Friday, July 24, 2009

I'm Your Che...Che...Che...Che...Che...Che...Cherry Bomb!

Due to much posting of paparazzi shots of Kristen Stewart (as Joan Jett) and Dakota Fanning (as Cherie Curry) on the set of The Runaways biopic, I got reminded of the band The Runaways.

The Runaways were a band made up of 15-17 year old girls from Southern California that formed in the 1970s...Joan Jett was a member from the start, as was Lita Ford. They were fronted by Cherie Currie who was all of 15 years old when the band started.

Their music was a mixture of glam rock, punk, and rock n' roll. Their most famous song being "Cherry Bomb":





The band was extremely popular in Japan and opened for The Ramones on a US tour before finally imploding due to drug use, band member conflict, and the abuse of the girls from both their manager and producer.

Check out the documentary Edgeplay on DVD...it will really enlighten you on the band and what was going on with the girls during the time of the band. It will get you shaking your head at what they went through.

Both the photos of the girls back then as well as the paparazzi set photos from the movie set got me excited about the clothes they were wearing. I am predicting that daring fashionistas will be wearing updated versions of the clothing worn by the band and the actresses in the film.

Some updated clothes I find that are in the spirit of the Runaways?

Gotta start with my favorites, shoes:


Above: Sculpted leather platform boots by Giuseppe Zanotti

Above: Freya High Heel Sandals on Wooden Platform by Loeffler Randall

Above: Living Platform Booties by Robert Clergerie


Above: Nude Patent Carved Wooden Platform Sandals by Miu Miu


Above: Black Leather Lace-up Platform Boots by Sam Edelman

And then the tops:

Above: Couture Colorblocked Tee by Lucca


Above: Heather Gold Jersey 'T.Rex' V-neck T-shirt by Chaser LA

Above: Red Striped Jersey 'Bold' Tunic by C & C California

Above: Black Keyhole 'Jillian' Halter Top by Tart

And on to pants:

Above: Lightweight Lovestory Jean by J Brand

Above:Skinny Leather Pants by A.C.L.

And jackets:

Above: Brown Leather Zip Front Pintuck Bomber Jacket by Stella & Jamie


Above: Faux Fur Coat by Rebecca Taylor

And then to bags:

Above: Sunshine Leather 'Village' Medium Shoulder Bag by Cole Haan

Above: Signature Grocery Bag in Gray by Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent

And then throw on some fun jewelry like this cuff:

Above: Hunter Cuff in Dark Brown by Kettle Black

Or my favorite:

Above: Mud Flap Jill Necklace by Wendy Brandes

It's fun to update the styles and I am guessing there will be some daring fashion loving ladies out there inspired by the clothing in the film, discovering the music of The Runaways, and updating the band members looks.

4 comments:

WendyB said...

Ooh!!! I made it into the post that is going to cause a song to get stuck in my head for a week!

SnapandPrint said...

The song has been stuck in my head for weeks...seriously. I had to download it from Itunes to try and calm it from constantly going "Che che che che che che che CHERRY BOMB!" in my brain.

Sarah Von said...

What rock have I been living under that I haven't heard about this movie?! Thanks for the heads up.

SnapandPrint said...

I am not sure when the movie is coming out. I just know it is filming at the moment. I will certainly check it out because it looks really interesting.