This week’s FSB style icons are the fabulous women of rock whose individual style has influenced not only music but fashion as well. Today’s style icon is Tina Turner.
Born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennesse, Tina Turner went on to leave a notoriously abusive marriage and resulting career pitfall to solidify her space as one of the world’s greatest entertainers and the title of the Queen of Rock and Roll. Named “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone, Tina has sold nearly 200 million copies worldwide and she has reportedly sold more concert tickets than any other solo music performer in history. With vocals and a stage presence that are just as awe-inspiring as her legendary legs, Tina is arguably a force of nature and a great icon of beauty and style.
My first personal experience with Tina Turner was seeing her on the “Private Dancer” tour in the mid-80’s with my mother. She put on a three-hour show and had to be dragged offstage, kicking her five-inch stilettos behind her. It’s still my goal in life to someday look that hot in a pair of high heels and a leather skirt. Tina, if you’re out there reading this, I’m still working on it, mama.
The only way you can pay homage to Tina Turner is with leather and high heels, like in her “What’s Love Got to Do With It” video. I’m updating the look slightly with this Alice + Olivia
Drapey Overlay Dress with Leather Paillettes ($367) paired with this fabulous Paper Denim & Cloth Worn and Torn Distressed Denim Jacket ($105). Of course, with Tina only the best stilettos will do so I’m adding my wish list pumps, these Christian Louboutin Feticha Pumps ($695).
Thank you, Tina, for reminding us that living life on top of your game and respecting yourself is the ultimate in sex appeal. Please enjoy our Style Icon singing her hit, “Proud Mary” live in concert.