Sunday, 29 January 2012

Introducing Hopsin . . .

Hopsin is still relatively underground. He’s been around forever but got screwed by his first label Ruthless Records before starting his own label Funk Volume. He has gained alot of fame from these Ill Mind of Hopsin videos on Youtube, also from hopping on Am I a Psycho with Tech N9ne and B.o.B. The boy is craaazzyyyy . . .

New: Frank Ocean - "Voodoo"

A short little tasty jam. I love this boy.

A street style appetizer . . .

I am in love - Tyrese freestyling it . . .

It's official, I need a boyfriend that can sing. Tyrese a.k.a "Baby Boy" if you are free holla . . .

Friday, 27 January 2012

bbbrrrrr . . .

Looking fashionable while freezing your ass off 101. One day I will master it. ha! Or I will move...south.

Who are these characters? haha! Quite the pair . . .

Had to post this pic. haha! Lupe Fiasco and Mos Def chillin'.

Cynthia Vincent Spring 2012

I am a sucker for a wide brimmed hat, a beautiful flowy dress, and frankly anything that leaves a boho flavor in my mouth. Quite lovely indeed. I am looking forward to spring! :)

Love: Installation artist Noemie Goudal . . .

Paris born, London based Noemie Goudal's uniquely beautiful work caught my conceptual eye a few years ago, and continues to tickle my artistic fancy. So I of course had to share her genius with you! Her photography is rooted firmly in the creation of what many have coined 'conception volumique', a phrase borrowed from design production to refer to site-specific sculptural installations that render unclear whether it is the location, installation, or image that is the artwork itself. Across various photographic series, Goudal frequently works with large scale paper backdrops, juxtaposed closely with the existing landscape and blurring the bounds of the real and the fictional. To put it simply she's created a whole new "look outside the box" artistic technique.
"I wish to offer through my photographs escapes into alternative landscapes where the reconstruction of new lands is made possible. The journey inside the image will invite the viewer to enter the space as well as entering the narrative of a ‘make-believe’, bringing him into the game between fiction and reality in which one can identify the fragility of one’s own desires." - Noemie Goudal

Oohh Aahh: Balmain pre-fall 2012

I know it is waayyy to early to be thinking fall 2012 buuuuttt. . . .Balmain excites me with this pre fall preview. I am especially in love with the luxe leather jackets in the rich green shade. 

barbie tributes famous works of art . . .wtf

Andy Warhol

Man Ray

Leonardo Da Vinci

Otto Dix

Pablo Picasso

Venus de Milo

Johannes Vermeer

Barbie is now everyone from Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring to Warhol’s Marilyn thanks to French artist, Jocelyne Grivaud, who creates Barbie doll versions of famous works of art.

"My creations are inspired by famous works I have been moved by. The idea was to design transformations of Barbie and have fun at the same time. It is a way of making comparisons between different representations of women, created at different times, and Barbie, a figure with a firm hold on our imaginations."

Is Barbie really the most ideal figure we have in today's modern society, to be compared to these monumental works of feminine art? hmmm . . .wtf? Our ideals of woman have become convoluted, and more disfigured than any Picasso portrait.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Watch out 2012 for Tanya Lacey - "Letter to my ex"

Up and coming British soul singer Tanya Lacey Ladies and germs.

Elle Varner - "Conversation Lush" Mixtape

Chip Tha Ripper "Tell Ya Friends" Mixtape

K'naan ft. Nelly Furtado - Is Anybody Out There

Oh Gee La - Wiz and gang freestyle . . .

For 2012, Wiz Khalifa is focused on building Taylor Gang. He recently signed Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia, and now his next power move was signing model and rapper Lola Monroe. Here is the captain and his newest recruits in a freestyle sesh. It’s good.

New: John Legend ft. Ludacris - Tonight


Bonjour! Unfortunately my Internet is out of commission so posting and updates are a little tricky, tricky as in damn near impossible. I am struggling because I have plenty to share. Apologies mes amis. I am not lost, gone, kidnapped, incarcerated etc. Consider it a brb . . . be right back when my connection to the world recovers! Stay tuned! xo

Monday, 23 January 2012

YSL shoe lust . . .

They're steel, they're capped toe, and pack a serious amount of sophisticated swag. Yves Saint Laurent's new platform is my new lusty love. Saint indeed. : )

Joshua Bell: "Stop and Hear the Music" . . .

"In Washington DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, a man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about four minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule. About four minutes later, the violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. At six minutes, a young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. At ten minutes, a three-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly. At forty-five minutes: The musician played continuously. Only six people stopped and listened for a short while. About twenty gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32. After one hour: He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music. This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities. This experiment raised several questions: In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? If so, do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context? One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made… How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?"

Friday, 20 January 2012

K'naan ft. Nas - "Nothing to Lose"

Hot damn K'naan and Nas on the same record titled "Nothing to Lose", from K'naan's "More Beautiful Than Silence" EP due out January 24th . . .

The legendary Etta James passes at 73. . .

Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as "The Wallflower," "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and the wedding favorite "At Last," has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73.
She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said.
She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. James died at a hospital in Riverside, California. She would have turned 74 Wednesday.

Street Style: 3rd Edition . . .