Remember my blog post about the lovely BAT FOR LASHES? Well, she has just completed the video for her new song Prescilla. Not only does she embrace glitter and sparkly headbands- she appears from a delicate fort. Not since my crush on Kate Bush, has a woman singer made me happy with envy.
When asked who inspired her style she is quoted as saying:
"Sun Ra, who was a crazy jazz musician. He told everyone that he came from Saturn and he used to wear cloaks, too. Also, I'm quite into this band called the Cockettes: they were bearded men who used to dress up in glamorous drag with glitter on their faces and they wore headdresses. I loved the way my mum used to dress in the late 70s and early 80s, though unfortunately she hasn't kept any of those clothes. My dad used to bring me gold jewellery and sequinned shalwar kameez back from Pakistan - I'm not into that tacky Bollywood thing, but I think that influence has helped me to be a bit more exploratory."
Looks like A.F. Vandevorst's new 2007 line may have had BAT FOR LASHES in mind while creating...
could she be the long lost magical daughter of Kate Bush?