Posts tagged "Sade"

Sade, born Helen Folasade Adu in Ibadan, Nigeria, turns 54 today! In this 1985 photo (Gered Mankowitz/Redferns) she is at a recording studio on Willesden High Road in London.

Happy 53rd Birthday to the one and only Sade! I was so struck by this now iconic picture of her with black gloves that I rememberthe exact date I saw it in the newspaper: March 2, 1985. I kept that clip forever! With her signature hoop earrings, bright red lipstick and sleek ponytail, she was an instant style icon. I was a teenager in the 80s and with all of the big (BIG!) hair, neon-colors and fingerless lace gloves, I used to joke that Sade was the only star I could afford to imitate! And she is one of the few individuals that could pull Vintage Black Glamour into the 1980s…

Happy 53rd Birthday to the one and only Sade! I was so struck by this now iconic picture of her with black gloves that I rememberthe exact date I saw it in the newspaper: March 2, 1985. I kept that clip forever! With her signature hoop earrings, bright red lipstick and sleek ponytail, she was an instant style icon. I was a teenager in the 80s and with all of the big (BIG!) hair, neon-colors and fingerless lace gloves, I used to joke that Sade was the only star I could afford to imitate! And she is one of the few individuals that could pull Vintage Black Glamour into the 1980s…