Wish we wore: Cherie Currie
‘Hello Daddy, hello Mom
I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb’
No one does rock like Cherie Currie. The lead vocalist from The Runaways was portrayed by Dakota Fanning in the 2010 movie. With Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Michael Shannon playing Kim Fowley the band’s story from the seventies is told.
It was Joan Larkin’s idea to start an all-girl punk band which she pitched to the sleazy manager Kim. He found the 15-year-old Cherie Curie and saw in her the perfect jailbait image for his band and luckily she could sing. After signing with Mercury Records, their success began, but so did the downwards spiral towards pills and vodka.
We love the laid back, we-just-don’t-care-what-you-think style. Grungy hair and a black smokey eye. It’s a hit.