Paloma Faith: fashion criminal in the making or just refreshingly quirky?

Paloma Faith orange jumpsuit

We’ve been monitoring the fashion activities of British singer Paloma Faith for a while now (Well, it would be pretty hard to ignore her given that she seems to be going out of her way to court attention), and we think we know what’s going on. Paloma is the “quirky” girl. The zany, wacky, girl. Sort of a cross between Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, only with stranger makeup than Katy and less flesh on show than Gaga.

Paloma Faith, then, is the girl who turns up with a giant bird stuck to her shoulder. Or her first initial balanced precariously on her head. She will clash colours with gay abandon, and sometimes it’ll work and sometimes it won’t. We actually quite admire Paloma for her willingness to wear things other women would shy away from, and we have to admit, the girl has some amazing shoes, and quite a nice line in dresses, too – when she’s not trying to distract us from them with loud makeup or a gigantic accessory. And, most importantly, she always looks like she’s having a huge amount of fun, which is what fashion’s all about.

So, what do you think of Paloma Faith’s style? Do you love the fun she has with fashion, or do you think she goes too far over the top?

19 Comments

  • February 24, 2010

    Lauren

    I think this is just her style…her very kooky and unique style. I personally don’t really care for her style but it’s good that she’s being different…and very over the top.

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  • February 24, 2010

    Lucia

    What I really like about her looks is her big smile!
    She is like the exact opposite to Kristen Stewart…
    Her looks might be shocking but I always catch myself smiling when I see them.
    Way to go Paloma!

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    • February 24, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      I really like that about her, too – she just always looks like she’s having an absolute ball, which is so refreshing!

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  • February 24, 2010

    Jasmine

    I agree I just think this is her style really… at least she hasn’t become Lady Gaga scary though…if she ever did I might end up fearing her as well.

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  • February 24, 2010

    Hannah

    I love her style because a lot of it is vintage – she knows how to get attention with her outfits without flashing flesh (I’m talking to you misc. glamour models who don’t know how to leave some things to the imagination). I can’t wait to see her perform in March!

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  • February 24, 2010

    Lea

    I think she’s trying too much.
    .-= Lea´s last blog ..Nezaslišano: Preen Line =-.

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  • February 24, 2010

    Amee

    Regardless of what she wears, she will be criticized by someone or another. So she might as well have fun with the idea.

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  • February 24, 2010

    Lynette

    In fashion, a bit of whimsy is a very good thing. Paloma overdoes it but I like her style. Mind you, I’m not saying I’d wear it, although those trousers with the city skyline….

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  • February 24, 2010

    Ash

    Even though her outfit is completely out there I don’t feel bad and like a headache is coming on like when I see Lady Gaga in one of her outfits.

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  • February 24, 2010

    zeezee

    Oh, this is the brand of crazy I love! And she seems to have so much *fun* with the crazy, which is utterly contagious. It’s like Björk 2.0, innit?

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  • February 24, 2010

    Natasha

    I don’t mind people who don’t fit in with our conventional ideas of style. Sometimes, some people are just very creative and original – like for instance Bjork – and they have their own vision of fashion. Paloma seems to be one of those people, and while I don’t particularly enjoy her fashion choices, I think it’s great that she has her own interesting and different look.

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  • February 24, 2010

    Nyka

    I don’t think anybody wears a sparkly tangerine bodysuit without realising that it’s probably a poor fashion choice. However Paloma and Gaga both understand that sometimes you need a break from the monotony of sanity.

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  • February 24, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    I think it’s the “having fun” aspect that differentiates her from Gaga; I suspect she’d have a similar quirky style if she wasn’t in the public eye.

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  • February 25, 2010

    Dee

    Maybe a criminal, but this is her style and if she likes it, why not… besides, she dares to wear orange in the middle of so many black dresses we see when talking about awards…
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Snowy Valentine’s day =-.

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  • February 25, 2010

    Lauren

    I think Paloma is fabulous. I just love her big smile and whimsy.

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  • February 25, 2010

    Emily

    I think she looks like a child playing dress up in Phyllis Diller’s closet. All of her clothes are ill-fitting and they make her look squat, which is the last thing a girl wants on an already short frame. Perhaps she has only lengthening mirrors in her home. Still, she looks ridiculous.

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  • February 26, 2010

    georgie

    i cant even look at the orange mess, because im too busy drooling over those red shoes

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  • March 2, 2010

    Diandra

    I like her!
    I also agree with Lucia, a big smile is always nice!
    It’s kind of futuristic, avant-garde stuff meets pin-up girl?
    Sometimes I do feel like she’s not quite sure what she’s doing though….Like, one thing in her outfit will just not look quite right? I feel like she’s kind of learning to come into her own style though, which is nice!

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  • September 10, 2010

    Stef

    I love Paloma, her musics fab and she was great in St. Trinian’s. Fashion is there to have fun with 😀

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