Saturday, February 21, 2009

Meet Nicole Richie in L.A

I am so excited for this! I'm hoping I can get my hand on a ticket to meet her! I've always loved her since she got super thin because that's when she became so fashion forward. I love her jewerly line "House of Harlow 1960". If I had tons of money, I'd buy it all but sadly I don't at the moment. I've been eying this ring for a good while and I think it's the perfect time to buy it!
It's also available online and it's only $38! It's really big, not your average ring... But it's hawt!

Let me know if your going!

NEW Kanye

Here are two new songs featuring Kanye and their sooooo good! I can already see "Walking On The Moon" as the #1 song on the charts!

GLC featuring Kanye West & T-Pain - Flight Club
The Dream featuring Kanye West - Walking On The Moon

Kanye will be featured on March 2009's Details Issue. He's interview is quite impressive, ver y detailed. It will hit stands on 2/24/09.

On using “gay” as a compliment: “Titles are very important. I like to embody titles, y’know, or words that have negative connotations, and explain why that’s good,” he says. “Take the word gay—like, in hip-hop, that’s a negative thing, right? But in the past two, three years, all the gay people I’ve encountered have been, like, really, really, extremely dope. Y’know, I haven’t, like, gone to a gay bar, nor do I ever plan to. But where I would talk to a gay person—the conversation would be mostly around, like, art or design—it’d be really dope. From a design standpoint, kids’ll say, ‘Dude, those pants are gay.’ But if it’s, like, good, good, good fashion-level, design-level stuff, where it’s on a higher level than the average commercial design stuff, it’s, like, gay people that do that. I think that should be said as a compliment. Like, ‘Dude, that’s so good it’s almost . . . gay.’”

Christian Siriano for Payless Shoes - Collection Fall '09

Christian Siriano and Payless got together to work on a fierce shoe and handbag collection for fall 2009. The collection of pump heels and booties ranges in between $20 to $45. The spiky pairs look slightly similar to the Christian Louboutin for Rodarte shoes that Victoria Beckham has seen wearing. I’m definitely going to buy them all! I love Payless Designer Collections. What are your thoughts on the collection? Is this a good opportunity for Christian Siriano to show off his shoes and accessories creativity?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Such A Good Influence

Every morning when I wake up, I look at the pictures of this book and it really helps me become more motivated towards my dreams. To look at their fabulous, fortune life and be able to socialize with fashion legends such as Karl Lagerfeld and Diane Von Fustenburg, it's pretty awesome to see how they really are through a book. It feels like you were there when the interview took place. Your also able to see how they get inspired for their great fashion sense. For those who haven't seen it or read it, you should check it out. It's a great visual and text book.

Oscar de La Renta RTW Fall '09

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a huge Oscar de La Renta fan. He's an icon to me. He's a Hispanic who worked hard to be recognized in the industry and he's one of the few who still actually sketches his own designs. I loved his Ready To Wear Fall 2009 collection, it reminded me of old classic movies. None of the dresses were short and there wasn't that much skin being revealed. I loved seeing the new textures used for this collection, the bubble skirts, the pleats, and full sleeves on the arms. I really liked the tights with the dresses because that's always in for a day and night look. He combined the colors so nicely! I really love how he's able to emphasize a woman's body so perfectly. I know models do not have much of a shape but I can see his clothing on a woman with curves and it'll look amazing! I love the big hair on the models, it makes it look very modern. I love it all. I hope one day I'll be able to attend one of his fashion shows and have an actual conversation with him!

Ricardo, can you please make it happen?

Sessilee Lopez looking pretty backstage before the show! And did you notice Oscar de La Renta's muse? It's Arlenis Sosa!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I Seen It Before

Really cool effects are used in this video. Too bad, it isn't the next single. I was hoping "Robocop" or "Street Lights" would be the next single but it's official, it's "Amazing". He teased us at the VH1 Storytellers taping!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Olivia Polermo

I love this outfit. And her hair and red lips go so well together. I got to the conclusion she's perfect. Her face, her small figure, bluntness and style.. She has it all. And the diva cousin!

VIA: The Sartorialist

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Best Day of My Life

I wanted for Friday(2/13) for a week or so and it was totally worth the wait! I was being a brat the past week because I wasn't able to find anything I actually loved for the show, but once I arrived I did not care. I was there for Kanye West as the true fan that I am. So, my cousin and I had lunch at Kitchen 24 that day.. And let me tell you, k24 is SO good. I'm actually pretty picky about restaurants because I'm afraid of not liking it. But this is my new spot in Hollywood! It's cute, cheap, good customer service and good sweets! (Kitchen 24 is the restaurant that's always on Daddy's Girls on MTV.)


It's soooo much to type out, so I just copied what a fan wrote on a forum who was also there.

