Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Here's an interesting story that leads to this ... whatever it is:
About two weeks ago, one evening I decided to work-out. I am absolutely no stranger to exercise but, somehow during 45 minutes of focusing on strengthening my legs, something went wrong. PAIN accompanied me for the next few days; walking was bothersome, sitting and standing was painful and the list goes on. So one night, I decided that some time spent immersed in my bath-tub would be of some use for my aches. My iPod Nano accompanied me, soothing me with melodies from artists like Floetry, Pledge and Lauryn Hill. I had reached Nirvana, UNTIL suddenly my iPod invaded the waters. Yes! It feel into the tub with me! Now, the screen is nearly black, I can't add or delete songs, and I believe the battery is destroyed.
LUCKILY a few days later, while ordering a new Mac laptop I went ahead and threw a brand new iPod towards the purchase (whew). Today I decided that I wanted to look at special cases they have for iPods (for obvious reasons. I surely do not want to ruin my next musical gadget). When I ran across CONTEXTURE.CA's 45 Nano Cases - which is literally 45 Nano cases made from real cassette tapes - I knew I had to share the coolness.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tonight has finitely changed my view of Hip Hop for the rest of my life.
Before tonight, my respect for the music genre was questionable. Yes, I have always been a listener of Hip Hop; however, there has always been an imaginary boundary of how serious I took it. The language has always been a turn-off: exploiting women, offensive racial terms and the level of crime that seemed to be constant in the lyrics. Yet, I have always found myself bopping my head to the bass-y melodies, or memorizing its urban lyrics. Deep down, I've always love Hip Hop.
Tonight will forever be remembered in the world of this genre. It took one man, and a hand full of other contributors to change the course of Hip Hop as we know it. That man is rapper Jay-Z.
Tonight, as the mid-age performer conquered the stage, captivating his audience which includes homes all over the United States, I was made a believer that Hip Hop is alive!
[Buy Jay-Z's lastest album (or a few songs you like best). Available on itunes now!]
Did I just sound like a typical twenty-year-old-fashion-addicted female? Well, don't blame me. Blame OakNYC.com, UrbanOutfitters.com, NeedSupply.com, and 80sPurple.com
These are the sites that I browse day after day; buying when I can (which isn't often); a fixed fascination.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I do have twitter. I don't like the idea of following celebrities because I guess have this ego thing. But there are two people that caught my interest enough to bring down my egotistical barriers, then allowing me to FOLLOW. Chris Brown is one of them.
Looking pass the flaws he has displayed in recent times, I respect him as an artist. I'm very excited to share this song with you, because I believe his gift as an artist is too major for anything to keep him down and I'm glad to see him progressing as an individual.
Friday, September 4, 2009
This morning I was on the phone with a good friend of mine, sharing a wonderful idea for our 22nd birthday party (our birthdays are literally a day apart). My focus was, of course, on location. Hers - on fashion. So, I threw her a ball of an idea; a suit-like party outfit that I thought would be chic and classy. So later on, I overheard that John David's collection was finally ready for viewing on the internet! I couldn't believe my EYES! Not only is the collection impeccable, I found the perfect birthday outfit for my dear friend.
It may be a year away from my next birthday but I quote "the clothes are ... timeless ..." - John Schoemann.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I hear the phrase "bosses wear horses" all the time. Using street-sense, I know that in the Hip Hop world the term "horses" is symbolic to the popular fashion brand Ralph Lauren (who uses the image of the polo sport for a logo). So when I ran across these earrings the other day on the UrbanOutfitters.com website, I just knew I had to share it. It may not be Ralph Lauren, but ladies, these stud earrings are perfect to pair with any boss-like urban outfit.