style inspiration: toni halliday
so i am not sure if i have written this already, but even if i haven’t you can probably tell: i am a bit of an old goth at heart. i still wear a lot of black, pile on eyeliner and mascara and listen to dramatic music. it’s kind of sad, i guess, but i think we never really leave behind the things we loved when we were sixteen. and when i was sixteen, i lived in brasília where goth-rock was very big.
yep, you got it: a city right in the middle of south america, built of shining white marble soaring above the red soil and sheltering under the bright blue sky. full of goths. i think there was something about the drama that appeals to the brasiliense nature. you grow up around that architecture, it kind of comes naturally. i expect the rockstar wouldn’t necessarily like me to post this here (he doesn’t know i have this blog yet, haha) but his band were kind of emblematic of that trend and their brand of siouxsie/smiths/gang-of-four tinged rock did very well.
anyway. on to the stylish miss halliday. i can’t remember if i heard curve or saw toni first, but whatever it was, i was instantly in love. heavy crunchy guitars and reverb-laden vocals: yes please. and as for the sooty-haired sooty-eyed singer: wow.
(screenshots from youtube)
i know, right? she’s amazing. it’s kind of hard to get a clear shot of toni’s clothes because most of the videos concentrate on that incredible face of hers. but to get toni’s look, we are talking black. obvs. but not so much glam-goth as tomboy-goth. black t-shirts, skinny black jeans. hoop earrings, hair that just bit unkempt. statement boots. a perfect black leather jacket. possibly black-and-white stripes, if you want a bit of colour (ha). very balmain aw09, i think.
(that second video has bonus hilarious alice dellal-alikes at the start. love that.)
anyway. ladies and gentlemen, all hail the goddess toni halliday. now go and get your leather on.
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