FASHION’S MUSICAL MUSES
Their music is timeless and so is their style
The iconic sound: With her classical training and sultry voice, Nina Simone earned notoriety as an artist who could cover other musicians’ songs with a breathtakingly unique approach. But even with her own music, the singer, songwriter, musician, arranger and civil rights activist was an emotional performer whose impact inspired many artists, including Elton John and The Beatles. Her style of singing and composing redefined how jazz could be done, with critics baffled at the manner in which she elevated the genre.
The iconic look: Choosing to not conform to the restrictive styles expected of women of her time, Simone took a bold stance in crafting her own image. Her style was the perfect balance between her onstage glamour and athome casual looks. When she was not opting for bold African prints, Simone sported earthy tones brought up a notch with intricate details and embellishments.