• Roxii Hoare-Smith

RIP David Bowie

Updated: Dec 28, 2019

1947 – 2016

Dress – InTheStyle (Binky’s collection)

Shorts – Bershka

Boots – Dr Marten Aggy boots

Just under a week ago I woke up in Riga to the terrible news that David Bowie had died. Now before anyone jumps to conclusions, I’m not suddenly proclaiming that I’m a huge Bowie fan but there is no doubt that he had a powerful influence on mine and my family’s life.

Back in the day my parents were (and still kind of are) punks and huge Bowie fans so I grew up listening to his music. Bowie was a musician with incredible style and he wasn’t afraid to be rebellious and express himself through his outrageous clothes, hair and make up and go against ‘the norm’.

David Bowie was a style icon and this had a huge impact on my family which went on to have a huge influence on me. It‘s obvious to see that Bowie was an international treasure and had a huge impact on many lives, young or old.

This ‘glam-rock’ style Bowie oozed influenced my attitude to life and led to express myself through my style and helped me to create my own unique style. Although in this outfit of the day post my dress may be seen as quite plain and dark, there’s no questioning that my style can be quite bright, quirky and different which takes a huge influence from the style I was grew up with and aspired to follow.

Showing off his creativity, Bowie rocked platfoms, v neck jumpsuits and little playsuits, blazers and flared trousers which are all items people still wear today. He was free without a care for what other people may have said or thought about this look – which is an attitude I try to take today.

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

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