Search

Search form

Sam Rocker: Rockin’ the tomboy style

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rocker: Rockin’ the tomboy style

Sam Rocker’s style matches her name: rock. To the front-woman of deathcore band No Forever, “rock style” means wearing T-shirts, jeans, big watches and any other rocking jewellery. Her hair is quite short compared to most girls and she describes herself as a tomboy. “The way I dress really shows who I am, and I feel warm by doing so,” the 22-year-old told LIFT.

Even though she feels best when dressing her style, many Cambodians frown on Sam fashion choices, as girls dressing like boys is still uncommon in the Kingdom.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

“Some people will like you, some people will not like you, but I still dress and look the way I want because I really do not care about what people say, especially those I don’t even know. It is my right to dress how I want and I just want to show who I am by doing so.”

Along with the classic rock ‘n’ roll concepts behind her style, she says there is also a unique element in there which she didn’t copy from anyone.

“I don’t have to follow the style of a superstar,” she says.

She ends with a call to all young people: “Please follow what you like and do it the way you want, not because you want to become famous but because it is you.”

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

    The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially

  • American convicted of raping boy, 10, in Siem Reap

    A 79-year-old American man was sentenced to one year in prison for raping a 10-year-old boy by Siem Reap Provincial Court on Wednesday. John Paul Zollbrecht, of Washington state, was sentenced to one year in prison while a Cambodian man who helped facilitate the abuse, 23

  • Cambodia: From pet project to problem child

    As international condemnation began to pour in earlier this month lambasting the Supreme Court’s decision to dissolve the country’s largest opposition party, ruling party elites were quick to ask: Why us? In an op-ed published by the Khmer Times, ruling Cambodian People’s