My Style

Eighties icon Toyah has a style all of her own. The star of Barmy Aunt Boomerang (BBC1) reveals how she once lost her hair and why, these days, she prefers to be starkers... 

Describe your style

Black, tatty and comfortable. I did all my outrageous dressing up in the eighties. I've grown out of that now. 

Whose style do you admire?

I'm obsessed with the editor of American Vogue, Anna Wintour. Her clothes are never OTT, just tasteful and show off her finely-toned body. She represents middle-age at its best.

What's in your wardrobe?

I don't wear anything around the home! Honestly! I've been known to not get dressed for three days. It's partly the freedom of it but more laziness. I walked into a room completely starkers once to speak to my husband, forgetting it was full of workmen. I nearly died. 

What are your friends sick of seeing you wearing?

No one particular item, but I do think they get cross that I dress down so much, but I don't like wearing clothes that look like a a bank statement. 

Describe the worst hair disaster you've had

I've dyed it every colour of the rainbow - red, pink, blue, green, yellow. It became a sign of who I was and I grew so fed up with the image that I dyed it black in 1983. Unfortunately, the bleach was stronger than the others and my hair fell out. I had to have a crop.

TV Times, 2000