sidebar pic
sidebar pic

Powered by Blogger

Life of Colleen: Some touches of Jamaica

Previous Posts
· Hey I'm back!
· Brilliant Earth: Conflict free Canadian diamond je...
· Perfume: Post of the day
· Happy Friday!: This and that
· Six Scents
· What I've been into, lately
· Dr. Hauschka shampoo review: Macadamia and Orange
· Happy Friday! Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
· Dr. Hauschka shampoo review: Nasturtium and Lemon,...
· Cydwoq meanderings

OOTD pics
Work wardrobe pics
Weekend wardrobe pics


independent fashion bloggers
What do programmers actually wear? Work wardrobe thoughts for a profession with no dress code, plus fashion, product reviews, et cetera.
Current blog
More product reviews
Children's art
 Subscribe in a reader

Search only this blog:

Google Custom Search

Other Wardrobe/Fashion Blogs & Sites
The Sartorialist
Fashion For Nerds
That's Chic
keiko lynn
respect the shoes
District of Chic
That Damn Green Dress
Bulo Shoes blog

J.Crew-Oriented Blogs
Gigi's Gone Shopping
J. Crew Aficionada
A Bigger Closet
Modestly Styled. Modestly Me.
My closet, my baby and I
770 Behind The Line (the (un)official J.Crew blog)

Makeup Blogs & Sites
Natural Kath
Makeup & Beauty Blog
Cosmetic Candy
Rouge Deluxe
Tracy's Beauty Blogsphere
Front Row Beauty (some fashion as well)

Some touches of Jamaica
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 5:40 PM (Pacific)

Inner Circle - Sweat (A La La La La Long)

Okay, it's a bit raunchy, yet also kind of touching and romantic. I love how part of the video appears slapped together, as if they'd gone to one of the resorts and just asked people there to dance in the ocean behind them. Yet the cafe scenes are carefully composed, down to the band tapping percussion on coffee cups. And then there are the luminous Jamaican beauties. A perfect video.

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Safe European Home

Perhaps a slightly less favorable impression of Jamaica ("I'd stay and be a tourist, but I can't take the gunplay"). I had Give 'em Enough Rope on an 8-track, believe it or not, back in the day.

Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy

I always kind of dug Grace Jones. Thinking back on it, she did everything "wrong," which is why...I dug her. Instead of being pressured into lightness and whiteness, she played up her beautiful dark skin, making it appear literally black. She neither grew nor straightened her hair, but cut it in a sharp masculine flat-top. (I'm fairly sure this predated the flat-top trend for black hair.) She didn't do the delicate femininity of the era, but rather made herself masculine, intimidating even, at times, yet she was all sweet girl inside, as evidenced by this tribute to her Jamaican guy.

This song was famously sampled by LL Cool J by the way.

Labels: ,

0 Comment(s)

« Newer Posts | Older Posts »