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Yep, here we go again, another Madonna-related post. But don’t worry, fashiondotblog isn’t slowly turning into a fan-blog. I just thought that these pictures would go nicely with the one I showed you a couple of weeks ago; and then, I mean, come on: Just look at her! How could I not show you these photographs?
It’s hard to imagine that 30 years ago, her style got everybody up in arms; and compared to today’s silly shenanigans of a Lady Gaga, this seems utterly tame. But back then, her style was provocative, shocking and just really, really unique. The media couldn’t stop writing about her look and adults were really pissed off. Every girl and every woman on the planet was trying to imitate her style, to tease her hair just like her, to layer ripped jeans over lace leggins, to crop her t-shirt just to the right length, to pile on bangles and belts and necklaces just like she did.
Today, if you’re dressing up for an 80s-themed party, you’re really just dressing like a young Madonna. That just goes to show you how lasting and deep her influence and legacy has been.

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What better way to start the weekend than with a vintage photograph of Madonna, before she became Madonna? Look at her, looking all fresh and young in 1984. She could be any old little hipster coming straight out of Williamsburg, couldn’t she?
(It goes without saying that I was the biggest Madonna-fan growing up, with posters plastered all over my walls, Madonna-buttons pinned to my stoned-washed jean jacket,  bootleg music cassettes from Hong Kong etc.).
Enjoy and have a nice weekend!

Madonna in 1984 with DJ Jellybean Benitez at the opening of private eyes video clubMadonna 1984 With D.J. Jellybean Benitez at the opening of Private Eyes Video Club.

So, after posting the fashion video for Love, I just had to show you the covers (yep, there are multiple) for the glossy’s 5th anniversary issue. They are playful, colourful and fun with a not-so-serious attitude. The magazine pays homage to – who would have guessed it – Minnie Mouse; the Disney character is not only one of five cover girls, but is also featured on Love’s website in a very entertaining, interactive game. Well, it’s not really a game, the cursor is basically Minnie’s hand and you can go and grab  stuff. Oh, just go and see for yourself!
The mouse ears worn by the models have been made exclusively for the magazine by luxury brands such as Gucci, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and Prada. Check out the video below to see them all.
Katie Grand, Love’s editor-in-chief, said that she was inspired by her Instagram feed: “As work began on this issue, that famous Herb Ritts shot of Madonna popped up on my Instagram feed, the one where she’s in bed wearing the Minnie Mouse ears. There was something about that look – knowing, but genuine, and genuinely sweet – that got me thinking. And I’ve always been a big fan of Minnie’s style and that polka-dot bow.”
Well, I just love Love’s covers! Take a look for yourself!

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