Monday, January 10, 2011
Just like Ronnie.
Last night while lying in bed I was thinking about all of the women I have admired and who have shaped my style today.
I think you already know I am obsessed with Anna Sui and Betsey Johnson. Of course Tina Turner is way up there on my list too. I would have to say my very first style inspiration was Ronnie Spector.
Ronnie was friends with my dad and lived minutes away from us in Connecticut. She used to come to our house a lot to hang out with my parents and chat. I couldn't have been more than 5 years old but I vividly remember her sitting at our ceramic tiled kitchen table. Her hair was black and wild, she was wearing slim cut animal printed pants. She had such an air of cool about the way she wore her clothes. The best way to describe her style was fearless and eccentric. I remember she was talking to my sister and I with this great big New York accent. And at that very young age I thought to myself
"I WANT TO BE LIKE HER"