Ladyhawke feels a fraud
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 March 2009
New Zealand Ladyhawke says she prefers to wear men's clothes and doesn't feel comfortable in garments designed for her gender
Ladyhawke feels like a "fraud" in women's clothes.
The New Zealand singer only every wear garments meant for men, including jeans slung so low on her waist they often reveal the boy's underpants she favours.
She said: "I don't wear women's clothes because I'd feel like a fraud. It's not just that the cut is all wrong on me, I feel much more of an individual in menswear."
Among the items Ladyhawke loves to wear are hoodies, tight jeans and big boots.
She explained to Britain's Elle magazine: "I don't lose any aspect of my femininity by wearing boys' clothes. In fact, I think it subtly enhances it because the look is so understated."
The singer admits she draws on the music and bands she loves - including Led Zeppelin, Blondie and Fleetwood Mac - when she is choosing what to wear, and isn't interested in picking obscure or attention-grabbing outfits.
She explained: "I would never use clothes to stand out. In fact, I think the clothes I wear make me disappear a little bit."