July 06, 2007


I enjoyed this article on Roisin's style. This creature's voice is heavenly and SING IT BACK is one of my fav's! And amidst all of these manufactured divas, I give props to a diva who has her own sense of style.

Roisin Murphy is not a conservative dresser. In the video for her new single, Overpowered, the Irish-born singer is clad in what looks like a black and white chequered Lilo, by the bonkers designer Gareth Pugh. The video opens with her on stage, lapping up the applause, before following her out of the theatre, into a chip shop, on to a bus, and home to a suburban semi – all the while waddling in her inflatable haute couture.

Few musicians since Madonna have been as defined by their garb as the wry, playful Murphy. As a child, she collected 1960s clothes, inspired by her mother, an antique dealer. When the family moved from Dublin to Manchester, she fended off bullies with verbal dexterity and an intimidating line in postGoth black. Then she moved to Sheffield, where she introduced herself to the producer Mark Brydon with the priceless gambit: “Do you like my tight sweater?”

Their romantic and musical relationship – as the quirky dance-pop duo Moloko – lasted eight years and garnered the huge crossover club hit Sing it Back (featured on more than 100 compilations) and four albums. The first was named after Murphy’s sartorial chat-up line; the second, I am not a Doctor, featured her on its cover in a suit of armour, milking a cow on a Swiss alp. She was last seen clad in mechanical insect limbs for the video for Sow into You, from her debut solo album, Ruby Blue. Kanye West called up her production company, wanting to know who had styled it. Murphy’s reply? “ I styled my video, honey bunny!”



Blogger Violatrix said...

The girl loves her head pieces...

And she loves New York shopping. Who doesn't?

Her new album is going to be fab.

She throws her own twist of Grace in here and there too.

We love our girl, Ro.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we doiouioioo!
why don't you pop round us for a quick drink over at www.roisinmurphy.com? i'll put the bolli on ice!

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bunny, you should also make a record called "Sow into You".

5:27 PM  
Blogger Lady Bunny said...

Ina, that might make more sense if I were a femme top! Not that sense has ever guided my "career"! --B

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The video for "Sow Into You" is SO FIERCE. You go Roisin!

1:54 PM  
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Thanks for article!

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