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Express: Toyah Willcox Slams Punk-Themed Met Ball

May 9th, 2013

British singer Toyah Willcox has taken aim at the Hollywood stars who donned punk-inspired outfits for this year’s (13) Costume Institute Gala in New York on Monday (06 May 13), calling their faux rocker outfits “too manufactured”.

Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus and Sienna Miller were among the glamorous A-listers who tackled the evening’s punk theme in studded garments and dramatic make-up at fashion’s biggest night, also known as the Met Ball.

But Willcox, who found fame just as the punk movement took off in the 1970s, is adamant their designer gowns missed the mark since punk style was all about do-it-yourself creations made with little to no money.

In a column for Britain’s The Sun, she writes, “As the Met Ball celebrated and adorned itself with super-rich guests dressed in mandatory punk theme, A-listers arrived in their saccharin designer versions of punk chic. The A-listers at the ball… were all too manufactured. But here in the U.K. the punk movement has a far more working class power – a power for me that could never be mimicked by designer labels…”

• Continue reading at The Express. Also at Contact Music, New!, Orange News and OK!, among others!

Sky News/Gem106/Orange: Hundreds Trapped in Cars Overnight

March 12th, 2013

Unfortunately Toyah didn’t make it to last night’s Hormonal Housewives performance in Brighton due to the snow causing tailbacks of up to 30 miles in Kent and Sussex.

Toyah tweeted several times from her car that she had been on the A23 a few miles from Brighton for more than six hours attempting to reach the theatre!

Overnight there have been numerous news reports, including Sky News, Gem 106 and Orange News, who mention Toyah being caught up in the chaos and also publish one of her tweets.

Hundreds of motorists have been trapped overnight in their cars for up to 10 hours after heavy snow brought traffic in Sussex to a standstill… The worst affected areas were the A23 between Crawley and Brighton and the M23 around Handcross Hill.

Cheryl Baker, the 1980s pop star with the Eurovision-winning group Bucks Fizz, was among those stuck on the roads as she tried to make her way along the A23 to Brighton to her children. In a series of furious tweets she said: “8 hours and still at a complete standstill. Bloody ridiculous. And they KNEW snow was coming. “Could have flown to NY by now. Was it the wrong kind of snow?”

Toyah Willcox, another 1980s pop star also found herself stranded on the A23 around 15 miles from Brighton tweeted: “Still on A23, not moved yet northbound is moving freely. 6 hours! Come on snow isn’t that bad.”

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