one of my ultimate teenage idols was wendy james of transvision vamp. continuing in the footsteps of kim wilde she fits firmly in the lineage of cool blondes that maja ivarsson of the sounds represents today.
wendy was the ultimate über-blonde whose style choices oozed sexy seduction but somehow she pulled off the tartiest outfits effortlessly without appearing cheap or desperate. her wardrobe is a mixture of innocent insinuation and full-blown glamour of satins and glitter, but she never looks over-styled like madonna or lady gaga.
the pop tunes of transvision vamp are a mixture of punk and rock'n'roll, and some of the catchiest anthems of the end of the 80's that fill a dance floor instantly with bouncing girls. in case you don't know them, you better listen carefully to the two following videos.
"baby i don't care"
"i want your love"
by the time she started her solo project racine in 2004 the look had toned down a bit, but this song "grease monkey" remains a favorite of mine.
i am stoked, intoxicated with glee to tell you that wendy is back and the songs have the same rough appeal they did before. download the song "you tell me" via rcrdlbl. and she still looks incredible at 42...