2017 has just started and what better way to start the year then to pick a style icon we can all look forward to seeing what she does in 2017!
Halsey is an indie singer with some pretty gutsy songs and a laid back cool style. Her album Badlands produced some really good girl power anthems and really bared her soul for the world to see. Her song Castle because the theme song for The Huntsman Winters War and she has collabed with Justin Bieber and The Chainsmokers. She appeals to a lot of girls with her feminist outlook and standing up for what she believes in. She has also become the voice of bi racial and mixed people. Her style can be described as nineties girly, tomboy street style. She loves tshirts, oversized sweats and bralettes. But when she gets red carpet ready it’s nineties sexy pot pinup Tom boy. I adore how she mixes things up! Listen to New Americana, Hurricane and Colors.
We have done music for a looooooong time and we can say we are shaming ourselves so no need for you to do so. In regards to fashion, we always saw ourselves as a lover of alternative looks; so for music, we are still showing our love for Emilie Autumn.
The “Fight like a Girl” album landed in our hearts 4 years ago now and no doubt the “plague rats” (what Emilie Autumn calls her fans) are waiting to hear some new material. Even though, we still wait for more music; she has been busy these past 4 years. The album was written as a musical based on the supposedly autobiography “The Asylum of Wayward Victorian Girls”. Even though, “fight like a girl” was the only song release from the album, It has been very popular.
In 2014, it was announced that Emilie Autumn would be appearing at a handful of dates on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour with an installation called “The Asylum Experience”, which will include music, burlesque, circus sideshow attractions and theater.
This book has become so popular they may be a musical in the works
The latest news is a release of an audio book of her beloved book The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls ; a 6 CD box set which no doubt features great surprises for her fans (me as well :).
This staged performance by a fan could be a possible excerpt from the play.
Another side note is that this popular book and the album that also featured songs related to the book is going to be a musical!! That’s right, its in production as we speak! So who is going to play Emily? Who knows but I am getting a orchestra seat. There is even rumor about a movie but the musical is confirmed.
I would look forward to anyone hazarding a guess on the cast and possibly what to expect. I know we can expect the entire album of “fight like a girl” to appear in the Broadway play. As an American, I really don’t get a lot of information about foreign singers so please share on the comments below.
Hot chocolate Design is a Venezulan brand founded by Pablo Martinez and Carolina Aguerrevere in 2004 that create small quantities of Mary Jane type shoes and heels (often called chocolaticas) that feature edgy,fun and sweet designs. Their shoes come in cute milk carton shaped shoe boxes and their only US distributors are in Miami, FL , cherrylane.com and Amazon.com
I end my Spring shoe guide with a brand I am obsessed with! I own their clothes and handbags as well as their kick ass shoes! Iron Fist wascstarted by two skaters in 2001 and since then the brand has hired many skaters and artists to create their one of a kind prints. They create well made shoes with a punk twist and the price is so afforable with no shoe priced over $80!!
I adore the Irregular Choice brand as it is so whimsical and girly! Designed by Dan Sullivan in 1999 when he saw the shoe market was missing interesting footwear. These shoes are pretty and comfortable and he puts a tin of details in every pair so you feel as if you are walking on works of art!
I absolutely adore shoes! I think a great pair of shoes can really make an outfit pop! For years I have been shopping certain brands and as I discover new ones I feel like I won the lottery! I am always on the look out for whimsical yet comfortable shoes and usually keep mum on my favs as I hated to share until now readers! I am highlighting this week my fav shoe brands who feature the perfect shoes for Spring!
First up is Miista Shoes. I only discovered this UK based brand when RackedNy sent me their sample sale newletter and I wasn’t disapointed! The shoes can run a size small but their sandals run true to size and the unusual prints and treatments used on their shoes are so worth the hassle!
The Art world as slowly and quietly become a part of the fashion world as artist turn into pattern designers and collection influencers. Although, Rad Roubeni has yet to venture into the fashion world, his strong representation of “Street scapes” and unique style of capturing it all, will surely be influential for future fashion designers around the world.
