Grunge music is officially on its way back and so must be its fashion counterpart. Kinderwhore, made famous by Courtney Love and Kat Bjelland, is the classic good girl gone bad way of dressing. Baby doll dresses, tights ripped to shreds, smeared makeup and extreme bed hair. It kinda says “I’m innocent…but get too close I’ll rip you to shreds.” The late 80’s/early 90’s was a crazy time. Music was radical and powerful, young people everywhere didn’t give a damn about what people thought and constantly provoked reaction from the mainstream. The late 00’s/early ‘10’s do no harbour such free thinking rebellion, so any attempt at Kinderwhore nowadays would have to be done in a sensible and controlled manner. Take Peaches Geldof:
Victorian style colours (black and cream always work well together), lace, netting, frills and strong shoulders. Dark red lips and careless waves complete the look. The aim of the game is to look a little dishevelled, but still some what presentable. Try this take on the babydoll from Jovonna at Topshop with these Topshop tights. Mary Janes are the staple shoes and these cuties from New Look will do the trick. Search EBay for a mid length brown faux fur coat to throw over the outfit to keep you toasty. A sweet yet grown up fragrance is needed here. J’adore by Dior or maybe more fittingly, Baby Doll by Yves Saint Laurent. But above all, to pull off this look you need shit loads of attitude and true love for all things grunge.