I’ve been meaning to do a post for a while that looks at the styles of some of my favourite singers but it’s been hard to choose who to focus on.
The three I’ve decided to feature are all very different and in a way, appeal to different parts of my personality. We base our listening choices on our moods and this has been very true when it comes to these singers.
Imelda May – Vintage Crooner
I love Imelda for many reasons:
1) Awakening my ears and soul to rockabilly
2) Her Irish charm – she comes across so humble and down-to-earth and COOL. Check her out at the 2010 Grammy’s…(love the accent!)
Style: Pin-up girl, figure-hugging pencil dresses in stripes, metallics, leopard print and polka dot. Her hair is always worn in the signature quiff with a blonde streak. Oh and let’s not forget the hoop earrings….
Ellie Goulding – Sweet Songstress
Ellie has such a hauntingly beautiful voice and her lyrics are very real. Her style is simple and she hasn’t had to create an off-the-wall image to sell her music. I absolutely loved her first album and am looking forward to her future offerings.
I absolutely love the lyrics in ‘The Writer’, it’s a very true description of when you like someone and you’re not sure how they feel.
One of the reasons why I really respect Ellie is last year I went to see her at Union Chapel and her PA broke down. Absolute disaster? Not for Ellie, she stayed calm, asked the audience if they could still hear her without the mic and continued on with her set until the power came back.
Love this one too…
Style: Ellie’s quite athletic which means her dress is usually quite casual. Another reason why she’s so darn cool is as a big fan of running, she invites fans to join her on her morning runs when she’s on tour around the world. She’s very naturally pretty and her style is casual, classic with a bit of a rock n’ roll edge. To sum it up it’s very normal, most of her outfits could come from your wardrobe. Which means sometimes she does get it wrong but her fans adore her, so no-one really minds!
Janelle Monáe – Fierce and Fantastic
Janelle Monáe is just one of the coolest women on the music scene. Signed by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and produced in part by Big Boi of Outkast, Janelle’s album ‘The ArchAndroid’ is unlike anything you’ve heard before. It’s based in an alternate universe, Metropolis, where a population of androids are fighting for their freedom. It’s almost like a film soundtrack and will really awaken your imagination.
At Body and Soul festival in Ireland…
Style: Janelle has championed the female tuxedo and it is hard to find a picture of her where she is not in a two-piece. Her androgynous style is distinct and not easily replicated.
I hope you enjoyed my choices. Let me know who are your favourite female singers and who you think has great style.
My dress and bag above are vintage. The dress will be available in the coming months on Miss Patina. Accessories are borrowed and the shoes are Dorothy Perkins.