AKA Nina Simone. I really admire her career and her contribution to our culture. She was dark-skinned, not traditionally beautiful, highly talented and opinionated but was CELEBRATED for these things. She orchestrated her career on her own terms, and forced the masses to respect both her talent and her mind. I don't remember where I took this photo from (it wasn't another blog), but it's a sweet shot of her and her daughter Lisa Celeste Stroud (who now performs as Simone).
Monday, March 16, 2009
The lovely lady on the far left is my inspiration for the summer! Smooth, shiny skin, simple hair, and gorgeous earrings. These are looks from Lanvin.
via Karlas Closet
Here are some of my affordable pics:
1) Pink Hoops
2) Orange Teardrops
3) Colorful Doorknockers
4) Metal Chandeliers
I've had an ongoing love affair with metallic gold for about 6 years now. Not any gold but silvery gold shades. Some gold tones are too yellow, brassy, and cheap looking. This dress is perfect! I'm going to make it my business to find a pair of sandals (flat and heeled), ballet flats, and a clutch in this tone. They work well as a neutral and instantly jazz up a cute little dress or denim shorts.