Since their breakout hit “Standing In The Way Of Control” in 2006, the Gossip’s leading lady, Beth Ditto, has established herself as a cultural icon for her daring fashion sense and positive conscious body image. Really, how many girls past a size four do you know that would bare all for a magazine cover, wear sequins that hug every curve, and not give a damn? Then again, how many punk/soul/disco bands are out there? This week we are featuring The Gossip’s front woman, Beth Ditto not just because her style rules, but because of her empowering attitude and stage dives.
Her bold mix of texture, color, and shape combine to create chic looks with a post-punk mentality. She can work the camera as we see above. Love the graphic makeup and hair, a dream face to work on. She’s come a long way from her hometown in Arkansas, nowadays she is sitting front row at fashion shows and even rocking afterparties.
Beth Ditto was named the NME’s Coolest Person In Rock (in one of her four cover appearances), took home the Glamour Awards’ 2008 International Artist Of The Year, appeared on the cover of the premiere issue of Love magazine, and is a much-sought-after guest on UK television. Beth and the Gossip’s music have become well recognized in the UK and in Europe and with the release of their latest album, Music For Men, hopefully we will see more action from them in the States. They have a few more show dates in the US and then they head over to Europe.
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Free MP3 Download: Standing In The Way Of Control (Soulwax Remix)
Stream their October 7th performance at the 930 Club in D.C
- Fashion Meets Music: Beth Ditto
- M.I.S.S. Beauty Tip of the Week: Beth Ditto x M.A.C.
- Style.com’s Virtual Front Row
- Kicksclusive Magazine Issue 14 – Release Party
- M.I.S.S. Editorial: “A Woman’s Work” in Hell Yeah! Magazine