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diptych of la veda davis in printed skirt and sequin top sitting against stone building and la veda davis holding fan in garden.

c-note style with la veda davis

la veda davis in embellished hat and sweater holding fan in garden.


from ‘soul train’ to ‘black orpheus’ la vedas fashion journey is divine. this is 54!


describe your style...

i would describe my style as 'eclectic mash-up'. mixing women's vintage and men's pieces layered in a way that my personality still shines through.

  

la veda davis in printed skirt and sequin top sitting against stone building.

 

what's your strategy when shopping at beacons?

my strategy when shopping at beacons is having a clear idea of what piece already in my wardrobe i'd like to see paired with something from beacon's closet. not necessarily matching it, but remaining open to certain textures or from a specific time period, and making them modern.

 

earliest fashion memory?

i am 54. my earliest fashion memories were watching "soul train", bob mackie's collaborations with cher.  movies "mahagony", "auntie mame", "claudine", "black orpheus", "funny face" and "sabrina". reading american vogue in the late 80's became an early obsession as well.

la veda davis portrait wearing sunglasses and studded hat.


what are some (or one), of the most special things in your closet?  

there are two items i particularly adore. the first one is a denim maxi skirt i hand sewed myself, and a j crew denim jacket i purchased from goodwill, and had it remixed. the sleeves were opened up to flare at my wrists. an exaggerated collar and a subtle peplum in the rear were also added. was really cool collaborating with the talented @therealfashiontaxi on that piece. managed to wear it on the set of "star".

la veda davis sitting in chair holding fan.

 

long sleeved silver shirt - $18.95 / alice + olivia sleeveless silver top - $18.95 / white sunglasses - $12.50 / zara black platform oxfords - $19.95 / bonnieblain velour jumpsuit-$21.95 / yellow sunglasses-$12.50

total $106

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