Rebecca Nobrega, Media Writer, Design and Mode
Rebecca Nobrega and “Rebecca’s Creations…” is a regular column for HorizonVU Music. Rebecca was born in Toronto, Ontario. Her interests include marketing, design, and of course, styling. She keeps a close listen and watch on the Indie music and fashion scene . She loves working and always strives for success.
This week’s column is a contrast piece between two talented Indie musicians, Abbie Rhode and Adaline. Abbie was born
and raised in the extremely small town of Virginia City, Montana. She became very interested in music at a young age – she always told her parents how she dreamed to be a star. She began by writing songs when she was in the fifth grade and decided to take up guitar when she was thirteen. Abbie’s main influences are her family, loving friends and the Beatles. Being an indie musician takes much dedication and passion. Abbie demonstrates that through her will and love for music. She defines herself through the words of her music.
Adaline, on the other hand, expesses a very different experience growing up with music. From pulsing rock, to cabaret, to orchestral ballads, she creates meticulously crafted sound scapes where brass, strings, and vibraphone meet electric guitars and programmed percussion. Classical and pop sensibilities produce soundtracks that are both artistic and accessible.
Both of these musicians embody the characteristics of what it means to be independent, wholehearted and original. They believe in the power of song writing and what it means to entirely represent them. Just like a song taking creativity and input from one’s true character, their personal style makes for their individuality and careers as a musician.
From the pictures of both musicians, one is able to see their sense of style and who they are appearing as, as a person. Abbie carries herself with her curly locks and that can represent a laid back independent style. Adaline on the other hand is seen with many looks from different outfits to different hair styles. She is seen dressing both up and down. On stage, she stays casual with her tees versus dressing up with dresses and heels.
Achieving Adaline’s look is pretty simple. One can go to any store of their choice and find some simple cut shirts with any sleeve type. They can be a solid colour or have a desired print to them. Jackets can be good too. From leather, to a simple nice denim, it works with the look all according to what it is paired with. As far as bottoms go, skinny jeans, boot cut jeans or leggings work. The styles and colour will reflect on the shirt and jacket and what one thinks looks best and what they feel comfortable in. Also, simple dresses work really well with look as it can be dressed up or down by basic shoes and/or accessories. Shoes are very open ranges as well. Tall boots, to heels, to flats, it all works! Another great way to achieve this look is through accessories! One can wear something a little more bulkier to achieve a more loud look versus something more simple which still makes the look, but in a more simplistic way. So you see, anyones look can be recreated in a simple and affordable way. Anyone is able to achieve not only the look, but any musician’s look at an affordable price. It is about strategies and creativity. It does not mean buying the exact article of clothing, rather manipulate and find something similar that fits both the look and your own personal style. Abbie and Adaline are creative - showing passion with their music. Be sure to visit them at:
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