ADN de un ícono: Freddie Mercury, el inigualable estilo de todo un Champion

El estilo de Freddie Mercury

¡¡Oh mamma mia, mamma mia!! Benditos sean los años 80 por la música, la moda alocada, la voz y el estilo de Freddie Mercury. Me sigo preguntando a mí misma y a mis Dioses astrales ¿por qué carajos mis años gloriosos no fueron en esa época? Digo, no es que tenga nada en contra de vivir en pleno 2018, ¡pero aquí no hay QUEEN!

Al menos tenemos internet para recordar el glorioso, icónico, insólito, fuera de este mundo, estilo de Freddie Mercury.

Recuerdo ver VH1 en la secundaria y preguntarme quién era ese señor con melena loca y voz alucinante ¡y qué rayos hacía con un jumpsuit cantando ópera!

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Una leyenda

Freddie Mercury era más que un cantante nato, era un verdadero artista teatral y un ícono de la moda que siempre será recordado y que ha inspirado a miles de artistas. Él mismo lo dijo en los primeros días de Queen “No voy a ser una estrella, voy a ser una leyenda”.

Revolucionó la moda y los shows que daba eran más que conciertos. ¡Gosh! daría lo que fuera por haber estado en uno y tener merch original de tan magno evento.

Freddie donde quiera que estés –tal vez en el salón de la fama del cielo– gracias por dejarnos estos consejos de moda para toda la eternidad.

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Pero no todo el mérito es para él…

El estilo de Freddie Mercury era como ningún otro. Amaba la moda y también la diseñaba, de hecho, era diseñador gráfico graduado de la Ealing College of Art, así que tiene sentido… pero no todo se le ocurría a él. 

Zandra Rhodes, la diseñadora de Queen en los 70s, dijo que Freddie le daba mucha importancia a sus atuendos en los conciertos. Mercury una vez dijo “No es el concierto lo que ves, es un desfile de moda”.

Él y Zandra le dieron al estilo de la banda una pasión por la teatralidad que dio lugar a las mejores prendas vistas en el escenario. “No somos como todos los demás. Si acaso, tenemos más cosas en común con Liza Minnelli que con Led Zeppelin”.

Reglas de estilo de Freddie para ser un Champion, my friends

El estilo de Freddie Mercury estaba siempre en evolución, desde su traje satinado en Bohemian Rhapsody; su bodysuit monocromático en We are the Champions; la icónica playera blanca sin mangas en la presentación Live Aid en 1985; la jamás olvidada chaqueta amarilla (a juego con su mostacho) en Wembley, Londres. Y, por supuesto, nadie luce pelo en pecho mejor que Mr. Mercury.

. . ▶️ You buggers. . ▪️ Freddie Mercury:. – We do things different from anybody else. We just do our thing because that's what we really believe in. I think Queen have actually got a new lease of life. After so many years I thought people might forget about us, but it's been like a re-birth recently. I’m quite amazed. It gives you an added incentive to think that people still like you and that's what keeps you going. It's like I usually say on stage: Until you buggers, stop buying our records, we'll still be here. If you want us, we’ll be here. . . ▶️ So glad you never left, my dear!! You are still here, you keep increasing your presence in our lives day by day 😉. . . 👑 #FreddieMercury #Queen #Queenband #stage #live #show #album #fans #records #Yellow #Wembley #London #UK #handsome #fashion #backstage #quotes #life #inspiration #love #icon #art #artist #singer #vocalist #talent #genius #80s

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Bodysuits

Freddie sacó provecho de su figura y, claro, le encantaba dar shows en ajustados bodysuits. Era el tipo de persona que le gustaba arriesgarse y por eso se iba de aventura con diferentes estampados, texturas y telas para sus trajes. Su mantra era sencillo, “Me visto para matar, pero sin perder el buen gusto”.

. ▶ Today, 42 years ago (October 31st, 1975), Bohemian Rhapsody was released as a single:. . When QUEEN were recording Bohemian Rhapsody, whenever they thought they had the whole picture of the song done, Freddie would come in to the studio with loads of changes and new lyrics for it and say:. 'Oh you know, I've added a few more Galileos here and there, dear' (Oh Freddie 😂). . And that's how it got bigger and bigger and in the end it became the epic we all know. According to Roger Taylor:. 'Freddie had a thing for never settling down, he didn't have the word 'small' in his vocabulary'. . No wonder the song was voted as the song of the millenium… 😉👌🤘. . . 👑 #FreddieMercury #Queenband #RogerTaylor #BohemianRhapsody #70s #musicstudio #London #UK #rockmusic #rockandroll #frontman #FarrokhBulsara #galileo #magnifico

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Spectacular. #freddiemercury #queen #sparkles #live

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Chaquetas Militares

Fue uno de los grandes artistas que le dio otra definición a las chaquetas militares. La que llevó al concierto Live Aid fue hecha por Emanuel’s, la firma del vestido de novia de Lady Di.

Mercury hizo que las chamarras no se vieran tan rígidas y aburridas, sino con un toque más divertido. Me imagino que al momento de quitársela en los conciertos los gritos eran de locura y es por eso se convirtió en un must en su armario… y también debería serlo en el nuestro.

