Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots [1977]

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Somewhere in The Carolinas – A partially abandoned shopping mall that looks to have been built in the late 1970s. Nothing nearly gentrified here and, well, it is a breath of fresh air.

Today’s outfit was inspired by malaise I have been feeling. A touch moody, human feelings. Color was needed here. I slipped into a silk-like evergreen loose calf-length dress and pointy toe red vegan leather boots. Cool looking and comfortable for the quickly rising pre-summer temperatures around the bend. The dress roomy enough for the entire entree I devoured at lunch with my dude. So nice.

Modern evergreen 3/4 length dress with mutton sleeves – thrift shop find/ no tag

Costume jewelry – sourced from secondhand shops and/or Afro-American beauty supply store

Black circular handbag with gold hardware – Ebay find

Cherry red vegan leather pointy toe boots – Qupid

 

 

Summertime [And The Linen Is Easy]

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Almond colored Italian Linen Jumpsuit [It Is Well L.A.]

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Oversized Linen Dress [Heist]

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100% Organic French Linen Heritage Tote [Rawganique]

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Mara Linen Dress [Lilya]

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Angela Linen Flatform Sandals [Castaner]

Somewhere in The Carolinas – Summer is right around the corner and no one gets fussier than I do in the southern humidity and heat. As a fan of natural fibers, linen is definitely no stranger in my wardrobe. Linen is breathable and if steamed or pressed pulls ones’ look together. Add a cool drink and a shady nook and you are on your merry way…in style.

 

A Happening

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Somewhere in The Carolinas – A lazy Sunday it is. There is limited sunshine, maximum humidity and food. Today, the record player is getting warmed up with the following l.p.s Hot wax that is merely our aural appetizer. Open wide and say “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah”.

Before Today [4AD/ 2010] – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Quik Is The Name [Profile/ 1991] – DJ Quik

Freedom’s Goblin [Drag City/ 2018] – Ty Segall

Motore Immobile [Stranded /1979/2017] – Giusto Pio

 

In Memoriam: Anthony Bourdain

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“Basic cooking skills are a virtue. The ability to feed yourself and a few others with proficiency should be taught to every young man and woman as a fundamental skill.”

Anthony Bourdain [b. June 25, 1956 – d. June 8, 2018] was an American chef, rebel, author, bon vivant, man of style, champion for humanity and music lover.

A Different Corner

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Somewhere in The Carolinas – I recently relocated from Georgia to North Carolina for reasons that are only good. Every place I’ve moved to has been slower than the last. Here, I am breathing with a full heart and eyes open. It is a positive move and movement.

This past weekend I ventured to a few local thrift shops and scored the following gems. Who says one dollar used l.p.s don’t exist anymore?

Swinging Brass with The Oscar Peterson Trio [1959/ PNR] – Oscar Peterson

Look Around [1968/ A&M] – Sergio Mendes + Brazil ’66

These Foolish Things [1975/ Island] – Bryan Ferry

The Sensational Ray Charles [1965/ Coronet] – Ray Charles

Libra [1975/ Motown] – Libra

The Oscar Peterson Trio And The Gerry Mulligan Quintet At Newport [1963/ Verve] – Oscar Peterson + Gerry Mulligan