Wanted: Courtney Love Style

Courtney Love, Lollapalooza, 1993Courtney Love, Live 1994Courtney LoveCourtney Love Kneeling, 1994 (c) Michael LavineCourtney Love & Kurt Cobain, 1993 (c) Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The first in our Wanted series is inspired by none other than rock-chic princess, Courtney Love. Love is famed for her ’90s grunge style with a spin, and since the ’90s have been back for a while now, we decided this was a perfect place to start. We styled a few outfits so that you can get the ‘Courtney’ look in a modern way- FMS style.

Start with accessories. Courtney loves long necklaces and big shades, and we picked up these pieces (£3 each) at the ever affordable Forever 21, proving you can embellish expensive pieces with inexpensive details.

Wanted: Courtney Love '90s Style (c) FMS Magazine 2016

We paired Cloe Cassandro’s pink satin ‘Ellory’ top (£195) with a velvet dress from Missguided (£18), to create a very Love-esque layered look, for a cool casual vibe. The shirt is perfect to wear loosely as the pink satin offsets the relaxed feel by adding a ‘Courtney’ princess element to the piece. This works similarly with the velvet dress which says ‘put together but falling apart’.

We couldn’t create this look book without a slip dress, as Courtney without a slip dress is like Cobain without a striped t-shirt. For this look we paired Cloe Cassandro’s V-neck Slip Dress in pink satin (£230) with an amazing red leather jacket (£30) we thrifted at vintage store – Reign Vintage in Soho. For the Courtney Love look, vintage shops are a must-go as her look largely involves loose fitting staple pieces that are never amiss.

Wanted: Courtney Love '90s Style (c) FMS Magazine 2016

To get the makeup look, we smudged Mac’s paint pot in ‘éclair’ on the eyes and used eyelash glue and glitter to adorn our cheekbones. We then used NYX’s ‘Berlin’ for a dark lip and clipped butterflies in our hair. You can use flowers, braids, tiaras – get creative. If you want to go Courtney blonde but don’t want the commitment, try out the Perfect 365 app, where you can change your locks to literally any colour.

Styled, Shot & Modelled by: Dobrawa Zowisło & Julia Cohen