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Month: November, 2009

I had to Double-Take!!

So I’m in my Google Reader thinking it’s about time to start doing fashion posts once again and I happen upon this picture from The Fashionisto. The photographer was RONALD LUV, and the model depicted is ARTHUR SALES. The shoot was for Of The Moda and you can see their post(in Portuguese) here. I immediately know I’ve seen a concept like it.. so I began to think. I knew the name and with the help of Style.com I immediately found the pictures I needed.

This post is light on like information but I made it to basically say, I’m going to return to fashion as well as do what I am currently doing… oh and I hope you like how I’m going to do it… I thought this would be an interesting way to give information instead of a bunch of different pictures and text underneath to explain the model, season and all that jazz. I did find it peculiar that they had no last names for these models though.

Spikes Layout

Because I said spikes was a trend coming up I went around and found a few places they popped on, whether it be on blogs, from ads, or just from performances… I found these metallic spikes and studs all over.

Update 3:Fashion Trends

http://www.ustream.tv/flash/video/2642580

AMA EDITS: ADAM LAMBERT AND JLO

So I’m not on the West Coast so the version that I got the almost uncensored version of the AMAs. I say almost uncensored because the camera men, and those behind the scenes attempted to cut away from visuals they didn’t want to be seen as soon a possible.

The scenes that I’m talking about include:

JLo’s fall
Adam Lambert’s head to crotch dance move
Adam Lambert’s make out session with his keyboardist

As the hours have progressed, I’ve been hearing that things were taken out, the performances were edited. JLo’s fall wasn’t there, and neither were Lambert’s risque moves(the kiss with the straight keyboardist did, just not the crotch to head). Here’s what Lambert had to say about the issue,

For me it’s like this, they shouldn’t edit it because plain and simple, they just shouldn’t edit it. Now if there is a policy wherein it blatantly isn’t allowed, then edit it, but if it’s just uncomfortable, then I think the station really and truly have an obligation to play it. The viewers don’t want ABC’s version of the AMAs, they just want the AMAs. Whether they can take what that means, is their problem.

Now in regards to JLo the entire incident there is shady. Why artists, and corporations think that if they erase it from their sites we’ll forget about it, I don’t know but apparently JLo has done all she can to have her fall erased from history. In likeness to Twitter taking Adam Lambert off of trending(I know of once but a friend told me they had to do it 3 times), JLos fall was taken down off of YouTube. Well they tried but… just like with Chris Brown and his cornball comment, we aren’t going to let it die.

BOTTOM LINE: INSTEAD OF INVESTING TIME TRYING TO COVER IT UP, WHY NOT ADMIT WHAT YOU’VE DONE WRONG AND KEEP IT MOVING?? WE ALL FALL AND SLIP UP A LITTLE JLO…BUT I’M NOT SURE I CAN SAY WE ALL MESS UP AS OFTEN AS CHRIS BROWN.

Oh and let me CONTINUE!! I FORGOT this last part! I was just watching AH Nation talk about the incident and I was reminded of another performance. So everyone is bashing Adam for his performance and saying it’s not discrimination, it was just bad taste. Well let me REMIND YOU of the Janet Jackson performance shall I??

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/e/16711680/wshh8FB0M6iVEVoEWiap

Go to minute 2:50 and you’ll see that Janet not only grabs the dancer’s crotch, but he responds and puts his face in hers. So I have to say that Mr. Lambert may have a point here.

AMA DRAMA: Chris Brown’s Cornball, Adam Lambert v. Ryan Seacrest… and Chris?

Let’s DISH!!!

CHRIS BROWN V. JAY-Z


The Twitter name Mechanical Dummy is owned by Chris Brown. It’s a verified account and all that jazz so, it’s really Chris Brown. The above comment was made during or right after Jay-Z was being discussed or came on the show I’m not sure and so the Twitter-sphere went wild with it. What made it all the more pertinent was the fact that Brown subsequently deleted the tweet, which is why I had to get this picture.

His responses to the small epidemic are still up though :

OH GOD! now everyone thinking im callin homie a cornball. I DELETED IT SO YALL WOULDNT BLOW IT OUT PROPORTION… RELAX

GROW UP… LOL.. AM I IN HIGHSCHOOL? i said cornball to what was going on in my CRIB WIT DA HOMIES. they was freestyling.. it sucked.chill

I HAVE NOTHIN TO SAY ABOUT HOMIE. #ontothenext

i really ain’t gotta explain myself..lmao.. but for all the blogs sites that are gonna run wit dis b.s. its not true

Now from this you can make your own conclusions… and in the words of “Breezy” ON TO THE NEXT!!

