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Debbie Harry: Mood impacts my style

Debbie Harry says her style depends on what kind of "mood" she is in.

The 67-year-old Blondie frontwoman described how her signature style has evolved over the years.

Known for the cutting-edge wardrobe she sported at the height of her fame, Debbie prefers a more laidback look nowadays.

“Aren’t these just the cutest things? Perfect for this season,” Debbie gushed about a pair of cheap white loafers she donned for her cover shoot for UK magazine Fabulous. “[MY famous super-bright clothes have been] relegated to trunks. Some of them are in the present-day cycle. But I don’t know if I have any style. I dress according to my mood and that fluctuates a lot. Sometimes I want to be seen and sometimes I don’t.”

Debbie has previously spoken about the facelift she had in the ‘90s, claiming it was a "business decision" rather than for vanity. The singer has since decided to embrace ageing, but she's not against cosmetic surgery.

“It’s a part of showbiz, really,” she explained. “It’s become very common, so what the hell. I don’t feel the urge to have any more surgery right now. I don’t feel decrepit. Well, sometimes I do, but it’s mostly mental! I can still frown and snarl and do all kinds of stuff. A few needles in the face? It’s not a major thing. What offends and horrifies me more is bad surgery. When I see somebody that’s permanently changed everything about their face, it’s like: ‘Oh my God, were you so miserable about yourself before?’ It’s such a complicated issue and it’s about how people treat you and respond to you according to how you look. That’s the bare truth of it.”

As well as having a healthy attitude to growing old gracefully, Debbie shared how she keeps her body in shape. She avoids alcohol and the late night parties she favoured in her younger days, and feels great as a result.

“I’m fighting fit and fit to fight,” she giggled. “I train, work out and I’ve been trying to get my body in good condition. I’ve been doing that for a while. I’m probably stricter about it than I was when I was younger."

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