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Kristin Booker • May 6, 2010

Style Icon: Joan Jett

I am a rock and roll fan through and through, so it’s no surprise that I adore this week’s Style Icon, the fabulous and amazing Joan Jett. Beginning as a teen with The Runaways (I haven’t seen the movie yet – yeah, I know) and then breaking out on her own before becoming the lead of the famous Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Joan is a rock pioneer, a chick that performs as hard as she plays. Influenced by the glam rock scene and her own muse, Suzy Quatro, Jett’s music has stood the test of time, with her famous remake of “I Love Rock and Roll” landing on Billboard’s Top 100 Songs of All Time. Jett continues to produce records and sign artists to her label, Blackheart Records, now over 25 years old. She still rocks out and is one of my favorite glam rock/punk ladies out there.

Joan’s style is borrowed from the boys who rock but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have her own feminine twist. Thinking of making an impact this weekend? Try her sporty rocker chic look from a concert where she wore then New York Jets Joe Namath’s number during a concert in Norway during her band’s heyday in the 80’s. Let’s go with an Alloy Baseball Tee ($24.90) and a pair of fabulous True Religion “Disco Billy” Black Straight Leg jeans in Homestead Wash ($295).

Let’s put a new feminine twist on the item with a Fenton Fallon for J. Crew Necklace ($195) and some glam rocker-approved heels, like these Alexander McQueen Zipper and Skull Sandals ($795). They add just the right feminine touch for a current day homage.

Instead of playing the anthem we all know her for, I’m playing my personal favorite from the rocker, my personal anthem, “Bad Reputation.” Joan, wherever you are, thanks for blazing the trail for all of us to be as bad ass as we wanna be.


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