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Fahionista Spotlight: Corinne Bailey Rae

This stunning, mellow songstress may not be known to fit the title "fashionista" but I can't help but admire her easygoing, cute style. From her amazing piled ringlets to her sweet melodious voice, how can a person not love her? When asked about her personal style, Rae answered, "I've never been too interested in what's happening now in terms of fashion, so I've always dressed vintage. I think that goes with the music too, it's referencing the jazz era." What enraptures me about her even more is her genuine personality and commitment to stay true to herself. She isn't a follower in her style of dress, nor her music, which is evident in her statement, 
"Some people are making music which is about sex and dancing, so I don't really condemn artists who choose to bare all, but I'm not into that porn-starry way of behaving, like: 'This is what being a sexualised woman is all about, touching your breasts and looking vacant with an open mouth...' It's so formulaic that I find it boring." It's not often that you find someone in the spotlight with such a strong grasp of her femininity, individuality, and strength all at once.

Though she is an inspiration in herself, she has some of her own, including Audrey Hepburn and Bj√∂rk for their style, along with Courtney Love, more so in her early days, for her powerful femininity. The way that Corinne holds her own is just a single example of her great strength despite all she's dealt with in recent years. Now she is back with her wonderful album, The Sea. I have listened to it all the way through, and I absolutely love each of the tracks, especially Paris Nights/ New York Mornings. The video itself is so charming! I definitely recommend. ♥

An example of Corinne's sweet and simple look is the cute baby blue romper she rocked with her darling oxfords at Coachella. Here's my rendition of her comfy cute look:


interview excerpts from The Observer

5 comments:

M. said...

love this laid back look, and the baby blue <3

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Sara Lynn said...

I am soooo glad you featured her she is one of my faves!! I want that baby blue romper. Great post :)

Butternut Squash said...

The hyper-sexualization of women is also passe. Confidence, strength, creativity, these are all in...may they reign eternal.

Giselle said...

thanks for passing through...I want that purse! be back soon!!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, I LOVE you for this post, Theresa! I have just rediscovered my adoration for Corinne's music via "Paris Nights/New York Mornings" the song and video are both phenomenal. And...I NEED those ALDO brogues!! :)

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