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Fashion can be SO unique…(even in the winter)… just wanted to bring in a wave of hotness…

About Karla
“Karla’s Closet is a blog dedicated to fashion, travel, and a healthy lifestyle. Karla Deras began Karla’s Closet in 2008 as a way to document all of the things that inspire her. Now an esteemed stylist, brand consultant, and designer, she has worked with several notable brands and companies such as Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Nordstrom, Elie Saab, Amazon, and World Gold Council.”

Here’s another col hat she is wearing , here.

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Marcus Miller, Jazz Lover, Hat Lover.


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

Josephine Baker, Hat-Lover, A Legend.

One of the most inspiring facts to know is that several musicians were fond of hats and were them regularly to have a sense of style.  The next few weeks will focus on that.

Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the “Black Pearl,” “Bronze Venus” and even the “Creole Goddess”. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St Louis, MO. Josephine later became a citizen of France in 1937. She was fluent in both English and French.

Baker was the first African-American woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934) or to become a world-famous entertainer. Baker, who refused to perform for segregated audiences in America, is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.

Ms. Baker dropped out of school at the age of 12 and began living on the street. To survive, she scavenged food in garbage cans and danced on street corners. This attracted her a lot of attention, and she ended up being recruited to the vaudeville stage at the age of 15. Later on, she moved to France, where she found fame as anexotic dancer.

The girl in the song, who is described as an unhappy, but talented, stripper, probably sees parallels between her own life andjsephine b hat the life of Josephine Baker. She hopes to someday escape her current situation and move on to live a more glamorous lifestyle.

There are also several similarities between Josephine Baker and Penny from Good Times  which gives us an ever greater picture of the girl in the song and her childhood. Both Penny and Baker grew up without father figures, and were abused as children. They were even abused in virtually the same way: Penny was burned by her mother with an iron simply out of aggression, and Baker was burned by the woman she was working for when she put too much soap in the laundry.

Josephine Baker is often credited as a source of inspiration for several writers, including Langston Hughes


Read more here: at Wikipedia.