I grew up in NYC where Fashion Week is basically a “national holiday”. Since I was a child I have loved fashion because I consider it to be another way I can express myself creatively – how I get dressed every morning tells the world how I am feeling on any given day.As I grew up, I gravitated towards certain designers and one of my favorites is Pamella Roland. Her aesthetic consistently tells the world exactly what I want say: I am confident, elegant, proud of my femininity and have a little bit of magic up my sleeve. Wearing her dresses is an experience – I feel at the same time perfectly clear about my statement as well as carrying an air of mystery. It’s magnificent.
Earlier this year while attending her Fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection show I was swept away by the glamour of it all. There was something very classic New York City about this collection to me and it seemed as NYC American as the Empire State Building… and Jazz. After the show, while sipping Champagne (as one does, it is fashion week after all) I was reminiscing about those gorgeous looks strutting down the runway when the bass line for my song “Champagne” starting ringing in my head. Bom bom bom bom bom bom! Maybe it was the fashion or maybe it was the champagne (both?!) but the next thing I knew I was living in my own music video in my mind – “I’m feelin’ fancy and full of delight!”.
With Champagne and a little bit of NYC girl gumption, I brought my fantasy to life. A few months later, I had recorded Champagne and was fortunate enough to be able to borrow dresses from Pamella Roland for the music video, bringing everything full circle.Supporting me on this track is John DiMartino on Piano, Kenny Davis on Bass and Alvester Garnett on Drums.
If you’ve never been to New York (or even if you have!) I’d like to welcome you to my NYC – wearing a Pamella Roland dress, listening to jazz and sipping on Champagne.