Magnificent Monday: Billie Holiday

Magnificent Monday

Billie Holiday, born Eleanor Fegan, was beautiful, incredibly talented & her innovative singing style forever changed the way singers manipulate phrases & tempo. Her story is also incredibly tragic, ending with her handcuffed to her hospital bed & with $0.70 in the bank, the rest of her money having been swindled from her.

Billie Holiday

I would even go so far as to say that, in my opinion, she was the greatest vocalist of the last century & one of the strongest women in memory. Living in a time when segregation was a fact of life, she was the first black female singer to tour the south with a white band leader during her time with Artie Shaw’s band. Eventually she left that band due to being made to enter buildings through servant doors, having to use service elevators & so many other race related issues that culminated over time. Unfortunately a string of abusive men, alcoholism & addiction took her from this world in the summer of 1959.

Her fashion sense & poise is something to admire & aspire to. So of course I found a few items, this time at Target, in the style of the late, great Billie Holiday.

Holiday Inspired 1) Women’s Filigree Flower Earring with Stone Dangle ($5.58)
2) Women’s Tree of Life Dangle Earring ($7.99)
3) Women’s Rampage® Fashion Choker Necklace with Multiple Stones ($12.99)
4) Women’s Two-Layer Necklace with Pave and Simulated Pearl ($14.99)
5) Women’s Fashion 3 Row Necklace with Simulated Pearls ($16.99)
6) Women’s Riviera® Flower Salon Clip/Pin ($7.99)
7) Women’s Riviera® Flower Clip with Stones ($8.99)
8) Women’s Metallic and Feather Fascinator Headband ($12.99)
9) Women’s Capsule by Cara Soft Floral Headband ($16.99)

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