Love Her Style: Paloma Faith

It’s only in the last few weeks that I’ve started to get into Paloma Faith‘s music (check out 30 Minute Love Affair if you haven’t already). I think her voice and sound are really unique, and some of her tracks are superb. The main reason she caught my eye though was because of her incredible style and look. The singer recently admitted that she has two different looks she plays around with: the first is a forties Hollywood-inspired, vintage pin-up vibe (think Dita Von Teese who she calls one of her style icons) and other is a little bit comical and more contemporary, and it’s only really since she’s had access to “crazy clothes” that this style side of hers has developed.

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A great example of her mixing up classic and contemporary looks to create her own individual style would be her outfit at the 2013 Brit Awards (shown above). The Dolce & Gabbana devotee wore a nude lace D&G Spring 2012 dress featuring a stunning mix of colourful crystals, which she styled with a jacquard clutch and beige platform pumps. Factor in the hot-pink pout, multi coloured hair, those statement earrings and  you have one statement look. Yes, it’s over the top, but she completely makes it work and it’s totally her. I love it!

The singer and actress and singer says Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Grace Jones, Bjork and Dita Von Teese are all her style icons, as they represent different sides of her fashion personality. She’s been quoted as saying that a great style icon is “someone who doesn’t take fashion too seriously, someone prepared to take risks and wear mad things” and that sums up Paloma completely: she’s fun, quirky, talented and you just know that she doesn’t take herself too seriously; it’s all in her style.

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And I love that she hates Uggs. Yay! They are gross.

“I don’t wear Ugg boots, I think they are for losers. Anybody who wears them, I would seriously doubt their personality.”

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She can look effortlessly elegant and amp up the look any way she likes, while still staying true to her own fashion ethos. Like equally creative artists Such as Lady Gaga for example, she approaches fashion and a particular outfit as if it’s a piece of art and thinks about the entire package. In terms of my favourite look, I think she rocks the forties Hollywood-inspired, vintage pin-up look particularly well.

Are you a fan of Paloma’s style? Would you rate her as a style icon? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section!

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