Fashion

PALMS Lead Singer Melody Michelle's Rock 'n Roll Style

For the last two years, Texas native Melody Michelle has made it her mission to dedicate herself to the Arizona music scene. Since April of last year, Melody has held the title of lead singer and lyricist for Tempe's local band, PALMS.

Behind her three male band mates, this surf-rock soprano harmonizes her sense of fashion through her performance by standing out as individual with her rock 'n roll style.

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What are you wearing right now? A T-shirt, skinny jeans, and Vans.

What is the last item of clothing you purchased? High waisted Jeans from Urban Outfitters

What's your favorite thing you've ever designed? Music

Can you tell us a little bit about your own style? It's pretty laid back. I like comfort. I particularly love black and pastels, so I guess that goes into my style a lot. The only time I really consider what I'm going to wear is if I'm performing, in which case, it always has to be comfortable. But wearing something I feel sexy in or has kind of a shock factor to it, helps me get into character mode to help me perform in a role onstage.

What's your favorite item of clothing in your closet? My one pair of expensive skinnies from Express. So comfortable! I wear them almost everyday.

What's a fashion trend you can't stand? Socks with sandals ... I just don't get it. But to each their own.

Give us a childhood memory of you and your clothes Growing up, I wasn't allowed to wear anything form-fitting,so I went the opposite. JNCOs all the way. In all seriousness, I liked it. It was the same as now pretty much -- jeans and T-shirts.

Name five items every woman should have in her closet: - A comfortable tank top - A band T-shirt - Comfortable jeans - Anything black - A leather jacket.

What's your piece of fashion advice for Phoenix? Don't change what you're doing. From what I've seen, people in Phoenix have a great sense of style.

Follow Melody and PALMS at: http://www.facebook.com/palmspoolparty/info

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