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

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“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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Music To Know: The #ThrowbackThursday Finale

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Image courtesy of www.freemake.com

It’s that time of the week to be reminiscent about the past and enjoy sharing your favourite memories. #ThrowbackThursday is also the perfect time to listen to old tunes from earlier years. All throughout the 90s, artists from all walks of life made hits. For the last and final edition of Music To Know, we’ll touch on three artists and one of their popular songs. Sit back and enjoy the nostalgic ride.

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Music To Know: Part Two

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Image courtesy of www.freemake.com

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

Far Out! Fashion

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The 1970s was an era filled with rock and roll, hippies, and catchy expression. As a result, old trends cycle back inspired by the carefree and light attitude of the time. Shows and movies, like “The Waltons” and “Annie Hall” also helped revolutionize fads. From flowing floral dresses, “Saturday Night Fever” attire, to the rustic bohemian chic comfort, the fashion world revolves around the time period more than any other period.

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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

How Punk Went From Street Fashion to High Fashion

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On May 9th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opened its doors for its latest fashion exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture. Curated by the Met’s Andrew Bolton- with a helping hand from Givenchy’s own maestro of punk, Riccardo Tisci- the exhibition explores the intriguing journey of punk from its subcultural rebellious and anti-social roots to being an integrated part of our fashion industry.

Punk is also an integrated part of New York and London’s fashion heritage. While we Brits feel we have a deep affiliation with punk, after all it is a movement that was undeniably born in London’s King’s Road, the truth is that punk actually originated in New York with bands such as Richard Hell and the Voidoids and the Ramones. Malcolm McLaren, the man who taught Vivienne Westwood everything she knows about punk (well, almost), even credited his infamous look for The Sex Pistols to Richard Hell.

Richard Hell, one of the original New York punk rockers, in his signature look: ripped t-shirt and spiked hair. Image courtesy of www.patrishka.wordpress.com

Richard Hell, one of the original New York punk rockers, in his signature look: ripped t-shirt and spiked hair. Image courtesy of www.patrishka.wordpress.com

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The Great Gatsby – My Movie, Music, and Menswear Fashion Review

I have not been this excited to see a movie in awhile. It made me smile just to see all of the trailers, which I felt were so visually hypnotic… and so crazy good. As you now know this movie is now in theaters nationwide as of Friday, May 10th. I was originally going to write a post about The Great Gatsby before it came out, but decided I could speak to it better once I had actually seen it.

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#WhatRUWearing by the GIOGO Girls

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(R) Julianne Waters and (L) Tiana Brown make up the GIOGO Girls

(R) Julianne Waters and (L) Tiana Brown make up the “comically- fashion- fabulous duo” the GIOGO Girls.

I subscribe to the GIOGO Show channel on YouTube and just think their content is so creative and fun! Today they uploaded their new music video titled #WhatRUWearing.  After watching it a few dozens times, I am now sharing this comically- fashion- fabulousness on Dose of Vitamin F. Continue Reading