Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Labelle: The Early Years

Before Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash became known as Labelle and one of the greatest girl groups of the 1970's, all three women - along with Cindy Birdsong – were members of one of the greatest girl groups of the 1960's, "Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles".

With Cynthia "Cindy" Birdsong, Patti formed The Ordettes and by 1961, the two school friends had hooked up with Wynona "Nona" Hendryx and Sarah Dash - singers from The Del Capris, a rival female group - to form The Bluebells.

In 1962, the group began working with producer/arranger Bobby Martin and the initial result was the hit "I Sold My Heart To The Junkman," a Top 20 pop and R&B hit credited to The Bluebelles but - the story goes - actually recorded by another group, The Starlets. Whatever initial confusion may have surrounded that first release, it was unquestionably Patti's recognizable powerhouse vocals that were featured on "Down The Aisle," "You'll Never Walk Alone," and "Danny Boy," the three hits that first bore the name "Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles" which appeared on the charts between late 1963 and early 1965.

Building a reputation as a dynamic vocal outfit who brought energy and excitement to their live performances, Patti and The Bluebelles spent their first few years building a solid R&B base by performing on the "chitlin circuit," a series of theaters in cities like New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Baltimore, and Philadelphia that featured package shows with hit R&B stars of the day.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Trip To The 1890s

Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 collection's version of 1890’s inspired fashions are not only eye catching but so stylish and elegant.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Gorgeous! Rain or Shine

Look fabulous and stay dry and showcase your style no matter the forecast. It might be raining cats and dogs outside but if you're dressed with some fabulous rain gear those rainy days won't bother you as much.

Vintage Cover

L'Officiel March 1963 Issue

Friday, February 6, 2015

Vintage Spots

Cute fashionable 1960's leopard-print double-breasted coat! And the flat calf 
length boots aren't bad either

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Shoe Design

What a adorable leather flat boot from the Channel Spring 2015 collection - has a stretchy sock feek to it and very narrow with a crinkled patent toe tip. They would look great with a long skirt. Cute I love it!

Monday, January 26, 2015

He's Got Style

A young Mick Jagger rocking a retro abstract polka-dots shirt - The fun and colorful fashion that emerged and popularized by rock stars of the era.