I think experimenting with your look is a pretty typical thing to do in your early 20s, she is only 23. She does look ghastly in the street pic, its sad that she is bordering on anorexic now. She does have a major talent and I would rather see her than a cookie cutter Britney look-a-like any day, contrived or no. All of that persona shit in the end is contrived, there are few who come to a look these days that isn't derivative of someone. To me the bottom line is about the music and there is a video of her holding her own on stage with Paul Weller which to me says it all.