Thursday, June 16, 2011

An Unique Beauty Icon

Born May 19, 1948, Spanish Town, Jamaica - the one and only Grace Jones.

She is definitely in a class all by herself. She is all androgynous angles but yet there's something about her that's raw and sexy. I can see why many fashion designers as well as cosmetic companies have drawn influences from her, as well as today's popstars.

With late, great artist, Keith Haring:


In her modeling days she shared an apartment with Jerry Hall:

 I can only imagine what those parties must have been like!

I remember seeing the video to her single "Slave to the Rhythm" as a little girl and being slightly freaked out by her image but I was fascinated at the same time.

I love the intensity of her blue-violet shadow.

While at Topshop in Barcelona about 3 yrs ago I jumped at the chance to buy this image on a T-shirt:


I know that recently Lady Gaga has been compared to her but I wouldn't even go there. Grace Jones cannot be compared to anyone else in the world than Grace Jones, herself.

The iconic Jean Paul Goude photo for her Island Life LP:

In films, she has played Bond Villainess, View to a Kill (1986), Barbarian warrior, Conan the Destroyer (1984) and role she was born to play - eccentric supermodel, Boomerang (1992)

My favorite Grace song:

A softer side of Grace that is absolutely mesmerizing:

The video that started my obsession:

I also have fond memories of this commercial:

I find her visually stunning to watch and at 61 years old she's still going!



  1. Wow the Island Life LP image is STUNNING! I remember being a tad freaked out by her myself when I was younger LOL

  2. Hi PerilouslyPale,

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one.

  3. Totally in a class all her own. I'm both frightened and mystified at the same time! I'll have to watch the videos when I get home. I'm curious as to what inspired this post?

  4. Hi Dovey
    Ha, yes that's her power! I have always loved Grace - I guess I get the most inspiration from rock stars/performers that are a bit off. They're more interesting.

  5. Truthfully, I think this is the best Grace Jones post I've seen in awhile. I constantly see the same facts and images about her, and you brought a refreshing perspective on the dame. Great job bootch!

  6. Thanks Bootchy Boo! That means a lot to me. You know I love reminiscing about the good time of the late 70's and 80's and it wouldn't be the same without Grace.

    OMG - I totally want to watch Boomerang again just to hear her say "Steel Vagina!"