Thursday, 27 June 2013

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

JULY - Summer 2013 MUSIC PLAYLIST

1. Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop


2. Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run

3. Selena Gomez - Slow Down

4. Macklemore  - Can't Hold Us

5. Snoop Lion ft. Miley Cyrus - Ashtrays & Heartbreaks

6. Avril Lavigne - Here's to never Growing up



7. Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull - Live it Up

8. Calvin Harris - I need your love

9. Will.i.am ft. Miley Cyrus - Fall Down

10. Ke$ha - Crazy Kids

11. Selena Gomez - Come & Get it

12. Demi Lovin ft. Cher Lloyd - Really Don't Care

13. Taylor Swift - 22
 

14. Hunter Hayes - I want Crazy

15. Carly Rae Jepsen - Tonight I'm getting over you
 
 16. Anna Kindrick - CUPS


Thursday, 20 June 2013

Happy Birthday Lana Del Rey


Today Lana turns 27. and she is definitely one of my favorite.

Her feminine side with all the sexiness, and hot hot hot voice she makes you want to stare and listen to her forever. but she is not only a singer, she write music as well, in fact she thinks she is a Writer first and a singer Second, everything else comes after.


She always knew she wanted to do something different, but never thought of  pursuing singing seriously, she moved to New York when she was 18 and started singing in an Open Mic nights. she loved Nirvana and Bob delyn.

But before all that Del Rey stated that she has suffered from alcohol dependence. At the age of 14, she was sent to Kent School, a boarding school in Connecticut, to get sober. In September 2012, she told GQ Magazine:
I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day. I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so fucking cool. A great deal of what I wrote on Born To Die is about these wilderness years. When I write about the thing that I've lost I feel like I'm writing about alcohol because that was the first love of my life. My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, 'I'm fucked. I am totally fucked'. Like, at first it's fine and you think you have a dark side – it's exciting – and then you realise the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it. It's also a completely different way of living when you know that...a different species of person. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me
"When you find everything you love and you lose it, and for me that was music, your ambitions definitely start to change, they have to. My goals have shifted from wanting to become an important artist to becoming an active member of my community. It’s really nice my music is being played and people are taking notice, but music isn’t my primary focus anymore. Not even close. My goal is to be a good person who lives with dignity and grace. I will write again because I have to now. It’s a luxury and will allow me to concentrate on other interests and pursuits. I wrote one album and no-one listened. I’m fine with that. I made an exquisite record three years ago which was perfect for me. I’ve learned to do things just for myself, and the fact things have kind of worked out now is just icing on the cake."
 

in 2011 she released her first single  "Video Games"and it's actually about a man she used to date and how their relationship were, She had to give up her ambitions for a while, she loved him and they had fun, he used to come back from work and play video games, she would watch him while writing her own songs,
This song made her realize the weakness of the relationship, and reminded herself of what she is really longing for



a music video created by Del Rey for the song was posted on YouTube in August 2011. After the song became an internet hit with over 20 million views, her second studio album, Born to Die, was released in January 2012. The album sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide in 2012.
Born to Die reached number one in 11 countries


Speaking about her mainstream success, she told Clash Music in November 2011:
British pop star Cheryl Cole confirmed in May 2012 that Del Rey would write for her new album A Million Lights. Cole described Del Rey as "super-talented", and talked of how she came to the decision to approach Del Rey, saying: "I noticed Lana about a year ago. I was hearing these songs that were really fresh to my ear and amazing and I asked the guy who she was and he said, 'Watch out for her, it's a girl called Lana Del Rey.'" On June 15, 2012, A Million Lights was released featuring the song "Ghetto Baby", written by Del Rey 


At the 2013 BRIT Awards, she won the award for International Female Solo Artist, 

 She is currently working on her third studio album. "It's a little more stripped down but still cinematic and dark. I've been working on it really slowly but I love everything I've done. I've been writing in Santa Monica and I know what the record sounds like. Now I just have to finish it. Musically I've worked with the same three guys," she said. She also mentioned that one of the songs off the album would be called "Black Beauty" and she already knows what the music video for it is going to look like. CANT WAAAAIIITTT, she is always surprising with whatever she come up with, her talent as a writer and a singer is just amazing



 "Young and Beautiful" the soundtrack of the 2013 Fabulous, Amazing, Breath taking  The Great Gatsby film was released as a single 


H&M confirmed that Del Rey would be modeling and recording a cover version of the popular 1950s prom anthem "Blue Velvet" for their 2012 Autumn Campaign


 Happy Birthday Lana, wish you more incredible music, sexy and dark (in a good successful way) songs to write, and a hot fashionable years to come.

xx Cheers





Monday, 17 June 2013

10 ways to wear the must have WHITE JEANS

White Pants for summer is a MUST.
but it's always easier to pick an outfit with blue jeans, Here are 10 idea's for White Jeans Outfits


1. with a touch of PINK.
I mean what girl doesn't like PINK, This shade of pink is just so simple and cute.


