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Y’aaaaall, this is my new favorite music video {the song goes kinda tough too}, so you know I had to share!  And that’s saying a lot cuz they can be so boring these days! And, sure, maybe I’m a lil picky cuz I like a good visual to go along with a good song. Or at least have a cool video to compensate for wackness, right?

Just mundane. Not too much is coming off as authentic or original these days. same lyrics-same concept-same sound-different, yet weak, “artist”

Boooooo! And I’m not paying $9405.96 a month to watch MTV2 and Fuse to see “new” videos [which would be extra lame cuz they repeat the same 12 all day anyway], so luckily this was on the youtube homepage:

I used to go so hard for The Neptunes in their prime! They can do no wrong in my ears. They make magic. And although he has a recognizable, signature sound, Pharrell is such a dynamic magician/beast.

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And Uncle Snoop is a living legend. He’s crazy but he’s awesome, and-IMO-has always made rap fun. Makes me happy to be a Cali girl, even tho we’re kinda suckin right now with the whole drought and overcrowded prisons thing. And don’t get me started on Stevie. He’s amazing on so many levels and a joy to see still touring and making music {and babies!}! haha I see you, S-dub!! 😛

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So, let’s see: No twerking, no materialism, no criminals, no violence, no hookers, nor Cristal showers 🙂 {Seee, I don’t ask for much.} It’s not my favorite ever, but it’s different and refreshing. {The visuals for “Fire We Make” by Alicia Keys + Maxwell, Janet + Joni Mitchell + Q Tip’s “Got Til It’s Gone” and anything that involves OutKast or Missy Elliott are a few of my favs, so you kinda get my aesthetic. Class > ass. And no corniness.} Just a lovely, timely collaboration. Love the whole vintage, futuristic, Egyptian kings vibe, too. Kudos to the creative director[s] and the ageless Pharrell in those princely robes!

More, please!! ❤

Do y'all have it? I heard it was dope hehe

Do y’all have it? I heard it was dope hehe

solange: synonymous with style

I know it’s been awhile since I reported some fashion news, but my love of Solange.. ugh! It’s indescribable. I swear we are best friends [or at least shopping bffs] in my head. I may be late but she killed in Paris for Fashion Week. She looked perfect in every get up, but these are my favorites:

solangeEveryone is talking about this borrowed Harbison coat, but those shoes! omg

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solange4I love how this look is so complete. The pieces alone are simply stunning, but together, they move mountains.

solange5I’m a sucker for monochromatic ensembles, especially in light colors.

solange6This says, idgaf I know I look good. A true fashion icon.

You cannot tell me this young woman is not effortlessly amazing and inspirational! Her individual style is impeccable and speaks volumes without looking desperate. And it makes me forget all about that elevator incident 🙂

B for H&M

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I am not mad at Mrs. Carter debuting a collection for H&M. I feel like it brings her back down to Earth a bit-makes her more relatable, even tangible. With H&M being known for affording the masses great style at extremely reasonable prices, Beyoncé attaching her multi-million dollar name and face to such a sensible brand is quite refreshing. And the line is also refreshing-debuting in perfect time for summer in an array of bright and bold colors, with a resortwear feel, a touch of retro charm and a lot of sex appeal.

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I don’t find the Mrs. Carter collection being unique from much of what we’re seeing in stores this spring, but with her name on it, I’m sure it’ll sell very well – and fast! What do you think of the collection?? Will you be one of the first in line at H&M tomorrow [May 2nd]? If so, happy shopping!!

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[I appreciate y’all sticking with an infant blogger. I feel like my creative juices have returned so I’ll definitely be back on my blog grind with plenty more to share. Bless!!]

Style Crush: Solange

My obsession continues!!!

Instead of just being known as Beyoncé’s little sister, Solange has made a name for herself as an actress, model, dj, singer and fashionista. Hair to toe, I love her daring, confident look. Solange always inspires and stays true to herself- two things I think are essential in achieving great personal style. And I’m glad she’s continuously being recognized. Kudos, Solange!!

solange4Check out Huffington Post’s solute to Ms. Knowles 🙂

{If you don’t know, now you know!}

"Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream" New York Premiere - Arrivals

Curly Girl Rock: Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne is a super- talented vocal artist with a beautiful voice, great style and a gorgeous head of curly hair. I fell in love with her sound when I heard “Like A Star” and fell in love with her hair shortly after. Today, I’d like to pay a small homage to my acoustic soul sister and her pretty locks:

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Just a headband and some edge control. Love it! I love a big curly crop. Corinne is always natural, effortless, never overdone, and doesn’t need a lot to look pretty much perfect.

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Moisturizing conditioner -maybe a few essential oils- and bobby pins is all a curly girl needs sometimes.

A Little Tiny BET Awards Fashion Recap

I just wanted to do a quick fashion recap because the BET Awards are often overlooked. Firstly,  I hope hope hope I look as great as Angela Bassett when I get to my mid-50s! She is so beautiful, classy and elegant on every red carpet. LOVE her!

Besides Angela, I love that Selita Ebanks did something different and daring. I like to see jumpsuits and pants dressed up in the way that LaLa, Melanie Fiona and Monica rocked ’em. And Meagan Good looked good in her non-bridal all white, super simple and classy.The color and belt really made the dress that Beyoncé wore. I really hope they make the Fashion Police this Friday. [We’ll see! fingers crossed]

A couple sites that captured the fashions:

http://www.redcarpet-fashionawards.com/2012/07/02/2012-bet-awards-2/

http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-207_162-10012813.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

http://thestylenewsnetwork.com/2012/07/02/2012-bet-awards-best-dressed-red-carpet-fashion/


Too Young to Get High [heels, that is]

I remember asking for ballet flats as a young kid, maybe 4 or 5, and my mom thought they were too grown up, so I can’t imagine asking for a pair or wedges or pumps at that age. Even for high school events, my mom was still picky about heel heights and styles. I’m not a mother yet but  now I can understand where she was coming from. Little girls have about 10, maybe 12 years tops to be little girls, so why parents allow their daughters to dress like grown women is beyond me. They have plenty of time to wear heels and adult styles when they become ADULTS. What’s the rush? Shine on yahoo! wrote a tiny article on the matter. [The comments are the interesting/funny part, in my opinion.] What’s your take on this trend?

 

http://shine.yahoo.com/fashion/young-too-young-high-heels-193800902.html