Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Omari Shakir is ..."too cool, too fly, too clean" and recommended by The Weeknd . . .

This fella has swaagg. From the xo camp (The Weeknd). Check him out if you're fiending for something smooooth. This link is his brand new track (I am feeling it) titled "Nonchalant" which is too new to even find the video on blogger hence the link... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uzzTHGDirnQ





Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2011! Full - No Commercials! :)

Yikes! 25 on the 25th of December = A little luck, a party, and a lot of champagne and happiness!

Earlier tonight while my dinner was simmering on the stove, simply relaxing while drinking some green tea and knitting it hit me - I will be 25 this year! My birthday is December 25th. I know what you're thinking - "this bitch knits?" and/or "that woman can sure multitask". Either way you're right! ha!
The realisation that I will be a quarter of a century old all of a sudden flashed in my head repeatedly, haunting me like the flickering neon light of a scuzzy motel sign. The type of flicker that makes you look back and then look forward to see what all you've left behind and accomplished in your past, and what you want for your future.
Obviously being born on Christmas can already be quite special as you share the same birthday as Jesus (this is probably why I am blessed a woman of many talents knitting/multitasking), or it can be a curse when you are a 10 year old brat who has to share your birthday with Christmas. Really it depends which way you look at it. I remember being 15 and already thinking I was 25. I thought I had it all figured out, and that when I reach the actual age how ancient I will be. That I should have kids and be married by then or something silly like that, but now that I am here I feel like that 15 year old girl. Who still feels young at heart, but wise beyond her years. Isn't it funny how when we are younger we look forward to growing up or we already think we are grown up, and once we actually do grow up we hold on to the innocence of our childhood. When you're a child anything and everything seems possible, which is not such a horrible notion to grasp and remember when you have grown into the tainted world and society that is revealed once you become an "adult". Others measures of success and failure become blinding and our possibilities slip through our fingers along with our happiness.
This year is an extra special and hopefully lucky birthday as I will be turning 25 on the 25th - of December none the less (the already important/curse birthday, once again depending how you look at it). This is what some of my friends refer to as your "champagne birthday" which I am hoping brings me the much needed luck promised as well as a thrasher of a celebration. One that goes down in history, because at this ripe old age I can tell you that no matter what life brings a good party is great at any age and you definitely can never have enough luck. Bring on the champagne, and along with it possibility - which in the end should equal my happiness! Here's to many more years of knitting, green tea, parties, good music, good art, good health and a little luck! Cheers!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Trend Report: Shirtdresses/Textured Dresses




B.O.B. Mixtape - "E.P.I.C" | Dropped November 28th

B.o.B. releases a new mixtape, "E.P.I.C" (Every Play Is Crucial), which contains 15 tracks and features from Lil Wayne, Eminem, T.I., Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Roscoe Dash, Bun B, Mos Def, Trae Tha Truth, Future, Big K.R.I.T. and Playboy Tre. I am loving this mixtape, nice to see the B.O.B. I've been missing! He's obviously got a unreal variety in featured artists but he stands out with his classic flavor only freshened by contemporary flows and jazzy jams. He does his thaanngg on production! I honestly don't think there is a track I don't like. Goes hard and soft and all types of sharp. It's hooottt, pure FIRE! Defs worth checking out ya'll! I am amped for his upcoming album after this! :)

Download it here... http://www.defsounds.com/mixtapes/b-o-b-e-p-i-c/


Monday, 28 November 2011

Wise and much needed words from a wise woman...

"A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Thanks to my lovely friend Kelsey for sharing them with me. xo

Friday, 25 November 2011

Dancer: Marquese Scott

JUST WATCH.

LOVE HIM!!! Michael Kiwanuka - "Home Again"

"Like a lazy autumn Sunday afternoon Kiwanuka’s music is full of laid back, effortless beauty and deserves to be cherished." His music is a beautiful blend of Soul, Jazz and acoustic guitar with vintage-sounding, heartfelt and resonating vocals.

This song gives me chills...


"Tell Me A Tale" Live...

Thursday, 24 November 2011

It's Here! Lupe Fiasco - "Friend Of The People" Mixtape

I've only previewed a few tracks I just haven't had time to have a solid listen to this but from what I have heard it sounds fresh ya'll, funky beats and Lupe lyrics are a sure fire mix!


Download it here...http://www.defsounds.com/mixtapes/lupe-fiasco-friend-of-the-people/




A few tracks from the tape...








Neutral Nuisance

More/New Fave Online Fashion/Shopping Sites! Jewels | Vintage | Designer

For some seriously intricate rare jewellery pieces that will make a statement check out the jewellery designer "Dannijo" - http://dannijo.com/products.php?c=New

Here are two sale pieces by Dannijo I had my eye on, sale because it's beautiful but ain't cheap. ha!...



Check out Nasty Gal for some funky finds - http://www.nastygal.com/index.cfm

An abundance of vintage is available at - http://www.poshgirlvintage.com/ or http://www.vintagevixen.com/

A site that houses boutiques all across the world, breaking down designer's into three departments (luxe, lab, and contemporary) making it easy to see what's new, what's edgy, and the of course the more expensive designer classics. This website is my new favorite, just for the "lab" jewellery alone. I want this cuff by Eddie Borgo along with a million other pieces of jewellery from the up and coming designers of jewels -  http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/eddie-borgo-bullet-cuff-item-10137432.aspx

Also see this "New York City Skyline" ring by FSMNYC. Love it!...

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

RANDOM Update!!! Take a LOOK :)

Alright ya'll so I just updated the "Random" page with all sorts of different visual and verbal gems for your entertainment and viewing pleasure! There are some sick new pictures, lyrics, celebs, etc! Check it all out!! :) I'll try and get the other pages updated soon! I know "Today's Tune" needs some serious TLC, which is on my list of "get it done" for tomorrow! I've just been so damn busy following all the new music to keep up with my all time favorites, vintage jams, and timeless classics. Patience. xo Much Love!

The Tallest Man On Earth = Huge Talent :)

Kristian Matsson  is a singer-songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden. Since 2006, he has released two full-length albums and two EPs. He performs under the moniker The Tallest Man on Earth. Check him out!



Official Video: The Roots - "Sleep"

The Roots present the video for “Sleep” off of their upcoming album “Undun” dropping December 6th...

Kendrick Lamar - "Rigamortis" REMIX Ft. Busta Rhymes

This is nuts!!!...

"I wanna rock n' roll all night and be regal all day..."