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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Go Vintage - 1928

Due affiliate disclosure

In this edition of Sunday Favorite, I thought I would focus on vintage jewelry with the brand, 1928.  In this post, I will feature Downton Abbey inspiration and Antiquities Couture.

Antiquities Couture -
Honors "exquisite design styles of the Renaissance, Victorian and Grecian era."
Pendant necklaces, brooches, earrings, bracelets
Pearls and semi-precious stones
Gold and silver tones

Antiquities Couture - Antique Inspired Jewelry
Downton Abbey -
"Critically acclaimed and multiple award winning drama"
"...visually spectacular...costumes, jewelry, cinematography, set design...grandeur and elegance of its time"
"...inspiration of Downton Abbey into a contemporary luxury jewelry brand..."
Downton Abbey Jewelry by 1928 Jewelry Company

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday Special - Flash Fiction Series 9

Play It : British Classics

20th Century British iconic classics invading the 21st Century to capture the attention of Millennials. 

The Beatles.  The Who.  The Rolling Stones.

Duran Duran.  The Police.

Sting.  Paul McCartney.

A go for platinum in copies sold.

Millennials found a groove in British classics that they could not find now.

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Heat Is On

In this special edition of Remember When Friday, I am posting what would have been for Wake Up Monday.

Summer has arrived, so bring on the heat.  As the theme song to Beverly Hills Cop, the heat is on.

Background -
- Written by Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey
- Recorded by Glenn Frey
- Offered to sing by Forsey and Faltermeyer
- Upon agreement, Frey recorded the vocals in one day
Honors -
- No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100 (March 1985)
- No. 2 on Australian Singles Chart (1985)
- No. 8 on Canadian Singles Chart
- No. 12 on UK Singles Chart
(Wikipedia source)
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Beyonce Style

In today's edition of Anything Goes Thursday, I once again combine music and fashion in one...much the way I did with Victoria Beckham in Spice Girl Look.

In this post, I am featuring Beyoncé, a phenomenal performer and outstanding singer.

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(A full background of Beyoncé can be found on Wikipedia.)
House of Dereon -
- Ready-to-wear (RTW) fashion line by Beyoncé and her mother/stylist Tina Lawson
- Inspired by three generations of women in the family - Beyoncé, Tina, and Tina's mother, Agnez Dereon
- Launched in 2006
- "Where the sidewalk and catwalk meet"
- Casualwear
- Modeled by Beyoncé and sister Solange Knowles
- Style - a mix of '70s style (reflective of Tina), '40s style (reflective of Agnez), current style (reflective of Beyoncé)
Criticism -
- 2008 release of girls line - The Dereon Girls Collection
- Advertisements showed young girls in full makeup and high heels
- Washington Post poll - 62% response believe the ads oversexualize young girls
(Source - Wikipedia)
My take away -
Beyoncé is reflective of many styles - classic and elegant, modern and trendy, and bold and daring.  Her input in the design process defined the ultimate outcome...which could either be entirely successful (such as appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Tyra Banks Show, in select recorded songs, in London Fashion Week) or have a downfall (mainly response to the Girls Collection).
I will admit one notation - although the clothing line rings true to Beyoncé's style mix, there is no sign of plus size.  Every model down the runway is rather thin.  As a plus size, this is concerning, because the dresses alone are gorgeous and I would love to wear them. 
In any case, fashion and music once again go together.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Happy Birthday, John Taylor

Best wishes to his most Happy Birthday, John Taylor!

If I may be so bold - Play the *F* bass, John!

On Roger Taylor's birthday, I posted notable musicians in 1960 - the year he was born.  On this day, John Taylor's birthday, I shall do the same.

Once again, Elvis Presley was a trending musician in 1960.  In that year, he was known for -

"Stuck on You"

"It's Now or Never"

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"

Every decade has well-known fan favorite musicians.  Elvis Presley lives on beyond his passing.  Duran Duran continues to live on.

Nick Rhodes once said in a documentary how eternally grateful he was to have John switch to bass guitar when Andy Taylor appeared for electric.  A move proved more than grateful.

And so on this day, June 20, 2018, I hope for only the best for - yes - Nigel John Taylor.

Duran Duran Girls On Film

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Devil Wears...


"Suddenly I See"
KT Tunstall
"Suddenly I See" was the backdrop to the beginning of The Devil Wears Prada.

"Jump" was the backdrop in the middle point of The Devil Wears Prada.
Although The Devil Wears Prada is based in fiction, the premise nonetheless is fashion.  Music in the film kept the energy and interest at a strong pace.
Once again, fashion and music.