I know it's not Saturday, but it has been FOREVER since I've done a Style Icon Saturday post. In all honesty, I've been running out of people. But tonight while listening to music I thought to myself, "OH MY GOD. BRODY DALLE. OH MY GOD HOW COULD I FORGET BRODY DALLE!?!!"
I feel like a horrible person, so to rectify the situation I'm putting this post up as soon as humanly possible. Seems logical, right? In reality I should have started this entire segment with her. She has influenced my personal style way more than anyone else I have posted about in the past. The Distillers were one of my favourite bands growing up, and one of the only rock bands I listened to that was fronted by a woman (other than No Doubt). I would always see pictures and videos of her and think to myself "this is who I want to be". I have never, in my entire life, been the type of person to actually want to be someone else, but with Brody it was different.
And it wasn't always just about fashion, either. Although I loved her lipstick, her ever-changing hair and her use of patterns (leopard, plaid, ect), she just had this wonderful carefree attitude that I wanted to emulate. In my eyes she did whatever she wanted and she didn't care what anyone had to say about it. I wanted to be that person. I had to be that person. She was just so cool and I was always fascinated by her. Her attitude is what initially inspired me to stop caring what others thought of me. So although I never really looked like a carbon copy of Brody, I tried to mimic her way of thinking. (Or how I imagined her to think) In all honesty, it has worked wonders for me over the years. It is because of her that I am such a confident person and it is because of her that I'm not afraid to be myself. I don't know how my self esteem would be if I didn't have her to look up to when I was younger. She was one of the first women in music that I noticed to stand out, and I truly admired that about her. I still admire that about her.
Although she has matured a lot since she was in The Distillers, and I've grown up a lot since then too, I believe that we still hold those values true. I owe this woman so much, and I'm truly lucky to have grown up with a role model like her.
The Young Crazed Peeling by The Distillers