Fashion Rocks: Eddie Van Halen's Style Revisited

Style Rocks: Eddie Van Halen's Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: Eddie Van Halen's Style Revisited

Do you believe it? You know, the rumor that next Wednesday, '80s rock band Van Halen will announce their reunion and upcoming performance at the Grammy Awards in February.

On second thought, there have been other Van Halen-related happenings lately: last week, the Glee kids covered their naughty "Hot for Teacher," and the band just signed with Interscope Records.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers blasted onto the scene with energetic anthems like "Jump," power ballads like "Love Walks In" and a slew of MTV-friendly videos. Amidst all the dysfunctional drama including personal and artistic bickering and a revolving door of band members (Sammy Hagar, anyone?), the main pillar of the hard rock/glam metal foursome has always been co-founder and renowned lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

His iconic '80s style featured long, feathered hair; tight jeans; loud colors like acid yellow and bright pink; and, most of all, stripes--chevron-striped jackets, tiger-striped pants, horizontally-striped tees. And his best "accessory" was of course his famous "Frankenstein" guitar with its signature black-and-white-striped design.

You can rock the EVH look by wearing this Diane von Furstenberg Elley coated-raffia mini skirt, a Vivienne Westwood Hylas Tee, and a pair of Burberry Prorsum Beaded leather sandals.

Now go dust off your Guitar Hero World Tour for Xbox 360 and start jamming.

How to get this look:

{skirt} Diane von Furstenberg Elley coated-raffia mini skirt

{shirt} Vivienne Westwood Hylas Tee

{shoes} Burberry Prorsum Beaded leather sandals

{bag} Red Wrap Around Clutch by Juliette Jake

{hair product} Blow Blow Out Spray 2 Oz.


Fashion Rocks: Liberace's Style Revisited

Style Rocks: Liberace's Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: Liberace's Style Revisited

HBO Films recently announced that they're producing a TV movie about Liberace called "Behind the Candelabra" with Michael Douglas in the starring role and Matt Damon as his lover. (Steven Soderbergh is directing.) How awesome is that?

I think of Liberace as the King of Superlatives: his costumes were the most outrageously opulent; his jewelry was the flashiest; his lifestyle was the most lavish (imagine his mansions and gilded pianos on MTV Cribs!); and his wavy hair was the most shellacked. He remains the embodiment of flamboyant excess, even though he died almost 25 years ago.

Of course, he was also a piano prodigy whose musical repertoire included irreverent renditions of classical, cocktail jazz and movie soundtracks. But the man who became the highest-paid entertainer in the world during the '50s through '70s put on shows, not concerts.

Under the bright lights of Vegas, Mr. Showmanship was always bedecked in a blinding explosion of rhinestones, diamonds, and fur.

"Slip into something a little more spectacular" by rocking this argyle skirt, Lanvin sequin fringe top, and a pair of Fendi lace-up saddle platforms.

A bit of sparkle a day will let you live the Liberace fantasy—in a non-gaudy way.

{skirt} Argyle Skirt

{top} Lanvin Sequin Fringe Top

{shoes} Miu Miu Glitter & Calf Hair Pump

{bracelet} Hive & Honey Rope Wrap Bracelet

{earrings} Real Jewels Long Chain Earrings

{tights} Star Knit Tights


Fashion Rocks: Duran Duran's Style Revisited

Style Rocks: Duran Duran's Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: Duran Duran's Style Revisited

Did you happen to catch the video for Duran Duran's new single "Girl Panic!" which premiered earlier this week at Harper Bazaar UK's Women of the Year Awards?

Given that the band has long been synonymous with fabulous style, it naturally stars a quintet of original supermodels—Cindy, Naomi, Helena, Eva and Yasmin (a.k.a. The Missus)—who also grace the cover of the magazine's Duran Duran-themed December issue.

Like many tween girls in the '80s, I was a huge Duran Duran fan. The band boasted model good looks (hello John Taylor!) and perfected their visual presentation, whether it was ruffled shirts, cropped blazers or elegant suits.

The "prettiest boys in rock" and MTV quickly became a match made in hair-gelled and lip-glossed heaven. The videos for songs like "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Rio" showcased the Fab Five's New Wave/New Romantic/synthpop sound and easy-on-the-eyes-ness, as well as unusually high production values and movie-like story lines.

