Match Made in Seven: My Music Icon

August 28, 2019

Match Made in Seven: My Music Icon

Welcome to the monthly edition of Match Made in Seven! We are an international group of fashion bloggers who meet once a month. One of us chooses a theme in turn, and that can be anything: a book, music, a color, a movie…  and then we style an outfit based on that theme. This month Nancy chose the theme of “My Music Icon”…my blogger friends like to present a challenge, that’s for sure!

Match Made in Seven: My Music Icon, Gibson SG

Well, my ultimate music icon is Angus Young, lead guitarist of AC/DC – which is why I have a guitar just like his. Joe Elliott from Def Leppard signed it for me, so I have to be really careful not to rub the writing off! Of course, I could have put on a pair of shorts, shirt and tie and dressed like Angus in his trademark schoolboy uniform. But I ran the Marathon du Medoc dressed as him a couple of years, so that would have been a bit predictable!

Well, I may not look like her, but I love rock ‘n’ roll…

So you’re probably wondering exactly who I’m chanelling here. Well, I may not look like her, but I love rock ‘n’ roll…any ideas yet? Maybe if I’d dyed my hair jet black you’d guess who it is 😉 Yes, of course I’m talking about Joan Jett! In fact there is a connection between Angus Young and Joan Jett because she did a cover version of “Dirty Deeds” on her 1990 album The Hit List. It’s one of AC/DC’s earliest hits and definitely one of my favourites.

Match Made in Seven: My Music Icon, Gibson SG

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The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Godmother of Punk

Joan started her music career with the Runaways when she was just 15 years old. But she’s probably best known as the frontwoman of her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Her androgynous style and trademark black mullet haircut often disguised her delicate features. I think she was – and still is – extraordinarily beautiful. And what makes me like her even more is her love of animals; she is an advocate for vegetarian and vegan living, and has worked closely with PETA and Farm Sanctuary – an animal protection organisation. Joan, who has been described as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Godmother of Punk, turns 61 next month. Still rocking and still kicking ass. That’s my kind of icon!

Match Made in Seven: My Music Icon, Gibson SG

playing the guitar

Asos spike ring

Match Made in Seven: My Music Icon, Gibson SG, Zara graphic rock tee

So what does a wannabe rock star do without a crowd of adoring fans and a massive amplifier to leap from? Jump off a child’s trampoline in the back garden of course! Actually, it was my mother in law who suggested I do this…it’s a lot harder than it looks! Maybe I wasn’t cut out for the rock ‘n’ roll life after all!

Match Made in Seven: My Music Icon, Gibson SG


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13 responses to “Match Made in Seven: My Music Icon”

  1. Oh my gosh, this is great, Emma! Do you actually play guitar or just collect them and look good holding them? I’m very impressed by your leap “off-stage”! I’m cautious about stepping off a curb, so…I can appreciate what a feat that was! And of course you have the perfect leather leggings, band tee, and spiky jewelry to channel your inner Joan Jett! Well done!!!


  2. Darlene says:

    What a great interpretation, Emma! The guitar is VERY cool and a great keepsake. It’s fun to see you in your “rocker” role. I had a good laugh about your jump off the trampoline!! Haha! SO fun!

    xx Darlene

  3. Great interpretation, Emma! You look amazing in your outfit and the guitar just adds the finishing touch!! You are rocking the rocker look while looking absolutely beautiful!

  4. Nancy Baten says:

    Oh yeah! I loved The Runaways! She was amazing! You did a wonderfull imitation!

  5. Suzy Turner says:

    LOL What a FREAKING brilliant post, Emma! I love that last shot of you jumping off the trampoline he he he. You look amazing… and look at your taut stomach. OMG!!
    LOVE the outfit… just brilliant! Rock Chick Goddess comes to mind!
    Suzy xx

  6. Emma, you did an amazing job! You look fabulous in your Joan Jett inspired look!

  7. Grace Liang says:

    Such a fun post! You look AMAZING in this look!

  8. Jacqui Berry says:

    A fun post for sure – you look good in your copy Emma. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  9. You now I LOVE this photoshoot Emma! I didn’t know you had an SG and its signed! Awesome! I love Gibson guitars, I have a ES-335. This outfit is the perfect rock look and gives kudos to Joan. Love the buckles on the boots, your whole look! I knew you lovd Angus and I am a big fan too, I used to teach alot of AC/DC back in the day!
    jess xx

  10. and that spike ring is cool!
    jess xx

  11. How cool!! I love your rock chick look. I too love Angus. I first saw ACDC when I was 17 at a small venue in Newcastle. This was when Bon Scott was the singer and I have been a huge fan since. How fab that you have an SG like his. Love it!!
    Alison xx

  12. Sarah says:

    You are just way way cool! The leather leggings, punk rock ring and the guitar! wow.

  13. Emma, I adore Joan Jett, too! Great choice for a style icon to emulate. You look fabulous, my friend! And how very cool that Joe Elliot signed your guitar!


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