Thursday, October 6, 2011

Babe: Shirley Manson

I remember strolling into the living room as a youngster and being stopped by a Garbage music video my brother was watching. Shirley Manson seemed (and still does) so mysterious to me, what with her cat eyes and deep Scottish accent for starters. Her grunge vixen look, with a touch of baby doll, is always simple and signature, never over or underdone. Lots of short dresses or skirts, black, red plaids (fittingly so), the occasional leopard print and a pair of ass kicking boots. For make up, Shirley stays fairly consistent with a dark, smokey eye, porcelain skin and sometimes a dark berry shade on the lips-with or without, she's gorgeous on a slightly superhuman level, coveting an effortless intensity all her own. Let's not forget the hair either, because she makes me want to take back every terrible ginger joke I've ever told or laughed at. A woman of the 90's, Ms. Manson had a home brewed look with just enough edge to hold her own as "The Girl" in a band.







Shirley Manson of Garbage

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