Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tunes: Back to the Shack

I've never been much of a garage band type of fan but this new tune from Weezer is fair game.  Their new single "Back to the Shack" is an open apology to their fans - my roommate tells me they got cocky in the early 2000's and changed their tunes to something more poppy + mainstream, this quickly caused them to loose many of their loyal followers.  

The music is your classic punk rock/garage band type tune.  Heavy guitars and drums and the occasional wailing melodies. The only thing that worries me is that it can go both ways; It can very well appeal to their earlier audience but the lyrics, although honest, are still a bit poppy as hell.  Imagine Britney Spears singing it and you'll get what i mean.

Anyway, i'm going to give the boys at Weezer an A for effort.  I dig it. Its fun and catchy and makes me want yell and sing the song at the top of my lungs.  There's no real music video yet simply lyrics, and for now, that is all that you will need.

Happy Tuesday Lovers!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Give It a Try Whispered The Heart

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Day On The Streets of NYFW Spring/Summer 2015

I love the excitement that is New York Fashion Week although i only get to watch from a far. I was lucky enough to attend my very NYFW 2014 show earlier this year capturing the work of J Mendel and Hernan Lander. It was one of those experiences you simply never forget.  It was the best day ever!  

I was not as lucky for this Spring/Summer 2015 show so instead the roommate and i decided to dress up a bit, hit the streets, and check out for ourselves the zoo that can be fashion week and all that is 'street style' spotting. Within seconds of turning the corner of the MILK studio i practically ran straight into Anna Dello Russo + Chiara Totire !  I managed to get over my shock pretty quickly to snap a few pics as they strutted past us. So far so good.

Not soon after a swarm of photographers ran to the opposite direction - it was really something to sit back and observe. There were some recognizable models and some not so much yet each walked to and from strutting the sidewalk as if it were the actual catwalk... and then flashing lights everywhere!  Madness. It seemed we walked up right after the Jeremy Scott and Miley Cyrus was rumored to be inside. I suppose that explained a lot of the anxious excitement that was felt.

I always thought it would be so lame to just stand and be the outsider hoping to find a way in (oh and it is, don't get me wrong), but i'm glad i got to see firsthand the chaos and yes, fun it can be to sit on the sideline and be a spectator...but for one day only. Have some dignity for goodness sake. *wink*

*What I Wore* 
Scalloped Crop Top by Topshop

Tulle Skirt by H&M
(similar here) 
(5 years old. At this point its vintage right)

Necklace by Max & Chloe
(similar here)

Shoes by Jessica Simpson

Anna Dello Russo leaving the Jeremy Scott show

Anna Dello Russo + Chiara Totire leaving the Jeremy Scott show

A small percentage of the swarm of photographers waiting for the perfect shot.

Bella Thorne walking by

I loved this duo!

Caught in the act

But first, let me take a selfie

The end and on our way to have some oysters.

It was a good day.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Twirling with eShakti

Twirl whenever life gives you the chance

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I am in love with my new eShakti retro dress, custom tailored according to my measurements and height so the fit is exact!  eShakti offers an extensive selection from which to choose from: tops, skirts, retro dresses, evening wear... i promise you will soon find yourself pressed to make a decision and it will not be an easy one.  With hundreds of stunning pieces from with to choose from simply submit your preferred piece along with your measurement for something personalized and fun!  I am really happy with the fit and comfort of this dress.  I selected something classic, timeless, and wearable. Thank you eShakti for making this gal twirl with happiness.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kate Moss + Cara Delevingne "My Burberry"

What happens when the legend of my generation crosses paths with today's "it" girl?

Kate Moss + Cara Delevingne's "My Burberry" fragrance campaign is revealed and it is all we ever wished for from these beauties.  Clad in Burberry's classic trench coat, the english beauties prance around for the camera playfully spraying the new fragrance.  With Mario Testino as the eye behind the stunning black and whites we were surely set for greatness.  

Kate Moss is timeless and it appears that Cara is set to follow in the very same footsteps as her predecessor and much more.  We have been seeing quite a lot from Cara lately and honestly i cannot wait to see what else this girl has under her sleeves.  Loving this new Burberry campaign for "My Burberry."


Image Credit: Burberry