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Happy Birthday, Ms. Hynde.

The Pretenders performing at the Nashville Rooms, London on March 9 1979 on exshoesme.com
The Pretenders performing at the Nashville Rooms, London on March 9, 1979, courtesy of David Corio.

This photo is from 1979, but very au courant, no? Looking good is really black and white – sans seasons, trend-less and unattached to age.

This one is more recent, but the style is still flawless.

Chrissie Hynde in Black and White on exshoesme.com
Love the layered angles of the vest and jacket, here - and her trademark tied scarf. AP Photo.

“I’m special – so special…there’s nobody else here…no one like me…”

There have been a lot of contrasts in my consciousness lately (more so than usual). Look for a series of posts looking back at black and white this past year – and ahead to the chiaroscuro created by both the absence of, and the indulgence of light in wearable forms.

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