• The Rock n’ Roll Fashion Corner Presents

  • The Rock n' Roll Fashion Corner
    Where Music Meets Fashion and Creates
    Joyce Keasburry With Music by Gar Francis and Introduces Septimius The Great.
    I always agree with the statement that Fashion and Music are great partners. Both support each other on creativity and uniqueness. Throughout the centuries and cultures, fashion and music have always been together. From the early days of tribe dancers dressed in their colorful native fashion outfits to today’s current fashion runways in Milan, Paris and New York; Fashion and Music go hand in hand and form a creative expression visually as well as audibly.  
    The Rock n' Roll Fashion Corner will demonstrate each month the direct link between Fashion and Music by highlighting artists, designers, songwriters, and musicians.
    Our team is always looking for the great Fashion and Music partners. 
    This month, The Rock n Roll Fashion Corner is making its debut with fashion contributor and designer Joyce Keasberry. Joyce was born on Sumatra (largest island in Indonesia). She moved to Bandung (capital of Indonesia’s West Java province) with her mother and brother due to a horrifying life changing event. Her father was captured by the Japanese; resulted the death of her father in Burma. Due to “Cold War” situation becoming so critical, it was hard to stay, so they moved again and settled in The Netherlands. It was 1958 and Joyce was in her late teens. 
    Joyce has been always creative with fabrics and made her own puppets and dolls growing up. She learned knitting, which allowed her to create her own dresses when he moved to The Netherlands. She started to design dresses with unique fabrics that she was able to buy at great fabric stores in Rotterdam.  Being creative and talented with fabric made it possible for Joyce to afford a great fashionable wardrobe on a low budget.  
    In 1995 Joyce went back to school for a 3 years study of Fashion Design at the Mode-Academy Marja Van Riel. Joyce learnt the foundations of Fashion Styling, Pattern Making and Fabric Applications. 
    Marja van Riel Mode Academy is a University located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her study was intense and Joyce graduated with flying colors, literally.
    During the time attending college, she started to work on collages and photography to create her own world on paper.
    Today Joyce uses her camera to store her designs and creations of her dresses. She works with all kinds of materials and fabrics which she finds in boutiques, flea markets, fabric stores and in second hand stores.
    Joyce Keasberry prefers “The Hippy Style, ...Flower Power.. With a romantic accent..... a little Naughty... but never Vulgar.. Always with a feminine aspect... ...her own style is a mix created with all these aspects applied....
    Now, you may be wondering where is the Music connection as you learnt more about Joyce Keasberry; the Indonesian little girl that fled Java and created her own world in The Netherlands. So let me continue and demonstrate where the music is becoming Joyce’s partner in her creations of fashion here at the Rock n' Roll Fashion Corner.
    I studied Fashion design in The Hague, The Netherlands. I moved in 1984 to the USA with my family and we settled in New Jersey which is close to New York City the Fashion and Rock n Roll Mecca of the World.  Lucky me! As a TV producer and record label executive; I work closely with talented songwriters and recording artists.   Songwriter Gar Francis and my business partner, released in 2014 an EP called “Shine On”  which represents his music of Power Flower, Peace and Love, 60’s Garage Rock style music. His release nicely sets the stage for “The Hippy Style” of Joyce Keasberry.
    When I saw Joyce’s photos and her modeling her own creations a few weeks ago, (did I mentioned already that Joyce was born in the 40’s?); I saw immediately the link between her fashion and Gar’s songs of his EP “Shine On” and specially the song “I’m Still Alive” caught my attention. 
    Gar Francis is a prolific songwriter that produces “music designs” in form of songs. His Power Pop, Garage Rock songs are heard on radio shows like the Underground Garage Radio show on Sirius/XM Channel 21 hosted by Steven Van Zandt (Sopranos),  as well as Teenage Wasteland on WFMU hosted by Bill Kelly just to name a few.  Joyce Keasberry creations and the perfect song “I’m Still Alive” are each other’s Fashion and Music partner in this issue of Steel Notes Magazine.
    To demonstrate this visually and audibly to you; I produced a 35 second video clip. This mini music video currently broadcast on Television in Season 5 Episode 1071 “Measured Notes” | The Bongo Boy Rock n Roll Show.
    Watch Joyce Keasberry and hear Gar Francis song “I’m Still Alive” WATCH VIDEO CLIP HERE
    The Rock n Roll Fashion Corner’s would like to introduce recording artist  Septimius The Great from Baltimore Maryland USA – This International award-winning music artist and entertainer fuses Music and Fashion into an amazing sound and stage show. His song “Iam Fashion” was created out of his experience as a fashion model, fashion show coordinator and fashion show producer. It was written to inspire everyone's inner fashion diva/divo and to feel good about yourself. The music video was created to bring the visual aspect of a vintage but futuristic edge to the song which is all about fashion, beauty and self-esteem by seeing and saying "Iam Fashion".
    Septimius The Great music video “Iam Fashion” broadcast Bongo Boy Rock n Roll TV Show in Season 4 Ep1065. https://vimeo.com/144128462 (Iam Fashion is the 3rd Music Video)
    Steel Notes Magazine reviewer Dana Saravia wrote in her review: “I am Fashion”. Mixing pounding EDM beats with lyrics that show both his confidence and style, Septimius creates a fashion forward club track. The video’s scenes of models in constructed cutting edge couture walking the runway fit the song and help create a bold statement for this up and coming artist.”
    In the next issue of Steel Notes Magazine, The Rock n Roll Fashion Corner will feature Septimius The Great and his fashion and music connections in detail.  Joyce and I are always looking for other fashion designers and talented recording artists and link them together, if this interest you let us know by contacting us via info@bongoboyrecords.com