Thursday, 8 November 2012

Bat For Lashes

While we were down in Brighton we stayed an extra night to go and see the wonderful Bat For Lashes perform at The Brighton Dome. We're big fans of Natasha Khan at The Vintage Fair and not just of her wonderful music and dulcet tones, this girl knows how to dress. But she's had a bit of a style evolution and as she said in her recent interview with The Guardian - "I don't want to go out wearing glittery headbands again because I did that seven years ago." So what now?

It's obvious that Natasha is moving away from Fur And Gold and Two Suns her first two albums, and with it her image has also changed. She's cut her hair into a flapper dancers' bob and seems to have grown up into herself as a performer. Despite this, this quote from an old Cosmopolitan interview still appears to sum up Khan's attitude to fashion:

"It's very much to do with how I'm feeling ... I love to be experimental and use eclectic mismatched things and put them together to see what third entity is created! I'm not really frightened by experimenting - that's the main thing. I really like mixing very old beautiful pieces that are from thrift shops or that have some historical value with quite new futuristic things."

 Statement maxi dresses seem to be a port of call for her on stage and the one we saw her swoosh and swirl around in at her gig in Brighton was no exception. The monochrome panels made a big impact and it also had a daring low scooped back.

The next day she appears on Jools Holland in another 70s maxi dress complete with native american inspired tassles and feathers. The accessories are a source of inspiration that have always been evident in her styling, thinking back to the big head dresses from Fur And Gold.

Promotional shots for the new album reveal a much more dressed down Natasha.

Here's what we found on the high street to give us a nudge towards some Bat For Lashes style.

Dress: Topshop 
Necklace: Johnny Loves Rosie
Rose: Accessorize
Shirt: Tophop
Shorts: Topshop

And I'm going to leave you with a bunch of photos from her recent Guardian interview which you can find here. Ain't she a stunner?

Oh I lied, I'm actually going to leave you with her latest single, Laura. 

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely love Bat for Lashes!! I saw them a few years ago in Leeds and the stage was filled with old nick-naks, lamps and furniture.

    Think Natasha's style is amazing too, great blog post :)