FASHION LYRICS: A Group Song

Since I am still on holiday and celebrating my birthday I wanted to do something a bit different on my blog. Instead of one guest post, I decided to ask a group of bloggers to be inspired by music, and then interpret it in their outfits by a song title or lyric. I hope that you like it as much as I do! I miss you all and will be back before you can say "Comme des Garçons!" 


Just as art inspires me music influences my work and life, particularly lyrics ... I invite you to view below what these featured ladies have on their style-tunes.
 ~Love,  
   Ladyofashion
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"She don't believe in shooting stars, but she believe in shoes and cars."
-Kanye West, Flashing Lights


"I LOVE this song and I think it'll always be one of my favorite Kanye songs (and songs in general). It's a bit dark in nature but it makes me move every single time."









"...it ain't everyday you get to give"
-K'NaanTake Minute

I had the extreme pleasure to hear in concert the original version of the song "Take a Minute."  K'Naan came to the U.S. with his family fleeing the civil war in Somalia and he explained the gravity of these words to us. There are so many people on this planet trying to survive, people who are sick, scared, hungry, in the middle of war just trying to live and so the ability to give is a gift, and if you can give no matter how big or small you are in a special place.

"I chose to represent the lyrics with an image of my new tattoo inspired by The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Not only is this small book a beautiful story on giving but the tattoo is in honor of my brother, my mama, and my aunt. My brother was the giving tree in grammar school and I have a very clear memory of my mama and aunt carefully making his costume well into the late hours of the night.  In "Take a Minute" there is another lyric and it aptly sums up the tattoo's other meaning: Dear mama, you helped me write this by showing me to give is priceless. I'm so lucky to have my mama, aunt and brother still teaching me the lesson of giving. "
~Jamillah, Made-to-Travel

Rhapsody in Blue
-George Gershwin



"This tunic reminds me of Gershwin’s classic tune and one of my favorite songs, not just for the touches of color, but for the swirling design which calls to mind the vision I get whenever I hear “Rhapsody in Blue”: that of a glamorous 1920s American society in all of its “metropolitan madness," as Gershwin put it."





Closer to Fine
-Indigo Girls




"The less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine." 









" is this the real life, is this just fantasy... any way the wind blows"
-Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody

"I've been wanting to wear these 70s-inspired flares for a while, but just realized this pink crop top was the perfect fit! Wore it with aviators, a headband, floppy hat, and a scarf - things that I find to be very boho-chic."
~Cheryl, Oh-to-be-a-Muse



"Faith pours from your walls, drowning your calls
I've tried to hear, you're not near
Remembering when I saw your face
Shining my way, pure timing..."
Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining

"The Shining is one of my all time favourites, a beautiful melody and composition I never tire of. Also vastly under appreciated. It is symphonic, intelligent, beautiful and meaningful. I literally wanted to have my whole wedding soundtrack to be all Badly Drawn Boy music, though I settled for our introduction to the reception being All Possibilities (the Orthodox church seems to frown upon modern music in the church service apparently).

Now I have to get a wee bit serious here too, because the lyrics hold a lot of meaning for me. I lost someone close to me last year (my grandmother), who was such a source of strength in my life and a tremendous influence on me growing up. 
This song reminds me of how much love we had for each other, how she would want me to be happy, and how much hope and success I have in my life because of her.  I see her more and more in all the little things: my renewed faith, my passion for life, my thankfulness for her pours over me...yes, like the warm sun on a gorgeous day."

Do you have a favourite lyric that has inspired you? Enjoy your day lovelies.
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72 comments

  1. This is such a delightful post. So enjoyed reading all the bloggers quotes.
    Warmly hope you are having a Grand birthday, my lovely;-)

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  2. I love this! What a beautiful post this came to be. Thank you so much for enabling me to be a part of it!! <3

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  3. What a great idea. I get inspiration for my outfits from lots of places but I had never considered songs

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  4. I really liked that story about the Giving Tree tattoo. And what great lyrics these amazing bloggers chose.

    One of my favorite lyrics that sometimes inspires my outfits: "This city, is your city / Heels on the sidewalk, begging for a backbeat." -- "Hello Brooklyn" - All Time Low

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  5. What a cool idea for a post!  And such good answers.

    My favorite lyric is from Lady Sovereign's "Love Me Or Hate Me."  I tend to polarize people 'cause I'm different and many people can't handle deviance.  The proper response, as SOV sings, is to reject them, not feel bad about ourselves.

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  6. This is so clever!  Everyone did a really fantastic job!  And the Giving Tree Tattoo/story- love.  Now I have about a million songs running through my head... 

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  7. sartorialsidelines19 July, 2011

    What a genius idea for a post - this was amazing to read!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  8. This turned out marvelously! I loved reading everyone's interpretations of music and seeing it through fashion. Thank you so much for inviting me, Madison. Hope you're enjoying your time away! xo

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  9. Love this post Madison!! Thanks so much for asking me to participate. It came out great, love the other bloggers stories :-)

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  10. Oh to Be a Muse19 July, 2011

    awesome! we all look so great. and i really like the stories behind the lyrics. wonderful idea Madison!

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  11. Thanks for asking me to be part of this fabulous idea Madison, it turned out so well! I can't wait to check out the blogs of all these other lovely ladies. 

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  12. Woohoo!! Those are my girls Ashley, Kirstin and Cheryl!! I heart them so much!!


    xoxo,
    Mel

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  13. What a fabulous idea for a post! Hope you're having a brilliant holiday and the best birthday ever! x

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  14. this is such a fun/cool idea for a post!! i am not sure what my lyrics would be...I'd have to think! ;)

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  15. These are such great songs, and i love they way the lyrics translate into outfits! what a creative bunch!

