The Clothes Behind the Mic

by Tara Osipoff on June 11, 2013

Folk Fashion

So you wanna be a rock superstar,
and live large?
A big house,
Five cars?

OR you wanna ride the bus, play acoustic guitar?
Play for five people, in a dingy bar?

The Woman and the Microphone

I pulled some clothes from my wardrobe for this shoot after recently seeing a powerful young folk artist perform. She embodied so much femininity and sexuality with her soulful style. Her powerful demeanour screamed confidence and pride. I’ve always been drawn to the fashion of female folk indie artists. The style is breezy with a strong rock vibe. There is something sultry about a woman behind a microphone. Even more so, a woman who doesn’t have to wear a red leather Britney Spears style onesie to get your attention. I see so much soul in the attire of folk artists today. The style is generally creative and alluring.

For this post I decided to show a few pairings I am currently interested in and that I have drawn from some of my favourite folk artists. I rather enjoy the pairing of a fitted crop top and harem pants. I also currently find myself drawn to playful skirts and oversized t-shirts and tank tops. I’ve always been a fan of any sort of hat, from a turban beanie to a snap back baseball cap. I’m not picky, as long as the hat flows with the outfit. I find a lot of artists are heavy on accessories, which is more than fine with me; I too am a big fan of the arm and neck party. Most of all, I try to pair styles that make me feel confident and unique. In the end, I think that is what any artist is trying to project, the self that resides within them, perfectly unique and full of confidence.

Well my dear fashion lovers, I hope you are able to draw some inspiration from today’s post. Folk fashion may not come with LamborghiniS and yachts, but it’s simple and stunning without any flashy gimmicks.

Have a fabulous day peeps!

Tara Marie Rose

This shoot was shot by the fabulous Will Whitten. He is an amazing photographer from Regina, Saskatchewan and a main contributor to my blog. A big thank you to him for always doing a fabulous job.
Find more from Will on his website:

Make up for this shoot was done by Blush Beauty Bar:
Blush is located in Regina and has to be one of my favourite places to shop for all of my make up needs… and wants. Check out their website and also follow them on Instagram @blushbeautybar_

Hair was done by Lucinda from Wired Hair Design. Lucinda has to be one of my favourite new finds; the girl’s got style and is an awesome hair stylist. Wired is a trendy, on-point salon that I am happy to work with. Check them out and book online!

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