I'm sure I don't need to introduce this post really. This morning the world awoke to the news that David Bowie had passed into another realm. Of course like pretty much everybody else this news was a shock to me. David Bowie was a figure I think most people thought was eternal. His other-wordily quality rendered him ageless, timeless and ever contemporaneous. He was the master of re-invention, a true chameleon and for that I salute him. There truly is no other pop star out there like him, past or present, and I doubt there ever will be in the future either. He, over the years, has had a huge influence on me, particularly his work from the 70s/early 80s. I was very lucky to visit the V&A retrospective of Bowie in 2013. It was a strange, multi-sensory experience (what else would one expect), that at the time I'm not sure I enjoyed as I felt it was too much. However, it was such a treat to see the costumes and artwork from 4 decades of service in the flesh, and reflecting on it now I'm so glad that I was able to go! It now seems so incredibly timely that they put it on.
To mark the end of his time on Earth (I really hope he is on Mars now) I donned my most psychedelic suit and new platform boots from the H&M sale and grooved around the living room to Hunky Dory. It's very hard to pick a favourite song so here are my top three: Dance - the first song I heard aged 14, changes which I used as blog inspiration last year and Space oddity - because it's such a wonderful song! RIP DB.
See you in space.
Blue paisley suit - Zara
Navy velvet thigh high boots - H&M
Felt hat - charity shop