For any of my European audience, you're probably going to be wondering why I'm posting this video since this song has been out for a long time. Regardless, funky house, and many other genres barely make an impact on this side of the world. I first heard this song almost a year ago, and it took a while for it to grow on me but I've learned to appreciate even more genres of music than I listened to before. Even though we live in such globalized culture, simple things like musical tastes, can differ from place to place.
WOW! Adele, never ceases to amaze me with her work. Ever since I heard Chasing Pavements years ago, I fell head over heels in love with her music. The song below is just another example of how beautiful her music is. Although the song doesn't resonate with me (in terms of the lyrics), I can still feel every word of hers and because of the journey I've traveled, I do feel I understand this song as well.
This photo was taken over a month ago by my sister, before I was headed out to spend some time with my friends. It was suppose to be a photo of my outfit but she decided to go for a close up instead, while I was reading off my my BlackBerry. Just thought I'd be a narcissist and post this. Anyway, I won't have much time to blog until my birthday. It's November 14th, in case you're wondering. I've got a lot of work to get done but I'll be back soon.
Take a listen to the video I've posted, it's called Nightcall and its produced by French electro house artist, Kavinsky. This song is sick! Seriously, I first heard it a little while back and I liked how reminiscent the song was of the 80's but it didn't fully appeal to me then. After hearing it again in the Drive soundtrack, it made me fall obsessively in love with the song. Perhaps the feel of the movie really lent to visualizing the song itself (admittedly I'm also head over heels in lust with Ryan Gosling...yes, I thought he was a cutie since Breaker High days annnnd he's Canadian, BONUS!). I swear I wanted to just hear it playing through the whole movie instead of hearing people talk. Someone told me I'd love the soundtrack of Drive, obviously they were right and they know me well enough to my musical taste...even though its all across the board.
Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2011 is breath taking. I am so enamoured with these pieces, if only I had the thousands of dollars needed to purchase them! These days, couture is looked at as something that is a dying breed in fashion, and it generally doesn't make much money for the designers and fashion houses themselves. Regardless, when you realize the work and effort put into the creation of these clothes, you can only gasp when you see something as beautiful as Givenchy's line. The detailing and the intricacies of each stitch and design, is just amazing to look at. I know this came out in July but I feel like I'm in awe every time I see these gowns. It's beautiful, refreshing, sophisticated, angelic, and slightly mermaid-like. Below is a video created by Style.com that allows you to understand couture and how Riccardo Ticsi designed and created these dresses. I've also added photos of my favourite gowns for you to enjoy.
I love this song and I really enjoy Mayer Hawthorne's music. I can't wait to hear his newest album "How Do You Do" which releases in only a few days, on the 11th to be exact. The video below is for his song "A Long Time", at first I got a bit psyched out because I thought it was a homemade Youtube recording of some old show, but I realized its the actual music video! Enjoy!
Yes, boys and girls, this is my billionth post of Nickelson Wooster. I remember over a year ago, people (outside of the fashion industry) were totally clueless as to who he was. I remember seeing a photo of him and as strange as I thought he was, I was still drawn to him and made a blog post based on that one photo. I had no clue who he was but I knew there was something interesting about him. Now Mr. Wooster has gained some fame in the fashion blogging realm and has definitely won my heart. I'm not going to elaborate on him or discuss how amazing I think his style is, since I continually say that on any post with photos of him. Just enjoy it!
Have you ever wondered how amazing and beautiful hugs are? You hug someone to express happiness, to express sorrow, to comfort, to express gratitude, to express love, to celebrate, to express pride in someone, to express your devotion, to feel close, to feel safe, to protect, to say hello, to say goodbye....hugs are a simple physical act that expresses so much emotion and delivers so many messages without the need to say one word. What a beautiful thing indeed...now go out and hug someone!
I've had these photos in my archives for nearly a year, if not longer. I love these shots of men's clothing, shoes, and bags because it captures some of the greatest design elements of each item. At the same time, each photo displays how beautiful showcased these items are. Enjoy.
It's been so long that I don't remember who to credit for these photos. If I'm not mistaken, I believe its Tommy Ton for GQ but I'm not sure. Feel free to correct me.
This video embodies what I feel about life and learning. Here's a bit of background on it so you can truly understand the beauty of it. According to the producers of this video, it took "3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras." to visually describe the beauty of learning. Hopefully this inspires others to view learning in a new light.
Right now Canadian weather is all over the place, one day its cold and the next day its hot. Fall is soon approaching and the temperatures will begin to settle and become colder and colder. Of course, as a friend pointed out, you walk on the streets and see people in shorts and then you look beside them and see someone in a jacket with boots on. Clearly people are still trying to figure out what clothes are the most appropriate and are in between both their summer and fall wardrobes. Anyway, the photos I chose below sort of remind of the scene I see when I go out these days. The best tip I can give to people is to layer. I layer like crazy, especially if I leave early in the morning (when its cold) or I know I'm going to return at night (also when its cold). I go from running around in a tuque and leather jacket to a t-shirt. Layering is the only way to deal with the sort of temperature changes we deal with around this time.
Look at this gem that I've found. Lauryn Hill performing at age 13 at The Apollo for Amateur Night. I wonder how the people who were booing felt once this woman became one of the most memorable females in Hip-Hop and R&B. You can even hear a guy yelling at her to "get off the mic"! I've got to say, for a 13 year old, she held some serious composure while that heckling and booing was going on. Many singers might have been completely discouraged after that experience and perhaps given up their dreams. If it wasn't for tenacity, passion, and drive, we would have never been able to experience the beautiful, soulful, and powerful music of Lauryn Hill.
I wish this woman had released more music. I remember I bought tickets to her concert in Toronto early this year and I sold it the day of the event because I had so much work I needed to do. Yes, that's the power of prioritizing. I gave up something I had waited so long for, not knowing when and if I'd ever see her perform again. Anyway, I decided to post this today because I heard this song yesterday after walking out of a pub and I realized how powerful it is. There are so many songs of Lauryn Hill's that speaks to me but I remember first hearing this song years ago and not really understanding her words. Now after growing a bit and understanding the struggles of relationships, I can definitely feel her words to my core.