Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Freddie's Birthday!

Today, Freddie Mercury would have turned 64 years old. I have no doubt that he would still be the most dapper rock star in the industry, or that he would still be writing and performing staggering hits. So here's to you, Great One:

We love you, Freddie. Happy Birthday!

To celebrate, I thought I would show off reader Kimberly's outfit for Freddie for a Day, which as you know took place on Friday the 3rd. Have a look at her blog for more in-depth news, and check out her look below:

Kimberly chose a rockin' awesome rendition of Freddie's "I Want to Break Free" costume, and raised 7000kr for the Mercury Phoenix Trust! Congrats Kimberly, and a job well done. You are truly inspiring!

A reminder to the rest of you FFAD-ers, send me a picture of yourself in costume and a short blurb or a link to  your url, and I will feature you here on WFW! Love you, readers. You are the best.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

I'm still dreaming of cold weather. Can you tell?

Of course I'm only doing this in faux fur, but here are some easy ways to pay homage to Queen's Top of the Pops debut (Freddie wore this outfit both at that event and in the video for "Killer Queen", which was their first huge single) and the unbearably sexy animalistic side of Freddie's fashion sense.

August 30th, 2010

Ashland Fur Vest, $89
Crop Faux Fur Leopard Coat, $170
dulce faux fur coat, 125 GBP
Maison Michel Joana Top Hat, 280 GBP
Grey Black Rose Fedora by Paul Smith Accessories, 90 GBP
BKE Sequin Fedora Hat : Women's Accessories |, $17
Fabulous Furs | 22 Asymetrical Jacket, $149

Accessorize with chunky silver jewelery or some heavily ironic cocktail rings and a black cuff. Of course, wearing anything underneath the faux-fur is purely optional...


Thursday, August 26, 2010

"I dress to kill, but tastefully."

^ That's Freddie describing his personal style. I thought it was an appropriate way to announce WFW's new layout! Bear with me, my dears, because I suck at XML and the CSS for this layout, while very simple, is kicking my ass, so if there are any bugs please don't send me hate mail. Which brings me to my next point! If any of you are budding programmers and wish to write a layout for your favorite blog (cough), send it to me LIKERIGHTNOWthanks. I'd love to feature more of your work than mine, and I'm thinking user-done layouts will be a nice way to make WFW more interactive. What think ye?

Also, don't forget about Freddie for a Day! On Sept. 3 send me a picture of you dressed as Freddie, and a little bio/blurb if you wish, and I'll feature everyone I get! Tell your friends and family so they can sponsor you. :)

Cheers, lovelies!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Freddie for a Day

Let's all do this!

On September 3rd, dress like Freddie, and get your friends and family to sponsor you. Buy the merchandise. All the money goes to the Mercury Phoenix Trust to fight AIDS. For more info, click the graphic.

Do it! Then send me your pictures, and I'll feature you on the blog. This is a great cause and an opportunity for some good fun. Especially this close to Freddie's birthday, don't you think we should give him all the help we can?


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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Spread Your Fall & Winter Wings

Yesterday was cool enough that I needed to wear a jacket in the evening-- a super light jacket, but a jacket nonetheless! It made me incredibly excited for fall, which is my favorite season, and for the end of summer, which is decidedly my least favorite.

All this thinking about cooler weather made think about just plain cold weather, which I also love, so I thought today's style inspiration a la Freddie would come from the "Spread Your Wings" and "We Will Rock You" videos. Apologies for the dreadful quality; I had to do screencaps from my iTunes.

Aren't Freddie's star-shaped sunnies both cheeky and chic?

August 19, 2010 - Spread Your Wings

Another (Birthday) Bites the Dust

I know this is Freddie's blog, but Freddie always said Queen was much more than the sum of its parts, and since today is John Deacon's birthday, I thought I would do a look inspired by Birthday Bass Boy. Happy 61st, John!

John Deacon's Birthday
asymmetric zip coated jacket, $48

John was really quite the expert at snug jeans and that seemingly accidental melding of geek&rock. Let him be your excuse to go shopping for something he might wear. Or to eat some birthday cake, because really...

(I realize I missed Brian's birthday this summer, and will accept all due slaps and chastisements for that heresy of omission.)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Still Want to Break Free.

Here I am, darlings! I'm so sorry for the lack of posts this summer. I really planned on keeping up with the blog while I was away, but I worked so much that I barely had time to sleep. Never mind! For the occasion of The Glorious New Outfit from What Freddie Wore, I bring you this:


But all joking aside, this is a pretty cute outfit. Don't believe me?

August 15, 2010

Light peach frill front blouse, 30 GBP
Adidas by Stella McCartney Trapeze jersey tank, $75
Girls stretchy studded tank (Bubblegum Pink), $13
Black heart button over the knee socks, 4 GBP
Pleather Skirt, $24
Three Dots - Cotton Stretch High Waisted Skirt (Black) - Apparel, $65
Skirts|Clothing:Sexy Mini Skirt,Short Skirt Clubwear,plaid Skirt Work..., $19
Killer Legs Fishnet Pantyhose - Spandex Seamless Women's Tights w/..., $9.50
Lauren Jones 'Angel' Peep Toe Pump, $100
Showcase Heel, $40
ASOS Ethnic Style Spike Cuff, $34
FULL TILT Spiked Bracelet, $5.99
Danz N Motion® by Danshuz® Shimmery Tights - Black S : Target, $50

It's pretty current to do the ironic leather mini. If that's not your thing, pretty much any chic, high-waisted, black option will do. The trick to pulling of a look this girlie is to toughen it up with some accessories and hard makeup. On the other hand, if you've got a great 'stache...