dimanche 6 mars 2011

Style Inspiration: Janelle Monae

You may have discovered Janelle Monae recently during this year's Grammys when she gave a sizzling performance following Bruno Mars and B.o.B.

You surely have already heard her contagious hit "Tightrope" if only as the soundtrack of those ubiquitous Chevrolet Cruz Ads from last fall in Canada.

One of the most original, inspiring and fresh artists to have emerged on the music scene last year, Janelle Monae is here to stay. The Big Boy protegée has been able to break from the pack with her funky futuristic soulful album, "The Archandroid", an ambitious sci-fi inspired affair that lives up to its hype.

Ms. Monae pairs her talent as a vocalist and performer with a androgyniously sophisticated sense of style that balanced retro rockabilly and feminine accents.
This first edition of the "Style Inspiration" column from this blog is directly inspired by Janelle's gamine meets post-war era meets black tie affair style.

I'm leaving you with the video for Cold War, one of my favorite tracks from the album. And I'm praying for Janelle to headline Montreal Jazz Fest this summer. Fingers crossed!

Photo credits: www.jmonae.com

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