Iggy Azalea: would Amethyst Amelia Kelly by any other name sound as sweet?

Happy Monday, one and all!

The fashion on this blog has come a long way since the days of Outerbridge Horsey and his awesome dogs.

The fashion trends on this blog have come a long way since the days of Outerbridge Horsey and his awesome dogs.

Today is a special day for several reasons – first of which is that I’ll be meeting up with occasional BoFN guest blogger Mailman in Costa Mesa today – the first time I’ve seen her since the summer of 2008. Looking forward to that!

It’s also special because we’re featuring somebody that the kidz are going ga-ga over – Iggy Azalea.

If you haven’t heard of her yet, don’t feel bad – you’re not alone. You’re also likely to hear about her a lot more over the coming months.

She first came to my attention due to a Buzzfeed article entitled “17 Reasons Why Iggy Azalea Is The Queen of This Summer“. This title obviously caught my attention, because (1) I like to have at least a slight clue about what the cool folks are doing, and (2) Iggy Azalea. What an awesome name!

So, I went on the computer and did some research, and it turns out that the lady boasts a pretty cool birth name too – Amethyst Amelia Kelly. She also hails from Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia, a land whose awesome place names we’ve featured here before.

It also turns out I’m a bit late to the game hearing about Iggy – she has had a few viral videos over the past few years, and has also worked as a model for Wilhelmina models, as well as becoming the “New Face of Levi Jeans.” Aside from the weird idea of a jeans company having faces, I’d say that’s a pretty cool feather in the cap of this young 23-year-old.

Iggy’s song “Fancy” is already being declared the “song of summer” by some reputable sources. Remember last year when Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” was declared the song of the summer, and then “Blurred Lines” came along… perhaps there’s a little pre-emptiveness declaring a song of summer in May, but it’s still rad.

In the song (and its accompanying video), Ms. Azalea touts her fanciness, and also shows some awareness of her rising stock in the music industry:

I’m so fancy
You already know
I’m in the fast lane
From L.A. to Tokyo
I’m so fancy
Can’t you taste this gold?
Remember my name
‘Bout to blow


I’d recommend remembering that name, because Iggy Azalea is about to blow.

Last, but certainly not least, the “Fancy” video provided a delightful gif that gives us a female alternative to Amb’s favo(u)rite gif – the Benedict Cumberbatch Hair Ruffle.* So that’s something.

Benedict's hair ruffle ain't got nothin' on Iggy, or her friend's hat!

Benedict’s hair ruffle ain’t got nothin’ on Iggy, or her friend’s amazing hat!

You go, Iggy! Burn up the airwaves this summer and make us feel cool for knowing you before you were the most ubiquitous name on the pop charts!

*P.S. I’m just hoping Amb’s favo(u)rite gif isn’t the Taye Diggs one!

P.P.S. If you want to send a message to Mailman, comment on this post early in the day and I’ll read it to her when we meet up for coffee at 10am!


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27 Responses to Iggy Azalea: would Amethyst Amelia Kelly by any other name sound as sweet?

  1. kerbey says:

    Well, she’s certainly less wizened than Iggy Pop, but I’m getting a Nicki Minaj vibe here. Palm trees on her boobies? Touting her fanciness? Pride comes before the fall, Amethyst. On the plus side, Mullumbimby is fun to say. But doesn’t hailing from such a place set you up to be called a Mullumbimbo? Just a thought. She can flick her hair like nobody’s business. And I still prefer “Get Lucky” to “BL”…

    • Dave says:

      Haha, so much good content in that comment, I don’t even know where to begin! But I can totally see the Nicki Minaj vibe.

    • Dave says:

      I do like the fact that “palm trees on her boobies” was one of the indicators of pride, in your book 🙂

  2. wdydfae says:

    Kerby beat me to the Iggy Pop thing. All I had left was Ziggy Stardusk, and what can you do with that?

    This is stuff is all new to me!

    “Fancy” actually shows some genuine talent, insofar as I can form any judgments on these young folks, their music, and their wild decadent revels enjoyed in a spirit of jaded ennui.

    Some day we gotta do an all rap post just to show these whipperschnappers we’ve still got some gatorade churning in our veins. “Spiffy Rhododendron” would be a pretty hep stage name!

  3. ksbeth says:

    i would love to hail from mullumbimby.

  4. Arto says:

    Pretty fancy stuff! Nice flicking skills. I’m impressed.

    • Dave says:

      I feel like your “wacky uncle” persona would do well by adding the phrase “Well, color me impressed!” to your repertoire! 🙂

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  6. Liz says:

    wow. new to me. Guess I should knock of the ridicule of your aggregator if it gives you insight into what the Cool Kidz Are Doing. I like her blue nail polish very much. Will be watching her move upward. And thanks for the Taye Diggs reminder. I had almost completely wiped that from my mind. Grrrr…. 😉

  7. kerbey says:

    And of course, the #1 trending item today is: Iggy Azalea, the 23-year old female rapper from Australia accomplishes something that nobody has done since the Beatles in early 1964—hold down the top two spots on the Hot 100 with his or her first two chart singles.!!!#$%##!!

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