At heart I’m a good ol’ fashioned southern girl and every now and then I hafta find my southern food fix here in New York! My most recent obsession (introduced to me by her) is Red Rooster in Harlem. Dirty rice & shrimp, cornbread, blackened catfish, fried chicken (or “Fried Yard Bird” as they call it!!) and black eyed peas…. oh heavens lord have mercy. 

The Jazz Singer

A song bird, a bow, hidden eyes beneath a veil. A train ride to 125th street, the lights come on, the Cotton Club sings and we hear her.

Inspired by the great Billie Holiday, read more from the story on This Recording

Hats as seen in the story Ella for Working Class Magazine.

Hats are by Cassandra MacGregor. The model is Sade of ORB Models. Styling is by Meagan Camp.

Makeup by Susie Sobol. Hair by Marcel Dagenais. Photography Assistant is Tiffany Arement.