Soulful Sounds – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

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Photo credit: Laura Hanifin
Photo credit: Laura Hanifin

Are you over auto-tunes and studio artists? I stopped listening to commercial radio years ago. Give me the authenticity of genuine performers any day. It’s why I love Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, a band effortlessly blending nostalgia of the mid 1960s and 1970s, with their own sensibilities.  

They make kick-your-shoes off and party-hard kind of music. It’s an auditory feast, fusing gospel, jazz, and classic rhythm and blues. Their fifth album hits stores on January 14, and this blogger cannot wait.

Go ahead, enjoy, y’all; turn it all the way up. You can let those Monday blues go, starting now.

Live in COLOR! – Emelda

Kate Spade’s Fabulous Fall Bags

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I am a handbag girl, through and through, y’all. I probably dragged my Mom’s purse around while still in diapers. Really! When I say beautiful handbags give me life, it’s an understatement.

I collect them (although baby Naima has slowed me down a little); they peak back at me from my closet, whispering style memories – a cool event or anniversary gift – by their mere presence. Yes, I adore this feminine wardrobe staple.

Kate Spade, a quintessential American designer creates the kind of purses, totes and bags a girl can live in 24/7 – elegant, stylish and modern with splashes of vintage.

This season her pieces channel a mix of the cult classic film Valley of the Dolls, and Sex and the City, with photos of models boldly rocking bodacious curls. We also get a sense of her love for literary arts with the book clutches. Fashion and books combined? Lovely! Can you tell I am ecstatic? Yes!

Check out some of my favorite looks:
Live In Color! – Emelda

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Mad About Mod Style

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Photo by George Chinsee
Photo by George Chinsee

Fashion designers often pay homage to eras gone by and this fall is no exception, with its emphasis on classic tweed and capes reminiscent of the Victorian era. Yet mod, an effortless marriage of chic and geometric symmetry, remains a favorite trend for me. Oh such simple beauty.

Perhaps its my own fascination with the 1960s, a decade of youth, rebellion and nearly insurmountable optimism; not surprisingly, the bold colors, shapes, and clean lines of mod reflected these sensibilities.

As we look towards a new season of possibilities, enjoy the last big weekend of summer, darlings! Check out some of my favorite looks from designers such as Dole & Gabanna and Lisa Perry. Let us know what fall styles you are excited about.

Live In Color – Emelda

Photo by Piero Cristaldi
Photo by Piero Cristaldi

 

Photo by Giovanni Giannoni
Photo by Giovanni Giannoni

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Image Source: Endless Beauty
Victoria Beckham does mod
Victoria Beckham does mod
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