Monday, November 25, 2013

November 2013 Playlist

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Yes, another late playlist.
-cue in the eye rolls-
Anyway, the playlist is pretty much filled with some soothing, mellow songs. They're those songs where they're perfect while you're chilling or driving, yah know? I've been really into mellow, chill music (is that even the right description? lol) lately. There's lots of Sampha (ugh, I adore his voice) and some dancey songs by Cut Copy, Digitalism, and Major Lazer and some good ol' house tunes. I also discovered some really rad artists, like King Krule and Wookie. It's pretty much composed of good jams I'm lovin' at the moment. Enjoy!

1. Sampha - Demons

2. Sampha - Without

3. New Order - Age of Consent

4. Madonna - What It Feels Like For A Girl

5. Artful Dodger - Please Don't Turn Me On (Disclosure Remix)

6. Boris Dlugosch - Express Yourself

7. Beck - I Won't Be Long

8. The Chemical Brothers - Where Do I Begin

9. RAC - Let Go (Feat. Kele & MNDR)

10. Sky Ferreira - Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Okay)

11. Cut Copy - Meet Me in a House of Love

12. Wookie feat. Eliza Doolittle - The Hype

13. King Krule - Border Line

14. Arcade Fire - We Exist

15. Major Lazer feat. Flux Pavillion - Jah No Partial

16. Digitalism - Forrest Gump

17. Drake feat. Sampha - Too Much

18. Wordlife - Small Talk (Don Daneeka DTW Remix)

19. Dusky - Vanishing Point

20. Lorde - Ribs

21. Roisin Murphy - Sweet Nothings

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear

...and Hedi does it again! Another stellar, rock 'n' roll, extremely appealing collection for Saint Laurent. I love how the collection is quintessentially rock 'n' roll and I could see looks referencing David Bowie (the opening look, anyone?), teddy boys, California cool kids, The Lost Boys, and glam rock. I love how the collection contained a mix of colors and prints in there, whether it was in the shoes or on a undeniably gorgeous, tailored jacket. For example, that checkered moto jacket on Fletcher Shears has my name written all over it while his brother sported a glam rock, colorful blazer styled with a printed black and white shirt. I love the use of embellishments, especially in the opening look and on that gorgeous bomber that has vampire fangs on the back. Mark my words, that piece is going to be everywhere next season. Did I also mention there's a cute look in there with a striped, cropped top styled with pvc pants and a oh so badass bandana? The styling was ON POINT here. Check out my favorite looks:

Song of the Day: Drake - Too Much ft. Sampha

Ugh, Sampha's vocals give me the chills in this song. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Olivier Theyskens Sketches for Theysken's Theory S/S 2012

Olivier is one of those designers that immediately had me gagging when I started getting into fashion because of how creative and breathtaking his clothes are. Remember the sublime creations for Rochas and Nina Ricci? Anyway, I love what he's doing for Theysken's Theory. I came across this interesting video of Olivier sketching looks for the Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which happens to be one of my all time favorite collections from the label. I always enjoy seeing designers creating their collections from scratch and how their sketches look. Seeing how their vision looks before they actually physically create them is quite fascinating, imo.

Sigh, if only I had those same sketching skills lol.

Nicolas Ghesquiere to be the new Creative Director at Louis Vuitton

From WWD:
Ghesquière, 42, is to show his first collection for the French luxury firm next March.
Vuitton said Ghesquière would bring “a modern creative vision to the house’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality.”
“Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation and exploration,” Ghesquière said. “I am very honored of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision.”
I was praying for my homegurl Nicolas to finally get his ass back to a huge fashion house because lbr, the man is a genius and needs top notch resources and then this is confirmed *tears*. Ugh, there definitely is a god. The fact that LV doesn't really have an exact image regarding it's pret-a-porter (Marc was all over the place, but in a good way), Nicolas has the ability to expand into so many ideas, at least I'm assuming he'll have a lot of creative freedom. Nonetheless, with Wang at Balenciaga, Hedi at Saint Laurent, and now Nicolas at Louis Vuitton, Paris Fashion Week is on a totally different level. Can't wait for next season.

Disclosure @ The Fonda Theatre

The fact that I was able to see Disclosure (2nd time this year) at the last minute a couple of weeks ago for free still feels so surreal.
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Here's a little brief history: Prior to the actual event, I had been persistently stalking Twitter and Craigslist for any floor tickets for the show (preferably on Friday). Alas, nothing came up. It either seemed too expensive for a ticket (I was already pushing it at $90) or the task of actually retrieving them and going to meet them just wasn't working well with some of the sellers. I was pretty close to giving up until I entered a giveaway for tickets on Twitter. Basically, my ass won, got ready within an hour, and immediately went to party the night away.
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I took my friend Jordan and both of use seriously had such a flawless time. Although the tickets were balcony tickets, free tickets are free tickets. Yah feel me? I honestly didn't care where I was seated as long as I actually got to see them live again.
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My god, that concert was totally epic. I was bitching the whole week about having to see them and then I actually win tickets to see them. Pretty crazy, right? Those two know how to throw a concert, for reals. Thanks Disclosure for the fabulous time!

p.s. Disclosure released a new track titled "Apollo" and it's so damn good. Enjoy!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Trick, Never Treat

Yes, trick, never treat. ;)
I know I'm late with the Halloween celebrations, but I've been consumed with school work that''s stressing me out. I'll be back to regularly blogging ASAP. I hope you had a flawless Halloween!!