Get The Look: Conchita Wurst
Who’d have known this weekend’s style crush would come from a bearded lady?
By Tamara Roper
The Austrian Drag Queen’s wardrobe has got our knickers in a twist
Hands up who was completely blown away when a bearded woman from Austria won the Eurovision Song Contest. Conchita Wurst, a 25-year-old drag queen, performed ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’, a kind -of -operatic kind -of -Celine Dion ballad that set the internet on fire with people tweeting their love.
Conchita seems like somewhat of a phoenix herself, rising up from a country who haven’t won the Eurovision song contest since the 60s. Being branded “The Queen of Love and Tolerance”, she’s become quite a power figure over the weekend, with one Austrian radio station playing ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ 48 times in a row to celebrate.
It also turns out that behind the beard is somewhat of a fashion vixen- her floor length gold dress and enviably shiny locks scream Victoria Beckham to us and we can’t get enough. A little Youtube cruise lands us at the conclusion that Saturday was not a one off for our gal: turns out she’s got maxi dress couture on lock, and rocks a mix of trashy-chic-glam on her casual days. What’s not to love?
Got a special occasion lined up that you think Conchita might be able to help you with? Here are the best picks from our favourite Wurst wardrobe.