces the idea that you have to look and act a certain way if you're female & want to be successful.
But back then the music industry was different because stylists werent used.This meant people dressed how they wanted. Toyah is a perfect example of this. She expressed herself, not just through her music, but also her make up, hair and clothes. Her looks were her own and i dont think she tried to be 'sexy'  to sell her music.Everytime i look at the following pictures, i become mesmirised by the creativity and dramatic impact of the looks.


Even now Toyah still experiments with different looks for videos or when performing.

Here she is with a more 'conventional' look

 I am really glad to say that Toyah is still recording music, as well as acting. She looks and sounds just as good as she did 20+ years ago. Now in her 50s all i can say is Go Toyah!!!!!!