Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Runaways

The Runaways will make it to the big screen in March, and we couldn't be more excited for the music, the fashion, and the amazing lives of five young teenage girls and their incredible story. Formed in 1975 by the drummer of the band Sandy West and the rhythm guitarist Joann Jett the girls added Lita, Jackie and Cherie and went on tour in 1976 headlining for bands like Tom Petty and the heartbreakers, The Ramones, Cheap Trick and Van Halen.
The movie, which is based on lead-singer Cherie Currie's book 'Neon Angels' will star Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart, and chronicle their rise to stardom and eventual breakup. The five girls, all who were around 16 years old when they recored their first album, had a wild ride living the rock and roll life and traveling the world. Their music was pivotal in the rock-n-roll scene, and changed the rules forever.
We of course can't talk about the girls or the band without mentioning the fashion, and the inspiration we take from the incredible era that was the 1970's. Back then, the girls emulated the style of people who's style they loved. Cherie channeled David Bowie, Joan - Suzi Quatro and keith Richards, Lita found inspiration in a cross betwen Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and Jeff Black, Sandy after Queen's drummer Roger Taylor, and Jackie after the larger than life Gene Simmons of Kiss.
The reviews are in, and we hear the movie is amazing, we can't wait to see what these amazing young actresses have to offer to this amazing story!