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Jenny Wilson covers Bob Marley for the first single off her upcoming album, Blazing, due out this month. I’m into it – sounds to me like 60s mod giving way a bit to flower children, maybe because it’s crisp but has that free flute part. I’m amazed that I like this track as much as I do; given my distaste for reggae and Wilson’s proclaimed admiration for Marley, I’d expect her cover to stay more true to the original and for me to nix it automatically. Anyway, never mind me, it’s good.
She performs the song live with a choir, which gives this video live action visuals, but I still prefer the lush studio version of the song:
So – Dante’s the drummer for The Concretes, and he’s debuting a solo album in September. “Next to You” is a Clarence Carter cover from this 1973 LP. Dante turned the soulful, mellow R&B track into a synthy take on The Concretes’ reggae-adjacent vibe, picking up some queues from the beats in “In The Air Tonight” along the way. (By “beats,” I mean the actual beats/rhythm tracks, not the whole instru track.) Sometimes I don’t know if the songs I’m into are legit or not until I blog them, but these insights are mostly fleeting since I rarely keep track of ratings.Add a comment
I’m into the new track from Rebecca & Fiona, whose “Luminary Ones” took over my favorite Swedish radio stream this fall/winter. “Bullets” is more of the same catchy, dreamy Euro synth pop – not a big departure from their first single, but I don’t care. Fun fun.
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Just saw these super good Jil Sander sunglasses at Chic Intuition, and I had to post them by my Ksubi skeleton glasses from last spring. I do love the new Jil Sander goggle version. Maybe I should collect this type of eyewear from now on.
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Love the Vuitton PF11 collection. Marc Jacobs went darker in the same 30s direction he showed for spring. The lush fabrication and deep colors depart from the typical champagne or black & white palettes normally associated with the Deco style. Even though the pieces are heavily embellished, the loose, sportswear-informed direction give the overall feel an approachable ease.
This spring, I’ll be lighter than ever, more fragile, all refined.
I’m gonna wear white – white’s huge for SS11; it’s inevitable/trivial – but I won’t try to force it into some functional citywear paradigm. I won’t fight it at all; I’ll be all froth, no cream. I’ll be so bright that every color I wear will look white. I’ll radiate enough innocence to get away with allover sheer cut to short hemlines. I’ll do a lot of laundry.
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YSL is back with the third installment of the label’s New Vintage collection. The range consists of pieces made from fabric remnants and cut from existing patterns. The result is a hybrid across silhouettes and materials in the house’s history, and an exclusive one at that: only 180 pieces of each style were made, and they’re only distributed at YSL stores in NY, London, and Paris.