If you don't have it, make it: Judy Blame's legacy. An Op-Ed by Karen Binns
JUDY BLAME, was a true rebel in every sense of the word.
He was one of the first pioneers of the DIY stylist movement of the 1980s. Not only a stylist, but an amazing jeweller, making what we throw away as garbage into compelling pieces of art. A true anarchist, he is what I would consider the real meaning of a real stylist. Totally original in his aesthetic and a constant influence on today’s fashion community.
Before the internet, where everyone can just tap a button and get references for what ever they need, Judy was the reference. He had no need to go online
To take inspiration and pretend they were his own ideas. He was a true artist, constantly coming up with amazing things to make and bringing his talent for ideas to the music, advertising and fashion industry.
He was the brains behind the imagery of NENEH CHERRY. What can I say… He was #preinternet, and fabulous.
His self portraits are legendary and constantly pulled on for endless moodboards globally.
Judy was a visionary that only happens once, and hopefully an inspiration to the future of creatives. If you can’t find it, don’t take it from someone else and call it your own, but make it. Come up with something yourself, stay original. These are the true heroes, that never die.