Wednesday, 25 March 2009

icon: sable starr

    
   
sable starr, probably the most famous of all 1970s la groupies. 
started her groupie career early, probably at 13 or 14, hanging out at la clubs and meeting -and having affairs with- rock stars like led zeppelin, t-rex, iggy pop, david bowie and others. one of her greatest loves was johnny thunders of the new york dolls (dark-haired dude above) but his drug-use and jealous rages led to their eventual break up. after becoming friends with debbie harry and also dating richard hell of the heartbreakers, she eventually (at the grand old age of 17) decided to return to a normal life... she plays a large part in my favourite book 'please kill me, the uncensored oral history of punk' by legs mcneil and gillian mccain, and has fascinated me for years now.
her fashion legacy is one of lolitaesque skirts and tiny shorts with stockings and suspenders peeking out, crop tops and skimpy vests, platforms and high heels, hats, headbands, scarves, sunglasses... a pretty hot young thing! 

4 comments:

SJ said...

Oh it's so frustrating! it's fine for him to own millions of snakes...well i think we have about 6 at the moment...but all i want is a little puppy and he looks at me as if i'm crazy. it's so unfair! anyway as i said we can't really get one anyway...:( i hope u have better luck convincing yours!

this girl sounds like she had a lot of fun. sometimes i'd love to be that age again but surprisingly i'm starting to notice that being older has it's charms X

drollgirl said...

ohmy, i am going to have to check out that book. she must have S.T.O.R.I.E.S.

clorivak said...

wicked ass post...very cool looking chick. johnny thunders,richard hell, iggy pop, blondie..this lady must of had a ball wretching and rolling! i have to read this book as well!

panache-halloweentown said...

great post! HOT..it's the total lifestyle...
thanks for your comment!