ADAM LAMBERT V. THE WORLD

After being outed by Perez Hilton(I believe… I was told this so I’m not positive), Adam has embraced his sexuality and made it a vital part of his persona. With the release of his very campy album cover(that’s not the name just my opinion) he has made it known that he’s going to do what he wants to do.
Today he set off something that will be UNDOUBTEDLY talked about for a while by grinding his crotch into the face of one of his male backup dancers, shoving his tongue down the throat of another and, according to a fellow tweeter, put his hand up the skirt of a female dancer all the while practically screaming into the mike… ABC tried as much as they could to keep the viewers from seeing by changing camera angles when suspicious things came on… again make your own judgements.

ADAM LAMBERT V. RYAN SEACREST

Ryan is a bit shady and I only want to say one thing about him and Adam. Right after Adam’s performance Ryan was to close the show. And while speaking, in a hurried and low voice he said,

“I have a feeling he designed those outfits”

That is all

ADAM LAMBERT V. CHRIS BROWN

Chris was having a good time on Twitter and during Adam’s performance he tweeted,

wuz that a sommersault? front tuck into a layout.. i give that a 6.5

Chris Chris Chris….

Live Blogging : AMA’S

I’m watching the AMA’s on UStream and let’s get into the meat and potatoes before it comes back on.
http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/1/1905723Live Broadcast by Ustream.TV

SHAKIRA:
She was tired!! She is a “beautiful biter” as one of the Ustreamers called her. Her backup dancers were Single Ladies rejects, and her hair was only mediocre. The Dress was a trashbag as far as I can tell, and with the glove I guess she was “inspired” by Michael Jackson. The choreography started off ohkay, because I like the step sequence but she was probably was again “inspired” this time by Ciara, with her connecting line of girls. She was lipping but… I don’t fault her for it, it was probably alot better than it would’ve been live.

KELLY C:
Her voice is FIRE there is no doubt about that but frankly, the outfit she came in with and what she’s performing with is a tad lackluster! Maybe it’s because she’s getting bigger but that can’t be it, Jennifer Hudson looks amazing when she hits the carpet and I would like to say that our First Lady normally looks very good. I don’t know maybe her people just don’t know what to do with her.

BEST FEMALE:
Oh no, it was Beyonce versus Gaga versus Taylor Swift. After all was said and done Taylor Swift won?? I’m livid! First of all I don’t really think it’s a competition between Beyonce and Gaga, Bey stomps Gaga for now. And I really think that Bey sits on Taylor! I don’t think Taylor really holds a candle to Bey. I mean the whole incident with the video, I give Taylor that but Bey gets tens across THE BOARD for… YEARS! Actually I think it’s been about a decade. Let me keep going.

JAY Z and ALICIA:
They performed New York. Both of them looked for a dressed up look with Jay donning a white tux top and black pants with a black bow tie.and Alicia in a body suit with her back off and strong shoulders. It was bejeweled at the top but really to me it’s bland… not very “inspiring”. The entire time I was waiting for Lil Mama to pop up. Instead they did a cameo of Gaga and she looked like she was rocking a BDSM cop inspired look.

THE BLACK EYED PEAS:
Ohkay this is when I finally got fed up with it!! BLACK IS NOT EFFECTIVE ON THE STAGE!! Now that I’m passed that, I didn’t like the voices on Meet Me Halfway. Fergie’s outfit looked like something that I may have liked… but only if they hadn’t just finished it right before she got out on stage. Looking at Will I Am’s outfit is nauseating to me. I could actually taste the bile in the back of my throat. The entire look actually, the hair is a mess to be frank. In addition to Meet Me Halfway they did Boom Pow, but a new mix.

BEST FEMALE SOUL:
Beyonce versus Keisha Cole versus Keri… I think it was a given who was going to win. I don’t even really understand why Keisha was nominated, she just needed to sit that one out. Alas we didn’t get to see our beautiful Bey because she was doing a perforamnce in Australia I believe.

