Today in Twee

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Happy birthday to the great Blossom Dearie who would have been 90 (she passed away in 2009). I played a lot of Blossom Dearie while writing my upcoming book Twee. Something about her embodied the aesthetic. She was child-like but whipsmart. She was effortlessly hip (as she declares here) but she didn’t take jazz cool too seriously (as she infers here). Plus photos from her from the 60s are basically a blueprint for current Twee fashion. Again, here was a giant of the aesthetic that I profiled if you ask me AND Blossom Dearie is her real name (well Margrethe Blossom Dearie).

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