22 June 2011

New Girl Crush: Taylor Momsen

My new girl crush is Taylor Momsen after seeing her band at Download. It was definitely brewing after I mentioned her in my previous post about Download - and now it's official!

At Download she wore a black sleeveless rock tee with nothing underneath but two crosses of boob tape (yes, really) then black skinnies, fierce looking boots and her hair in pigtail plaits.

She looked good! But I like her laid-back, couldn't-give-a-damn attitude more than anything. She has the cool factor because she hits one of the four key signifiers of cool (I know this terminology thanks to Pountain & Robins - whom I discovered to be the masters of cool from doing my Design and Visual Culture module at Uni) and thats DETACHMENT.

This image, taken just before she went on stage, epitomises that:
 

The cig, the sunglasses, the pose - too cool for school!

On a separate note, I really enjoyed watching her perform with The Pretty Reckless. Check out this video, a short snippet of 'Make Me Wanna Die':

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Her band has talent! As do the other ones I saw during my time at Download - Bowling For Soup, Buckcherry, Disturbed, Bullet for my Valentine and Linkin Park - thank you for a great day! If it wasn't for the music I wouldn't have been able to get through it!
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