Monday, August 27, 2012

Lights, Camera, Sparkle!

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1968, Detroit, Motown, glitz, glam and Sparkle

In the 2012 remake of Sparkle, Three sisters, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks), Tammy (Carmen Ejogo)  and Delores (Tika Sumpter) raised by their single mother (the late Whitney Houston), form a girl group. They strive to become a dynamic singing group in the hopes of becoming Motown's next singing sensation. But learn that fame is not all about the glitz, glam and sparkle.

The 1960's retro fashion was an era that was free, experimental and broke through many fashion barriers. Sparkle is filled with the retro style of the 1960's where mini skirts and go-go boots were popular. The movie's costume designer, Ruth E. Carter, found inspiration in today's contemporary style and looked through many magazines like Vogue and Elle. Don't be surprised to see the fashions of the 1960's in 2012. 

The retro chic styling of Sparkle:  

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Sparkle Fan Art - @Jordin Sparks & #WhitneyHouston
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@Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston
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The Sparkle team is joining forces with R. Kelly and producer Joel Schumacher to create five new songs for a Broadway interpretation which is currently in development!
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"All I think about is music." says @Jordin Sparks' character "Sparkle" What is YOUR passion?
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@Jordin Sparks looks fab in her wardrobe for Sparkle! Looking for inspiration for your own retro chic style? Check out the "Likes" on our Pinterest profile to see how to wear 60’s fashion today.
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Idolator possibly said it best…“Celebrate” by Whitney Houston and @Jordin Sparks “urges the world to take joy in life and, perhaps on a more symbolic level, celebrate the pop icon’s lasting legacy of music”.
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‎"Whitney Houston is amazing...She's just a very authentic, honest, open human being." - Carmen Ejogo (who plays Sister in Sparkle) at the 2012 Stellar Awards
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Sparkle finds:
Sequin Stripe Tank Dress - maurices.com
$49.00
Maurices
Either Orange Dress
$44.99
ModCloth
$8.99
Forever 21
$19.80
Forever 21
$24.80
Forever 21
I Am What I Amber Dress
$62.99
ModCloth
Have a fashionable Monday!
XO Wil Harris


     

6 comments:

  1. The fashion from the movie is amazing! I've heard the music is insane too! Can't wait to get my 'sparkle'on with some cool retro looks too! Hope you girls had a great weekend!

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    1. It's beyond amazing and so was the music! Our weekend was great and we hope yours was too. Sparkle on!

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  2. great post!
    come by and lets follow each other if you love to do:)
    miss-monaaa.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the mod fashion, RIP Whitney

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