Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Courtney Love talks 'lady style'

Courtney Love

Courtney Love's lady-and-the-tramp style is the outcome of mixing designer and high street pieces.

The rocker's definitive grunge look is not the only trend she works.

She also has a more feminine style, which isn't always appropriate to the way she feels.

"I flip back and forth because I have my rock style and then I have my lady style. I'm a little heavier right now in my rock weight, not my lady weight," she told Stylecaster.com.

"So my lady weight is about 10 to 15 pounds less and I look totally great on stage on my lady weight."

The 49-year-old singer made grunge the in-look in the '90s, with her trademark red lipstick, dishevelled blonde hair and by wearing dresses with heavy boots.

However, Courtney feels she was missing a key item to create the true grunge look when she used to put her outfits together.

"I never wore Doc Martens, so that's a big difference. But the cardigans..." she remembered

Married to the late Kurt Cobain, the pair became the power couple of the grunge world.

But as the years have gone on, Courtney's style has evolved to also include a ladylike side too.

"I actually have two walk in-closets: lady clothes and rock clothes. Sometimes I combine the two," she explained.

And the style queen, who's just been featured in Stylecaster's 50 most stylish New Yorkers, still likes to mix up her designer pieces with affordable items from the high street.

Since 2000 she has split her time between New York and Los Angeles, and the two places couldn't be more different for fashion according to Courtney.

"I've got my Rick Owens jacket on with my Free People and Miu Miu shoes, so eat me. You can wear whatever you want in New York, I suppose you can wear Forever 21 if you were inclined," she said.

"In LA, it's people just don't get it right really. I find I'm a lot more aware of what I wear here."

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