Sunday, July 24, 2011

Post Card from Italy




 Carolina Engman of Fashion Squad

I'm in love with Carolina's recent post on her blog. Oh how I would love to be on the beaches of Italy in such an amazing cutout dress...maybe one day.

Remembering the Good - Quotes and Inspirations of Amy Winehouse

 I want people to hear my voice and just… forget their troubles for five minutes.
   Amy Winehouse (at age 13)

Ash Stymest as Amy Winehouse in Candy Magazine

“Madonna is an old lady. She should get a nice band, just stand in front of them and sing.”

Amy Winehouse in Look Magazine, May 2011
          In the interview: 
“I’ve finally escaped from hell.  Before I came out here I looked at a photo of myself in the paper and was horrified. My skin was a spotty mess and I was so pale and skinny. I thought: “Girl, you’ve got to sort yourself out or you’ll be dead soon.” 

You Know I’m No Good
I cheated myself,

Like I knew I would,

I told you I was trouble,

You know that I’m no good

My justification is that most people my age spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to do for the next five or ten years. The time they spend thinking about their life, I just spend drinking.

"I say things in songs that i wouldn’t even admit to myself"

"I don't ever want to do anything mediocre. I hear the music in the charts and I don't mean to be rude, but those people have no soul. Learning from music is like eating a meal - you have to pace yourself. You can't take everything from it all at once. I want to be different, definitely. I'm not a one trick pony. I'm at least a five-trick pony."

"It's not important to me to make other people at ease. I am difficult, but that's because I don’t really give a fuck"

...and finally a picture of a healthy looking Amy, days before the Saturday of her death.

“…for Amy Winehouse self destruction was her muse but in the end she was destroyed by it.” 

The Influence of Winehouse - Fashion


Models wear Chanel creations by German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld during a 2007 fashion show in London. All the models' hairstyles were inspired by Winehouse's beehive.

Chanel Pre-Fall 2008 Runway
...if you haven't gotten the hint. 
Karl Lagerfeld had a thing for pulling inspirations from the singer.

Adriana Lima as Amy Winehouse for Love Magazine
       What do you love about Amy Winehouse?
      I love that she has real talent, not manufactured soulless music.

I think this editorial was done really well
...a nice way to glamourize the mess she was usually photographed as.
Her thoughts on the artist…

Vogue Paris February 2008, Isabeli Fontana as Amy Winehouse

I think this editorial was dead on.

Hairspray by Dusan Reljin (inspired by Amy Winehouse)
Numéro May 2007
Model: Denisa Dvorakova
Ph:Dusan Reljin

Ash Stymest as Amy Winehouse in Candy Magazine

This editorial was called "You Know I'm No good" and used a lot of her lyrics to show the downward spiral of Amy Winehouse.

Vogue Italia December 2007 (Amy Winehouse inspired)
By Steven Meisel
I personally think that this could have been inspired by Amy Winehouse. 
2007 with extreme beehive hair and tattoos ? 

Amy Winehouse vs. Kreayshawn

Kreayshawn is a new up and coming rapper recently signed to a major label after her hot track, Gucci Gucci. Although I see the similarities while looking at this picture, when I watch her videos separately I'd personally think that she pulls more inspiration from Gwen Stafani (mostly) with a combination of Nicki Minaj.

After all of these editorials I think it's fair to say that Amy Winehouse definitely had some influence on the world's fashion and beauty.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fred Perry Collection by Amy Winehouse

The Affordable Collection, Fred Perry, by Amy Winehouse lives on currently has a limited selection of items to be purchased...will it live on ? who knows! 
The singer was just one of many celebrities that joined in the design your own _______ trend.

Here are the looks for the collection which she premiered last year.
Her clothing is still available to purchase here.








Amy Winehouse actually looks cute and approachable here. 
I would love to have the first jacket she is featured in. 

Source: yeeeah

Minute of Spotlight: The Rise and Fall of Amy Winehouse

In 2004, Amy Winehouse was fresh faced and missing her infamous beehive known to the public in later years. Her song, "Stronger than Me," off of her debut album, Frank (2003), won her won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song Musically & Lyrically in the same year.


In 2006, her ironically named single, Rehab, off her next album, Back to Black, propelled her to international fame. In no time she became the Amy we've come to know. Complete with her beehive hairstyle, winged eyeliner, and troublesome lifestyle.


In 2007, Winehouse marries former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil in a secret during a trip to Florida. It begins a a tumultuous two-year relationship, which the singer later admits was riddled with drug use. In one picture from 2007, she was seen with bruises on her face and blood seeping from her pink ballet shoes (see below)


Wrecked: Amy is bruised, smudged and has blood on her feet, while Blake's face has been scratched

Damaged: A close-up of the shot of Winehouse's blood-soaked pink ballet pumps

In January 2008, Amy checks into rehab.

In Febuary (although not in attendance) Amy Winehouse wins 5 grammys including Best Pop Vocal Album for Back to Black, Best New Artist, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Rehab." Also, Her album catapults to number two on the U.S. Billboard charts.

Amy Winehouse wins five grammys

In May 2008, Amy Winehouse is arrested in connection with the alleged possession of a controlled drug.

amy winehouse arrest Amy Winehouse Faces Arrest

In 2008, Amy Winehouse is featured in Rolling Stone's July issue.

Up All Night with Amy Winehouse music journalist, Claire Hoffman, writes a somber article about the star.

All around her, Winehouse’s home is in disastrous disarray: Discarded bags of potato chips, crumpled nuggets of tinfoil, beer bottles, lingerie boxes and scattered old credit cards tell of a long night that hasn’t ended in weeks, maybe months...
In 2009, Amy finds herself in loads of more trouble, including getting barred from entering the US, to play for Coachella, after allegedly punching a fan at the Society Ball in London. Her parents make a plea for their daughter to get the help she needs. However, later in the year, Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil finally call it quits after numerous fights and arrests, and are officially divorced.


In 2008, Amy Winehouse is featured in the November issue of Harper's & Bazaar magazine promoting her new clothing line called Fred Perry. 

Here are some of her looks from her 50's inspired collection. 


In May 2011, the singer heads back to rehab, quickly checking back out a few months later. She also gives gives a disastrous performance in Belgrade in which she turned up late, forgot lyrics, wandered around the stage aimlessly and garnered boos from the crowd. She also cancels the rest of her tour a couple of days later. 

Last in this timeline is today, the day she died.
Back to dust, Back to Black, goodbye and farewell Amy Winehouse.
I hope you rest in peace.

Amy Winehouse lived a life of struggle. 
What are your thoughts on the singer ?

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