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Fergie: Debbie Harry is a style icon

Fergie's style is inspired by Debbie Harry.

The American songstress has based her sexy look on the Blondie star in the past. Debbie is famed for making platinum blonde hair and vampy red lipstick a style statement.

Fergie believes that she and Debbie have a lot in common when it comes to their outlook on fashion.

"Oh yeah. Huge," she explained when asked if she was a Blondie fan growing up.

"And I always could kind of relate with a girl being one of the boys, one of the guys, touring. She was such a great artist to cross over from the punk rock scene into hip-hop. So I could relate a lot with that, just having an eclectic taste in music myself. I even did my hair for a while, which a lot of people didn't understand. I did dark roots.

"My hair's actually ashy blonde, but I wanted there to be more defined roots. It was [an] homage to Debbie Harry. But I wore it to the Teen Choice Awards and nobody really got it. They thought I just needed to get my roots done," she laughed.

In the past, Fergie has been at the centre of criticism for her style choices.

However, the 36-year-old doesn't let the negative press bother her.

"I've always been a risk taker and I own what I wear," she shrugged. "There's times when I look back and say, 'What was I thinking?' But walking out the door, I make sure that I'm confident and that I'm owning what I'm wearing. It doesn't mean that everybody else has to wear it the way I wore it, or that everyone has to like it."

Fergie thinks people take fashion too seriously. The stunning star says her day-to-day garb is an extension of her creative nature.

"Fashion is fun for me. I don't take it that seriously. I love it, but it's fun. It's supposed to be fun," she said. "It's creative. I'm a creator."

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