soulSONGS

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Artist: The Spinners

Album: *single*

Song: Rubber Band Man

Lyric I Love: “…guaranteed to blow your mind…”

Everything about this Midnight Special Performance is awesome.

The choreography. The matching powder blue tux’s. The background singers. The props. Philippé Wynne on lead vocals.

enjoy!

Runway Favorites

A couple of my favorite looks from F/W 2011 Runways. More later

Anna Sui’s F/W 11 collection is really great. It’s diverse, fun, and funky.

Check out that electric green! Reminds me of Proenza Schoulers summer collection last year!

check out the tights!


Balmain KILLED it on the jackets!

Sing To My Soul

A few months ago, my friend Clark asked me if I had been listening to any cool music lately. I was embarrassed to say that I had nothing to report. I couldn’t think of one thing I had listened to besides the Beatles, which, despite being classically cool, is kind of a cop-out, BUT IT WAS THE TRUTH! I was covered in the shame of not living up to my personal hiplady standards. Gross.

So, I’ve decided to do an ongoing blog entry on songs and artists that sing to my soul, because I HAVE been listening to great music and I want to share!

What do you think I should title the entries? Sing to my Soul? SoulSongs? SongSoul? Do all these ideas cause pain in your frontal lobe? Neat. Share.

Also, I apologize in advance for the lame YouTube videos that might accompany my SoulSongs/SongSouls/SingtomySoulSongs….

#1 really should have been the Adele song I posted a couple blogs ago, but to keep the integrity of this blog entry I will start over.

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Artist: Graham Nash

Album: Songs For Beginners

Song: Simple Man

Lyric I Love: “…I just want to hold you, I don’t want to hold you down…”

I really could have chosen any song on the album, because it’s one of those annoying “perfect album’s”, but ENJOY!

Global Gathering

This is way past due.

Unfortunately, life happened to me and disrupted all that was my blogging lifestyle. I promise to make up for my absence with cool posts filled pretty pictures and interesting things.

Okay. Since when do financial magazines have better fashion editorials than Vogue and Marie Claire?

If you’re anything like me, the last time you picked up a Financial Times newspaper was to either assist you in the BS-ing of an annoying high school paper OR as the most accessible way to wipe off the coffee you just spilled all over your arm.       Many of us wouldn’t normally be inclined to associate stunning photography and captivating articles with this international business newspaper, but I just discovered that somewhere along the black and white lines of business world, a star was born.

Let me introduce you to the magazine, Financial Times: How To Spend It

It would be in your best interest to immediately add this to your “cool websites that silverdollarday told me about” folder: http://www.howtospendit.com

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Feast your eyes on this party people:

Tavi is not a real person. And yet, she is.

If you haven’t been introduced to Tavi Gevinson, then you haven’t truly lived.

Tavi, of thestylerookie.com, is a 14-year-old genius.

I’ve followed her blog for a few years now and there is no comparison. Tavi is a tiny fashion blogger that has made an enormous name for herself in not only the blogosphere, but in the fashion community as well. She could easily go head to head with most fashion journalists and established editors as her historical knowledge, and referentials are unbelievable. She started her blog at the age of 11 and has over 55,000 readers. Trust me, if you read her blog for longer than 3 minutes you will see precisely why this is so.

First of all, her knowledge is ridiculous. I don’t think there has been one time that I haven’t walked away from her blog thinking, “How on earth did she know that?”, or ,  ” Why can’t my references be that awesome?” , or ,” What does that even mean??”    Seriously, she has an incredible memory and is up to the minute on the latest runway collections and campaigns. In fact, don’t even be remotely surprised if she’s AT THE FREAKING SHOWS!! Designers love her because she’s so bold in her personal fashion and somehow has the educated opinions of a person who’s been in the business for 30 years.

Secondly, she is hilarious! Her wit and sarcasm make for a completely entertaining read. She is wise and even funny beyond her years. I’d take her to the zoo any day of the week.

here’s an excerpt from her blog:

“…THIS HAT IS GLORIOUS. My pal Laurel gave it to me and I can’t get over the perfect mermaid/elf-ness of it. When I wear it to school the security guards are all “NO HATS ALLOWED” but that rule has to do with gang signs and I’m pretty sure I’m not in a gang of elf mermaid grandmas. But if it exists, how do I become a member?..”

See what I’m saying? Don’t you secretly want to be her best friend now?

I know, me too.

Here are some more pictures that will make your mouth drop:

She has more personality than a room full of toddlers in tiaras. It’s incredible.

 

TRENDZ: color blocking

This season, you were blind if you didn’t notice one of the major trends for SS and F 2011.

COLOR BLOCKING

It has been on the runways, magazine covers, on celebrities and throughout a ton of editorials.

Jil Sander, Sonia Rykiel, Moschino, Gucci, Marni, Etro, Prabal Gurung and many other designers hit the runways with bold collections that featured this color blocking trend. I love it so much because it not only feels fresh, but it is the perfect way to work a recession driven industry. Everyone has solid colors in their wardrobe, but not many have thought to be as bold with combination’s like these. There is still a place for pattern and texture in our spring looks, but this trend is a powerful one. There’s no wonder why I’ve seen it everywhere, people recognize the smarts that it took to bring this to the consumer. I can’t wait to experiment with the color in my closet. Go be BOLD!