Allen Toussaint of My Dreams
Drift into a sensuous mood with the mesmerizing R & B sound of New Orleans genius songwriter, musician, producer Allen Toussaint
(1938-2015). My favorite is the gentle “Sweet Dreams,” which he recorded as a duet with Tricia Boutté in 1999. Catch it on YouTube
. Toussaint was a gift, not only for his music, but also for his style. A quiet man, he let his songs and his elegant threads do the talking. Toussaint took joy in life’s little pleasures, pocket square included.
Let your sweet dreams show a bit of New Orleans magic, à la Toussaint. Compose that special nighttime look with flair and fun. Layer it up with Jane’s Vanity’s excellent building blocks:
Toussaint drew strength from his New Orleans world, despite Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of everything he owned. When he returned to start again, he felt the city saying, “Hello. Yes.” He was ready to start composing. He had new ideas all the time.