Amy Winehouse’s Lasting Style Influence

Celebrity Style Jul. 25, 2011 AT 5:28PM
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While it was her amazing music that fans will miss most, Amy Winehouse was also a major beauty and fashion icon. Sure, her look was over-the-top and kind of nutty at times, but her hair, makeup and wardrobe choices were as unique as her soulful voice.

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In memory of Winehouse, who passed away on Saturday in London at the age of 27, here's a breakdown of that iconic style, which inspired many designers, stylists and fellow musicians.

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Her Beehive Hairstyle: The singer's signature 'do seemed to grow with her fame and she often accessorized it with flowers and headbands. Her hair became such a "thing" that in 2007, Karl Lagerfeld sent the models down the Chanel runway with teased bouffants (and tons of eyeliner). "She's a style icon," he said at the time of his London show. "She is a beautiful, gifted artist. And I very much like her hairdo. I took it as an inspiration.

Her Extreme Eyeliner: Winehouse took winged liner to another level, sporting a cat-eye look that usually extended far beyond her brows. The '60s effect complemented her aforementioned beehive hairstyle as well as her retro fashion sense.

Her Ballet Shoes: While most stars wear sky-high stilettos and platforms, Winehouse frequently stepped out in plain flat ballet slippers. Although, for performances she typically paired her sexy pin-up girl dresses with peep-toe heels. She was also a huge fan of Fred Perry, and in 2010 she collaborated with the brand on a collection of surprisingly demure tops, skirts and dresses.

Her Tattoos: During her all-too-brief career, Winehouse got seriously into body ink, racking up more than 13 tattoos including an angel, a horseshoe, an anchor and her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil's first name on her chest.

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