Rihanna was a natural beauty at the 2015 Grammys. She had a neutral smokey eye and nude lips. That’s it. That’s all. Nothing more than that, and the look suited her. I think this is a look that I would like to see more of on the red carpet and in everyday life. You don’t have to look beat all day every day. I think we forget that sometimes in our quest to have the hottest makeup look.
If you are going to throw a holiday party or just want to listen to some awesome Christmas music, check out the Pentatonix Yule Log. I love looking at the Yule Log on my tv every year, and the Pentatonix Yule Log is a great way to make the season bright. Get merry with their amazing voices and enjoy the sounds of the season.
Solange got married and #broketheinternet. She had the wedding of my wildest dreams. I always said that if I got married I would want to do my own thing. I am not the ype to worry about social norms. Solange showed me that yes I can do whatever I want to do, why… because it is my day. Thanks for the inspiration Solange and congrats of your wedding! Photo from Vogue.
The harmonies blending together were so soothing and beautiful. I knew that I really had to share this song with you all. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I did. I looked them up and found out they have been releasing an album each year since 2009. I even went ahead and downloaded their Christmas album. Enjoy.
Ok Go always has the best music videos and their latest for ” I Won’t Let You Down” is amazing. The video is synchronized with dancers and weird scooter/unicycle things. The video was also shot with a DRONE!?!? Talk about cray cray. I think this video was shot somewhere in Asia. Groove to this song during your work week and into your weekend.
Tkay Maidza, the awesome18 year old Zimbabwean-Australian rapper from Adelaide, is taking the world by storm. If you are tired of listening to other Australian rappers
cough, cough try listing to her mixtape aptly named Switch Tape. Her song “U-huh”, seen in the video above, is a really hot and catchy song that will have you grooving and moving into the weekend. Check out this song and the mixtape and thank me later. 🙂
Check out Tkay Maidza’s Switch Tape mixtape below.
This week I bring you the new video from Arca for his song “Thievery.” So I am dropping the video below the cut just because it is NSFW. The song comes from his soon to be released album “Zen.” If you aren’t sure of who he is, he recently produced songs for Kanye West. I also just heard about two weeks ago that he is producing some songs on Bjork’s new album. SO EXCITING!!
Janelle Monae releases the Electric Lady music video and the internet goes wild. Janelle Monae is so talented. I love this video because it reminds me of my days in college when I had just pledged Delta and I went to the Greek parties with my sorority sisters. I loved watching the party hops, and seeing people jamming in a super cool house. I loved Janelle’s rocking fro. I can’t wait until my hair grows that big. Did you see the woman playing Janelle’s mom in the beginning of the video? That was actually her mom. I love this video.
Rihanna goes nude for Lui Magazine and Vogue Brasil. The island gyal is no stranger to nudity, since she is always half naked in her Instagram shots, but even a cease and desist letter from the phone app will stop her from posting the skin pics. She reposted them to Twitter. I see you Rhi Rhi using a work around. Photos from Idolator and Global Grind.
OOhh my favorite natural hair gals Solange, Erykah Badu, and Ledisi cover the May 2014 issue of Essence Magazine! They look so amazing. I love the fact that the magazine made this a triple cover issue, and chose these fantastic women. I love their hair, I love them, I love the covers. So beautiful! I am going to put some behind the scenes videos below. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am trying to finish up spring break. I wish it could last for another week. Photos from here.
Chromeo announces new tour and single with Toro y Moi. Do you know how pumped I am? I love both of these bands so much. They both have a vintage 70s/80s influenced style, and that style is delightfully played out in this song. This is going to be one of my treadmill songs. I can tell that already. I am bummed that the tour is coming close to me but will still be hours away. 🙁 Whatever. Maybe I can figure out a way to make it anyway. Photo from ONTD.
There will be sporadic posts this week since I am moving, and I am trying to get my internet connected. Pray for me y’all!
