Every year, my friend Maht Wuyts spends 26.2 hours DJ’ing nonstop to raise funds for Heifer International. It’s great fun and great music. Be sure to go to The Velvet, you won’t want to miss it.
Sasy Scarborough suggested some time ago that I share my DJ playlists on Spotify so folks can listen even if they can’t come to my set. I set up an account and hope you will follow me. I shared a playlist with Gidge and she confessed that Spotify was too complicated, so I thought I would do a Spotify tutorial.
I logged in for Cajsa’s smooth jazz set on Sunday and she said “Put on your swimsuit.”
Handily, I had just picked a new one up at Fameshed from Valentina E. I thought it was kind of adorable because it included a cover up so it was perfect.
The Velvet had added an outdoor pool of eclectic elegance so it was a relaxing morning of floating and dancing while we shook off our Sunday lethargy.
When I didn’t feel like swimming, the cover-up still provided a pool party appropriate look without my bootie hanging out. Continue reading
It’s 1962 at The Velvet tonight. Velvet Musicologist Maht Wuyts has set off on a year-long revue of the last half-century of music from 1960 to 2012. Every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 SLT, Velveteers will travel through time. I had a blast at 1961 and wanted to let you all know about this fun and exciting dance trip through the history of rock music. 1962 was a momentous year in fashion and in society. The body-conscious, figure-hugging silhouette with the tight sleeves and the hem just below the knee was still popular but by the fall was being replaced with A-line dress and high and relatively loose waistlines. Marine blue was a hot color in the fall and prints often combined one bold color with black and white making this dress from Sonatta Morales seem a perfect fit. Gloves and hats were still part of the costume de riguer though hats were becoming less fantastical than in the past.