Some notable highlights :

1. Kanye constantly talked to the audience, on camera and off. Perhaps most heartbreaking of all, though, was his story about getting the cold shoulder by Thom Yorke during the Grammys. Before Radiohead's performance, Kanye had the chance to meet up with Thom backstage. He went up to him and said, "Hey I'm a huge fan of your music." Thom didn't seem to care much. Then Kanye said, "I write music!". Thom replied, "Yeah, I've heard of you," and walked away without saying anything else. Kanye was heartbroken. "When they performed, I sat the fuck down," he said.

2. Kanye became very emotional when talking about his mother. He noted that Dr. Jan Adams (the doctor who operated on Donda) is now finishing a book that covers the event. Obviously pretty angry, Kanye stated, "My mom....probably wouldn't want me to be in jail right now....for KILLING A MOTHERFUCKER." Very powerful moment.

3. If anything, Kanye was absolutely hilarious, always talking back and forth with the band + audience, making jokes, sharing opinions on different things. At one point he was blowing his noise during a quick break and said, "I don't do cocaine... there's just a shit load of mucus in my noise." *audience laughed* "I actually don't do drugs..." *10 second pause* "......I do watch porn, though." Everyone was cracking up as he went into a brief narration on the beauty of Brazilian porn lmao. He was definitely having a good time-- when he wasn't performing, he was smiling, laughing, and actively talking.

4. During his story on the making of "Paranoid," he explained how everytime he listens to the song, he wishes he could have added some vocal harmonies to the final product. During the song's final minutes, he began demonstrating those harmonies via auto-tune along with the back-up vocalists. I have to admit, it was pretty damn cool.

5. As Kanye was getting ready for another take, someone in the audience yelled "Happy Valentines Day Kanye!". He laughed, then said something like, "You must be in London time or something."

6. Even when the camera wasn't rolling, Kanye was an extremely gracious person. At one point after the quick Q/A, he went into a big speech (cameras off) merely thanking everyone for listening to his music, helping make 808s a huge success and so forth. It was definitely from the heart.

7. At the end of the show, the emotionally exhausted Kanye said, "Thanks for being my shrink tonight and listening to my stories. I felt like the stage was your couch."

8. "Seriously, how dope is this shit?" - Kanye

9. Almost every song lasted for a good 6-10 minutes because of his storytelling + constant freestyling. It was great.

10. Late into the show, Kanye started talking about Chris Brown. In a freestyle, he said people should give him a break. Audience didn't seem to agree. During "Amazing," Kanye freestyled about "amazing" people who happened to get in trouble. Examples in the freestyle were Michael Jackson, Michael Phelps, and surprisingly, O.J. Simpson. Once again, audience didn't seem to agree on that one, evident by the fact that almost no one was clapping. But that didn't take away from the performance. Not at all.

Set-List (from what I remember)

Note : Every song was remixed differently in comparison to the the album version(s). Instrumentation included percussion, taiko-drums, drum-set, guitar, keyboards, moog synthesizer, bass, strings, back-up vocals, and more.

1. See You in My Nightmares. YES, a string-oriented See You In My Nightmares opened the show.
And it was sick as hell.
2. Robocop (amazing transition + Kanye saying that the "You must be joking, haha you kidding me, your first good one in a while" line is his attempt at "Tenacious D / Jack Black" humor.
3. Flashing Lights
4. Go Hard. Incredible, epic performance.
5. Touch the Sky. Probably an audience favorite. Everyone was dancing, including me.
6. Amazing
7. Paranoid
8. Stronger. Different version with verses that were solely based on the taiko-drums.
9. Good Life
10. Homecoming
11. Say You Will. Probably the most exhausting-- he kept re-doing it because of mistakes.
12. Heartless
13. An amazing, beautiful remix version of Love Lockdown to close the show.
He bowed to the audience for an entire minute after the performance.

At the end of the show when Kanye was thanking the audience + his crew + his band, multiple fans were shouting "Street Lights!". Kanye then went to the keyboardists, talked to him, and performed Street Lights with the entire band, just for the audience's request. The camera wasn't even rolling! It was extremely moving.

After that, Kanye took pictures with the VH1 Storytellers creator; then the band randomly started to play Welcome to Heartbreak. Kanye smiled-- he obviously loved that-- and then danced his way out of the aisles while graciously shaking multiple fans' hands.

As everyone began to walk out, the band continued to play Welcome to Heartbreak.

Other note : Kanye said that they are having a hard time picking the next single. He's personally leaning towards "Say You Will," but Robocop, Paranoid, and See You in My Nightmares are up in the air as well.

- Asian from KL.

*** REMINDER: The show airs on 2/28/10 at 9pm!!!!!

VIA: G.O.O.D Music Blog