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The news broke at around 6pm on Monday the 7th April that Bob Geldof’s second daughter, Peaches Geldof, had passed away. As tributes pour in from around the world, here at Vada we wanted to pay our own special tribute to, as Bob described her, “the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers” of the Geldof family.
Born in 1989, Peaches herself described her childhood as “rudderless and troubled” as she grew up in the scrutiny of the public eye. Peaches began her career when she was just 14, when she began writing a socio-political column for The Daily Telegraph, and added to her already impressive young C.V. by writing for the UK edition of Elle Girl, which is where her first real contact with the fashion industry began. Since, she modeled for PPQ at London Fashion Week in 2007, was hired as the face of Australian fashion line Dotti and founded a magazine during her reality T.V. show Peaches: Disappear Here. Last year, she proved her writing capability to everyone with a moving and personal piece on marriage equality in The Independent.
Her outfits always had an edge to them, landing somewhere between hippy and free spirited, sharp and grungy. A favourite look for her was a short day-dress in a playful colour (like the one she wore to the 2007 NME awards), but accessorised with some edgy accessories (in this case, black patent heels and black knee socks) to give it a directional twist. As she matured, however, Peaches developed a much more sophisticated taste in clothes, and became a regular face at fashion parties and on the front row. To the South Bank Show Awards in 2010, she opted for a high-necked embellished satin blouse and rocked the midi-skirt length before it became fashion’s new hot trend.
One of her best looks has got to be the bustier dress she wore to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premier in London. The long black skirt made the tiny starlet look at least 6 feet tall and the nude satin bustier was edgy and sexy without being revealing or distasteful.
It’s a truly tragic event that I’ve had to write this article at this time. At only 25 years old with two beautiful children, Peaches had everything to look forward to in life, but the fact that there has been an international outpouring of grief at her death is a testament to how successful she was in life. All of our thoughts here at Vada are with the Geldof family and we hope that Peaches’ triumphs are what will be remembered in days and years to come.