Category Archives: Hat Unique-ness

Marcus Miller, Jazz Lover, Hat Lover.

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Enjoy a Little music from Marcus Miller with  Stanley Clarke &  Victor Wooten

Marcus Miller (born William Henry Marcus Miller, Jr.; June 14, 1959) is an American jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a bass guitarist. Throughout his career, Miller worked with trumpeter Miles Davis, pianist Herbie Hancock, singer Luther Vandross, and saxophonist David Sanborn, as well as maintaining a successful solo career. Miller is classically trained as a clarinetist and also plays keyboards, saxophone and guitar.

Miller was born in Brooklyn, New York City, in 1959 and raised in a musical family that includes his father, William Miller (a church organist and choir director) and jazz pianist Wynton Kelly. By 13, Marcus was proficient on clarinet, piano and bass guitar, and already writing songs. Two years later he was working regularly in New York City, eventually playing bass and writing music for jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey and keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith. Miller soon became a first call session musician, appearing on over 500 albums by such artists as Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Mariah Carey, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Dr. John, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Grover Washington, Jr., Donald Fagen, Bill Withers, Chaka Khan, LL Cool J andFlavio Sala.

Read more about Marcus here

Pharrell’s Grammy Hat – The 411…

Everything You Need to Know About Pharrell’s ‘Grammy Hat’

pharrell-grammy-hat-blog-lead.jpgLast night the guy with the most-talked about style was Pharrell. More specifically, it was his hat, which spawned a parody twitter account and this social media exchange with Arby’s:While Pharrell’s been a good sport about it all—even retweeting the best fanart and tweets about his headwear, there’s a pretty cool story behind it. Pharrell’s whole look represents a significant part of where style, subculture, and musical history have intersected in the past. Learn all about what Pharrell, punks, and hip-hop’s early days have in common. Here’s everything you need to know about Pharrell’s Grammy hat.

1. It’s a vintage Vivienne Westwood hat.
English fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is credited with many things, like bringing punk and new wave style to the mainstream, her professional and personal relationship with Malcolm McLaren, and clothes that drew inspiration from (among other things) pirates, Clint Eastwood, and the wild west. Her Fall-Winter 1982-1983 collection was named “Buffalo Girls (Nostalgia of Mud)” and was inspired by “Peruvian women wearing bowler hats and full skirts, dancing with their babies tied on their back.”

Pharrell’s hat is from that collection:

Twitter account:  “The real deal with Pharrell’s hat? It’s a vintage Vivienne Westwood from her 1982/3 A/W “Buffalo” collection. BOOM.”

2. Pharrell’s whole Grammy look owes its existence to Malcolm McLaren and the Rock Steady Crew.
Malcolm McLaren was an “influencer” before it became a marketing term for anyone with a sizable social media following. The creative visionary managed the Sex Pistols and collaborated with everyone from Vivienne Westwood to Supreme. Formed in 1977 in The Bronx, the Rock Steady Crew is arguably the most popular breakdancing crew in hip-hop culture. Revered by b-boys and b-girls everywhere, they were featured in films like Wild StyleStyle Wars, and Beat Street while also immortalized by lauded photographers like Jamel Shabazz. Pharrell’s outfit draws from several elements in the music video for Malcolm McLaren & The World’s Famous Supreme Team’s “Buffalo Gals,” namely the Westwood hat and the bright red Adidas track jacket.

The video prominently features members of the Rock Steady Crew doing their thing.

3. He’s had the hat for at least four years.
Pharrell’s been spotted wearing this hat as early as July 2009, where he sported it to a party at London’s A Bathing Ape store, the Japanese-founded streetwear brand that was influential in helping Pharrell launch his own Billionaire Boys Club line.

Here, he pairs it with a Lanvin blazer and Clarks Wallabees:
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4. He wore it as recently as last week.
Pharrell’s a master at shopping his own closet. Whether it’s pieces from Lanvin, Billionaire Boys Club, or his own collaboration with Mark McNairy, Bee Line, Pharrell’s approach to style is similar to most guys—he finds something he likes and wears the hell out of it.

Source: GQ – Click here.

Tisha Campbell’s Personal Testimony of Dealing With Her Son’s Autism

Other than the fact that  Tisha Campbell is an amazing actress and has LOADS of   fashion sense, she has awesome wisdom about  families on how she dealt with autism with  her own child, as well as concerns about her family’s lack of acceptance with it.

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Hat’s off to you, Tisha for being  such an  AMAZING MOM!!

Photo from Exposay
Photo from Exposay

A Woman With Billionairess Potential and Fashion Sense

 A Woman With Billionairess Potential and Fashion Sense
A Woman With Billionairess Potential and Fashion Sense

A Sister with Purpose and Ambition. She realized at a Young age she could succeed and have more. She was defintely born into privilege, but she reigns in giving God praise, as well.

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Part 2 of Folorunsho’s history speaks to her strength and experiences of breaking barriers and emphasis on learning and assimilating into a new culture.

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Read part three, here.