When I came home in May with my new grey crop, my daughter exclaimed: You look like Annie Lennox!
She wasn't the first in my life to make that comparison.
And there's justice in it. I'm younger than Annie and (alas!) less tall and lanky -- but I think I could pass as her little sister.
My ancestors all come from Scotland and the north of England. Who knows? Maybe we're even distant relatives.
Either way, I've grown up with Annie. The Eurythmics were big when I was a teen and early 20-something and I loved Annie's edgy androgynous style from the start. I haunted Toronto's thrift stores for oversized black jackets, bought myself some crisp white shirts, tried on a tie, cropped and sometimes dyed my hair. Sadly, I can't find any photos from that period. But I did find one of my young self and one of Annie's teen self to compare. Who's that girl?
(Hint -- I'm photo 2; Annie's photo 3).
Annie and I have both matured since then. Annie still embraces androgynous style, but these days she's more elegant than tough. Here, a few initial recreations and interpretations. I had a little trouble getting the head in hand pose to work with no available surface. :)
Stay tuned for the next instalment where I try on Annie's street style for size.