Inspiration // Frances Bean Cobain by Hedi Slimane

"... I suddenly wanted to dress differently, to wear clothes designed by Hedi Slimane”Karl Lagerfeld said when he lost about 40 kg back in 2001. You might know Hedi Slimane from his contributions to Christian Dior - and especially Dior Homme - but I've always loved him for his photography. 

As a huge Nirvana-fan, I was surprised to see Frances Bean Cobain pop up on Slimane's website. For those who might not know her: Frances Bean Cobain is the daughter of the late Nirvana-frontman Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. I hadn't read about Frances Bean Cobain for a long time, only knowing that the relationship with her mother is a bit 'strained' now, to say the least. I do still remember the famous picture of Frances as a baby in her father's arms, though.

When I saw these black and white-pictures of Frances, I was stunned. Still imagining her as a little baby, I couldn't believe that she was the fully grown up, young woman in the pictures. I find her absolutely beautiful and I love the dark touch in the pictures. As for the tattoos -- I'm a big fan of tattoos, so hers aren't an exception. They're not all my cup of tea, but I always liked certain quotes, from a song or a book for example, as a tattoo.

Am I the only one who feels a new it-girl coming up here?
I'm going to quit nagging now and hope that you enjoyed the pictures as much as I did.

P.S.: I added my favorite Nirvana-performance at the end of this post.
P.P.S.: These are only a couple of pictures taken from the photos hoot, you can see all of them HERE.

x Krizia

Pictures: Hedislimane.com

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  1. Ik weet niet of Frances echt de ambitie heeft om een it-girl te worden, vroeger zei ze altijd dat ze zo ver mogelijk van de spotlights wou blijven, gewoon omdat ze had gezien hoe het afliep met haar ouders..
    Tenzij ze nu heeft beslist dat ze volwassen genoeg om ermee om te gaan natuurlijk, want die foto's zijn echt prachtig!

  2. @ Yasmine: Uhu, ik snap wat je wil zeggen. Maar tenslotte is het de media die je de titel van it-girl opplakt, dénk ik. En dochter van een overleden rockster en drugsverslaafde moeder is wel dat beetje drama waar velen van houden. Maar dat is gewoon mijn mening. :D

  3. oh girl you are going to the dark side! love your grunge love! fabulous how you are showing us your love for the darker side of fashion

  4. waw, we ztten net op dezelfde golflengte: liefde voor nirvana en frances waw vinden.
    Ik vind het altijd leuk om mensen te zien, na zoveel jaren. Mooie fotoreportage inderdaad.
    En ik denk ook dat ze er een IT-girl van willen maken, al zal het er wel eentje zijn met haar eigen attitude..
    Leuke post x

  5. Great and interesting post! I am a nirvana fan as well! And she's so beautiful! I love the tattoos!



  6. nice tattoos! Im a nirvana fan too! ;)

    you can also follow me on Twitter! :) @angelieeee

  7. Wauw, I didn't know her at all and I'm not really a Nirvana fan - yeah, I'm kind of a pussy and a nood when it comes to that kind of music - but these pictures are just wooooow gorgeous! She looks a lot like her dad, but I can see some Courtney in her too!

  8. I saw a couple of these photos a few weeks back and thought they were amazing! She really looks great :)
    I'm a Nirvana fan too!

  9. prachtige fotos! <3 Nirvana!

  10. wow, she changed sooo much
    i like their cover of 'the man who sold the world'

  11. I'm with you... I want a new look for fall. I feel boring & am in need of some style inspiration

  12. I love her and love her grown up look. Amazing pics! And Kurt will live forever!


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