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Sing[ular] Swan Song

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It seems as Natasha Khan has been getting alot of views in the original Sing Swan Song post. So I decided that she should get her own post, in commemoration of her unique “Urban Grad” style [and her new album].

Again the theme for the outfit is very tribal and heavy on the eye makeup, but in a creative assymetrical way. It’s almost “tribal chic” because the hairstyle goes so perfectly with the outfit.

It seems as if there is always some type of print in the ensembles she puts together. Whether it be floral stockings coming from underneath a heavily bowed skirt, striped shoulders, or a leopard lining, there will be a pattern.

This is definitely that Keri Hilson shot (or whoever came out first). She reminds me of some young Apache woman who has time traveled into the future and adopted our modern way of dress. But because the jump from her time to our time was so fast, she still retains outward vestiges of her Native heritage. She also shares her clothes with the other members of Bat For Lashes so they can share her style. The awesome makeup is nothing new to Ms. Khan who admits to being eccentric in this interview by the guardian.co.uk.

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April 12, 2009 at 12:54 am

Sing Swan Song

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This post here is to take note of a few Urban Graduettes that I think deserve some “fashionable attention.”  These sirens have styles all their own and continue to appease, displease, and even raise eyebrows in indifference with their clothing choices.  In many ways, their music reflects their own individual style…listen to them and you’ll see what I mean.

Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes

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Ms. Khan’s style is usually very tribal, complete with eye makeup and adornments.  Her style is what the clave and conga sounds from an 808 drum machine would look like if they were made into an outfit.  Something about the whole “native woman” thing is kind of hot to me.

M.I.A.

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Ms. A is adventurous.  She seems to have a good idea of how to transition from B-girl to sexy hip hop artist and back.  I like how she is not afraid to show some skin and be feminine in a male-dominated musical genre (this usually hurts any female rapper’s career).

Chan Marshall of Cat Power

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Ms. Marshall’s style is definitely the tamer of the group.  She fits more of the contemporary, all-American mold.  Not so much Ralph Lauren, but more so like Banana Republic.  She has already signed on as a spokesperson for a Chanel line of jewelry.  She appears comfortable and very laid back in her stylistic approach.

Santogold

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Ms. Gold’s style is uhhh…lots of patterned tights, leotards, and a pair of doorknockers.  I don’t really know how I feel about her style.  Let’s just say I don’t mind the 80s, but I’m not a big fan of the pseudo-80s movement that’s going on.

Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley

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Ms. Lewis’ style is very reminiscent of something you would find in an Urban Outfitter’s catalog…not the cheap stuff, but more like the Lark & Wolff stuff at the front of the store.  She likes printed dresses that add to an offbeat, vintage look.

Lovefoxxx of CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy)

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One word…WOW.

Kelis

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Shout out to Ladebelle for this one.  We all know this is MRS. Jones, but her style is very much her own.  Kelis has always been a wildchild; a mare that cannot be broken.  That first picture looks like she’s getting ready for her Uniqlo photo shoot…and is that an obi wrapped around her waist?  What I like about her style is that it is very diverse, but she doesn’t resort to the bright patterns and spandex of the Eighties as if it were some costume (that decade should not be venerated people).  I feel like she actually has her own style and isn’t just being gimmicky.

Alison Mosshart of The Kills

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Ms. Mosshart, Ms. Mosshart.  It’s kind of hard to put a finger on her style, but I think that’s the way she wants it.  In the first picture she looks kind of grunge and then her appearance is more contemporary and urbane…both of which I like.  That last picture, I don’t know.  It reminds of my father’s friend Lucy who has an apartment in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  Something about that outfit makes me think, Jazzfest attendee.  Oh yeah, big up to Lauren for this recommendation.

Please feel free to comment and let me know who else should be added to this list.