My First Creative Influence

It was the 80s, I was a little girl and Karma Chameleon came on Rage – I fell in love. Who was this guy? This hair, that make up, the clothes, those plaits! I was eyes wide open, glued to the TV, dancing my little heart out every Saturday morning. I had never seen anything like that before in my short little life and I liked it! So much so that mum bought me a Boy George doll that Christmas. Looking back on those days I can see that Boy George was my first creative influence. I loved the colour, the boldness, the confidence. There was this guy just doing his own thing, not caring about the rest of the world, dressing how he wanted, doing what we wanted, it was great and I loved it. Boy George – you rock!


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