Thursday, July 1, 2010

oh, sweet Marianne

I can't even tell you how long I've been collecting Marianne Faithfull photos on my computer...suffice to say, I had every intention of doing a post on her when I first started this blog almost 2 years ago! Yikes. Then while watching an Absolutely Fabulous episode I hadn't seen (rare - I love ab fab) there she was! making a cameo in a dream sequence so that is what triggered this long over due post. I started to gather all of my MF photos and searched for a few more favorites. like this one, for instance...

I don't know what it is with Ms. Faithfull but even though I really don't care for her singing voice (aside from Broken English - circa 1979) her beauty and style have always appealed to me. I actually feel guilty for not liking the music more!
The hair and 60s baby doll dresses and then the late 60s menswear, so good! She was the epitome of London cool (and still is for that matter). That being said, I've heard she's lived a pretty crazy life and that it is well very documented in her autobiography FAITHFULL. I'm actually kind of scared to read it for fear that it will taint my love of her and these...(all images from flickr and/or my computer)



(meow)

In my digging around I also managed to find this really cool cover she did of the Decemberists song Crane Wife so I thought I'd post that too for a laugh...
marianne faithfull - crane wife (cover)

 
PS: I'm actually traveling but I will try to keep up my regular posting schedule if possible -  I may not be able to respond to you or make comments until late next week, though! xdjrd

8 comments:

Carys said...

She is so cool, these pictures are lovely!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Sam said...

She is indeed so cool! Love these photo's

Meggstatus said...

I don't have many fashion icons but she is one of the few people I consider to be one. I did a post on her a long time ago which was my only post ever dedicated to an icon. I'm happy to see someone else recognizes how amazing she is!

Beth Ruby said...

Love this post, she had such incredible style.
And that first photo of her is just amazing.
I must listen to more of her music!
xoxo

samsara said...

Marianne Faithfull has long been a style icon for me as well. I read her autobiography "Faithfull" last winter and it is terrific. I think it will make you like her more, not less. She is hilarious, and very quotable.

Malin said...

She's fantastic. One of my.. muses of inspiration, haha.

Malin said...

She's fantastic. One of my.. muses of inspiration, haha.

samsara said...

Marianne Faithfull has long been a style icon for me as well. I read her autobiography "Faithfull" last winter and it is terrific. I think it will make you like her more, not less. She is hilarious, and very quotable.

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