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(Unexpected) Fashspiration of the Week // Cilla Black had a LORRA LORRA style

We have no idea what’s come over us, but Cilla Black’s been bloody everywhere recently (she must have a book out), and we’ve suddenly realised how effin’ epic her Blind Date wardrobe was.

Yeah, it came as a surprise (surprise) to us, too!

The stylish Scouser, who played cupid with perm-loving girls and socially inept fellas in the 80s and 90s had one helluva STRONG look. Not convinced? Here’s our Graham with a quick recap (sorrynotsorry)…

1. She’s the Queen of Co-ords

Thought the ACTUAL Queen – or maybe Caroline Flack – held this title? Nuh-uh. Cilla Black reigns supreme on the matchy-matchy front. Take away the unsightly shoulder-pads, and perhaps tighten up the skirts ever-so-slightly, and those matching ensembles she used to wear every Saturday night would totally be hanging in our wardrobes today.

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2. Fluorescent power suits

Redheads take note. There’s no need to play it safe with colour – in Cilla’s Blind Date hey-day she wore every shade of the rainbow. And she did it with style and grace – and often with matching shoes. Impressive shit.

4-Cilla-Black-fashion3. Cilla’s killer heels

You never saw Cilla on screen sans a pair of beaut pointy shoes – she often matched them to her two-piece suit AND her lippy. Man, she was cool.

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4. A lorra lorra repetition (repetition)

Y’know how Kate Moss sort of sticks to what she knows, style-wise? The skinny jeans, the simple tee, blazer and scarf? Well much like Kate, Cilla had her trademark look – those two-piece suits – and wore different versions every week. Well, if it ain’t broke and that…

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And it wasn’t just her Blind Date wardrobe that was wow-worthy – her Surprise Surprise style was spot-on, too! This fluffy jumper and leather trousers combo is so RIGHT NOW IT HURTS.

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Cilla Black’s rules of life…

And after doing our research on the 70-year-old TV treasure *cough* Googling her *cough*, we’ve decided we love Our Cilla for MORE than just her 90s wardrobe.

First of all, she’s a total party animal:

When I’m on a roll I don’t want to go home. I went to Ronnie’s 60th birthday party and was up all night dancing with Kate Moss.

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She’s also well wise when it comes to fashion:

I’m not a size eight but I can fit into a 10. And it doesn’t bug me if I put on a size 12. Wear what looks good. Size doesn’t matter.

She has an excellent attitude to dating:

Younger men have the energy but normally they don’t have the intellect. And I have a rule: Not to date anyone I could have given birth to!

10-Cilla-Black-fashionAnd she ain’t plastic fantastic:

I would consider surgery. Absolutely. Anything that helps But it’s definitely attitude and confidence that attract men. If you can pull without a facelift, why bother?

Finally, here’s a rule she swears by (and so should we!):

Years ago I thought, ‘I’m as common as muck but I want to be like Joan Collins’. I followed her and I’ve literally copied her. As I get older I think, ‘What would Joan do?’

We say, forget Joan! Our new mantra in a sticky sitch is now going to be: WHAT WOULD CILLA DO? Right?

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