RHIANNA:
It looks like body suits with strong shoulders and leotards are the looks of the night with black and white being the colors! Maybe because I’m not up with all things Rhianna did I not understand the video clip at the beginning of the performance. The heels she had on were pretty dope though, they were white ankle boot weges, a combination I have yet to see. Her white body suit was accented with silver spikes on the shoulders that did amazing things when the lights went down and read was shined on her. That mic was pretty dope though. Bottom Line: The vocals weren’t up to par but the concept was nice.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD:
I like Carrie, she’s one of he few country artists that I really like. Well she’s not completely country she’s just closer than other artist I listen to. Anyways she came out and I saw her skirt and thought, YAY someone’s not wearing a bodysuit or leotard or strong shoulders!! As she began performing Cowboy Cassanova, I realized that she indeed was wearing a leotard, only one with a wrap that was trying to be a skirt. The colors of the outfit were nice though, yellow and black, with mostly golden accessories, besides her silver ankle boots. The performance to me seemed to be the best of the night so far, with nice choreography and a pretty decent voice. Here eyes did look a tad empty though.

LADY GAGA:
It wasn’t necessarily fair to Carrie to have Gaga to perform right afterwards with no pause. Gaga RIPPED her performance of Bad Romance and Speechless. The choreography intense portion of Bad Romance was BAAADDDD(in a good kinda way!). Gaga came out with this outfit that seemed to be like a skeleton that had blinking lights on it. The heels were the same idea but were just INSANE to me!! The only thing that I think was weird about her clothes was the crotch on the outfit… you just have to see it.
Anyways Bad Romance went off and Gaga takes the mic stand and breaks the glass case surrounding a piano. She gets on the piano and starts playing, beautifully if I may add, while crushing glass alcohol bottles on the piano. Then comes the fire on the piano. That sums up the performance and vocals, FIRE!!

JENNIFER LOPEZ:
The intro was a bit interesting and original, but I don’t know about “undisputed and undefeated!” The performance has become what I’ve come to expect from JLo… tired, and late. I’m sorry. Home girl didn’t even have on Louboutins for a majority of the performance. And then all of a sudden she falls after jumping off the back uf a dancer and pops back up and keeps it moving. Seconds later she has on an Alexander McQueen golden dress(I think it’s this one without the sleeves) with the Louboutins… It seemed like she was lip syncing to me and she could’ve gone alot more feminine with the idea of the entire set.

*After reviewing the footage JLo is wearing the same Dolce and Gabbanna dress Gaga wore in her Paparazzi video.

Now after this was a dry spell of things I didn’t want to talk about and then a debacle that will probably go down in the history books if someone doesn’t delete it! This is going to need a post all of it’s own!

AMA: Red Carpet

So yeah it may be a tad out of order but I’m getting Red Carpet pics that I will post ASAP.

RHIANNA:
Rhi Rhi came out in this Marchesa look and truthfully while I like the idea of it because of the different type cutouts it looks like a bit of origami to me!! I mean you snippets of skin are nice but again, it looks like origami to me and not in a good way.

KELLY CLARKSON:
Kelly Clarkson came out in this dress… and really I just posted it so you can see if you want to. It’s a mess… that is all.

Playing Nice with Charlie


I found her because Sean L Bankhead was doing choreography for her. The choreography was soo dope but I wanted to have the song, I wanted to find the artist. So I began to dig, and found all of her sites. After not finding a suitable place to download it, I ripped the track from YouTube(I guess I shouldn’t condone this but you do what you gotta do right??). I found her around the same time I found Jayms Madison and was bumping You Get Me Nice for the longest!

http://www.divshare.com/flash/playlist?myId=9461528-d70

Charlie is a triple threat in her own right and has recently come out with a new track, Rip My Clothes, for her “bubs”(her equivalent to Nicki Minaj’s barbies. Having seen alot of sides to the industry I felt it only necessary to ask her a few questions about her experiences.

Do you remember the first song you first wrote??
YES I DO… LOL THE FIRST SONG I WROTE WAS HORRRRRIBLE… IT WAS CALL “TASTE THIS” HAHAHAHA Do you still have it?? I DO… I RAN ACROSS IT A WEEK A AGO… IN MY CD THAT I KEEP FOREVER. Was it for anything in particular?? NO I JUST WANTED TO WRITE A SONG… I RECORDED IT WITH MY OLD ROOMIE AT THE TIME, SHE’S AN ARTIST AS WELL NAMED ALJU JACKSON…WE LAUGHED AT IT BECAUSE IT WAS SOOOO BAD

