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  • Zi Lee

    Billie Holiday - Fleur's childhood idol / Fleur archetype http://www.humanflowerproject.com/index.php/weblog/comments/gardenias_on_the_left_billie_holiday/

  • Amanda Belton

    Love the gardenias in Ms Holiday's hair, so very pretty and stylish

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Billie Holiday. A woman with a traumatic childhood, an unloving family and was forced into prostitution. She used her talent and sang her way to fame. Loved for her individual style and phrasing she became the queen of blues recognised for her signature mechalcholic ballads. Her life was cut short after several abusive husbands and an addiction to drugs. The worls has never been the same. #womenwhochangedtheworld

Billie Holiday, NYC, New York, 1953 © HERMAN LEONARD,

Billie Holiday, The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, 1951 • Photographed by Bob Willoughby

Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain. ~ Billie Holiday / photo: herman leonard

Billie Holiday ( April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Critic John Bush wrote that Holiday "changed the art of American pop vocals forever." She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", "Fine and Mellow".