I personally prefer Duran Duran's style before they were "Wild Boys" and "Notorious."

Try rocking their version of the classic French sailor shirt and military-inspired jacket by wearing this shirt by Enza Costa, a Spring Cadet Jacket by Smythe, and a Zucca / Slouchy Pleated Pant.

You'll look graceful and glamorous—without an ounce of panic.

{jacket} Smythe SPRING CADET JACKET

{shoe} Salvatore Ferragamo Casper Gancini Leather Loafer

{shirt} Enza Costa Long Sleeve Sailor Striped Crew

{pant} Zucca / Slouchy Pleated Pant

{lipstick} Rouge Pur Shine

{hair product} Davines Defining Wonder Wax


Fashion Rocks: Annie Lennox's Style Revisited

Style Rocks: Annie Lennox's Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: Annie Lennox's Style Revisited

If you happen to be a lucky soul who is traveling to London in the next few months, I am beyond jealous.

Promise me you'll visit the Victoria and Albert Museum to see The House of Annie Lennox exhibition where the style icon's costumes, photographs and personal memorabilia are all on display.

Annie Lennox was, of course, the unforgettable half of the '80s synth-pop/rock/soul duo The Eurythmics.

Their first major hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" featured a strong, dark bass line and Annie's distinctive contralto vocals. Stylish and startling, the accompanying video on MTV introduced us to an androgynous yet sexy Annie sporting a suit and tie, electric orange buzz cut, piercing blue eyes, smooth pale skin and dramatic make-up.

Experimenting with her gender-bending image quickly became Annie's calling card. Her personas have included everyone from Elvis to an angel with pastel lips and soft ringlets. Even the titles of her successful solo albums "Diva," "Medusa," and "Bare" reflect her shape-shifting ways.

Go for the unexpected à la Annie Lennox by rocking this Dolce & Gabbana pant suit, this Lover / Performance Blouse, and a pair of McQ pumps.

You'll have all the Londoners wondering "Who's That Girl?"

How to get this look:

{shoe} McQ Two-tone pointed leather pump

{suit} Dolce & Gabbana black shadow stripe virgin wool pant suit

{shirt}  Lover / Performance Blouse

{gloves} Yana Gloves


Fashion Rocks: Cyndi Lauper's Style Revisited

Style Rocks: Cyndi Lauper's Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: Cyndi Lauper's Style Revisited

It might sound corny but when the leaves turn vivid shades of red, yellow and orange (like they're doing right now), the song that always pops into my head is that sappy "True Colors" tune from old Kodak commercials.

I can't believe it has already been 25 years since Cyndi Lauper released that #1 hit. She was truly the '80s most colorfully wacky icon.

Bursting onto the scene in 1983 with her debut studio album She's So Unusual, Cyndi Lauper quickly dominated MTV as well as the charts with catchy girl-empowering songs like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "She Bop". They were a bright mix of pop, dance, post-punk and new wave, and featured her distinctive girly voice.

As a complement to her music, her image was irreverent and fun-n'-flirty. Who can forget the rainbow-hued hair, wild make-up, bustier tops, layered ruffled skirts, loud color combos, and piled-on funky jewelry? (You'll also recall that it was the "more is more" era.)

These days, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga, among others, carry on Cyndi's riotous style.

You'll never be mistaken for a shrinking violet by rocking Cyndi Lauper's look with this broom skirt by Betsey Johnson, a Rosamosario lace and stretch-mesh corset, and a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood Laser Cut Satin Lace-Ups.

The pop star once said, "On my darkest days, I wear my brightest colors.” Words to live by as winter approaches!

How to get this look:

{skirt} Betsey Johnson Broomstick Skirt

{shoes} Nicholas Kirkwood Laser Cut Satin Lace-Ups

{bracelet} Satya Jewelry Resilience Bracelet Women

{top} Rosamosario Lace and stretch-mesh corset


Fashion Rocks: Bee Gees' Style Revisited

Style Rocks: Bee Gees' Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: Bee Gees' Style Revisited

I don't know about you, but I for one am relieved to know that Robin Gibb, one-third of the iconic disco trio the Bee Gees, was released a few days ago from the hospital in England where he was being treated for an inflamed colon (TMI?).

