Lacey Brown Hairstyle

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Lacey Brown, I love the look, soulfoul voice, she's cute and I love her hair too.
Her rendition of "What a Wonderful World" from Hollywood round was great and very endearing and what a great attitude about not getting through last year. I really liked Megan Joy (who got thru instead of her) but Megan didn't quite deliver although she was good. I'm glad Lacey was given another chance this week. Some people say her hairstyle is called "The Suspicious Duchess".


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The Emo Subculture

Emo, is a term which is given to the subculture of hardcore punk and pop, which originated from the Washington DC area, but which later spread like wildfire to the rest of the US and also to other parts of the world. Emo has since evolved into a musical and fashion experience which is embraced by quite a number of young adherents.

The word “Emo” actually originated from the term "emocore" which refers to the hardcore punk music scene which started in the mid-1980s. The term is a variation of the word "emotive hardcore", which is what the bands in the DC area sounded like. They have developed a unique punk-rock style of music, which blended the characteristics of the electric guitar with smooth sounded mellow tracks, which are typically screamed from the top of the lungs, hence the term emotive hardcore. Amongst the bands which pioneered this genre were groups such as One Last Wish, Embrace, Fire Party and Moss Icon.

The Emo subculture is also heavily influenced by the Indie scene, with the likes of people such as Fugazi heading off the first wave of Emo, with bands which included Far and Texas Is The Reason, which pumped Indie music into the Emo subculture.

The sound feels more like a chaotic blend of instruments laced with emotional singing which emanates deep inside the lungs. This attracts crowds of young people. Their chants and raves have become characteristic as far as Emo concerts are concerned. These concerts have in turn become some of the most vibrant in the entire rock industry.

The Emo culture is not all about music however. There are fashion statements and stereotypes associated with the Emo subculture which spread to other facets of culture. Black is considered the color of choice in the Emo universe and it permeates almost all aspects of the Emo dress code. The hair is typically dyed jet-black, and in some instances it is spiked and can contain other colors as well. For the ladies, black nail polish is also widely used. In the Emo world, make-up is utilized by both males and females.

There is now a wide range of products which cater to the needs of the Emo subculture. Cities such as Austin have fully embraced it and have great places which have an Emo theme such as restaurants, record stores and other joints. It is now common to even see special clothing lines, merchandise, toys and even TV programs and movies. Today, the Emo subculture has caught influences from both pop and rock and is beginning to be accepted as a lifestyle choice.

Margaret Hale: Style Profile

Margaret Hale is a girl with a strong personality. Never shy of shirking her duty or saying what she thinks, she is at the same time very much a lady. Her cultured tastes come through in her clothing choices.

While her outfits are up to date and stylish, she is always practical and never showy. Soft, feminine colours and dainty florals suit her well, but she can also pull off deeper shades. Take her wine coloured coat and striped black suit for example.

Margaret mingles with the best society in Milton, though her family is in reduced circumstances. Yet she proves she can dress with poise no matter what.

Blouses from PiperLime.com

If you like to wear bits of lace, sheer blouses, and feminine florals, you might be a modern-day Margaret! Try wearing a sheer cotton floral blouse with a full, knee length skirt.


Scarves by Laura Ashley

Or a long white lace-embellished tunic with jeans. Add a fringed scarf and a pair of button earrings. And of course, you could always do your hair like Margaret’s!



Ndcklaces by Accessorize UK

The first necklace is a fun twist on your classic pearl necklace, and would suit the modern Margaret to perfection! Or if you prefer a simpler type of accessories, this small heart pendant would be a great touch to your outfit.

Do you dress like Margaret? Email me pictures of your Margaret Hale outfits, and I'll feature them on the blog at the end of the month!

Margaret's Hairstyles are coming soon! I'm quite busy with school right now, but I promise I will get some up as soon as possible! Thanks for your patience, and let me know what you thought of Margaret's Style Profile!!


Photo Credits: PiperLime.com, LauraAshley.com, Accessorize.co.uk