Queen Bey! King Bey! Whatever you call her, she has outdone herself. Beyonce sold 1 million albums in 1 week of her new hit “Beyonce”. The album came as a surprise to everyone when it was released last Friday at midnight with 14 songs and 17 videos. The visual album even has casual Beyonce fans and non-Beyonce fans buying the iTunes exclusive in droves. Kudos to Beyonce. She has clearly slayed the game in ways none of us could imagine. Beyonce is the G.O.A.T.! Photo from here.
Songtress Erykah Badu models Givenchy’s Spring campaign in high style. I think this is a good look for her and the brand. Designer Riccardo Tisci told Style.com that he considers her a style icon and is one of the most stylish women he has ever met. Tisci leaked the photo on his notorious Instagram page. I really suggest you follow him on Instagram for a hug behind the scenes look into his life. Note that some of the photos are suggestive, like the one where he hinted at sleeping with singer Frank Ocean.
Tisci had this to say in the Style.com article about his model choice, “What I want to do with my advertising campaign is spread the love. Already now it’s been three seasons that I’ve been using people that express something—they are great artists, or beautiful women, or stylish women, or models that I really believe in. It’s kind of a family portfolio.”
The Spring 2014 ad campaign features a collection with a heavy mix of Asian and African influences. I thin Ms. Badu is the perfect model for this campaign since she already dresses like this anyway, and like Tisci says, “Erykah, she’s an icon—come on!” Photo from Style.com.
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Lady Gaga is going to cover the October 2013 issue of Elle magazine. She looks awesome in her blond and pink wig! I can’t wait for Artpop to come out. I needed that album like yesterday. Photo from here.
Lady Gaga stars on four V Magazine covers this week with four corresponding editorials that represent her as the David Bowie fan, her in her current state, her in the past, and her as Donatella Versace. The pop star also released her new single “Applause” early, or maybe she leaked it. Anyway. Gaga will be preforming at the MTV VMA’s at the end of August, so prepare for the media onslaught that is about to happen. Photo from ONTD.
Last night’s Met Gala 2013 theme was basically punk rock, and most of the best dressed at the Met Gala took the theme to another level. While most fashionistas were not interested in the theme, I think the punk theme was a great opportunity for the various attendees and designers to show off their creative side. Not every Met Gala attendee always follows the theme, and some end up looking great even though they didn’t follow the theme, but I think it helps to at least try.
While I think there were a lot of best dressed picks to choose from these women really stood out to me. I love the Stella McCartney jumpsuit that Kristen Stewart wore. Miley Cyrus looked the most punked out in her glittery mesh Marc Jacob dress and spiked hair. Rooney Mara was divine in Givenchy and Donatella Versace just looked amazing. Also who is her plastic surgeon? I think she got a new one because she has been looking a lot better lately.
Madonna and Beyonce were the queens of the night in Givenchy. Madonna looked like a punk pin-up and Beyonce looked very Baroque inspired with her corset and making skirt and boot. Coco Rocha gave a very punk turn in an animal printed and feathered Ungaro gown and Jennifer Lopez let her curves do the talking in a Michael Kors dress. Photo from Fashionista.
While Beyonce is busy touring for the Mrs. Carter Show over in Europe, she decided to low key drop two songs this week. Now we have a snippet of “Standing on the Sun” from Beyonce’s new fashion campaign for the H&M Summer Collection 2013. She looks amazing in the video dancing around on the beach and twirling in the sand with different color weaves and bikinis. She is definitely living the life.
Her fans had been clamoring for a new single though. They are getting downright impatient. That is what she had promised them late last year. We had only heard the snippet of Grown Woman in the new Pepsi commercial. We still only have this snippet of “Standing on the Sun”, but she has started to perform “Grown Woman” in full during her concert tour. Check out an HD clip on B Scott’s website. She looks absolutely fabulous in Kenzo. Don’t you think?
While Beyonce is busy kicking off her Mrs. Carter tour in Europe, Kelly Rowland is busy just getting out of cars and being really fabulous. She looks so good in the daytime look. Rumor has it she might reprise her UK X-Factor judging role here in the US as a replacement for Britney Spears. Photo from here.