Darlings, unlike people who like dirtbike riding and manicures, I'm very lucky because the two loves of my life, the two things that I am most passionate about, that I could not live without; music and fashion, also ♥ each other.
For as long as the crossover between music and fashion has existed, models have moonlighted (as if they needed the extra cash) as musicians in their spare time. Kate Moss, France's First Lady Carla Bruni and edgy Brit Agyness Deyn to name but a few have all got on stage and some have managed to be even better musicians then they are models, proving they are far more than just a pretty face. Whilst others such as Rachel Hunter in Fountains of Wayne's 'Stacey's Mom' or Tyra Banks' cameo in Michael Jackson's 'Black or White' if not providing vocals, have at the very least appeared in the odd music video or two.
And if models don't have the talent to be musicians themselves, they sure as hell can date one. Famous model/musician relationships, both doomed and successful, are as old as time itself showing just how much the two worlds collide. Kate Moss is undoubtedly the world's most photogenic groupie with a string of musically gifted boyfriends; The Libertines and Babyshambles' Pete Doherty and now Jamie Hince from The Kills anyone? But 'Cocaine Kate' isn't the only one who likes her boys to have rhythm; Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger, Bianca and Mick Jagger (the man likes his models) , Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum, Alexa Chung and Alex Turner, Seal and Heidi Klum, Rachel Hunter and Rod Stewart (another serial modeliser), Yasmin and Simon Lebon, Iman and David Bowie, the list, is quite literally endless.
Models it would appear, inspire musicians and what musician can't resist a muse? The opposite is also true with musicians inspiring the fashion world and appearing in ad campaigns and runway shows; like Madonna for Jean Paul Gaultier, Lily Allen for Chanel or Rihanna for Dsquared2, the coin flips both ways, proving fashion and music are symbiotic; they need each other to survive and flourish.
And of course, the ultimate connection; what good fashion show would be complete without the ultimate playlist? The soundtrack is amoungst the most important part of any fashion show and can literally make or break the whole thing. The music should compliment and promote the concept and atmosphere of the collection without overshadowing it, it's a tough job but someone's got to do it. Which is where my fabulous UK giveaway comes in:
A Daisy Chain Dream blog and know that she is currently staging a music giveaway as part of a music phone trial we are both currently doing. Well darlings, I've been given the same wonderful opportunity by Nokia to share the love with my readers and strongly I believe in sharing all good things that come your way wherever you can. It gives me more happiness than you can imagine to be able to offer 5 of my superchic, music-loving UK bloggers, 10 free tracks of their choice to download from NokiaMusic which is basically like Itunes. Sound good?
If you live in the UK all you have to do is comment on this post and let me know which one song you would definitely include in your fantasy catwalk show and why. For example 'Lady Gaga's 'Fashion' because the lyrics are too perfect for words'. I'll run the giveaway until 6pm on Wednesday so get thinking and entering!
Even if you aren't eligible to enter the compettiton, i'd love it if you could still answer the question as I'd love to know your fantasy fashion show soundtrack and maybe get some ideas for new music to listen to!
Have an immense week,
Stay safe and chic mes chéries,
English Rose x