In my mind, I prefer to keep the Gibb brothers frozen in time during their 1970s superstardom heyday.

While the Bee Gees experienced commercial ups and downs during the '60s and early '70s, the group really hit pay dirt when they shifted their music away from progressive pop/rock, American country and soul, and towards a fresh combination of R&B, soft rock, funk, soul and dance beats.

The Bee Gees' new signature sound featured tight three-part harmonies and Barry Gibb singing falsetto.

And close on the heels of their number one hits "Jive Talkin'" and "You Should be Dancing" came the cultural phenomenon and blockbuster success known as Saturday Night Fever.

America officially entered its hedonistic disco era, and the album became one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time. (Surely you have walked with a swagger down the street to "Stayin' Alive" as your personal theme song.)

Style-wise, the Bee Gees—along with John Travolta of course—were the poster boys for disco fashion: tight, flared pants; polyester shirts with pointy collars and unbuttoned down to there; double-knit polyester leisure suits; gold bling around the neck; platform shoes; feathered hair; and flashy fabrics.

You may be surprised, and perhaps even delighted, to know that some designers used shiny, synthetic materials in their Spring 2012 RTW collections, including Riccardo Tisci who sent sparkly disco ball suits down the runway for Givenchy.

Be ahead of the curve and rock the lamé look now by wearing this Halston Heritage Pleated lamé dress paired with Charlotte Olympia Dolly Raffia Platform Pumps and add complimentary accessories by Stella McCartney and Alexis Bittar.

You'll look Studio-54-extravagant and give a recovering Bee Gee a reason to smile across the pond.

How to get this look:

{dress} Halston Heritage Pleated lamé dress

{clutch} Stella McCartney Colette plexiglass square clutch

{earrings} Alexis Bittar Moonstone Fringe Earrings

{shoes} Charlotte Olympia Dolly Raffia Platform Pumps


Fashion Rocks: Betty Davis's Style Revisited

Style Rocks: Betty Davis's Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: Betty Davis's Style Revisited

I'm totally intrigued by recent rumors that Madonna may be the musical act for this year's Super Bowl halftime show. While she might appear on stage as scantily clad as the cheerleaders on the sidelines, the Material Girl occupies a whole different stratospheric league of stardom.

But before she ever arrived on the scene with sexually provocative offerings such as Like a VirginErotica, and Hard Candy that made prim ladies clutch their pearls, another performer had helped blaze that feminist trail: flamboyant 1970s funk diva Betty Davis.

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 If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up - Betty Davis

Betty Davis pushed a lot of things--buttons, boundaries, comfort zones. During her brief stint as Mrs. Miles Davis, she turned her husband on to Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, which influenced his seminal Bitches Brew album.

Her own discography is small and not a major commercial success, but her music was an innovative fusion of funk, soul and glam rock.

Betty delivered risqué songs like "He Was a Big Freak," "Nasty Gal" and "If I’m in Luck I Just Might Get Picked Up” with a visceral growl. A onetime model and student at F.I.T., she used fashion to express her bold, blatantly sexual persona. Her daring looks included booty shorts and silver thigh-high boots, pimped-out leotards, lace teddies with fishnets, and a demure white dress hiked up to expose her garters.

Religious groups protested many of her concert appearances, and radio stations refused to play some of her too-hot-to-handle tunes. (Sound familiar? Remember when MTV banned the racy video for "Justify My Love"?) Everyone from Li'l Kim to Lady Gaga and Rihanna to Madge Ciccone herself owe Ms. Davis a triumphant girl power fist bump.

Push the envelope with your own wardrobe by rocking this Tiger Cutout Bodycon Dress paired with Feather & Calfskin Sandals. I guarantee you'll do Betty proud. Ooh, Yeah.

How to get this look:

{dress} Tiger Cutout Bodycon Dress By Dress Up Topshop

{shoes} 130mm Silk, Feather & Calfskin Sandals  

{ring} Belle Noel Navy Resin and Silver Oval Ring

{purse} Ruched Front Purse


Fashion Rocks: Billy Idol’s Style Revisited

Style Rocks: Billy Idol’s Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: Billy Idol’s Style Revisited

Did you know that Billy Idol is currently on tour in California? I'm not even sure if he has a new album out, but I'll always remember him from his '80s heyday—snarling that famous sneer and sporting that spiky platinum blond hair.

