Lorna, Editor's Archive
Michael Jackson was not just the king of pop. He inspired many designers when creating their clothes, he was a style icon, he made a statement and had a place in the fashion world. I wanted to do a tribute to Michael now he has sadly passed away on the 25th June 2009.
Michael Jackson’s style has always been very ‘out there’, since he was little and a member of the Jackson 5 he was very fashionable, with his bell bottom jeans, platform shoes and printed tops but Michael has always kept his outfits smart. Even when he wasn’t very well a while ago and was spotted in his pyjamas he had still paired those pyjama bottoms with a blazer and white top, he always kept a very smart appearance. His military inspired jackets have always been a huge trademark and believe or not, this is what inspired Balmain to create such military looking clothing which celebs such as Beyonce, Lindsay Lohan, Rihanna and of course Michael himself are all wearing.
He had his jackets designed and made for him just the way he wanted them, his style has had such an affect on the fashion world today. As he grew up his style changed with him and he gained a individual look. His outfit for ‘Billie Jean’ – the white socks and black shoes with tapered black trousers – became a very well known, world wide hit in fashion, his sparkly white glove also is something everybody knows today and always will. Michael’s red jacket for his video ‘Thriller’ had taken everybody by storm! Everybody just had to get their hands on a red jacket just like he had. His clothing for ‘Bad’ had changed style a bit, the leather and the chains, Michael went for a more bad boy look. I could go on forever and ever naming Michael’s outfits and how he changed and inspired fashion but I am sure I don’t need to, everyone is aware of how he dressed and how he had his own look. Michael was never afraid to express himself through his outfits, he took risks and the majority of the time they worked, people just knew he had a crazy unique sense of style and that is what everyone loves to copy.
Michael was also going to release a clothes line with Ed Hardy to be sold at Kitson, they were at the begining of the process, designing and sorting things out, I can’t comment on this line as I don’t know if it got released, I have never seen any clothing from his range.
Michael Jackson was not just a singer, he was truly the king of pop, a gentleman, a huge charity worker. When he released ‘The Earth Song’ and ‘Heal the World’, he wanted the world to be a better place for everyone, unfortunately now he can’t carry on that work but we should still know and respect that and help continue looking after the world. Whenever you see Balmain Military clothes I’m sure you will always remember Michael Jackson. Our condolences to the family and friends, you will be missed sadly, but much like Elvis, Michael will be remembered forever and ever, he will still always be alive in our minds. Rest in peace Michael Jackson.
Wow there are so many hot sales this week! You have to check them out!
7 For All Mankind jeans for both men and women go on sale at Gilt Groupe on Wednesday 1st July! I love 7FAM jeans, I can’t wait for this sale!
Heidi Klum by Jordache is on sale at Rue La La on Wednesday 1st July as well.
There is a huge Designer Clearance sale at SecretSales right now! True Religion, Replay, Sass & Bide and more! For both men and women from as little as £20! Check it out! Please use firstname.lastname@example.org as a referral to the site. They are also having a huge Jeans Clearance sale starting on Tuesday 30th June! This sale includes DVB, Antik, Bravestar and more! SecretSales is hot this week!! They also have Diesel starting on Sunday 5th June and Junk Food Friday 3rd June! I will put a reminder out for Diesel a little later on in the week!
** UPDATE ** The Diesel sale has started on SecretSales right now! They have super cheap Matics and a few other good jeans, they have Matics in lots of colours too! I said I would remind you guys. This sale is great for skinny jeans lovers! Please use email@example.com as your referral.
Ashley Tisdale cuddled up to her boyfriend Scott Speer and used him as a shield from the paparazzi at LAX. She is wearing a pair of 7 For All Mankind Lucy acid wash skinny jeans which we have seen her in before almost a year ago! It’s good to see celebs still wear their jeans even after a year. I am in love with her gorgeous Christian Louboutin shoes, they are so hot! A girl can dream about owning those some day.
Images courtesy of justjared.com
Reese Witherspoon was seen shooting new scenes for her new movie ‘How do you know?’ while wearing a rather cute denim jacket. I Wonder what her new movie will be like? The dress sense her character has looks good though, the pretty white summer dress paired with a light wash denim jacket and wedges is always a good combo!
Images courtesy of justjared.com