It’s funny as I embark on 2012 which I’m sure will be full splendor for me, I can’t help but look to the past for inspiration. Every New Year that begins starts with a look back on the my growth. 2011 was a great year for me. I got engaged to the man of my dreams, quit a job I hated, and spent quality time with friends and family. This set the tone for what I hope will be an even more enthralling 2012. My resolutions are set high and I’m going in focused and ready to progress further.
I randomly came across this interesting singing group from the 1960’s called Les Surfs. The Rabaraona family singing group of six originally from Madagascar, found success singing French pop songs. They later recorded albums in Spanish as well. Monikya, the lead singer along with her sister Nicole and 4 of their brothers toured all over world and appearing on many tv shows. What I found so appealing about this group is that they had a number of music videos. We like to think music videos were not a popular thing until the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. However, Les Surfs provides quite the contrary with a quick search on youtube. Might I mention, all the members of Les Surfs were under 5 feet in height. Check out some footage of this incredible group.
A real live Paco Rabanne dress on etsy. I think my heart skipped a beat. This seller is lucky to have found such a rare treasure. This iconic dress is nearly impossible to find. I came across this while searching for a shiny silver dress for New Years Eve.
Resurrection Vintage set a record on Christie’s selling a similar Paco dress for a stunning $24,000. Paco Rabanne used Donyale Luna to model his designs in the 1960’s. Check out the photos below of Donyale working it in Paco’s futuristic fashions.
For years now, I’ve been stopped on the street by random people to tell me I look like a young Nichelle Nichols. I have friends who have begged me to dress as Uhura for Halloween. Well I think it’s an honor to resemble such a vintage beauty. I met her once at the Comic-Con. I thought to myself, okay this is how I will look in 50 years! Hopefully…
Over the weekend, Bilen and I visited a fabulous vintage pop up shop in downtown Brooklyn’s Coup de Cour boutique. Khalilah Williams Webb is the owner behind Ash Will Vintage Collection. Check out a few photos from the pop up event.