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Bjork has recently come out with some new music… along with a new look, which is always beyond the reaches of common aesthetics, even for performers. It got me thinking about how much of an effect Bjork had on my own personal aesthetic. Which over the course of my life is really quite profound, I really don’t know what I would be like if it weren’t for the Sugarcubes. I would still be me, of course, but videos like ‘Birthday’ inspired my personal style throughout my teenage years, the years when you’re still trying to figure out where you fit. And I really liked the fact that she didn’t fit, and it was ok. I had never seen someone who was so unique and completely unapologetic for it. It was so refreshing living in a world of cookie cut houses that you could be just who you were. That’s why I loved Bjork’s style so much, and I’m guessing that’s why we all love her so much.

Upon watching the video on YouTube, I haven’t seen in years, it occur ed to me that I still really love what she’s wearing there, and I could probably find something like that quite easily… This dress from Free People, is a lot like the dress she’s wearing in the video. You can pair it with a long sleeve tee, which you can find just about anywhere…. but this dress, is simple and super cute! : )

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6 comments for “Sugarcubes”

  1. wow. I’ve never seen that one.
    I simply love björk (her music, style, her husband, everything…) and will definitely get her new album (since I already have all her previous ones ;-)

    Posted by f&art | May 1, 2007, 7:57 am
  2. I’m actually going to see her tomorrow @ Radio City Music Hall, looking forward to it. i saw her about 12 years ago in Israel, it was great! i will let you know how was it!

    Posted by Boaz | May 1, 2007, 12:31 pm
  3. I’ve never seen björk live ;-(

    Posted by f&art | May 1, 2007, 1:09 pm
  4. oh lucky you! i’ve heard the tracks, they are amazing, and i’m sure she’ll put on a good show!

    oh yeah… when the pixies and the sugarcubes went on tour, when they came to my town, i didn’t have the cash, so i said…’i'll catch them next time..’ then shortly thereafter, both bands broke up.
    : (

    Posted by Jennine | May 1, 2007, 1:33 pm
  5. i saw the pixies about a year and half ago, and i must say it was not the same, they were not rocking like they were back in the day. At that time i thought they are the most creative, best band i ever heard! back than i was not living in the US and there was no way they will come to play in Israel so yes i missed them to! i didn’t hear her new stuff yet but i’m looking forward for tonight!

    Posted by Boaz | May 2, 2007, 10:13 am
  6. oohh… i love the pixies so much. i listend to them recently, and was nostalgic, but i think i had the same reaction as you.

    they played a snippet of bjork’s new music on nyt, it was pretty cool… have fun tonite!

    Posted by Jennine | May 2, 2007, 11:59 am

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