Velvet voice

Velvet voice

by marlies|dekkers

All my work as a feminist designer is inspired by muses. Powerful female icons from past and present. Although women have been marginalized for centuries, archetypes of female power have always been there. Through my designs, I bring them to you. To help us shape the world of modern-day feminism.

 

This season, I sing the ballad of Billie Holiday: musical supernova, freedom fighter, bad-ass Queen of Blues. ‘There’s two kinds of blues, happy blues and sad blues,” Billie used to say. “Everything I sing is part of my life.” And indeed, as the Frida Kahlo of the music world, ‘Lady Day’ used her voluptuous voice to turn female anger, pain and sadness into creations of staggering beauty. As an early feminine feminist, she wore heels and lipstick but could kick any man’s ass (she once single-handedly beat up two racist sailors). More importantly, Billie Holiday always spoke and sang her truth; inspiring generations of women to march to their own beats and roar their convictions. 

 

Growing up in a world that was still spectacularly cruel to young black girls (her great-grandmother had been a slave), Billie Holiday dared to dream, deciding at an early age to burn bright, no matter the price. Daring to grow, she overcame poverty and childhood sexual abuse to become one of the greatest singers of all time. Brilliantly beautiful with fragrant, white flowers in her hair, the self-taught jazz legend hypnotized audiences with songs like the shocking, seminal ‘Strange Fruit‘ and the ballsy ‘Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do‘, but still had to enter through the back entrance when performing with her all-white band. Fed up, Billie Holiday would spend the rest of her short, explosive life daring to be; fighting injustice with dazzling glamour, luminous self-destruction, and a refusal to be silenced. Lady Day sang nobody’s blues but her own.

 

My new Couture Collection is designed for ladies in the mood for (self-) love. Drape your curves in luscious lace and sensual, deep-scarlet velvet. Queen of Blues-inspired details -think corset lacing and ‘feminine feminist’ lettering- invoke Billie Holiday’s smoky glamour and velvet-cloaked voice. Wear my Velvet Voice collection and sway to the rhythm of your own blues!

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by marlies|dekkers

All my work as a feminist designer is inspired by muses. Powerful female icons from past and present. Although women have been marginalized for centuries, archetypes of female power have always been there. Through my designs, I bring them to you. To help us shape the world of modern-day feminism.

Maison Marlies blog

The marlies|dekkers brand offers a wide variety of lingerie that can be worn by anyone and caters to every woman’s individual needs. Within our Maison Marlies blog you can read all about the life behind and surrounding the company. Whether you are eager to know where Marlies gets her inspiration for designing new lingerie collections, her lifestyle, healthy cooking ideas, or simply to share her taste in amazing art - you will find it in the blog. Our fearless creative director manages to find time to write about her business trips and even her shopping sprees and vacations for the times she can let her hair down for a while. And even while she is on holiday she will not leave you hanging.

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