Happy Birthday to the punk rock style icon Deborah "Debbie" Harry. The Blondie frontwoman celebrates her 69th birthday on July 1st. Yes, 69. I know.
Debbie has been in the game since the 70's and I have been mildly obsessed with her ever since. There wasn't anyone like her. Her look was always simple but so striking. The epitome of rocker chic. Bad ass and timeless. Punk. Rock. Glam.
She credits many of her signature looks to Stephen Sprouse, 80's designer and stylist. And so much of it is still on trend...mixing prints, one-shoulder dresses, leopard, brights, high waists and statement tees. Although with Debbie, it was less about what she wore and more about how she wore it. #Attitude
Staying within the late 70's-early 80's era, here are a few of my favorite looks that you can still rock today.
Punk is alive and well today, as celebrated by the PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013. This amazing showcase celebrated punk's continuing impact on high fashion since the 1970's.
Blondie is now releasing Blondie 4(0) Ever, their 40th anniversary double-disc extravaganza. It's great to see her still touring. I was lucky to catch Blondie at the Riot Fest in Chicago last year and let me tell you...she is still kicking it hard and looking just as fabulous! For more information on what she's up to, go to Debbie Harry's website.
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