Monday, June 29, 2009

Fashion Inspiration - Michael Jackson

During his lifetime, Michael Jackson was a man of many extraordinary talents. People around the world grew up listening to his music on the radio, and marvelling at his videos on television; now that he has passed, many feel like they have lost a beloved lifelong friend.

For 39 years, his music was there when they celebrated special occasions and helped to comfort them during difficult times. In turn, they witnessed both his accomplishments and his controversies; his strengths and his weaknesses. He was an enigmatic public figure who influenced the world in many ways, especially through his music, dancing and style.



above photo courtesy music.aol.com



Since this is a fashion blog, I think the best way for me to pay tribute to Michael Jackson is to dedicate this post to his style which was just as creative, fearless and iconic as his music and dancing.


above photo courtesy enjoyfrance.com

above photo courtesy mirror.co.uk


It is clear to see that over the years, MJ's unique, unforgettable style has had a big influence on both menswear and womenswear. His clothing choices - particularly during the '80s and '90s - usually included heavy embellishments (sequins, beads, military-inspired decorations), metallic fabrics and hardware, bold prints and colour combinations (black, white and red were preferred colours), dark aviator sunglasses and a snazzy fedora hat.





Though he was only 50 when he died, Michael Jackson managed to achieve an astounding entertainment career and his legacy as the 'King of Pop' will continue to live on in our hearts and minds.


Below are some thrilling yet affordable MJ-inspired clothing and accessories.



Therapy Denim Waistcoat
Price: UK£30.00 (US$49.85)



ASOS Silver High Shine Leggings
Price: UK£18.00 (US$30.78)



Zebra Trim Fedora
Price: US$9.80







Moschino Jeans
Price: US$59.00


27 comments:

Tracey Ellle said...

amazing style.. rip mj

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-a lovely tribute post and some very inspirational picks too! Have a great week ahead my dear!!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

I'm totally loyal to fedoras and red leather :)

La Couturier said...

RIP MJ ):

Balmain shall carry on his legacy of military jackets & bejeweled apparel.

bisous,
La C.

Marian said...

RIP MJ, he was such a fashionista, love all the metallics,sequins and buckles that he wore. His jackets were truly Balmain like.
muah x
marian

Enep said...

He creates style. Trully legend! :--D

eednic said...

very nice entry. thank you for paying tribute to Michael Jackson and also for sharing where to get the styles.

Couture Carrie said...

Hey D!
I am well ~ you?

What a wonderful fashion tribute this is! I love MJ's black and white pants. And your picks are flawless, per usual... I especially adore those high shine leggings!

xoxox,
CC

Iva said...

such amazing style!

Nemerae said...

It's curious that this year was the one in which Michael Jackson was a huge inspiration for so many designers...!

Cafe Fashionista said...

What a fabulous tribute post. I'm dying for that Mieko Mellucci Sequin Dress!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i like the first vest. i watched an interview with MJ last night and it was eye opening.

janettaylor said...

R.I.P Michael Jackson... :'(

and so inspirated...I agree...

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Dream Sequins said...

Love those Jackson inspired finds! He was definitely a unique spirit.

Margaux. said...

the man sure had good taste in jackets

Elizabeth Marie said...

Love this post...he was such an inspiration. I'm digging those glasses...hmmmm!

hope you're having a great weekend! XO

Nicci said...

awesome stuff!

christina said...

Great inspiration. He will be missed!

Siljesfashion said...

Great tribute post! He was such a trendsetter of his time, both in style & music. I am well, hope you are to!!

MMSfaith said...

Michael is definitely a style icon and will continue to be in years to come. I love those leggings and the sequin dress on your post. I made a post dedicated to Michael's signature military jackets. :D

http://classandfab21.blogspot.com/2009/07/wanna-be-startin-somethin.html

Lauren and Jennifer said...

We love his style!!

noble beeyotch said...

He was such an amazing inspiration!
RIP

lauragray said...

You know the style of Micheal Jackson its so amazing....it can be the list of fashion catalog..Micheal is the one of unforgettable style has had a big inspiration to all people.

Toni Alexis said...

nice tribute and some amazing picks! love the jacket and dress! xoxo

Hanako66 said...

he is very much a fashion inspiration, great post!

womens dresses said...

Nice post!!i really like those silver leggings!!

Maide said...

Great post about Michael.
He also inspired me to create a
special fan accessoire.

Your blog is great !

Lovely regards
Maide