While other girls are busy grabbing up sexy nurse/girl scout/kitten/whatever costumes for parties this weekend why not go another route and channel your inner pop star and dress up as one of the most deee-groovy, deee-gorgeous, 90s dance divas, Lady Miss Kier. Back when “Groove is in the Heart” hit MTV in 1990, this former go-go dancer was turned into one of the icons of the glory days of video, you know back when MTV actually played them. Her signature look of a brightly colored zip-up catsuit, platform shoes, and flipped-up hair had a major influence on 90s fashion and that whole 60s retro craze that swept the decade. While Deee-Lite will always be remembered for their single super hit, Lady Miss Kier continues to make music and maintain her iconic style.
After Deee-Lite’s demise, Kier went back to her club roots DJing and performing throughout the 90s. She collaborated with various artists on their albums and continued to release snippets of new music via her website and Myspace page. Despite continuously performing and producing new music, we have yet to see a Lady Miss Kier solo album. Although we may be holding our breath until we’re blue in the face waiting for her album, the Lady’s style still inspires.
Back in the 90s Kier was rocking vivid red hair, like a certain Barbadian pop princess, catsuits, platforms, and colors galore. Her 60s go-go dancer meet club kid look was funky, fly, and fresh. This FIT drop out did not stop her fashion antics at her own closet; she also was responsible for Deee-Lite’s entire look. As the group’s stylist she incorporated her love of retro glam into the on stage personas of the group’s male members and eventually it rubbed off on the masses. Even my older cousins, who were teens in the 90s, jumped on the 60s inspired bandwagon with silky tops and polyester frocks.
So this week, let the other baby prostitutes flock to the naughty school girl costumes while you shake your head knowing that you’ll have them beat at any costume contest. All you need is a vintage catsuit or mini dress, platforms, a red flipped-up wig, and a whole lot of groovy attitude to channel this diva who is still the bomb dot com. Warning, you may get mistaken for Nicki Minaj or Rihanna all night, but just correct those lames.
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