I’m Still Beautiful: Music & Fashion With A Passion

2 Mar

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“Giving back is always in style,

and now is the time to start.”

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Soul Sanctuary

28 Feb

Rock Candy Music welcomes back guest blogger, Shelley Wyatt, writer of the interior design blog, DecorHate. Shelley is a thrift store maven with a knack for turning found objects into decor treasures. When Shelley isn’t sharing her design expertise with the blogosphere, she works for a successful and well-known lifestyle retailer (we won’t give too much away here, but we will say that we LOVE these guys and have featured their products in one of our posts so far). Shelley will show us how our personal creativity and expression can shine through in yet another form, and she will (we hope!) become a familiar face here at RCM.

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If we can, in this short life, figure out just who we are and embrace that self, celebrate it and go against the mainstream to honor it… If we surround ourselves with people and beauty befitting of that self… welcoming the mash-up of elements, we are truly geniuses of the soul.

I believe our homes, our nests…tell everything about us. This is not to be used so much to analyze a person as to know that we can create comfort for ourselves….comfort for the body, the eyes, the mind and for the soul…in our homes. I believe in this whole-heartedly and know instantly when I have compromised this idea. I know because the soul goes out of my home…..

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Cover Up: Amy Stroup

8 Feb

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In our Cover Up posts, RCM uses the color scheme of an album cover to build an outfit! To sharpen our style skills, we’ll even attempt to match the design style or era of the album cover in our fashion choices.

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Up this week, we’ve got Amy Stroup‘s 3rd installment of the 6-song LP series, “The Other Side of Love.” We love the muted grey editing to the photo, and also Amy’s rad fur coat and be-buttoned frock. The less noticeable colors, like the bursts of red and green in the photo, make for a great rainy autumn day color scheme.

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Flavor of the Week: The Heavy (How You Like Me NOW?!?)

8 Feb

In Noid, a tiny hamlet situated to the south west of Bath, some of the most dangerous and ill-sounding beats and riffs are being created by four wolflike personalities. The Heavy started out ripping and chopping beats from the likes of Bo Diddley, Little Walter and The Parliaments and fusing them with their now-patented brand of high grade dirt. Guitar riffs that intoxicate, bass lines that reverberate around your head like a King Jammy dream, and vocals that will challenge any of the genres they decide to take on.

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Trendspotter: Mod Prints + Clap Tracks Making a Comeback?

30 Jan

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This Is How Traditional Retail Is Going To Survive

23 Jan

Rock Candy Music presents guest blogger Maurilio Amorim, an avid blogger and CEO/founder of The A Group, a media, technology and branding firm in Brentwood, TN. Maurilio consults with some of the nation’s largest ministries, leading churches, and Christian publishers. On his blog, he also participates in posting fashion-related blogs (“Fashion Friday“) with a particular expertise in menswear, and one of his recent posts caught our eye. Maurilio was kind enough to donate this post to RCM and will hopefully become an occasional contributor to the cause. We love this man’s vision and ambition, and are happy to welcome him to RCM.

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Traditional retail is in trouble. More and more people are buying products online. It’s convenient, easy and, for the most part, cheaper than going on a shopping expedition to the local mall. Retailers have noticed that and are trying to figure out what they need to do in order to be competitive. Unless you are Walmart, the retailer behemoth, you know that you can’t compete purely on price. Not long ago while exchanging some Christmas gifts at The Buckle store at the Cool Springs Mall,  I was reminded that as far as retail is concerned there’s still no substitute for a great sales person.

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Throwback Thursday: The Faces

20 Jan


The Rock term “Supergroup” is one usually reserved for bands like The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Traveling Wilbury’s, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the like. Most people wouldn’t immediately recognize the British rock band, The Faces, as being a part of that conversation.
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