2. GREEN, with a bit of brown accessories will make the outfit look better,
and if you are going out at night make your brown go GOLD, gold will always look elegant with those white pants.


3. Navy Blue, to make the outfit look summery a hint of Orange, or yellow will make those white pants ready for summer.


4. GREY, Casual day with grey can be as just as summery with a touch of yellow or pink, my two favorites colors for the summer.


5. CHAMBRAY SHIRTS, DUH, goes with casual.
 and with brown heels everything can go right 


6. High Light those jeans with RED

7. NUDE with white jeans, is HOT, and if you add some Nude Pumps, Rockies, Heels will make it look even hotter!!


8. BLUE, BLUE, BLUE
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9. Make it COLORFUL for this Summer


10. and you can also White Things up, didn't I mention White is the new Black this Summer ;)





Thursday, 13 June 2013

Ah-Mazing Miley!

I'm Sure everyone on earth noticed the transformation Miley Cyrus did to herself!!




Regardless the Major change she did with her hair, and I think it's Ah-Mazing, but you can also see it in the way she dress and even her make-up,

but I mean lets face it she is growing up and she is growing HOT!
not to mention she is #1 On ‘Maxim’ Hot 100 List.



not only the transformation is going with the looks but check out those songs... and they are already in my 2013 summer playlist,


 and guess what!....She made a fabulous song with SNOOP LION, and Featured a song with WILL.I.AM...HOW COOL IA THAT?



 HANNAH MONTANA WHO??




Sunday, 9 June 2013

Top 5 fashionable movies & experiences

I thought that I have always loved watching movies, til I met a friend who taught me how to live in movies, It started with The Dark Knight, He made me watch the three parts, but what got me so into it, is that he had to explain to me what is the purpose of the movie and why they did it and how, and gave me facts about batman and how he doesn't really have super powers and that he was afraid of bats which mean he is facing his own fears, and it was just a comic book started in 1939 and all that, and when I go home we talk about the movie, he sends me links and stuff to read, and we live the experience all over again.

Even though I loved watching The Dark Knight with him, but I knew in my heart that dresses and jewels will always make me happier, so i wanted to live that experience. I wanted to see Dresses and Jewels, I wanted to see Beauty, I wanted to see those feminine movies (doesn't have to be girly, no).
with all the movies he recommended (which they were great) I have my TOP 5 experiences.


#5. Breakfast at Tiffany's:
 
1961, Starring Audry Hepburn and George Peppard.
The movie had the iconic images of 20th century with the over sized cigarette holder and "Holly's"Manhattan sunglasses manufactured by Oliver Goldsmith.


Never forget  The "Little Black Dress" by Givenchy, the most famous little black dress of all time

#4.Burlesque:

2010, Starring Cher and Christina Aguilera,
Christina's dress in “A Guy That Takes His Time” was made of pearls a little bit of fabric. 

 and Christina's dress in "I'm a good girl" and how the skirt comes off in the ending was just so cute and sexy

#3 Anna Karenina :

2012, Starring Keira Knightley and I have to mention the amazing movies she made, also from my favorites movies (recommended by my good friend) Pride & Prejudice and Atonement

Anna Karenina is an epic love story set in 19th century, all about Anna Karenina and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky, the story is really amazing, and it's a novel that was written in 1877 

The Dresses and Jewelry are Fabulous, duh, the movie is an Oscar-nominated and award-winning costume designer, Jacqueline Durran. She is also the one responsible for the costumes for the movies  Pride & Prejudice and Atonement

The referencing of the costumes were from 1950s, and tried to emphasis the '50s element of the clothing within the 1870


when you live the experience of Anna Karenina, with The ballrooms and ball dances, and gowns, and jewelry, you feel the 19th century fashion, you drown in those dresses, you fall in love with jewels.

JD said "None of [the jewellery] was custom made - all of Keira [who plays Anna Karenina] jewellery comes from Chanel. It's all real, so in every scene she wears real diamonds [or pearls]. And it's not vintage; every piece is from Chanel's fine jewellery collection. But we used things that we thought matched the mood of Anna Karenina. And because we were stylising the look and we weren't being accurate about [being in] 1879, it didn't bother me at all to use modern jewellery.
All the headdresses and hats were custom made for Anna Karenina. The gloves weren't; we bought them from various glove makers. And in most parts of the film, everybody wears ballet shoes rather than any other period shoe and that again arose from the stylisation of the piece [the film] and the fact that we had to work with a choreographer. Because it [the majority of the film] was composed as a dance, it made sense that everyone had dance shoes on all the time."



