Posted on September 07 2014
Did you catch "Get on Up," the James Brown bio movie? The reviews of the slightly abstract film have been mixed, but I really enjoyed it. See it if you are a fan of soul music, and want to see a creative exploration of James Brown's evolution and influence from gospel to funk. "Get on Up" had great acting, and lots of amazing vintage American fashion - from the early 1950s to the powerful styles of the 1970s. Costume designer Sharen Davis knows retro well - she also worked on soul movie favorites "Dreamgirls" and "Ray." James Brown was known in part for his bold style, but you don't have to throw on a gold cape to recreate some of the awesome looks from this era. If you want a retro look with power, Heart of Haute has 1960s styles with big payback. Try our Jenni Dress with puffed and swinging bell sleeves - go go boots and backup dancer moves unfortunately not included. Our Carina Dress has a more structured 1960s shape, and comes in two strong optic prints. You can find the same super bad prints on our Coco Skirt. Our Doreen Dress is another bold 1960s shape - perfect on stage or for dancing to records at home! Don't pay too big of a cost to be the boss - get an American made retro look for less than $100 from Heart of Haute.