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Bella Donna: Kim Gordon

Some people try to be cool; other people couldn't be uncool even if they tried. Kim Gordon falls into that latter category. She's probably most famous for playing guitar and singing in legendary art-rock band Sonic Youth, but she's also an accomplished visual artist, a clothing designer, a muse to Marc Jacobs, and easily the rockingest mom in Northampton, MA.

At 56, Kim doesn't seem to be using Botox or fillers, and she's just as striking as she was when Sonic Youth started out almost three decades ago. "I don’t make that much money," she has said with regard to high-priced anti-aging fixes. "I just hope my good bones will take me through." (Truthfully, I'd be heartbroken if Kim Gordon were to go down the preserve-youth-at-all-costs road.)

Kim's style — dirty blond shoulder-length hair, soft eyeliner, simple but chic dresses — is uniquely hers, but her Urban Outfitters clothing collaboration,
Mirror/Dash, makes it easy to take a few cues from her. Pop in Sonic Youth's latest, The Eternal, and you'll start feeling like a kool thing yourself.


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Wire Image; publicity photos by Monica Dee and Corrine Day

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plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 7 years
I worship her.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 7 years
I worship her.
emalove emalove 7 years
I used to love her...I was so obsessed with Sonic Youth when I was younger.
cko444 cko444 7 years
she primarily (but not exclusively) played bass until they brought on a fifth member full time and she decided to switch it up. :)
Beauty Beauty 7 years
She usually does play the bass for SY, yeah, but she plays guitar, too — and since it started to get wordy, I figured I'd say guitar to include both. Not nitpicky at all, just similarly music-dorky. :)I had an X-Girl shirt back in the day. Loved it and felt SO COOL wearing it.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
She usually does play the bass for SY, yeah, but she plays guitar, too — and since it started to get wordy, I figured I'd say guitar to include both. Not nitpicky at all, just similarly music-dorky. :) I had an X-Girl shirt back in the day. Loved it and felt SO COOL wearing it.
tarynitup tarynitup 7 years
She's been one of my heroes since jr. high! Not to be a nit-pick but isn't she generally on bad-ass bass duty for Sonic Youth?! Either way, thanks for profiling her!
tarynitup tarynitup 7 years
She's been one of my heroes since jr. high! Not to be a nit-pick but isn't she generally on bad-ass bass duty for Sonic Youth?! Either way, thanks for profiling her!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
LOVE her!!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
LOVE her!!
amybdk amybdk 7 years
I have a crush on Kim Gordon. Everything about her is sexy - especially her voice. :drool:
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
When the video for 100% came out, we all ran to the fabric store and bought ribbons to tie around our necks just like Kim
cko444 cko444 7 years
she looks great in pretty much every photo here:http://www.matadorrecords.com/sonic_youth/
cko444 cko444 7 years
she looks great in pretty much every photo here: http://www.matadorrecords.com/sonic_youth/
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