Thursday, June 11, 2009
Style Icon of the Week!
Long before there was Heath Ledger, James DiFranco and the boxing about every which way of the term "swagger" there was James Dean, the original Hollywood bad boy. Having only lived 24 years, Dean quickly became the poster boy for effortless cool and natural sex appeal. Remember that lyric from Madonna in "Vogue"? It was no fluke.
His life-style is a great inspiration for a Laissez-faire approach to living reminding us to stick out from the crowd and embrace youth while we still can. His status as a style icon is best embodied by in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause.
Noted for supposed relationships with both men and women, his sexual ambivalence added to his experimental take on life, and the air of mystery that surrounded him during his brief life.