Billy Idol combined his raw and loud punk roots with New Wave, pop, hard rock and dance beats.

Since punk was, as Billy has pointed out, as much about "style and attitude," it's no surprise that he was one of the first artists propelled to stardom by MTV. The videos for "White Wedding," "Dancing With Myself" and "Rebel Yell" showed off his bad-boy good looks, bare-chestedness and defiant stance.

His aggressive look was all about ornate crucifixes, shredded t-shirts, fingerless leather gloves, tight leather pants and leather vests. (Did I mention leather?) The influence of his style icons The Sex Pistols and James Dean is pretty obvious.

Buck convention and emulate your Idol by rocking a Jitrois Rouge Belted Stretch-Leather Dress, a pair of Sam Edelman's Ankle Booties, and accessorize with an Ettika Cross Wrap Rosary Bracelet.

You'll co-opt his live-for-today punk swagger and irreverence without becoming a sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll cliché.

What you'll need to rock this look:

Jitrois Rouge Belted Stretch-Leather Dress | $3,030

 Sam Edelman Women's Renzo Ankle Bootie | $225

Ettika Cross Wrap Rosary Bracelet | $75

 Casey Driving Glove | $48 


Fashion Rocks: Stevie Nicks

Style Rocks: Stevie Nicks' Boho-Chic Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: Stevie Nicks

When I recently read that Stevie Nicks will play the Fillmore in San Francisco next week as part of her In Your Dreams tour, I was hoping that she'd also swing by the new Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. (Alas, no such luck.)

It would be really cool to see her perform songs from her latest album which showcases her trademark mix of folk, rock and pop--and of course to see her mystical "Bella Donna/Witchy Woman" persona come to life on stage.

Long before the Olsen Twins, Sienna Miller or Nicole Richie ever experimented with boho chic, Stevie Nicks crafted that look into an enduring bohemian/gypsy/hippie image that she admits has made her "unique and timeless."

When she joined Fleetwood Mac in the mid-'70s, her husky voice and sexy, pouty presence gave the band a captivating frontwoman. And the band, having shifted their musical focus from British blues to polished pop and soft rock, soon had an eponymous hit album, which they followed up with the blockbuster Rumours.

During her Fleetwood Mac days and especially as a solo artist, Stevie's signature style has always included a mane of long, blond hair plus some combo of filmy chiffon, berets, shawls, crochet, layers of lace and, perhaps most famously, six-inch suede platform boots. Her clothing even becomes integral to some of the songs at her live concerts as she twirls her shawls around in a trance-like dance ("Stand Back" anyone?).

You can easily take some cues from "The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll" without becoming a caricature by pairing a  Bcbgmaxazria Gabriella Abstract Forest Print Dress with a Blu moon Kimono Jacket (optional) and a pair of GUESS Pozina Pump Heel Leather Boots.

You'll be alluring and mysterious. Just save your Wiccan hat for Halloween.

Bcbgmaxazria Gabriella Abstract Forest Print Dress| $498

Hive & Honey Elastic Turn-Back Belt |  $48.00

Blu moon Kimono Jacket | $120

GUESS Pozina Pump Heel Leather Boots | $199


Fashion Rocks: Michaels Jackson's

Style Rocks: Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall" Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: Michaels Jackson's "Off the Wall" Style Revisited

Are you excited about the upcoming Michael Forever Tribute concert that's going to be broadcast from, of all places, Cardiff, Wales?

The event has been mired in typical Jackson-style family feuding, but, hey, that's just part of the enticing drama. Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson and Jamie Foxx are among those scheduled to perform in honor of the late, larger-than-life King of Pop.

Before the history-making blockbuster Thriller turned the music world upside-down and solidified his place as an international superstar, Michael Jackson released his first solo album in the late '70s, the smash Off The Wall.

It was a mix of reinvented R&B, funky disco-pop, smooth soul, and soft, sentimental ballads. On the album cover and in the music video for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," he wore a tuxedo to signify his newfound maturity and white socks to emphasize the movement of his dancing feet.

