With the recent passing of Prince, it’s clear to see why so many of us are collectively acknowledging who he was as a performer and music legend. The Purple one came into our lives through sonic airwaves and images, never leaving us with a dull moment. However, he influenced more of our sphere than we realize. Complementing his music, his reputation for being a bold fashion statement, in and of himself, was enough to inspire how we viewed what people wore and how they wore it. Even riling us up enough to be courageous with how we choose to present ourselves. Prince pushed boundaries and that included his aesthetic. Often being known for sporting lace and ruffles, vibrant colors, and elaborate designs. His theme was freedom and sexuality. He was a grand figure, a fashion revolutionary, and he made it okay to be yourself with reckless abandon. Here are some fashion highlights that Prince has graced us with Whether we decide to play it safe with our wardrobe (and simply appreciate the amazing music he’s gifted us) or take after the Purple One in his appetite for curiosity without restriction, Prince most definitely left an artistic legacy that we can draw inspiration and creativity from. As a multi-intstrumentalist, music genius, and overall multi-faceted, free-spirited, albeit mysterious human being, Prince has created a vastness, a release of inhibition that we can all feel and honor.
It’s safe to assume most wedding playlists will feature at least one love song by Taylor Swift. She’s covered romance in a great variety of scenarios; for many newlyweds, there’s likely to be an “Our Song” describing their relationship.
However, not everyone has their Taylor song performed at the wedding by the artist herself. Matt Singer and Kenya Smith were the lucky couple; Swift was contacted by the groom’s sister, Ali, who requested this unforgettable moment.
Ali had been in touch with Taylor before, thanks to the singer’s openness to interaction with fans. It’s common for Taylor to leave comments on Instagram posts, or reblog things on Tumblr. One Christmas she even sent out presents, carefully selected and wrapped, to a handful of lucky followers. Videos surfaced that year of Swifties in tears over gifts from the pop star.
This time she’s gone out of her way to show appreciation for the support that got her where she is now. MTV has a video of Swift playing “Blank Space” on the piano. The media follows her love life closely, and even if it hasn’t always had happy moments, clearly Swift still believes in love.
What’s Taylor’s next act of kindness going to be? She never ceases to surprise the world by reaching out to Swifties. She has now given the happy couple a wedding story to tell friends, one they will never forget.