Yesterday morning at 5:15 AM I woke up to my husband saying "Kayleigh, Kayleigh! David Bowie died." There is no time that would be ideal for telling a fellow Bowie fan that our glam and ground-breaking hero has passed away after a long struggle with cancer, but 5:15 was especially confusing. I am certainly (definitely) not a morning person, but it was alarming to me. Heartbreaking even.
When I begrudgingly got out of bed, the internet seemed to be flooded with images, clips and quotes by him. I put on some of his music and I started thinking about how it seemed that everyone I knew had been effected by him at some point in their lives. I started noticing how much of a fashion icon he was while scrolling through endless photos of him. His style was influential, his androgynous fashion was game changing, and with each character and decade, came a new era of style.
He gave power to dressing in a different way and expressing yourself through style and fashion. His ability to be himself, even if that meant changing, evolving and growing is something I think we should all learn to do a little more of.
He even served as inspiration for the Creative Director at Saint Laurent for a spell and inspired people everywhere to embrace avant-garde fashion.
David Bowie you will be forever missed and forever remembered. Thank you Starman.