WHAT COURTNEY WORE TODAY: Courtney Love’s social media profile is rising. The singer and rapid-fire tweeter delved into the world of fashion blogging last week with the launch of Whatcourtneyworetoday.com. The site, comprising photographs replete with captions and a stream of snarky commentary, chronicles Love’s outfits and wardrobe changes on a daily basis.
Lest one think this is just another personal style blog, they should think again. “It’s a social experiment,” Love told WWD, explaining that the blog is a four-person operation. Opting to preserve the anonymity of her co-bloggers, Love refers to her cohorts as T, L and X, adding that the identity of this fourth person (whose portions are the italicized ones) is even a secret to her, although she does know that it’s a he, not a she.
“T is this girl from my management, a third- or fourth-row junior Tavi, who somehow likes rock ’n’ roll, too, and ended up coming on the road with me until a few days ago, and L works at a fashion magazine. They are these little fashionistas,” she said.
The very first post was a photo of the rocker performing in a Rick Owens T and leggings paired with a Roberto Cavalli romper. On Friday, samplings ranged from a dramatic black-and-white photograph of Love in a black wool fall 2010 Givenchy dress to a postshow snapshot of her in a plunging, low-back Alexander Wang sweater (black bra exposed, of course) and denim shorts on a bus ride to Minneapolis.
“The rules of this are, I send pictures of what I wore that day, and they also have access to my files on my computer. A blog is full time, and my only condition is that I have to send them at least one picture a day,” said Love, who felt comfortable handing over her computer to the trio, where she uploaded photos from her iPhone for them to use as additional fodder for the blog.
“They are doing their thing, and I haven’t been offended once in the past two days. I trust them not to screw me. T isn’t allowed to put up anything that would piss anyone off, and there’s nothing to do with anyone’s personal life. It’s just random things, and it’s based on what I wore that day,” Love said. “The only thing I can think of is that it will make me do my hair more.”
What readers should expect: an abundance of Rick Owens, as Love is a fanatic, and lots of Givenchy, her second-most-worn label.
“I’ve been wearing these little tuxedo jackets from Givenchy on tour, and I have these sandals Riccardo [Tisci] gave me that are f-----g amazing. I wore them to bed.” — Rachel Strugatz