Janis Joplin was the embodiment of the 1960s: passionate, free-spirited and excessive to a fatal flaw. Her bluesy, throaty voice and powerful stage presence put her on par with male contemporaries like Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger and Joe Cocker, which was unprecedented for a woman in rock 'n' roll.
Her style was an extension of her personality—hippy, but no wallflower-child—and she was usually decked out in beads around her neck, wrists and fingers, flowing scarves and long loose locks, vests, feathers in her hair, tye-dye, velvet, bell-bottoms and anything else she fancied. A lot has been written about how Joplin never considered herself pretty, which is especially sad consider that her beauty, grace and style still have a little bit of fashion's heart. See more.
Quadron's sound is a mix of jazz, '60s pop and stylized rhythms. It's quickly addictive, and our love for them is fueled even more by this incredibly sweet video that hints—merely hints—at love's darker side.
Twenty-Seven Names is another beautiful offering from down under—a collaboration between New Zealand designers Rachel Easton and Anjali Stewart. Catch the release of their next collection, Butter Not Bombs, starting February 25th at Good as Gold. Sounds rich.
On February 6 and 7, there's a cat show—"Featuring Championship, Premiership, Kittens, Veterans, Household Pets and Agility." Not to mention a costume contest. There are so many reasons not to attend, but you should really just ignore them and go.