Thursday, September 16, 2010


Jazz Singer
She started out as a Hollywood starlet, but got turned out by the civil rights movement and became an icon for change. Her career started in 50's, playing sexy vixen roles and even donned a dress previously worn by Marilyn Monroe. By the 60's she began collaborating with jazz musicians and was closely connected to the fight against racism. Her style evolved from pinched waist, jeweled evening gowns, to trendy shift dresses and kente cloth, finally to her signature top hat with all black.

She sites Billie Holiday as a large source of inspiration
RIP momma

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