I see that on your YouTube and on your website you say you are an artist/songwriter and it makes he think about how alot of people in the industry nowadays like to be / something. Do you think this is because of the economy or is there something in particular??
I REALLY COULD NOT TELL YOU WHY ALOT OF PEOPLE HAVE DECIDED TO BECOME ARTIST, I CAN ONLY SPEAK FOR MYSELF, TO ME MUSIC IS A PASSION, WHEN YOU CAN SEE YOURSELF DOING NOTHING BUT THIS AND YOURE WILLING TO GRIND IT OUT AND DO THE HARD WORK, THEN ITS MEANT FOR YOU… IM NOT HERE FOR THE FAME OR THE GLITZ AND GLAM, I JUST WANNA WRITE AND SING MY MUSIC AND SOMEHOW GET THAT MESSAGE ACROSS OF WHATEVER THE SONG IS TALKING ABOUT

Before being a triple threat was something that was something that was exclusive but it now seems that more and more people are triple threats even if they aren’t the normal attributes attributed to triple threats.
TRIPLE THREATS COME IN RARE FORMS…LOL THATS ALL I GOT TO SAY ABOUT THAT..

When you get in the studio to write a record for yourself or anyone else are there ideas that you keep in your head??
I LIKE TO KEEP TRACK OF ALL THE THOUGHT RANDOMLY POPPING UP IN MY HEAD AND ONCE I GET IN THE STUDIO I HAVE A LIST… BUT IF THE LIST HAS NOTHING IM FEELING FOR THAT PARTICULAR TRACK.. I GET INTO MODE… I IMAGINE MYSELF BEING SOMEWHERE ELSE… AND I JUST PLAY AROUND WITH MELODIES OR ID GO AS FAR AS DANCNG AROUND THE STUDIO TO THE TRACK JUST TO MAKE SURE IM FEELING THE TRACK…

Do you have different ideas for each group you write for??
WHEN I WRITE FOR OTHER ARTIST I TRY TO GO AWAY FROM THE NORMAL BECAUSE SOMETIME THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THAT DIFFERENT SOUND… AND TO ANSWER THE QUESTION YES… IM ALWAYS COMING UP WITH DIFFERENT IDEA… THEE IS REALLY NO FORMULA TO WRITING… WHATEVER I HEAR… I PUT IT DOWN…

Do you feel you bring something to the industry that others don’t and if so what??
I FEEL IM BRINGING THE INDUSTRY WHAT ITS BEEN MISSING FOR YEARS NOW, WHICH IS ORIGINALITY, ARTIST TO ME ARE ALL BEING PUT IN THESE BOXES TO BE CREATED LIKE THE HOTTEST ARTIST OUT AT THE TIME AND ME.. I FEEL IM A TREADSETTER, I TAKE MY OWN FOOTSTEPS… I DANCE, I WRITE MY OWN MUSIC, AND I TAKE CHANCES

Alot of the time, what we see is not all the story so what is the rest of your story??
MY STORY IS… I CAME FROM JACKSONVILLE FL, MOVED TO ATL TO FUTHER MY MUSIC CAREER WITH A GIRL GROUP “JUST A GIRL” WHO WAS SIGNED TO SYLVIA RHONE OF UNIVERSAL MOTOWN AND DALLAS AUSTIN OF ROWDY RECORDS, WE STRUGGLE FOR 3YRS AND BY THE 4TH YR WE DECIDED TO PART WAYS, I DECIDED TO FURTHER MY CAREER AS A SOLO ARTIST HAVING TO BATTLE THE WHOLE DARK SKIN GIRLS CANT MAKE IT IN THIS INDUSTRY, AND ALTHOUGH TIL THIS VERY DAY THAT FIGHT STILL REMAINS, BUT I REFUSE TO GIVE UP, BECAUSE IM NOT GONNA LET THAT GET THE BEST OF ME, MY MISSION IS TO PROVE TALENT IS TALENT NO MATTER WHAT SHAPE FASHION COLOR OR FORM AND IM GONNA PROVE DARK GIRLS CAN ON TOP.

http://www.divshare.com/flash/playlist?myId=9461529-a4f

Who composes your team??
MY TEAM: DMG / UPFRONT

Is there anyone out in the industry now that you look up to or would want to work on a track with??
THE PERSON IN THE INDUSTRY I LOOK UP TO I WOULD SAY IS LADY GAGA… LIKE ME, SHE TAKES CHANCES AND CREATES HER OWN FOOTSTEPS… SHE DONT CARE WHAT PEOPLE THINK AND SHE’S HONEST AND REAL, AND I LOVE THAT.

