Things I Miss: The Daring Style of Women Like Grace Jones

September 19, 2011 ‐ By

Coming in at nearly six feet (mostly legs) with skin the color of mahogany and distinctive facial features and expressions that would put Nicki Minaj to shame, Grace Jones was, is and will always be a style phenomenon. Before chicks like Lady Gaga were wearing provocative outfits to the airport, Grace Jones was rocking damn-near outlandish ensembles just about everywhere. From her actual clothing, which was so iconic thanks in part to the help of stylist Jean-Paul Goude (the father of her son Paulo by the way), to her hair and sheer presence, Jones made every arrival at every event a party. While most starlets are going for Hollywood classic glamor and want to look as normal as possible, I miss the crazy, androgynous style Ms. Jones ushered in. So here’s an ode to the “Pull Up to the Bumper” Jamaican-American singer in all her eclectic glory over the years, along with a few timeless things I learned from her.

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  • Absolutely LOVE Grace Jones!!! She's one of those icons that will never go away. She influenced fashion in so many ways.

  • RenJennM

    I didn't get to fall in love with Tupac BEFORE he died. I judged first, THEN found out who he really was, heard his music, and fell in love. I am so glad I didn't make that same mistake with Grace Jones. I fell in love with who she is just recently really (about a year ago) by googling her. I came across her website and read her life story and quotes. I looked at all her pictures. Then I went on YouTube and listened to her music. I was thoroughly shocked that she had such a pleasant voice and cool sound.

    I can't believe how often we all let the media sway our opinion of who someone is. Based on things people would say about her, I thought she was some crazy, monster, shrew b***h of a woman. Don't get me wrong… she is eccentric, expressive, assertive, and even down right aggressive at times. But she's also COOL, WISE, and INSPIRING. She is an individual who is truly clairvoyant about herself, her past, her present, her relationships with others, and how she views the world. Most of those outrageous characters she played in movies are just hyperboles of who she is–one aspect exaggerated–like Tupac in the movie, Juice. I wish more people knew about her and how much she's influenced not only Lady Gaga, but other celebrities, and the entire fashion industry as a whole.

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  • Nicole

    Grace Jones is a ugly black Jamaican bytch.

  • IllyPhilly

    Tall, Dark-skinned, bald, and fierce. What happened to that? Everybody's pencil thin wit butt pads and two pounds of weave and contacts.

  • Ex madamenoire reader

    I use to love this site…but thanx to the popups that wont let me exit out the ad, I will Never visit again…pissed offf…I LOVE YOU GRAAACE

  • Earthspirit1

    One of my IDOLS!!!! Grace in your face!!! :-))

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