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Alison Mosshart’s Killer Rock Style

The Kills rocker is a stylish force to be reckoned with Alison Mosshart is cooler than me, but I don’t mind. Mosshart is cooler than cool itself. Messy, sexy and impossibly cool, her style is an ecstatic blend of modern grunge with modern chic sensibilities. Mosshart is one half of Indie Rock group The Kills, along with Jamie Hince (aka Mr. Kate Moss) and formed super group The Dead Weather along with Jack White, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence. She has also collaborated with Alex Turner, Cage the Elephant and Placebo. So basically, she’s an indie rock goddess—nay—Queen! And she has the style to match. While not touring, Mosshart can likely be seen kicking it with cool kids across the world, or in the front row at a major fashion show. No matter where she goes, her signature style remains intact: Skinny jeans, silk shirts, sweaters, leather jackets and ankle boots. I tend to think of her a modern-day Joan Jett, but at the same time, wonderfully unique. Mosshart has admitted in the past that she avoids fashion magazines, but is an ardent supporter of her dear friend Hedi Slimane, who …

Patti Smith: Punk Chic for Everyday Wear

Style icon continues to inspire runway looks Patti Smith, Godmother of Punk and Goddess of My Heart, cemented her status as Rock N’ Roll legend with her 1975 album “Horses.” But Smith had already been making her mark for years. Smith was a fixture in the post-folk-pre-punk counterculture scene cultivated by 1970s Manhattan. She and then-partner – the famously controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe – frequently haunted Max’s Kansas City (RIP) and CBGB (RIP) with the likes of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and oh my, the fabulous list goes on and on. Smith’s style has always been as mystifying and exhilarating as her raw, poetic music. She was once told by Salvador Dalí: You are like a gothic crow. When you’re that good of an artist, you don’t need a façade or gimmick. This is punk … Or I should say, this is real punk (which [in my opinion] is dead). Her style initially came from necessity. When she first moved to New York in 1967, she lived in extreme poverty; options were limited. It is easy to glamorous punk, but hunger is hunger. She and Mapplethorpe often swapped clothes, further …