For more than three decades, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon has embodied art-rock cool. Now, anyone with a couple hundred dollars can buy the clothes off her back. Mercy Vintage Now, a small shop in Oakland, Calif., got the opportunity to sell Gordon’s designer cast-offs, thanks to a personal connection to Gordon’s housemate, poet and musician, […]
A quintessential inspirational gift for little girls (or adults) who want to grow up to become rock stars, this 24-page coloring book features ground-breaking rock goddesses, including Meg White, Patti Smith, Nina Simone, PJ Harvey, and Kim Gordon.
As a So-Cal suburban teen, I was a die-hard Sonic Youth lover. So when Kim Gordon launched X-Girl clothing in 1994, I became an insta-fan. My favorite T-shirt was electric blue and said X-Girl in neon orange and pink and wearing it immediately helped me separate the kids I’d like to know from the ones I wouldn’t: every jock would say. ‘X-Girl, does that mean you’re a dude now?’, while every music nerd would give a knowing nod of alliance. I still mourn its American, demise so I’m thrilled that Kim Gordon is back in the fashion game with a new line called Mirror/Dash, coming out February 16 at Urban Outfitters. The collection has a feminine, tomboy feel, much like Gordon herself, and features a slouchy pocket t-shirt dress, a casually sexy wrap dress, and the necessary blazer staple, among other items. Whether she’s rocking out with Thurston Moore in Sonic Youth, making art, or jamming with her other band Free Kitten, Kim Gordon continues to epitomize cool. And I have no doubt each piece in her collection will, too