The tux soon became one of his signature looks, transforming Jackson into a sex symbol who dated Brooke Shields and hung out with Andy Warhol at Studio 54. The pop icon once admitted, "I love starting trends," and he succeeded in leaving a legendary style legacy that also includes military jackets, aviator sunglasses, sequined jumpsuits, fedoras, and, of course, a single sparkly glove.

Wouldn't you know it? The tuxedo-for-women is one of the hottest trends from the Fall/Winter 2011 collections. (And no, it's not just for Rihanna or Janelle Monae.)

Rock the tux by donning this Akris Punto feminine version of men's formalwear, an ASOS satin bow shirt, a Valentino clutch, and a pair of sparking Badgley Mischka pumps.

You'll definitely Wanna Be Startin' Somethin.'

GET THE LOOK:

Shirt: ASOS Sleeveless Cotton Satin Bow Shirt | $45.74

Shoe: Badgley Mischka Humbie II Evening Pump Silver | $200

Clutch: Valentino Satin Bow Clutch | $875

Tuxedo Jacket: Akris Punto Short-Back Tuxedo Jacket Punto | $365


Fashion Rocks: David Bowie's Style Revisited

Style Rocks: David Bowie's Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: David Bowie's Style Revisited

I hope you caught the promo spot a few weeks ago which had the Glee cast doing a cover of David Bowie's "Fashion" to promote the Fashion's Night Out event in New York.

If not, let me tell you that it was fun and stylish with McKinley High's motley crew strutting down the catwalk in Marc Jacobs. It was also just another example of how much David Bowie remains a style icon and fixture in pop culture.

Hailed as one of rock music's greatest innovators and a pioneer of glam rock, David Bowie gained stardom in the early '70s with his androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

He said in an interview that as an alien rock star from Mars, "this whole [Ziggy] thing is gonna be about clothes." His striking outfits--heavily influenced by Japanese Kabuki as well as modern sci-fi--featured metallics, vibrant geometric prints and platform shoes. And to complement the flamboyant costumes, he wore red spiky hair and theatrical make-up.

In the past three decades since retiring the short-lived but cultish Ziggy persona, David Bowie has experimented with diverse musical genres like punk, folk, soul, funk, industrial and electronica, perpetually reinventing his music and his image like no other. Bowie's countless contemporaries include Marilyn Manson, Lady Gaga and, yes, Mötley Crüe.

Transform yourself into a futuristic Lady Stardust by rocking an Antik Batik magenta sequin dress with a Madison Harding women's platform and a spritz of Thierry Mugler's Alien perfume. Getting a red mullet is up to you.

GET THE LOOK

Marc by Marc Jacobs Airmail Jagz Long Clutch | $278 | Get it!

Antik Batik Magenta Sequin Dress with | $610 | Get it!

Madison Harding Women's Ray platform Pump | $275 | Get it!

Gilded lily Tribal Feather Earring | $88 | Get it!


Fashion Rocks: Steve McQueen's Style Revisited

Style Rocks: Freddie Mercury's Style Revisited

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If you happened to Google anything earlier this week (and I'm guessing that covers 99% of you), you surely noticed the search engine's special tribute to legendary Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, who would have turned 65 years old on September 5th.

If hearing a few lines of "Bohemian Rhapsody" doesn't make you smile or you don't get pumped up when "We Will Rock You" starts blasting at a sporting event, you may not be human. Seriously.

Why is Queen is considered one of the best stadium rock bands of all time?

Two words, Freddie Mercury.

An electrifying, larger-than-life performer with a killer four-octave vocal range, he was once quoted as saying "it's not a concert you're seeing, it's a fashion show."

He strutted on stage wearing flamboyant outfits like harlequin and silver chest-baring bodysuits, striped short-shorts, tight leather pants and ballet pumps. Mercury's striking visual style and Queen's music, a cheeky blend of everything from glam rock and heavy metal to opera and gospel, have inspired Katy Perry, My Chemical Romance, Lady Gaga, and many others.

Celebrate Freddie Mercury's life by taking some sartorial chances and flaunting your individuality.  That's a look you can rock everyday.

GET THE LOOK

Pants: STONE_COLD_FOX Sunday Bells | $330 | Get it!

