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Style Icon: Alison Moyet of Yaz

Yz_photo_05Who: Alison Moyet, zaftig lead singer of "Yaz" -- a syntho Brit band that captivated the hearts of cool kids in 1982 with the angry, plaintive single, "Don't Go." Am_photo_01

: Moyet, a precursor to Beth Ditto, empowered husky girls to play up the eyes with enough eyeliner and smoky shadow to graffiti a bathroom wall. Her thin lips and shorn coif--all Frank Gehry curves and jutting edges--made her look like a sexy and insouciant wet cat.

How: See more pictures at You can also purchase the new remastered versions of classics, 'Upstairs at Eric's" and "Don't Go." Or the 4-disc set, "In Your Room." To get Moyet's Mata Hari look, define those eyebrows into worthy arches and apply the requisite smoky eye. Refer to this past post, a primer on how to get the raccoon eye, for more instruction.

photos: Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet; Moyet now -- both courtesy of

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