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  16. How cute is this! very clever! Amazing post, so many awesome bloggers =) 

    XX!
    YvonnaLivianna
    YvonnaLivianna.blogspot.com

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  17. What a beautiful post this turned out to be!!! I really really think everyone's choices were so unique and different...a fantastic idea, friend and I'm so happy i was a part of it.

    Oh Noelani...I want to hug her right now for her contribution. 

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  18. Love this post what a fun idea - enjoy the hols you lucky lady x

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  19. Hey wow... what a great idea! Rhapsody Blue... has me kicking and admiring. Lovely blog, by the way. Great style eye!

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  20. Wow this is an awesome concept! I really loved the idea.

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  21. Thanks dear! It was a wonderful bday week. will be back soon. I'm glad this turned otu the way I foresaw. 

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  22. Thank you hon, Thanks so much for your great contribution. xxoo

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  23. aww, thanks I really appreciate your comment. Yes, I had an amazing birthday! Have a great day. xxoo

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  24. Great song Audrey. Thank you! :)

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  25. Yes, that's a good lyric/message to love.  Thank you, glad that you enjoyed the post. :)

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  26. Thank you so much, Courtney!  :)

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  27. Oh Casee, I'm so happy that you liked it. I was excited from the very beginning and so glad that I stuck with my initial concept. Thank you for your lovely contribution. I'm so pleased you were able to partake. -xxoo

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  28. Thanks dear for being apart of this post, I loved the photo you submitted and very happy with all of you ladies. :)

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  29. Thanks Cheryl, 
    I'm so happy that you were apart of this inspiring post. -xxoo

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  30. Melliott93020 July, 2011

    wow this is such a sweet idea. i love seeing what inspires people, especially when it comes to music. well done.

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  31. I agree, these all are some pretty awesome bloggers.  Thanks Mel!

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  32. Thank you! Music is always great inspiration. :)

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  33. Thanks, I thought it would be a fun post and makes people think about the songs they love. -xo

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  34. haha! Thanks dear! xxoo :)

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  35. Hi Lani, thanks so much for your submission dear. I loved it1 Thank you. Have a lovely day. :)

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  36. Jamillah I loved the song that you chose & love K'Naan as an artist anyway so I was definitely inspired by these words. Thank you for your contribution & being apart of an idea that I had to see come to life dear. -xxoo big hugs!

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  37. Thanks Ceri, I have such a love for music and I'm so happy that this post spoke to many people.  :)

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  38. Lani  looks gorg! "What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing?" The Rainbow Connection has always spoken to me!

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  39. I'd go with Bohemian Rhapsody too. Such a classic song and still haunting even today

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  40. this is such a lovely post! music had always been such a strong influence on me!

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  41. GlamKitten8821 July, 2011

    The lyrics to that Kanye song really are perfect. 
    I love Cheryl even more for citing "Bohemian Rhapsody!" 

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  42. You've got nearly all my favorite ladies here! I love it! :)

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  43. nice features of these bloggers, they all have such unique styles!

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  44. I love this concept! Great way to mix it up! Loved reading about the different blogging inspirations!

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  45. Thank you so much, glad that you were able to read everyone's music inspiration.xo

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  46. Oh so glad, yes these are a good bunch. hehe!

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  47. I agree and music is definitely an inspiration to me as well. Thanks! :)

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  48. Seriously there was a couple Bohemian lovers, but I do LOVE Queen!  ;) Thanks doll!

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  49. It is a great one isn't it, thanks for your comment!

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  50. Thanks so much, I really liked it and was happy to see other's inspiration! :)

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  51. Hi Sus,
    Welcome to my blog, and thanks so much for your comment. xo

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  52. :) Hello darling, 
    Thank you, I really appreciate the kinds words. Yes, I liked the way this turned out and so happy to see these lovely ladies on here.

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  53. Thanks Marie, I agree it's very inspiring especially to see your fellow bloggers influence. :) have a lovely day dear. 

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  54. Oooh, I love that one too! Thanks hon, have a wonderful day. :)

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  55. What a wonderful post and such a great idea to do one based on music lyrics! I'm a huge music lover as well, so I definitely appreciate this. Loving all outfits and I probably would have gone with Bohemian Rhapsody as well (which will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day). 

    Hope you're having a lovely vacation!

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  56. What a great idea! I like Cheryl's lyrics and outfit a lot!

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  57. Monroe Steele23 July, 2011

    This is such a cool post. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog as well.

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  58. U matched everything soooo good hun, great and inspirational work!:) I love Kanye's song..:)
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  59. Sweet Veloso23 July, 2011

    thanks for sharing this great blogs from my favorite bloggers my dear!!!! I hope you will have a great birthday celebration...I am so behind all the blogging updates...I feel like a big LOSER!!! huhuhuh!!!!

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens@mistytewest

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  60. Aww thanks dear so much, I did have an amazing bday.  I know I've also been a bit behind but I'm back now so, all is good. It will probably take a little time.

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  61. Thank you Jelena. I like Kanye's song too. Have a wonderful weekend. xxoo 

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  62. Hello there Monroe, thanks for the kind words, I'm glad that you enjoyed the post. :) 

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  63. Thanks I loved this post and so happy that you were inspired as much as I was. Bohemian Rhapsody - well, you really cannot go wrong there.  :) xxoo

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  64. This is such a great post idea. I really enjoyed reading it :)

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  65. Thank you, so happy that you liked it. 

    :-)

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  66. What a great idea! How fun! Are you a member of my facebook fashion bloggers group yet? If not you definitely need to join if you want! :-)

    Shasie  of Live
    Life in Style

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  67. Yes, I was happy to have amazing bloggers participate. Thanks so much Shasie! xo  :)

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