I read on your website that you started the girl group “Just A Girl” and now we know you are out on your own.
YEAH
Do you feel like it’s harder going it alone or with the group??
NO ITS EASIER, LOL WE WERE ALWAYS LATE… LOL I WAS LIKE THE MAMA OF THE GROUP AND THE ALARM CLOCK.. BUT NOW THAT ITS ME IM ABLE TO BE ON TIME…

If they are about equal, what are some pros and cons of both??
PROS: IN THE GROUP WHEN ONE IS SICK THEY OTHER IS ABLE TO BACK THEM UP OR WHERE ONE OF US MAY HAVE LACKED THEY OTHER PICKED UP
PROS AS A SOLO, NOT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT HARMONY AND SOMEONE BEING OFF THE NOTE OR NNOT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT SOMEONE NOT PUTTING THEIR ALL INTO A PERFORMANCE

CONS: SOLO ARTIST HAS TO DO IT ALL OR HANING TO TRAVEL ALONE
CONS IN A GROUP, ARGUMENTS, FIGHTING OVER WHO SINGS WHAT…HAHHAHAH

Do you feel that you’ve had your “break” yet?? If so what do you think that moment was and how did you arrive there??If not what do you think it takes to get there?? Do you think that you’re near to it??
NO, BUT I FEEL ITS CLOSE…AND I’M GETTING CLOSER WITH EACH PASSING DAY. IT TAKES ALOT OF HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION AND YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG IN THIS INDUSTRY CAUSE IT WILL CHEW YOU UP AND SPIT YOU OUT

I see you’re on Twitter and YouTube among other things. Do you find these sites imperative to being in the industry?? If so which ones do you utilize the most time on?? Also what website is your guilty pleasure??
INDEED LOL. IM ON TWITTER THE MOST…. I LOVE IT… MY BFF CALLS ME A TWITTER HEAD… SHE EVEN MADE A SONG OUT OF IT…HAHAHAHA
(and in reference to the guilty pleasure)
YUMMM SO MANY… I LOVE HIGH FASHION, SO IM MOSTLY ON DIFFERENT FASHION SITE… MY FAVE IS GIVENCHY.COM

What’s your favorite color??
BLACK

How would you describe your clothing style??
SEXY GOTHIC CHICK

If I asked you to give the best advice to a senior, fresh out of high school who wanted to make it in this industry what would you say to them??
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

What’s next for you??
WHATEVER PATH GOD CHOOSES FOR ME….

Jennifer Lopez in Brandy’s Louboutins

LISTEN TO JENNIFER LOPEZ, JLO, LOLA, OR WHATEVER WE’RE SUPPOSED TO CALL HER ON HER LEAKED TRACK LOUBOUTINS


http://www.divshare.com/flash/playlist?myId=9427954-205

So Lola, JLo, or Jennifer Lopez, which ever you prefer has seen the leak of her first single. Now you may be a bit confused seeing as many people thought “Fresh Out the Oven” would be the first single but alas, Epic changed it up at the last minute and decided that was only to be a heater track and this was to be the first single of the album, entitled love?

Now I’d heard about the track a few weeks ago, although I hadn’t been able to listen to it and the story I heard was that the track was made for Brandy first. After some digging I found that indeed the track was made by Tricky Stewart and The Dream for Brandy but when she left Epic they decided to pawn it off on Brandy.

While most people say the song isn’t a first listen shocker they hope it will be a “grower”. I’ve frankly listened to it over 5 times and it’s only grown a tad on me. The track is mundane, and is what I’ve begun to think of JLo, late, tired… and just not “Fresh Out the Oven.” This doesn’t mean I won’t play it every once in a while, it’s just that it’s not going to become the anthem, and neither will you find me bumping it while I play around on the computer.

BOTTOM LINE: WITH AN ARTIST THAT IS APPARENTLY HAVING AN IDENTITY CRISIS I WOULD HOPE THAT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE IN HER HEAD COULD COME OUT WITH A HOT TRACK BUT… THIS ONE TO ME IS MUNDANE AT BEST.

Music Videos, Models and Magazines.

This episode I talk about things of note in the fashion industry. I cover W and Demi Moore, as well as Videophone, and Chanel’s lawsuit(among other things). The end was rushed because I was about to be interrupted.

http://www.ustream.tv/flash/video/2592491