Rebecca’s Creations…Design and Mode for the Indie Music Scene – Chantelle Barry








Rebecca Nobrega, HorizonVU Music

Rebecca Nobrega and “Rebecca’s Creations…” is a bi-weekly column. Rebecca was born in Toronto, Ontario. Her interests which include marketing, design, and of course, styling. She keeps a close listen and watch on the Indie music scene . She loves working and strives for success.

Chantelle Barry is an exceptional Indie/Pop musician from Western Australia who started her career at a very young age. She was well known by

Chantelle Barry

Chantelle Barry

the public when she won Popstars Australia in 2000. She is a singer and songwriter who released her album ‘Simple Things.” Through that she toured in Australia at the end of 2009, featuring a performance on Good Morning Australia. Her songwriting has allowed her to gain first place in the UK Songwriting Contest for her song “You.” Not only is she a singer, but she is an actress. She was known in many movies, some of which were: “Couples Retreat” as the Eden East Shot Girl and Veronica in the movie “Wish.” She is such a talented person in the fields of music and acting, that as she continues in this successful career path, she will reach above and beyond to the goals she has for herself. And she will do this because she embodies determination and confidence.

Being an Indie musician means to be independent and represent one’s self and being who you want to be. Along with having your own style to music, the musician’s personal choice of attire had with it the factor of their own originality. Chantelle Barry has more of a Indie beachy look to her, which can also be seen in her pictures. For many people including newer artists have their set style, but may not have the all the expenses needed. To get this “Indie Beach” look like Chantelle or any look for that matter, it is easy, as it can be done in an affordable way. Though the expenses are a vital factor in creating an image, one also needs to remember confidence. Any look needs to be worn with that and also to what makes you happy. Expression of your inner character is very important.

Now, Chantelle’s look is very simple yet fun. One thing that she does is play with colour! Now being the spring/summer season, colour up your wardrobe and don’t be afraid to stand out! An outfit consists of many parts which will turn into something very flattering. From baby doll tanks to plain or patterned tank tops, it all works. Even a simple cut shirt will do in achieving this look. Off the shoulder tops are very nice too as the way they drape allow for a nice touch. Pretty much any choice of bottom will work. A simple pencil skirt or a teared skirt are great for this look. Any colour or even with a print, they allow for the indie beachy look. A dress does also, as they are versatile and can be worn in many ways whether one likes to dress them or up or down, they are a fun piece to work with and very comfortable to wear. Skinny jeans that are white, light wash, or just a lighter colour fit this look as they too can be worn in many ways. Another piece to an outfit is a jacket. For this look, earth tone vintage leather will add a soft edge to the outfit. A jean jacket with the cuffs rolled will also make it look good. An outfit is not only about the clothing as it is very much about the choice to accessories and footwear. Vintage boots or a simple flat or sandal can be worn with what one chooses to wear. Different styles add different touches. Chantelle in some of her pictures is seen wearing more chunky accessories, like bulky bangles, some of which are different textures and colours. Belts and bags are also an important component. A belt can allow for a change in the look of an outfit, or add that extra umph it need. There are an endless amount of style when it comes to bags, just pick one you like that are complimentary to your outfit and you will see how fast your outfit look great and completed. Vintage accessories and clothing is always unique. It always gives that extra lift to your outfit.

Through that, one is able to achieve that “indie Beachy” look that Chantelle Barry possesses. When going for her image, include your own character and represent your individualism because that is what the best kind of image is-being yourself.

Chantelle Barry is a very talent artist who has a great sense of style. Check out Chantelle’s CD ”Simple Things” and downloads at SHOP HorizonVU Music and be sure to visit her at:

http://www.myspace.com/chantellebarry

http://www.horizonvumusic.com/Chantelle_Barry.php

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