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Music Monday supports Fashion #DavieBowie #dtwl #charity

The last and only time I walked a fashion runway was back in 2014 for Dare to Wear Lovea charity that uses the power of fashion for good. It collects funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which puts money into grassroots organizations in Africa to fight the AIDS pandemic.

Here I was in my Susan Dicks creation. 😉

This year, I took part in the Dare to Wear Love Challenge again and raised $1775! Thank you so much to everyone who supported me.

From all the challengers, four of us were chosen to walk the runway at the gala on May 12th, and I won one of the spots! The fabulous Farley Chatto is designing my dress this time, and he’s calling me his “Gala Seductress.” Here’s his sketch of my dress, which he considers ‘naughty goodness.’

I love it! 

I’m proud to continue supporting this worthy cause, and I hope you will too. There are still $150 tickets available which gives you access to an amazing Silent Auction, cocktails, the incredible fashion show, and a rocking after-party! Dare to Wear Love is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so connect to them to see all the latest posts and pictures.

It’s a charity event like no other, and this year, Stephen Lewis will be there to introduce the Foundation’s LGBTQ initiative and much more. He’s considered one of the most captivating and eloquent keynote speakers, and his speech is sure to inspire. Renowned Ugandan LGBTQ activist, Frank Mugisha, will also take to the stage.

Join me if you can — fashion for fun, hope, and a great cause.

In the meantime, enjoy the music of the great David Bowie, an icon of fashion if there ever was one,

Thank you so much for your support, and have a fashionable week,



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Music Monday and Changes ~ #DavidBowie

I mentioned David Bowie’s song, “Changes” for a blog in 2014 but never included it in my Music Monday posts—until now. It’s my all-time favorite Bowie song for so many reasons but mainly because its lyrics speak to me.

“… I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence and
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same …

I said that time may change me
But I can’t trace time”

The words remind us that change is truly life’s only constant, and it’s important we make the best of the time we have.

After covering Bowie’s music every Monday since his death, I’m moving on next week to something different. Bowie’s music has filled my spirit, and I’m sure he’d understand it’s time for a change. 😉

Have a wonderful end of February and a great start to a new month,




Filed under Musical Mondays

Music Monday and Heroes ~ #DavidBowie

Co-written with Brian Eno, “Heroes” is considered one of Bowie’s most inspirational songs. The tune contains a certain sense of irony but also holds an optimistic, hopeful message.

Bowie opened the benefit Concert for New York City following the 9/11 attacks with two songs: Simon and Garfunkel’s “America” and “Heroes.” His song was performed to honor the first responders from the New York City Fire Department and New York City Police Department.

May “Heroes” inspire you to have a creative and productive week,



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Music Monday and Modern Love ~ #DavidBowie

It was Valentine’s Day yesterday for those who celebrate, and really … who doesn’t celebrate love?

Whether you did so with your significant other, family, friends, pets or on your own, I hope you found some time for love.

“Modern Love” was my introduction to David Bowie. Released in a year of discovery for me (1983), I immediately fell for Bowie’s look and energy.

And each time I hear this song, I can’t help but fall in love with it all over again.

Hope you enjoy it too and have a great week,



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Music Monday and Starman ~ #DavidBowie

On the weekend, I watched The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir.

I enjoyed the film, which included a peculiar soundtrack of disco; one of the astronauts liked that era of music. Some of the songs played were:

“Turn The Beat Around” by Vickie Sue Robinson

“Rock the Boat” by The Hues Corporation

“Good Times” by Chic and

“Waterloo” by Abba.

I knew all the tracks, dated as they may be, given I grew up with that music in the late seventies.

I did not, however, grow up with David Bowie’s “Starman.” It was released in 1972, and I completely missed it until years later when I discovered David Bowie in the eighties.

It’s a great song, and unlike the others, is anything but dated.



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