Thursday, November 13, 2014

Azealia Banks' Broke With Expensive Taste

Like, "yasssssssssssss" has never been so applicable in my life until now. I have been stanning for ha for lord knows how long. Like, I was there for the 1991 EP, for the Fantasea mix tape (btw she said Fantasea 2 is coming!!), for the Mermaid Ball, for the Twitter fueds, for the mess that was ATM Jam, for the messy comments she made. But mawma has finally scalped my weave and had the audacity to finally feed me and I am truly gagging. Please, enjoy and get those voguing lewks out because we are going to slay with these bops.
'Desperado', 'Soda", 'Miss Amor', 'JFK', 'Miss Camaraderie', 'Chasing Time', and of course 'Luxury' are my personal favorites, honestly. I love how 'Desperado' and 'JFK' are a bit moody while 'Soda' and 'Chasing Time' are those upbeat jams that just get me in the mood. 'Miss Amor' and 'Miss Camaraderie' are the true voguing jams, tbh. I could easily see 'Ice Princess' being quite commercially successful and possibly the next single, but I think it's my least favorite of my favorites if that makes any sense lol. Anyway, I do love the transition from a bit trap/hip hop into dance in the song. '212' is a given fave, but I'm really impressed with how eclectic the album is. You have some caribbean flavor in the opening track while pretty AB sings in Spanish in 'Gimme a Chance'. Then there's 'Nude Beach A Go-Go', which references teen beach movies from back in the day. 'Yung Rapunxel', 'BBD', and 'Heavy Metal and Reflective' aren't new but they slay and immediately get me in the mood to be a bad bitch. Also, major shout out to 'Luxury'. It's that jam that has me feeling so fierce and singing out loud and I just reenact the walking scene from the music video. I'm so damn proud of her and so happy I got my life from this. Screw her former label. She made it without them and is getting positive reviews and is even recognized on the Billboard charts WITHOUT any major promo. Werq, AB. Remember, bad bitches do it.
p.s. Okay, so my boo Lone produced two tracks (Miss Amore and Miss Camaraderie and he did Liquorice) and I honestly need them to collab more. They make a sick duo, tbh.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween 2014: Kate Moss' Offspring?

Okay, I wasn't really Kate Moss for Halloween but I did recreate a flawless face lewk the Brit queen has sported in the past.
Speaking of Brit queens, thank god for Charlotte Tilbury, a.k.a. one of my favorite makeup artists, for literally posting this tutorial the morning of Halloween. The starry eyed look on Kate Moss was quite easy to recreate.
The minute I saw that video on my subscription feed at 10am was when I felt like god had personally left it on my screen as a sign to get my ass together and just recreate this instead of continuing panicking about what to be. Like, I was having anxiety about costumes and makeup, etc. I know......I'm a mess. The look required some gold and bronze shadow, eyeliner, lip gloss that's poppin', medical tape and voila! You're now 10% as flawless as good ol' Kate Moss and I'm talking about messy-lookin', trashed Kate Moss. Beat mug, rockstar, glam, fur, Saint Laurent-wearing Kate Moss is a whole other level that's quite hard to achieve. The key to the look is the medical tape. You really want that star to be perfect with clean lines and an overall even shape, so the tape is a must! Anyway, Halloween was whatever this year. No parties, nada. The gurls and I headed to Weho. I mean, you can't go wrong with that location, yah know? We went to some club, etc. However, let's take a minute to talk about how it rained and my favorite jacket and shoes were getting soaked! It was really heartbreaking. Imagine a mother seeing her children in pain and being helpless and unable to do anything to stop it....yeah, that's how I truly felt being soaked in disgusting, polluted water. It was a question of "do I take my jacket and somehow try to protect it from getting wet and let myself get poured on even more with just a t-shirt on or protect myself with the jacket as a shield?". Sophie's choice, I tell yah. The next day consisted of more bottom-like activities, a.k.a. clubbing.
....and that's Halloween 2014 for yah.
I know.
But you wanna know what's spookier? The exam I have for marketing on Wednesday that I'm studying for as I type this.
Yeah, I'm sure you're quite petrified.