but sometimes someone who you thought had faded into obscurity can surprise you. in 1996, i fell in love with robyn. my childhood friend kristen and i were like the resident music aficionados of the third grade, and we decided that her short haircut, understated style, and slightly r&b vocals were simply perfect. we sang her songs at every chance we got, and scoured mtv for her videos in the afternoons. but then after a couple of singles, i lost track of her, though i still have her on relatively heavy rotation on itunes. but a little while ago, i happened to be searching for her old videos on youtube, and came across some new stuff of hers. a subsequent wikipedia search revealed that the girl has kept herself busy over the years. her sound has gone electro-pop, and her look has gotten even more interesting. she's maintained the short blond hair, but now it's shaved on one side. she reminds me of a girl whose blog i would be obsessed with for her incorporation of wow factor into simple outfits. well-played, robyn, well-played.
edit: robyn in the may 12 post on stylesightings.