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Pierre Blanc releases his highly anticipaited Resort Collection 22 - 23

Pierre Blanc, an emmerging high fashion designer who has been making waves through the industry, has cleverly and creatively rewriten the rules of traditional men’s fashion. The highly anticipated Resort Collection, captures a timeless approach with confidence and unique craftsmanship at the heart of the brand. Florals paired with embroidery detail and distinctive textiles bring together this exciting second official collection.  Continuing to draw inspiration from opulent destinations around the world, each tailor made garment recites a story. The pieces from this season are constructed from premium fabrics sourced in Morocco. Designer Paul Richards ushers the carefree vibes of Saint Barths and the Amalfi Coast with the perfect selection of lightweight taffeta and chiffon silks to complete your luxury travels. This Resort Collection is intended for those with a strong sense of personality who express their style with boldness. About the Designer Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in a Ca

Jade Alston talks Indie, Hipster, and R&B at Smak Parlour



Rae: What is the name of your latest project?

Jade: It’s called “Sunday Morning” which is part 2 of “Single on a Saturday Night”. It was released in January. I’m actually working on the final installments to Single on a Saturday Night now.

Rae: What are some new things that you’ve been up to so far as far as your music?

Jade: I’ve actually been doing a lot more behind the scenes on the business end. I co-manage my self now and I started a company called “The Artist Label”. It’s several different things. It’s a paired brand to several ventures but all of which supports my initiative to support art education and young people interested in the arts in general. We have a blog, which covers all kinds of art and businesses that relates to the art. I have a t-shirt line called the artist label and my management company called the Artist Label so I’ve been doing a lot of planning and prepping behind the scenes just to ensure the success of my future prospects.

Rae: So on the Artist Label you promote other artist as well?

Jade: Yeah, artist of all kinds. Even though I’m a singer and I’m a songwriter our blog covers culinary arts, dance, photography, fashion design and just different kinds of art in general.

Rae: What made you decide to become a singer and how did you get your start?

Jade: I always wanted to sing but I didn’t have the courage to do it full time and seriously on my own until about 3 years ago. It came from this undying passion and need to do nothing but music. I’ve tried so many different fields, I was a nanny, I worked at a daycare, preschool, I worked in the mall, I worked in real estate. I did a whole bunch of stuff and nothing made me happy like being an artist and a creative person so I was like man I just have to do this full time.

Rae: How would you define your sound?

Jade: As of lately my sound is very R&B. When people hear my voice they think of Anita Baker or Toni Braxton so I wanted to pay homage to my tone, which is a very R&B tone. It also has my own influences, which include hip-hop, I love rock instrumentation and soul. Moving forward it’s going to progress and slowly it’s going to expand and broaden, which will mean some cool things.

Rae: What inspires your music the most?


Jade: My life. It’s my real life and my real emotions, that’s it. It’s so funny I always talked about getting dumped before, that’s what inspired my first project but really I actually just had another break up last week and it dawned on me that maybe I wasn’t ever really in love. Now that I was really in love I didn’t realize how bad it really hurts so now I’ll be really writing from the heart. I cried, I can’t believe I cried before, so it will be a lot of my life in general.

Rae: And what do you think inspires your style the most?

Jade: I like to play dress up! Right now I love all things from the 70’s. That could change in a couple of months, I don’t know I just king of go with it. What ever makes me feel like me. At heart I’m very much a hipster and I’m a total free spirit. People can’t tell because I have a joined personal silly girl thing, but at heart I’m a total tree hugger so I’m trying to show that more. I guess how I feel on the inside.

Rae: Is there anything else that you’d like to add about your music?

Jade: Support my kick-starter campaign. I’m launching my kick-starter to raise money for my first full-length solo album. I’m excited about that, I need all the help that I can get raising money because you know I’m independent and independent means that you always have to be creative in finding resources.
 Photography by T. Dogherty
Smak Parlour Boutique


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