Many moons ago, I told you about how in love I was with cellist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding. If you’ve ever heard her in concert, you will know that her albums–while great–just don’t do her justice. She has such a command of the stage, in an off-kilter non-aggressive way, with her funky afro, and earnest soulfulness. Hopefully, her Grammy win this year will bring this truly talented songstress onto the iPods of many more listeners. Scans after the jump…

This new In Style article in the May issue showcases a playful side of Esperanza. She rocks out in Prada, Versace, and Jenni Kayne to name a few.

Lavishly Yours,