At frist glance, the photos are capturing the work of graffiti, but as we look closer we realize the “devil is in the details” so to speak. It is not so much the unusual color theme or the interpretation of an idea but more the technique that renders this artwork worthy of an installation. We spoke the the artist and photographer about the process of turning a flat image into an accurate perception of the human eye.
Each photo is actually 16 to 18 images spliced together to mimic what the human eye perception. It was shot with hdr and printed on canvas to add texture. The images were shot in rapid succession to create a high def experience.
The pop up gallery is located at 104 delancey Street between Essex and Ludlow until feburary 15, 2014. It is worth the experience.
I have to admit I really didn’t really know who FKA Twigs was until I saw the uproar she caused on Twitter when actor Rob Patterson became her boyfriend. Well I am sure glad I decided to google her because I am now a huge admirer! FKA Twigs (born Tahliah Barnett) is from Gloucestershire, England and is a singer, song-writer and dancer. She got her start as a dancer in music videos namely Jessie J’s “Do It Like A Dude”. The petite and stunning beauty reminds me of a mixture of Sade’, Bjork and Aa. Her music videos are creative and visually stunning and her lyrics are pure poetry! People have labeled her Alternative R&B but I say she is most def Alternative Electronic. Please download “Two Weeks”, “Water Me” and “Papi Pacify” her new album LP1 was released in August last year and has just released an amazing new video “Pendulum”
Wolf Home has paired with Art Markit to bring you a collection of eclectic home goods from NY artists. The atmosphere was relaxed with manicures by Vinyl Project, canned wine and cappuccino in bottles.
Wolf Home’s unique collection of tables, especially the Hashtag and Hey engraved side tables.
The shopping bags have a rustic look and was a juxapostion to the bright art pieces. Everything from playing cards to towels and even the price points were in a wide range from 10 to 300 dollars.
The Art Markit is available for three days, so stop by 963 Broadway near E 23 street and pick up a unique piece.
I always loved the range of new artist. Even when you think there are enough of music stars on the horizon; a new band comes out with a new twist on the same theme and you fall in love again. Lately, there has been a lot of singers that seem to sound like the famous songstresses of the past and some in the not so distant past. The question: Does sounding like someone else an insult or are they paying homage?
Similar sound and similar styles – Flattery or insult?
Grande vs Mariah Carey
We had high hopes for this Disney star but she hit the scene with a remake of “Emotions” which did without creating her own sound but sounding so much like Mariah Carey, she was nick-named “Little Mariah”. Then the hip hop song, “F***ing Problems” featuring A$AP seamed even more similar to Mariah Carey circa 1990’s. On an interview with Power 101.5, Mariah Carey said she was offended by the comparison. The young singer has even been styled like Mariah Carey, with sequin accented dresses and pulled back locks. Grande dreams of being the next Mariah Carey but she isn’t exactly dead. Yes, here last album did not sell well but the singer should not be counted as out of the game just yet. What do you think? Insult or flattery?
Karmin vs Nicki Minaj
It use to be that singers covered popular bands in order to find their sound but now they may be using it to get record deals and even discount the artist that already coined it. I had high hopes for Karmin (real-life couple Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan). Instead, Heidemann covered various Nicki Minaj songs then called here out on one of her songs:
“I ain’t happy seeing how it is/ Stop all the comparing me, no Nicki Minaj-erie/ Let me out the cage so I can fizz/ Cause all the femininity is looking for a rapper queen/ Banking on Azealia and Iggy/ Pretty damn amazing what you’ll do to be a star.”
Nicki Minaj smartly changed her sound; making Karmin irrelevant. However, there may be something to covering someone else’s song and making it their claim to fame.
The point is that music is a way to express yourself in an way other can relate and you can relate to yourself as well. The grass-root movement and fashion meets music craze are both examples of originality. If you do not have it, then do you really deserve to be a musician?