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Face-Painting Your Way To Fame

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We’ve long been a fan of Kate Nash’s onstage look—the vintage dresses, the heavy ginger fringe; it all works for the London singer’s sweet indie pop stylings. Back on tour this spring, Nash appears to have added another element to her performance persona: face paint! We spotted Nash belting it out in the U.K. this weekend with shorter-than-usual rockabilly bangs and a black heart and three precisely penciled-in black dots scrawled above a perfectly painted red pout. Face-painting makes occasional forays into the fashion realm (its latest cameo came on the Fall runways of both Louise Gray and Meadham Kirchhoff), but the art form has always gone hand in hand with rock. Think Natasha Khan and KISS (good) and Ke$ha (less so). Where would you rank Nash’s complexion-as-canvas experiment?

Photo: Tony Woolliscroft / Getty Images

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