A couple of years ago I produced a radio story about fan art which I found rather hilarious. Part of the story involved a ‘fan’ packaging their chest hair into a bag and sending it to someone else as part of a fan art swap. Yikes! It got me thinking that there must be some Lorde fan art out there… lo and behold there is plenty. One illustrator mentions in the title of his art work that he started with the intention of drawing ‘Medusa’ but what he ended up with was picture of a Lorde!
I love the array of Lorde fan art out there—so many different styles and artistic approaches. One of my favourite images is the one above. I’m a big fan of pussy bow blouses, but I love the use of soft colouring and the hair and shading is rather lovely.
Yes, Lorde’s influence and appeal is far reaching. Lately I’ve seen a lot of young girls (mid teens-early twenties) with the same dark stained lips (thanks to M.A.C) decidedly pale skin and perfectly wild, curly manes strutting their stuff down the city streets. Not that I have a problem with seeing Lorde clones and robots (Clordebots) out and about. It reminds me of when my older sister used to dress up like Madonna with her fingerless gloves, ripped fishnet stockings and scarves tied in a massive bow around her head. And just as my sister practiced Madonna poses in front of the mirror and knew every single lyric to every Madonna song ever written, these girls can probably recite Lorde’s tweets backwards word-for-word. The thing about Lorde is that not only does her music traverse multiple musical genres, but she’s also undeniably authentic— a positive role model who is all the more engaging because she continues to speak her mind.