At the start of the new year, many search for opportunities to showcase their talents. We, on the other hand, are searching for stylish Denverites to showcase. We found one in Beanca Walker, a musician we spotted downtown who displays classic style. Continue reading to learn her resolution for 2013, what instruments she plays, and which talent show she plans to audition for this year. See also: - Photos: The strange and seafaring fashions of the Holy Ship!! dance cruise - Street Style: "If you feel like a witch, then you should dress like a witch" - Denver's ten best women's street styles of 2012 Name: Beanca Walker.
Spotted at: Colfax and Broadway.
Profession: Musician, singer; I play piano and I dance.
2013 jam: Bruno Mars "Locked out of Heaven"; It's really uplifting.
2013 resolution: Be more focused and try harder to be a singer. Also, try to be more free.
Favorite film: Annie.
Style inspirations/icons: 1960s glamor and a bit of late 1980s with early 1990s. I love the '90s a lot. I'm always cutting up my shirt, rolling it up or tying it up.
Style mantra: My style will continue to grow and change as I do.
Favorite color: Indigo. Right in between purple and blue.
Favorite accessory: Jackets. People wear them like accessories. Everything is an accessory. We wouldn't have to worry about this if Eve didn't bite the apple. But I do love necklaces, too.
Shops at: Every retail store I have worked at. Thrifts stores; I'm a thriftier type. I get my basics from department stores.
A native of Washington, D.C., Walker evokes the energy of the 1960s through the lilac-colored nails she pairs with her ensemble. Walker has her gauged ears decorated with Spiderman. She also loves the brand Black Milk, which specializes in galaxy-printed leggings and catsuits. Walker accessorizes her black-and-white outfit with a statement necklace, an over-sized cross.
Walker plans to try out for The X Factor on May 15,"I'm going to get a vocal coach and still need to narrow down what song I am going to perform," she says.
Check out what Beanca Walker keeps in her purse on page 2!
In her black leather bag, Walker carries the essentials: a hair straightener, aloe vera moisturizer, Candy Girl by Diablo Cody, an issue of Westword, Orbit gum and cheetah-print ear muffs. Style analysis: Walker captures the look of several time periods with her black-and-white outfit. The knotted white T-shirt is very '90s, a stark contrast to her leather motorcycle jacket, black leggings and black combat boots. This backdrop allows her colorful nails to stand out, as does as her statement jewelry. The total effect makes us think of a female version of James Dean.
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