by Svetlana Legetic (D.C.)
I bet I don’t have to explain to anyone reading this blog the importance of a good song to get ready to. The right musical accompaniment makes applying lipstick, picking the right dress or deciding whether the hair is up, down or somewhere in between a total treat. On that note, here are four songs (and four related styles) that have been on repeat in my boudoir this fall.
“Cameo Lover” by Kimbra
If there’s any justice in this world of ours, this girl from Australia will be bigger than Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga put together. Big voice, big ambition, big personality, Kimbra is basically the Kate Bush for the new millenium. And her clever single, “Cameo Lover,” is nothing short of club hit–catchy. Listen for yourself!
Style mood: A little retro, a lot of color, no messing around
I recommend: The East End Shift Dress
“To Carry Small Things” by Mina Tindle
Mina Tindle (née Pauline DeLassus) is a quintessential Frenchwoman: beautiful, graceful, elegant even when casual—you know the type. On top of all that, the fact that she sings like a cross between Kate Nash and OH LAND and has an insanely cool Caetano Veloso cover song leaves you with no choice but to fall desperately in love with her.
Style mood: Classic and classy with some sparkle on top
I recommend: The Metallic Tap Oxford
“I Call the Shots” by Margo
I’m pretty obsessed with Margo. I know very little about her, but at the same time, I feel like I know enough: She’s from L.A. and appears to be the love child of Sheila E. and Prince (with a dash of Cyndi Lauper). Yes, Margo, you definitely do call the shots.
Style mood: Kick ass and bold
I recommend: The Sparkle Moonlight Bib Necklace
“Video Games” by Lana del Rey
Lana del Rey looks like a Disney princess, dresses like a Nabokov heroine, sounds like a cross between Tennis and Feist and sings about eternal topics of summertime boredom, boys and flattering denim. In short, nothing not to like here.
Style mood: Subtle but frisky
I recommend: The Leather Belltoll Skirt