Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Independent Style: Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes
Music and fashion have long made for an explosive, potent twosome. After one look and listen to the UK's The Noisettes, it's obvious that when met harmoniously in the middle, the twosome can be mind-blowing. The trio consists of a guitarist, a drummer, and a singer/bassist Shingai (shin-guy, "persevere" in the Zimbabwean Shona language) Shoniwa. The Noisettes blend psychedelic, indie-rock, jazz, electro punk, blues and pop influences to create a sound that is uniquely their own. In addition to being the poster children for the mixing of musical genres, The Noisettes have introduced the world to a one-of-a-kind, ferocious front woman who approaches fashion with the same gusto and non-conformist manner in which she approaches music...
I always appreciate "that woman" who forges her own fashion path.