Saturday, 23 February 2013

Boy George: Fashion Icon.

The Hats, The colourful dreadlocks and the inspirational outfits, we discover the fashion attached to the man: Boy George.
Boy George in the 80's.
Boy George's most famous look is this: hat, colourful dreadlocks, loose clothing and subtle yet noticeable make-up  Boy George has always been known for his "out there" sense of style and yet he always kept it classy.The use of black in the outfit and the bagginess of the upper half is evidence of the desire in his face. He wants his face to be known and recognised so he made it into a work of art. Boy George's make-up has always been sleek and "pointed" in the sense that everything was sharp, on point and perfect, the looks he tried always suited him and he made sure they did. Dark lips and colourful eyes were his main focus as portrayed in the musical he wrote: Taboo (following is an extract from)
George: what colour are my eyes Billy? describe them.
Billy: Brilliant Bright Blue
George: (cooing) Thank-you
Billy: No, they're all bloodshot from your mascara
George used his eyes as his focal point and made sure they were the central to his face, in many of his music videos, for example, Georges eyes are centre to the camera, this makes the audience focus on Boy George and his music, an effect which worked perfectly and saw him into the charts.

In an interview Boy George said "what you wear has no impact on anything else, people fight because they want to fight not because of what they wear, i think its just silly, fighting over clothes, you only get into violence if you fight back. if you don't want to be involved don't fight back." This shows his true peaceful and harmless approach to clothes and that they really are just something you put on.

Boy George looked amazing as ever at the 2013 Brit Awards with a sheer black hat, baby blue blazer, black shirt, silk black tie and blue eye-shadow with his trademark amazingly styled eyebrows. In My opinion he looked great  (especially after the huge weight loss) but was quickly caught in twitter crossfire with One Direction's Liam Payne after Liam refused to pose for a photo with Boy George's Niece  needless to say directioners were soon on the bandwagon hurling a torrent of abuse at George via his twitter, in a peaceful response, Boy George simply blocked each one of them, a calm move from the star. 

Boy George was and is an icon, in fashion and music. He will always dominate the fashion scene and still has designers using him as an inspiration.


  1. George was hardly peaceful or calm in his response to the OD people. He hurled just as much abuse back at them using all kinds of bad language. Yes the OD people are stupid but they are kids. George should be mature as a 50 year old man. Plus, George started the whole fight to begin with so it's not like he's an innocent victim in all of this. I used to like George in the 80's and 90's, but I lost respect for him because he's always getting into fights with other artists in the media instead of releasing new music.

    1. I understand your point of view and fully accept it, but i do think his response was much much better than it could have been, some celebrities would have gone crazy and with what Liam said im not suprised he was angry, i would have been myself, i was angry FOR Boy George when i read it i was absolutly fuming. On terms of maturity, Boy George is definatly young at heart and i love that he embraces himself and does whatever he wants

    2. But George started the whole twitter war when he posted something negative on twitter about Liam not signing for his niece using bad language. Didn't Liam have the right to be angry about that? I like George's music a lot but he needs to take responsibility for his actions. He has a history over the years of constantly starting fights with other artists. This is not the first time. You do not have the right to do whatever you want. You have to treat others with respect and if you don't don't act like the victim when they treat you in return with the same lack of respect. Unlike you, I don't love George's lack of maturity. His behavior is embarrassing and he needs to stop behaving this way. As a fan of George, I won't defend him when he is wrong and actually hurting himself and his image.

    3. Again i understand and accept your views but like george said your involved in violence or in this case abuse if you want to be if not liam should have turned away, George wrote one sentence with one insult and yet Liam came back at him all guns blazing.

  2. I loved & respected his talents back in the 80`s. I wanted to meet him soo badly. I begged my mom to take me to any of his shows, but never went. I dont hate him, i just hate how hes acting these days. I miss boy george from the 80`s. _J.Holt