When is rock in fashion, but never truly IN fashion?
Any great YouTube dive into the past will result in a passel of ancient TV performances that reveal more than just music – you also see fashion. In the early Seventies, the Hippie craze simmered and long, bushy hair paired with Technicolor bright clothes became the way to stand out. Whether it was Marc Bolan leading T.Rex with his mixture of dandy and flashy clothes or Robert Plant taking a more earthy look toward its Adonis-like extremes. Rock and fashion proved to be inseparable.
For the second-consecutive year, Signature Magazine is giving Best of the Pine Belt voters a front row seat to see and hear some of his year’s nominated bands perform live and in person.
In fact, this year there will be two chances – one in Hattiesburg and one in nearby Laurel.
The fun kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at The Thirsty Hippo with performances by Ty Trehorn, Marshall McKellar of The Devil Music Co., Mississippi Shakedown, and The Icemen.
Each band will present a 45-minute set.
Photos by Lee Cave C Studio
In February, the Mystic Krewe of Zeus gathered at the Saenger Theater to crown its new monarchs.
DR. ALAN DOUGLAS LUCAS
Lucas is a native of Hattiesburg. As a youth, he was active in the Boy Scouts obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Hattiesburg High School, where he lettered in cross country and track and field.
Jerry Buti of Go Young Fashion in downtown Hattiesburg came to America chasing an education and wealth. He’s done pretty well for himself.
This year his downtown business celebrates 40 years of serving men of all ages, sizes and ethnicities. He was asked one time why he didn’t carry women’s clothing. “Because what women put on they look good; men tend to be a little slobby,” he said.
TUESDAYS IN APRIL
Irish Dance Beginner Lessons
7:30PM @ Sigler Center
Irish dance lessons for beginners will be offered during the month of April at the Sigler Center in Hattiesburg each Tuesday night. Cost per person is $10 per class or $30 for the month. For more details, call 601-408-8219.
Much to my delight, we’re proud to unveil our annual Spring Fashion issue.
It’s officially time for the boots and scarves to be placed in the back of the closet (until it’s time for the Fall ‘Style’ issue) to make room for brighter colors, shorter sleeves, and open-toed shoes.
Throughout this issue you will see several local boutiques showcasing what they are carrying this season and what trends we should all be on the lookout for as the weather warms up.
From sequins and formal gowns, to casual wear and blue jeans, this issue has every base covered.
Shot on location at Sullivan Barn
Photographs by Meredith Maloney Photography
Particpating boutiques: Alterations By Bridget, Endless Summer, Eve Marie's, Go Young Fashion, Jessi Jayne Boutique, Lavori, Material Girls, Southern Lace Boutique, The Edge Boutiqua, Thyme Boutique, Vibe Clothing Company
My parents are brave. I say that because at the ripe age of 17 and a senior in high school, they let me attend my first-ever music festival. Not a big deal these days, but “back then” it was a HUGE deal. Smart phones were ridiculously expensive and not everyone had one. The “Find my Friend” app didn’t exist and it wasn’t an actual feature on a phone. Google Maps wasn’t very popular so my friend, Ginnie, and I printed out directions from the Mapquest website and took a road atlas along just to be safe.
What more appropriate canvas than our Music issue for this year’s Best of the Pine Belt nominees for Best Live Music Photographer to showcase their talent. From the pit to the stage, these works by Sarah Douglas, Chad Edwards, Keith Kujath, Rob Walker and Amanda Kyrie are all winners. But only one can be named to the coveted top spot, which will be announced in the July issue of Signature Magazine. Click the picture above to view the slideshow.
Photo by Dearest Photography
The Krewe of Elks celebrated their 53rd carnival season at their royal coronation and carnival ball Saturday, Feb. 23. Committee chairs were Martha Johnson, Patsy Hawkins; Social, Sheila Calhoun; and Court, Janie Williamson. The new King and Queen were greeted in a “Casablanca” themed ballroom.