McQueen’s Sarah Burton Wins British Fashion Awards’ “Designer of the Year”

November 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

On Monday night, the annual “British Fashion Awards” (which took place in London at the Savoy Hotel) was hosted by the British Fashion Council.

The big winners of the night included Stella Tennant (Model of the Year), Sarah Burton (Designer of the Year) and Victoria Beckham (Designer Brand of the Year) (via NY MAG).

See all of the night’s winners after the jump!

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Music Qualm of the Moment: Rihanna – Talk That Talk’s “Birthday Cake”

November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Bajan Pop songstress Rihanna released her sixth studio album Talk That Talk on November 21. While I am pretty content with the record’s material, I am still upset over the incredibly short mega-track “Birthday Cake.” I just need to get this off my chest, so bear with me!

“Birthday Cake”, produced by The-Dream, was presented to fans as an album interlude. But when I first heard the track on Talk That Talk, I was confused, shocked, excited and highly upset.

This song is NOT an interlude by any means. Album interludes serve as a precursor for the next track in order to build anticipation for that said track. “We All Want Love” succeeds “Birthday Cake”; these two songs have nothing in common. So why sell “Birthday Cake” as an interlude? It is not even titled as an interlude on the album itself!

“Birthday Cake” is the ultimate teaser; it starts with exotic synths then blooms into this bad-bitch sex anthem. Then it suddenly fades away as soon as the track begins to find its center. Why stop? Why?

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Watch This: Florence Welch covers Drake’s “Take Care”

November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Last Friday, Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine stopped by BBC Radio 1 where she performed a cover of Drake’s “Take Care” as part of her Live Lounge Special.

Florence maintains the sultry vibe of the song while adding her own moody touch. It’s pretty epic.

Check it out below:

Listen Here: Stream 5 Songs from The Black Keys’ “El Camino” Now!

November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

If you can’t wait until The Black Keys releases their sixth studio album El Camino, then click here to stream five songs from the record, dropping on December 6!

The indie rock band is streaming three more new album cuts in addition to “Lonely Boy” and “Run Right Back”: “Gold on the Ceiling”, “Little Black Submarines”, and “Sister”.

I won’t spoil the songs for you, but all I can say is that El Camino is going to be a killer!

Photo Courtesy of: American Rock Scene

Move Over Versace, Marni is the New Designer Collaborator for H&M!

November 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

Consuelo Castiglioni, creative director for Italian fashion luxury house Marni, announced her collaboration with high street retailer H&M! With its current collaboration with Versace, it seems like the popular store can’t get enough of Italian designers!

Marni, a quirky and fun label that I always look forward to seeing at Milan fashion week, will have its Marni x H&M Spring collection pieces available in 260 worldwide H&M on March 8, 2012.

 “I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favorite pieces in signature fabrics and prints. As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colors, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic and adding sporty utilitarian elements,” Castiglioni said.

The funky tribal and Bauhaus prints, nerdy-chic accessories and bright clashing colors will be a huge hit come March!

Check out the video below to get a sneak peek of my model of the moment Aymeline Valade wearing the collection:

Click here to view some more exclusive pictures of the makings of the Marni x H&M collection!

Photo Courtesy of: Fashionologie

New Video: Birdman ft. Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne – “Y U Mad”

November 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

YMCMB heavyweights Birdman, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne show off their lavish lifestyles in Birdman’s new video for “Y U Mad.” Nicki Minaj serves as the star of the video, showing off her sexy side as well as goofing off by playing the “Female Weezy.”

Check out the video below:

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