Saturday, 18 August 2012

Fashion Icon: Sparkle Moore

I draw a lot of inspiration from specific books, music, movie, characters, and people. I'll be making plenty of fashion inspiration posts here - I often find something to obsess over and it consumes me, seeps into my daily clothing hair and make up choices, until i have exorcised it from my system. 

I can't think of a more badass, more ferociously inspiring woman to start with than Sparkle Moore. She was one of the first female Rockabilly singers and she was FIERCE as all get-out. She only recorded a couple songs but they are serious movers-and-shakers. And she pioneered female rockabilly - both musically AND as a fashion icon. She dressed mostly in menswear, suits, and leather, and rocked an OUT OF THIS WORLD platinum pompadour. Keep in mind this was all during the mid 1950's, when most women were wearing pearls and full skirts and generally being prim and proper. Move over Elvis, there's a new heartthrob in town.


  1. oh, thank for sharing. i didn't heard about her before ...

  2. i hadn't heard of her either - i but i totally see her being an icon for you!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  3. Move over Elvis? There's something of a difference. Elvis had talent, revolutionised music and could sing. Sparkle Moore couldn't sing to save her life, and what I've heard her sing is a totally embarrassing experience. She might have the 'look' that you like but she had no talent whatsoever as a singer. Sorry, but she didn't - and that's why 99.9% of people have never heard of her. She was bloody terrible! The fact that she only released (or did they escape?) a few songs is testament to her lack of talent.