New Artist Alert – Lianne La Havas

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Lianne La Havas

This 26 year old singer/songwriter from London, England is making her mark in the music industry. Inspired by soul and R&B, her music reflects true lyrical genius.

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Why Thrifting is Fashionable


“I’m gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket…” may sound familiar to you I’m sure. That line is from Macklemore’s famous song titled Thrift Shop. When this song became as big as it did it not only made Macklemore popular, but it also introduced thrifting to many people who were probably unaware of it before.
First off I would like to define “thrifting”. Thrifting is the term used for shopping in Thrift Stores. These are stores that sell secondhand clothing and other goods typically used to raise funds for a charitable institution. So when you get to the point, it’s shopping for used clothing that other people no longer can fit or want at an affordable price.

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New Artist Alert – Alessia Cara

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Alessia Cara

This 19 year old singer from Ontario’s lyrics are beautifully written and are connecting to audiences all over the planet.

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by Mariah Flores
*I’m sorry if I seem uninterested…*
Alessia Caracciolo, otherwise known as Alessia Cara, a singer/songwriter whose strong alto vocals help her deliver lyrical masterpieces that covers topics of love to self independence.
Her most popular song to date is titled “Here”. In the tune, she sings about a terrible party full of people she cannot stand, and how she feels she needs to separate herself. As the song continues, she describes the ever relatable feeling of wanting be alone in a crowd full of people who don’t really care about you. Cara’s ability to deliver witty and sarcastic lines about life in general draws people in.

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Man Bun Coolness Featured in Ad

I usually don’t catch commercials because I don’t like to watch live TV, lol. However on occasion I have the TV on as background noise while I work and recently I caught a commercial that I had to watch. Continue Reading

Music To Know: Part Two

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Are you tired of hearing the same Taylor Swift song playing over and over again on the radio? Now you can escape those catchy lyrics about heartbreak while listening to these powerful, yet seemingly obscure female vocalists. From duos to bands, to the individual singer, the world of music has never looked so great. Plug in your headphones and settle in for a ride filled with breathtaking female talent. Seriously, who runs the world? That’s right! Girls. Continue Reading

Black (FASHION) History Month

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It’s February! Time to celebrate Black History Month!

During this month many people cover influential civil rights leaders, innovators and inventors, and the history of the black culture in general. Well, on A daily dose of vitamin f, we of course want to celebrate the many Black Americans who have influenced American and Global fashion. We salute all those who have been apart of history as it relates to Black America and Fashion. So, this post is our dose of BLACK (FASHION) HISTORY!

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The Return of Saint Laurent

My fellow (Yves) Saint Laurent lovers, the brand has finally released their Fall 2013 Ad Campaign. The ad features Southern California twins, Wyatt and Fletcher Shears. They are behind the skater punk band “The Garden.” But most importantly, they are exclusive Saint Laurent models. They debuted on the Saint Laurent runway and now are the stars of the ad campaign.

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Mrs. Carter Tour and Fashion…The Meaning

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Beyoncé has done it again. Traveling the world with her amazing crew of talent and skilled professionals; almost like a huge circus, with every bling, bells and whistles. Her mission is simple, to inspire and empower the nation. Her 2013 world tour has received rave reviews of 5 stars from europe to america. Everyone is speaking how on point is the performance. And what’s so amazing is she has no new album out yet, she is still riding the surf of her last album, 4.

What interests me are the selection of fashion pieces she is wearing in her performances. High fashion- couture pieces that fit her body shape beautiful and flawlessly. But, knowing her, they mean more than just fashion, her selection speaks power, embracing femininity, being an  independent woman is cool, loving your life, and going after your dreams above and beyond.  Continue Reading

Throwback Thursday: Solange Chats With Brooklyn Magazine

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Solange Knowles may not be on a global takeover tour like her big sister, but she is definitely dominating on the local front, especially here in NYC.  Even though she is a fairly new resident to Brooklyn, she epitomizes much of the eclectic and creative vibe that resides there. Not to be confused with the hipster subculture movement alive and well in BK, Solange has a special way of making the past new again.

She’s featured in Brooklyn Magazine showcasing her unique “throwback” style, as she discusses how she has embraced the past and how she’s discovering to live in the present.

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Known to be a trend creator not  follower, Solange continues to be an “it girl” with a great sensibility for mixing past and present in her style. It doesn’t hurt that she seems to be born of another time and glows with a beautiful old soul. Continue Reading