Lil' Blonde Darling: Amanda Lear! ~ Darian Darling: A Guide To Life For Modern Blondes!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lil' Blonde Darling: Amanda Lear!

Blonde Beauty Icon Amanda Lear

Everyone.....get into Amanda Lear! She was a french Disco Queen in the late 70's/early 80's and was a HUGE star in Europe! Recording 15 studio albums during her career, she sold over 15 million records and 30 million 12" singles! She was originally a fashion model in the 60's, was photographed by Helmut Newton, walked the catwalk for Chanel, YSL, Paco Rabanne and Mary Quant, hung out and partied with Twiggy, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, dated David Bowie and Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry, and was Salvador Dali's muse. Wanna know another interesting little fact about Amanda Lear? It's been widely speculated that she is, in fact....transgendered! Word!! Now, she has never confirmed this one way or the other...which is fabulous! It's not really anyone's business.......and questionable gender is always a good thing!

"Diamonds For Breakfast" album cover 1980, photo by Pierre et Gilles

 Your disco needs you!


She released a nearly endless selection of Eurodisco dance tracks with kitschy titles like "Diamonds", "Blood and Honey", "Nymphomania", "Fashion Pack (Studio 54)" , "Never Trust A Pretty Face" and "Love Amnesia". It is quite apparent that the look and vibe of Madonna's 2005 album "Confessions on a Dancefloor" was very much inspired by the sequin clad Miss Lear.

 Madonna by Steven Klein 2005

Roxy Music's "For Your Pleasure" album cover 1973 ...I think I need a pet panther!

 Get a grip!


Listen for the namedropping of NYC nightlife glitterati like Bianca Jagger, YSL, Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol and more...

Lace and leather is always good!

 Gettin' painted by Salvador Dali

Disco roll

Sunglasses @ night!

 with Bryan Ferry and David Bowie

Amanda Lear....and Ziggy Stardust era David Bowie....need I say more?

1 comment:

  1. she wasn't a huge star, she IS a huge star!!