#2. Liz & Dick:

2012, Starring Lindsay Lohan & Grant Bowler. It's a biographical TV film about the relationship of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

I Loved the movie because of the relationship between them, how Elizabeth was so spoiled and Richard was spoiling her even more ,by showering her with expensive jewels and stuff like that.
They constantly fight, but they always find their way back to love each other, the fighting was apart of their love. They understood each other and that is exactly how they knew how to piss each other off, at the same time fall in love all over again,
He makes a remark about her "pudgy fingers", but apologizes straight after. After Elizabeth asks Richard to buy a ring, he purchases a 69-carat diamond which would later become known as the Taylor-Burton Diamond.
I also love how they never really cared about what people thought about them with all the cheating and rumors, even though they are heavily criticized by the media.

 
The film contains 117 costume changes between Lohan and Bowler, with Lohan having 66 different costumes. Thompson had some of Taylor's most famous jewelry recreated for the film, including the 33-carat Krupp Diamond. Lohan also wore several of Taylor's vintage dresses for the film.
Lohan's hair and makeup spans all of Taylor's looks, "from the long lashes and red lips of the 1950s and the Cleopatra-inspired eyeliner and nude mouth of the '60s to her teased '80s bouffant, always with her trademark eyeliner to accentuate her famous violet eyes." Lohan also wore opalescent lavender contact lenses for the role. 
Lohan brought in her own makeup to be used, consisting of Chanel, Dior and M.A.C products.




#1. The Great Gatsby:



2013, Starring  Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan, An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel

The movie is fantastic, even though I love happy endings, but it was dramatically satisfying, with a thrilling touch.
 
The love story was great, and real. as I said I usually love happy endings, but I love how real this ending was. It shows you who is there all the way. and it is definitely not the money. it will always be a real friend, or someone felt your pain, or at least understood your pain.

The movie make you realize that you can fall in love again. I love the part where she couldn't lie to her husband saying she never fell in love with him, and when he asked "even when I carried you?", she just couldn't lie because she obviously did fall in love with him. but she also fell in love with Gatsby before and during that conversation. Gatsby was just not there when she fell for someone else. 

The fashion was beyond fabulous, I mean common, Prada Dresses and Tiffany Jewellery are like a dream come true.

The parties with the music and dresses, though I know people did not really like the lighting for a movie suppose to be in the 20's but if it wasn't like that it wouldn't be that good. The parties gave me a touch of a thrill. the dresses made me breathless and Oh My God Tiffany you just took my heart away.




The Great Gatsby achieved the iconic 1920's look by altering pieces from the Prada and Miu Miu fashion archives.
Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada were behind the wardrobe and worked closely together to create pieces with "the European flair that was emerging amongst the aristocratic East Coast crowds in the 1920s"



 




 













Saturday, 8 June 2013

Edith Piaf


In 1935 Piaf was discovered in the Pigalle area of Parisby nightclub owner Louis Leplée. that was murder on On 6 April 1936 by mobsters with previous ties to Piaf.

In 1944, she discovered Yves Montand in Paris, made him part of her act, and became his mentor and lover. Within a year, he became one of the most famous singers in France. She broke off their relationship when he had become almost as popular as she was.

The love of Piaf's life, the married boxer Marcel Cerdan, died in a plane crash in October 1949, while flying from Paris to New York City to meet her. Cerdan was the former middleweight world champion and a legend in France in his own right

Piaf married Jacques Pills, her first husband, in 1952 and divorced him in 1956.  In 1962, she wed to a Greek hairdresser-turned-singer and actor Theophanis Lamboukas, 

Édith Piaf's signature song, "La vie en rose", was written in 1945 and was voted a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998.
                                          

 In April 1963, Piaf recorded her last song, "L'Homme de Berlin".


Numerous songs by Piaf are used in films and other media, Love Me If You Dare pays tribute to her song La Vie En Rose by including various versions of the song in its soundtrack.
Also Piaf's life has been the subject of multiple films and plays:
Piaf...Her Story...Her Songs (2003) is a film starring Raquel Bitton
-La vie en rose (2007), a film about her life, Starring Marion Cotillard in the role that won her the Academy Award for Best Actress (Oscar), as Piaf and directed by Olivier Dahan


Piaf died of liver cancer at age 47 on 11 October 1963,  Her last words were "Every damn fool thing you do in this life, you pay for."

In Paris, a two-room museum is dedicated to her, the Musée Édith Piaf.


Friday, 7 June 2013

Whiteness at the CFDA

Is White the new Black?
Check out the whiteness that was happening at the CFDA AWARDS
Alessandra Ambrosia in Kaufmanfranco

Lily Aldridge The Row

Erin Wasson in Alexander Wang

Candice Swanepoel in Prabal Gurung

Hilary Rhoda in Helmut Lang


Joan Smalls in Givenchy