. . ▶️ Generous genius. . ▪️ In 1978, Freddie worked as a producer for the album 'This One's On Me', by his friend and singer Peter Straker. He said:. – 'Freddie was a perfectionist. His inventiveness, coupled with a meticulous attention to detail, brought me enormous satisfaction. Freddie celebrated his achievements in life with extravagant gestures executed with enormous kindness. Freddie's generosity in this instance was to invest 20,000£ of his own money for this album, along with all his time and energy, no matter how busy he was with Queen at the time'. . . ▶️ Being vulnerable means giving too much to others, but also wise and intelligent enough to step aside when he had to. Kindest heart ever 😊💗 Goodnight everyone!. . . 👑 #FreddieMercury #Queenband #Queen #live #show #gig #concert #frontman #legend #Ireland #friends #friendship #kindness #genius #album #producer #studio #musician #actor #70s #perfect #life

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. . ▶️ Always searching. . ▪️ Freddie Mercury:. – 'I like ballet. It's theatre, and that's the kind of entertainment I like. The audience is so different and I like to see how a performer, an entertainer, puts it across in other situations. I know that rock'n'roll artists are very raucous, but that doesn't mean I can't go and listen to something like Montserrat Caballé. On some of her recitals she had no microphone or anything. You can learn a lot from that, how they train, the kind of lighting they use, the sets – it's all research, and it's all useful'. . . ▶️ Freddie was never the average rock star, he was always ten steps ahead and added so many new things to scene… he never ceased to experiment and make us all enjoy. A pioneer, indeed. Goodnight everyone! 😉👌. . . 👑 #FreddieMercury #Queenband #Queen #fashion #MontserratCaballé #aid #80s #handsome #London #theatre #opera #music #groom #rock #rockandroll #musician #performer #entertainment #model #flowers #star #rockstar #pioneer #ballet #classic #King #talent #art #genius #diva

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Cuero

Esta tela es un SÍ seguro para darle una imagen totalmente diferente a cualquier outfit, aunque a veces pueda ser un reto ponérsela. Por supuesto, esto no aplica si eres Freddie Mercury. Él se movía perfecta y salvajemente por el escenario haciendo sus exóticas poses.

El mejor ejemplo de que si te atreves a usar cuero más seguido serás un/a total badassssssss.

. . ▶️ Quite 'English'. . ▪️ Bob Harris:. – 'Freddie Mercury was lovely, bright, sensitive, and quite vulnerable, funnily enough, when you think of his larger-than-life stage persona. One of the things about Freddie was that he was very civilised and also quite ‘English’. I’d go over to his flat in the afternoon, and he’d get out the fine china and the sugar lumps, serving us both a cup of tea'. . . ▶️ Photo: Look at Freddie on his 'stage/dressed up' persona… he looks like the biggest, most confident yet vulnerable and sensitive superhero 😉👌. . . 👑 #FreddieMercury #Queenband #Queen #heaven #80s #music #musician #frontman #vocalist #red #handsome #cape #superhero #rock #rockandroll #friends #tea #English #UK #London #video #legend #classic

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Básicos

En los ochenta, el look andrógino se quedó atrás. Freddie se cortó el pelo, se dejó crecer el bigote y optó por un par de jeans, una tank top blanca y un cinturón con tachuelas. Era fiel creyente de que menos es más, así que eligió prendas minimalistas, pero sin dejar atrás el ardiente estilo que sólo un verdadero master podría llevar.

. . ▶ Mesmerizing power. . ▪ Peter Freestone, Freddie's personal assistant:. – 'I remember so vividly the first time I saw him onstage, the first time I saw the persona of Freddie Mercury emerge on a stage in from of an audience and perform. Really perform, reacting to the cheering crowd as their very welcome caused his adrenaline to pump energy and power into the last little vein of his body. I was on awe, so very excited I had goose-bumps. I felt all those physical symptons of enjoyment when watching a great deal of opera. Freddie exuded that raw power which grabs you and shakes you. I will never get over that feeling of seeing someone who you live with, eat with and drink tea with and gossip about the newspaper over breakfast, stepping out onto a stage with the ability to hold the attention of a quarter of a million people in the palm of his hand. That power is truly mesmerizing. He was sometimes so tired before he went onstage that it seemed he would never get through the show, but then… The symbiosis between his appearance onstage and the audience's reception always produced a sort of chemical reaction in him which endowed him with the energy to not only get through the show, but to triumph. A star, I suppose. Still, as big as he was, he enjoyed the little things of life. In 1982 when he lived in New York in this flat with magnificient views where you could see seven bridges from its balcony and I remember how excited Freddie was during the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge, he made a big deal for all of us to witness it, we watched simultaneously both from the balcony and on TV'. . . 👑#FreddieMercury #Queen #Queenband #live #show #gig #concert #onstage #London #NewYork #performance #star #rock #frontman #rockstar #legend #musician #music #Brooklyn #friends #JohnDeacon #fans #rockandroll

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. . ▶️ The goods. . ▪️Freddie Mercury:. – There's only so much you can rely on in terms of ready-made acceptance. Loyalty from your fan-base is one thing, but you can't expect, just because you've had one hit, that it'll go on. You have to keep coming up with the goods. If you can't come up with the goods when it's needed, then forget it. You can't live on your past like I can't live on Bohemian Rhapsody all the time, because that's a totally different generation. You cannot remain constant. You must change with the time. . . ▶️ One thing about Freddie and Queen is how that fan-base always remained constant, growing day by day. How many times do you hear someone talking about Freddie a day? How many articles are written about him? The whole internet is full of him and his work and aura. That shows how good and wise he was! Goodnight everyone 😉. . . 👑 #FreddieMercury #Queenband #Queen #King #London #UK #Stadium #Wembley #80s #music #rock #rockandroll #singer #frontman #fans #live #show #performance #concert #history #aid #liveaid #charity #festival #handsome #epic #BohemianRhapsody #Quotes #wisdom

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Freddie es un ícono de la moda, no solo por las prendas extravagantes que llegó a usar, sino también por la actitud con la que las llevó. Sin duda se divertía en el escenario y dejó un gran legado que ha inspirado a grandes diseñadores y a muchos de nosotrxs.

Hashtaaaag #FreddieForLife.