I’m not saying I was the perfect child who never put a foot wrong, but yes I had ponies, bikes and Barbies.
I did kiss a certain David behind the school shed when I was 9, when his girlfriend was at home with a cold, but I never smoked a cigarette until I was 20.
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What not many people know is that in days gone by, I was a bit of a rock chick.
Whisky, wine, cigarettes and song. Pop stars, rock stars, dangerous liaisons, Fender guitars and a life on the edge with charismatic guitarists. Well alright … I’m exaggerating a little! Maybe it was like that for Jerry Hall 😉
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Aging Rock Chicks
The little bit of rock-chickdom I encountered was hell fun while it lasted – and it all had to do with a lifestyle, a look and a culture that was irreverent and fun.
Glam, bold, love me or leave me type of style.
So what do you think? Are we too old to try the the Rock Chick look after 50?
Can we be feisty for the fun of it, sleep in late, and stay up late on the wine? (good wine please).
Gawd – Actually, I feel exhausted just thinking about it 😉
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How to dress like a Rock Chick
- Just got out of bed hair.
- Smoky eyes
- Think Chrissy Hynde, Marianne Faithfull, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton
- Skinny jeans
- Killer queen black boots and bling.
- Statement scarfs – velvet if you please.
- Tailored bright red jackets, or distressed aviator brown leather jackets trimmed with fur, or long black jackets trimmed with satin lapels.
- Big tortoiseshell or black sunglasses.
- Toss out Julie Andrews but crank up Debbie Harry as you sing out of opened car windows at traffic lights.
- Logo T-shirts with your fave band splatted across your boobs – or otherwise something to do with booze.
- Fluffy mohair not cashmere please.
- Think good girls turned bad.
- Flirty dresses layered over leggings or drainpipe jeans.
- Minis if you must.
- Black hats with wide brims worn at rakish angles.
- Layering always – a Rock chick never knows where the yacht might take her.
Thanks to the book: “Who do you want to be Today” by Trinny and Susannah for providing the idea for this blog post. You can buy the book on Amazon.
So what do you think Lifestylers?
WELL, COLOR MUST GO!!!!
STUDS ARE BACK, AND RINESTONE ,TOO..THE BLEACHED LOOK IS PRETTY 70’S.
TRY (6 OR 8 PIECES )BLONDE FRONT, DARK ER BACK.
GO TO GOODWILL FOR JACKETS, VESTS, ETC.
Laura J. Harwood
Haha, I’ve always been a rock chick…and as for irresponsibility and not giving a rats arse what anyone thinks, well fuck it, those are the best bits!
I do think though it has to be full on, no holds barred. My pet hate is lame interpretations of the look..little watered down nods to your youth. Go hard or go home innit?
Lol Laura! You sound like one of the originals 🙂
Hhiya. read your blog…. im nearly 60 and love the rock glam chic look. wear skinny jeans, lots of leather in the winter and love deep purple rock music, led zeppelin etc. rock on!!!!!!
A girl after my own heart Tzipi 🙂 Ahh, Deep Purple, Led Zep and dare I say Rolling Stones and Status Quo too?
Marriage breakup, child growing up and more independent, Ive recently rediscovered my love of live rock music, that I spent every weekend at when I was much younger.
I actually feel great and love dressing up like the rock chick I was back then. It’s giving me a new lease of life and a new focus. Lucky for me the music I grew with is still alive through cover bands where a lot of my generation still hangs out anyway. Total fun. And who cares about age. Its about who you are and how you feel!
That’s awesome Lesley, and yes, I totally agree 🙂
Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
Studs. You forgot studs! I have a couple of rock chick styled tshirts with metal studs on them, I love them, YAY for the rock chick look – who cares how old you are!
How could I forget studs, Janet! Bet you rock those Tshirts – go girl!
Ha ha, I think you make a pretty rockin’ rock chick. Me, I’m probably way too conservative. I even hate getting dressed up for fancy dress parties! On the Gold Coast every year, Coolangatta holds a huge festival called “Cooly Rocks On” which celebrates all that was 50’s and 60’s from fashion, rock n’ roll dancing, cars and the ‘bodgies and widgies’. It has a massive turn-out and is a lot of fun. Maybe it could be right up your alley? At the end of the day I say “whatever floats your boat”!
That sounds exactly up my alley, Kathy. Hmm, maybe it’s somewhere that I should put on the list for when we’re next over east! Thanks for your comment and compliment 🙂
That look suits you perfectly. I think the rock chick look is definitely okay for over fifties. We invented it after all!
We did invent it, hey Pinky! And thank you 🙂
You are full of surprises, rock chic suits you, looks fun x
Thanks Rae! Keeping the entertainment levels up sure is exhausting 😉
Life Images by Jill
You might be able to get away with it Jo – but me? I don’t think so! I need to get out and start doing some exercise and trim down this tummy thing….. I must say I used to love a girls night out but haven’t had one for years…..oh dear…..
Definitely time for a girls night out then, Jill 🙂
That’s just my normal look Jo 🙂 No, seriously, I think ‘hell, yeh, we can definitely get away with it,’ (except for the mini). If you’ve still got it flaunt it!!
Hahaha Love it Pam! Can just picture you atop Everest looking like a rock chick 😉 I’m looking forward to see you flaunt a rock chick look though – I know you could get away with it 🙂 Pic?
I love the suggestions on here ladies!! I went to a craft store and got some trim that is metallic plastic with rhinestones and sewed them onto the shoulders of a fitted black tee, it looks amazing! I am a metal head guitarist from the 80’s and I just cant loose who I am no matter how hard I try, lol!! It’s just who I am!
Love it Donna!