Okay, so what I really love about the ex-art student "electro sexpot" Alison Goldfrapp is her costumes. I imagine her everyday clothing is not the same - she probably doesn't always dress as a pierrot wrapped in a giant owl, or a cross between Humbert's nymphet and the Wicked Witch of the West. But her costumes are fantastic.
I love how completely fantastical they are - but understandably, they're almost impossible to get away with at the post office, or while taking your dog for a walk (but then again, why not?)
So I thought I'd pull up a few of her costumes over the years, and concoct slightly more wearable ways to get your Goldfrapp on.
I love her Black Cherry era. Unfortunately it's really difficult to translate this album's aesthetic into everyday wear - that is, without looking like a Tim Burton throwback. But with the introduction of some muted colours, the red glitter and black and white stripes can work:
Her earthy, I-am-a-goatherding-Swiss-mountaineer first album, Felt Mountain, is a lush, trilling soundscape - and Supernature, her third album, is sleek electronica. A sartorial mix of these two albums would be perfect: Glam rock and tree nymph!
Glam rock tree nymph is an aesthetic I plan on trying out myself very soon :P
In the photoshoots for Seventh Tree, Goldfrapp's fourth and latest album, Alison is all whimsical again: pirate hats and ostrich feathers, caftans and a looming, papier maché owl ... It makes me want to wear crochet dresses and buccaneer boots, and do silly things like play harps. And find a giant owl of my very own.