I remember the first time I saw Amy Winehouse. It was her performance on the Jay Leno show back in 2006. She immediately caught my eye with her unique jazzy voice, beehive hair so high it could touch heaven, and her style. Her style is what modern day pinups can relate to. Amy’s style is a mixture of pinup and rock and roll. The term here is rockabilly. Some of you may have noticed I have written posts that include this term. And Amy is a great definition.
Her signature winged eyeliner and red lip screams for pinup. But, with her choice of prints like plaid, cheetah, and her preference for waist hugging wiggle dresses bring in that rockabilly style. Amy has a favourite accessory, and that is the waist belt. This accessory is so great because on any dress she just adds it on and it immediately becomes pinup.
She was a modern day pinup all the way down to her tattoos. Amy is known for having several tattoos, including the infamous Blake tattoo. The designs of hers are traditional old school sailor tattoos which are preferred by the rockabilly style.
Amy brought back the pinup style and jaz to the mainstream crowd. She was the complete package and I miss her so.
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She’s my all-time favorite singer. Too bad she was gone too soon.
Amy had a unique ability to draw the best from different styles of singers, and make them a part of her own — she is greatly missed.