09 April, 2014

since yesterday



Strawberry Switchblade were a Scottish new wave duo and the only girl band in a scene made up of many of my other fav groups like Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, and Primal Scream. Jill Bryson and Rose McDowall were talented musicians and style icons of ultra-feminine '80s gothic fashions including flowing dresses, giant backcombed hairdos, and lots of lower lid liner. These ladies described themselves as "scabby witches from Glasgow," who were always adorned in multiple layers of ribbon and lace. Strawberry Switchblade's obsession with polka dots of every size is very similar to my own, and I love the massive fabric flowers and hair bows they sported. Please also take note of the pink patent granny boots below, which make my heart beat a little faster!















23 comments:

Nancy Wilde said...

I love both their music and their sense of style! It's like a kitsch version of a post-punk goth! So, so cool. The hairstyles are awesome!

Renée said...

Those ladies had some fabulous style.

thimble said...

oh wow. great style!

Kailey said...

I love them!! *__*

The Mad Twins said...

ooooooooooooooh my, I didn't know them but I absolutely love them and their music so much now! *w* thank you for sharing <3

Laura said...

I love their polka dotted clothes
and the bows in their hair, what a great inspiration. And I understand why you love the pink boots, their absolutely amazing. :)

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Marlen said...

i've never seen under eye liner before but i kinda dig it. i can only imagine how fun it must have been to be young in the 80s.

xo marlen
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Magda Carvalho said...

Hello, thanks for the comment I am already following the blog and bloglovin.
I love both the 80;)
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Wynne Prasetyo said...

whoa they look awesome. how kitschy!! <3

The Feather Den said...

Ridiculously great, love the hair hahaha.

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Imogen said...

I love Aztec Camera too! I adore all the 80s new wave bands, adore new romantic/punk and basically everything vaguely 80s.
Imogen
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Katie Frank said...

they are huge inspiration!
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Jasmin said...

Thank you so much!
Like your blog <3

Diana said...

Love it!

Rita P. said...

such a great style <3

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Great inspirations, they had such unique style. x

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The Mad Twins said...

these girls are really mad! I never heard of them before, but there style is amazing!

The Mad Twins said...

these girls are really mad! I never heard of them before, but there style is amazing!

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Maxime Loncke said...

their make-up is rad and I love their big hair!

HANNAH H said...

Wow I love how these girls look! They remind me of Siousxie Sioux a little bit. Going to have a little browse on Youtube now for some of their songs.
Lovely blog by the way :)

HighlandFling said...

What rad ladies!!! Love it. Ribbon dreads is the way forward!

Emma x

Alicia Mackin said...

That is incredible that you found so many photos of them! Great post.

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