My love of vintage is as much about history as it is about aesthetics. History gives us context and vintage allows us to interact with that history. It connects me to the stories, style and legacy of my ancestors. In the most recent video I team up with Nichelle Gainer, author of Vintage Black Glamour and Derek Lipscomb , educator and creator of thework.education to examine how we can brush up on the past and put in real work towards a better future
Thank you Dita Von Teese for amplifying black voices in a moment when the world needs to listen. ️
Nichelle Gainer Author of Vintage Black Glamour
Derek Lipscomb Creator of TheWork.Education
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THE HISTORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: https://youtu.be/0FGZW2J9MQQ
How To Shop For A Home Bar https://youtu.be/whAxPOuLFeY
Four Eyes Music Video https://youtu.be/vHjtlr1pqAE
Winter Afternoon Music Video https://youtu.be/ebhXTUGWYNI
On the Sunny Side of The Street https://youtu.be/-f4Yk0L_q3I
MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO
Honey Doo https://dandywellingtonband.bandcamp.com
Winter Afternoon https://dandywellingtonband.bandcamp.com
Pie and Coffee and You https://dandywellingtonband.bandcamp.com
Blue For Mike – Tito Deler – HarlemSlim http://www.titodelerblues.com
Vintage is my a passion not just because of the design and the cut of garments but the history sewn into the seams of every piece. Looking at vintage garments, especially American-made ones, I know every box pleat and bellows pocket is bound by the sound of the blues. Every antique hat, suit and sole of a shoe beats with the sound of my ancestors as they pounded fields and city pavement to progress further than their forebears did. Though but they never forgot where they came from.
It connects me to the stories, style and legacy of my ancestors who in the face of 400 years of enslavement created an artistic and social language that helped define America. Black people, through faith and boundless vision, capacity rebranded beauty, codified rhythm, and gave new voice to humanity,}
In the face of systemic racism, they created and recreated popular culture again and again …
Vintage gives me a portal to the people history doesn’t always write about, but who lived it all the same. To see humanity in history is critical, because in many ways it can help you see the humanity in those who live in the present.
Don’t forget to visit TheWork.Education so we can all communicate with a greater understanding.
Written and Edited by DandyWellington
Script Supervisors IrinaDvalidze, Rose Callahan, Kellfire Bray
Pie and Coffee and You – By Dandy Wellington
Winter Afternoon – By Dandy Wellington
Honey Doo – By Dandy Wellington
Blue For Mike – Tito Deler – HarlemSlim
ABOUT DANDY WELLINGTON
Dandy Wellington is a bandleader, entertainer, event producer, and creative consultant, born-and-raised in Harlem, New York. Influenced by the style and skill of classic entertainers of the past but with his feet planted in the present, it’s no surprise that this Tisch grad has made a name for himself across the globe. From producing stylish events all over New York to performances in St. Petersburg, London, and Sydney, Dandy solidifies himself as not only an impeccably dressed man-about-town, but a bonafide man-of-the-world.
Boasting an impressive and eclectic list of clients that includes the likes of Pomelatto, Bergdorf Goodman, RewardStyle, and the National Museum of African Art, Dandy puts his uniquely well-dressed stamp on everything from his events to his music. Whether he’s organizing a dinner party at Norwood Club or crooning with his jazz band at The Rainbow Room, the crowd is well-coiffed and the scenery is elegant.
Dandy’s signature panache and eye for detail has earned him features in The New York Times, Vogue Magazine, and various other outlets renowned for their taste and sophistication. Mr. Wellington epitomizes the undeniable cool of the Jazz Age, while also bringing a progressive perspective befitting of the ever-changing landscape of our modern lifestyle. His appreciation for the swinging big bands, elegant parties, and beautifully tailored clothing of the 1920’s/30’s, paired with his contemporary edge, make him a certifiable renaissance man and a true modern dandy.