Esperanza for Banana Republic

Last night I trekked from the Jazz Standard, where I caught the second bit of Esperanza Spalding's sold out three-set marathon, up to Port Authority, where my chariot awaited. I settled into my seat on the DeCamp, and pulled out from my poorly aging purse the last issue of Domino, which I'd picked up before hitting the show. On the back cover I spied a gorgeous girl who, amusingly enough, looked just like Esperanza.

Imagine my delight when I read the fine print and discovered that it was in fact her. She, along with nine other artists (including Nigerian-German soul singer Ayo), is featured in Banana Republic's City Stories spring ad campaign.

Don't let the smokey eyes and sexy posturing fool you; Esperanza is all spunk and funk and is not at all too cool to BURN.


February 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM Comb & Razor said...

Is that Esperanza in that ad?

Sure doesn't look like her...

February 16, 2009 at 4:23 PM Style Noir said...

It's her.

Through the lens of a little thing called fashion photography.

She's stunning.


February 18, 2009 at 9:32 PM Anonymous said...

I will definitely rock my fro' again this summer in Paris. It's been flat-ironed all winter long, oh yes, the humidity will have its way with me this summer.

This was a great post! Love your blog and your perspective.

Felicia, This Time Now

February 22, 2009 at 9:04 PM Anonymous said...

Love it... gotta borrow it!