Jacket: Daytrip Inset Placket Jacket | $59 | Get it!

Shoes: Nine West Women's Jackiejo Bootie | $109 | Get it!

Clutch: Alexander McQueen Skull-Clasp Britannia Box Clutch | $1,995 |Get it!


Fashion Rocks: Prince’s Style Revisited

Style Rocks: Prince’s Style Revisited

Fashion Rocks: Prince’s Style Revisited

Has this been the summer of royal weddings or what?

Prince William and Kate. Prince Albert and Charlene. Prince Georg of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Isenburg. (Don't feel bad if you've never heard of this latter third-string couple who got married last weekend.)

Wills is handsome, but it's his cute younger brother Harry who always appears to be up to no good. Of course, the original foxy but naughty prince is the one and only Prince Rogers Nelson.

The first time I saw the video for "Little Red Corvette" in the early '80s, I could not take my eyes off him. Dressed in a flowing white blouse, shiny purple topcoat, tight pants and high-heeled boots, Prince was a beautiful man with a lithe frame that oozed sensuality and his dance moves rivaled Michael Jackson's.

Glam and flamboyant, he has rocked feminine flourishes like lace, ruffles and bell bottoms while serving up his brand of raunchiness. He pioneered the Minneapolis sound (a mix of funk, rock, pop, soul, metal, R&B and New Wave), has won every major accolade on the planet, and has influenced everyone from OutKast and Justin Timberlake to Lenny Kravitz and Beyoncé.

If you want to take a page from Prince's style book, you don't have to resort to wearing yellow ass-less pants. Pair two of this season's most wearable trends, polka dots and bold colors, into one royally good look.

Skirt: LOVE ADY Ponte Skirt | $38 | Get it!

Shirt: Stella McCartney Vita polka-dot tulle blouse | $1195 | Get it!

Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana lace peep toe ankle boots | $625 | Get it!

Clutch: Yves Saint Laurent Y satin envelope clutch | $645 | Get it!


Style Rocks: Pat Benatar’s Style Revisited

When I say the words "girl power," what songs pop into your head?

Christina Aguilera's "Fighter"? "Independent Women" by Destiny's Child?

Perhaps, ahem, Kelis's "Milkshake"?

For me, the gold standard will always be Pat Benatar's swaggering invitation to "Hit Me With Your Best Shot." Her videos on MTV in the early '80s showcased her tough AND sexy style, featuring tight leather pants and leotards; dark eyeliner and heavy rouge; and short, aggressive hair.

As a rock chick who combined edginess with femininity, Pat Benatar stood out from the defiant, black-clad Joan Jett as well as the girly, punchy Go-Go's and paved the way for stars like Pink and Gwen Stefani.

This fall, show off some Benatar-ish self-confidence and rock two of the season's hottest trends--stripes and leather. Just add your own strut and snarl.

Jacket: Prada Blazer | Details...

Shirt: Proenza Schouler Striped Long Sleeve T-Shirt | Details...

Pants: Leith Zip Hem Leather Leggings | Details...

Shoe: Valentino Rockstud Asymmetric Bootie | Details...

Belt: HTC Belt | Details

Earrings: Kavita Earring, Black | Details...


Style Rocks: Boy George’s Style Revisited

As you are undoubtedly aware, MTV recently celebrated its 30th birthday. I'm old enough to remember when MTV actually played music videos--yes, WAAAY back in the day--and I'll never forget the first time I saw the video for Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?"

Sure the song was soulful, catchy, and part of the New Romantic movement in pop music emerging from England, but the REAL revelation was the androgynous chameleon named Boy George.

His look was all about flamboyant, slouchy clothes with a bowler hat and vest; bright lipstick and winged-out eyeliner; and long hair braided with colorful ribbons. He was like a doll come to life! Boy George became an instant '80s style icon, natch.

If you want to relive your Culture Clubbing days, but don't want to look like you got stuck in a time warp, try this modern version while summer is still here--crimping iron optional.

True Religion Joey Cut-Off in Dakota Sky Dark

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T BY ALEXANDER WANG Classic Pocket T-Shirt

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ASOS Bowler Hat With Chocolate Trim

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Chloe Lace-Up Wedge Bootie

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