(Not So) Smooth Operator
I'm talking about me - not Sade!
Generally, I don't "double-post," but I feel that I have been so neglectful of Anovelista that I'm cheating a little by using the post I did on Sade at 55 Secret Street. I want to post here more but I just haven't been able to get it together for some reason. I guess I've been in a beauty/fashion type of mood when it comes to blogging. I was going to add my Golden Globe red carpet pics here, but I just can't manage Blogger with multiple pictures for some reason. Oh well, guess that'll be on 55 too.
Anyway, I'm getting a head start on Black History Month here and at 55 in the coming weeks with several posts paying tribute to some of my favorite women (and some men) in film, music, television, fashion and other fields. Today, I wrote about Sade because today is her 48th birthday and she is one of my all-time favorite singers and style icons.
I was so struck by the now famous picture of her with the black gloves that I remember the exact date I saw it in the newspaper: March 2, 1985. I kept that clip forever! With her signature hoop earrings, bright red lipstick and sleek ponytail, she was an instant style icon. I was a teenager in the 80s and with all of the big (BIG!) hair, neon-colors and fingerless lace gloves, I used to joke that Sade was the only star I could afford to imitate! Hoops, red lipstick, white turtleneck, black slacks? I can do that! I did have to make a few adjustments though. My hair was short, so I couldn't copy her famous ponytail (this is prior to the weave revolution!) Instead, I would just slick my hair back, put on my red lipstick and hoops (with a key added as a nod to Janet Jackson) and head off to school with all of the Michael Jackson and Madonna wannabes. I may or may not have been alone with the Sade thing, but I know there were plenty of other girls that did the Janet key-on-the-earring thing!
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