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So, have you heard? “You Know My Name” from Courtney Love’s double A-side single launched this week, and you know what? It’s actually pretty good. Delivering two and a half minutes of no nonsense punk-influenced rock, it also casts a familiar sound – her on again/off again band from the late 80s/early 90s, Hole.

Aside from the drama, feuding, controversy – and accolades – that followed the band during its heyday, what I also remember most is a heavily peroxided Courtney effortlessly putting the babydoll and slip dress through its paces. You had to love her prom-queen-gone-rogue style…

Hole Band Photo

Courney Love - Hole

Hole

Courtney was all smeared lipstick, torn tights, unruly hair – but it was the dresses that were so iconic to her look. A mix of lace, lithe and Lolita, it’s a style that still has appeal today.

Babydoll Dresses

Left to right: Free People Chelsea Morning Slip Dress £138Meadham Kirchhoff Ophelia Dress Now £971, Simone Rocha Transparent Floral Dress £1,920, Isabel Marant Obira Dress £470

Lace Dresses

Left to right: Free People Lace Godet Babydoll Dress £170, Topshop Tier Crinkle Chiffon Smock Dress £40Collette by Collette Dinnigan Cotton Lace Dress £325Thakoon Embroidered Cotton Slip Dress £1,225

The whole statement of pairing sweet, innocence with overt sexuality was meant to challenge society’s definition of femininity. It was a defining 90s look and Hole was known for it. So, with Mary Janes, red lipstick and peroxide at the ready – if you don’t know her name by now, it’s Courtney, bitch!

Courtney Love

 

Hole Images Source: Pinterest

Can we take a brief moment and bask in the amazing-ness of Simone Rocha please?

There isn’t a style by this rising star that I wouldn’t want to wear. The designer’s distinct styling of brogues-meets-dress carries just the right amount of runway rebellion, while lashings of statement femininity keep it totally wearable. Cue baroque touches, playful perspex, statement silhouettes and pearls used with panache…

Simone Rocha AW14

Simone Rocha AW14

Simone Rocha Brogues

Simone RochaHeader Image: Pearl Embellished Loafers £705, Clockwise from left: Coated Mesh Jacket £905Pearl Flow Clear Handbag £855, Coated Mesh Skirt £540Faux Pearl Embellished Flats £715

Simone Rocha SS14

Clockwise from leftWhite 3/4 Length Prom Dress £1,095, Leather Doctor’s Bag £885Pearl Embellished Satin Sandals £915

Simone Rocha Designer

Image Source: Elle UK, Artwork: Blogger’s Own