Monday, March 29, 2010

Video Jukebox: Acapella

also here's the video for Kelis' new single 'Acapella' from her new album, which is to be released pretty soon, iBelieve

this video, even tho iOnly paid attn to like the first minute or so, is what i call 'visually appealing'



so Erykah Badu's new video for her song 'Window Seat', from her latest album, has had Twitter buzzing since it premiered a couple days ago. lol iAm following her on Twitter and can iSay iWant'd to unfollow her bcuz she was ReTweeting like every person that was Replying to her. iGuess i've learned to skip over her updates, unless iSee something iLike...

this is the video, which is very thought provoking... listen to what she says as the video ends.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blog Files: District of Chic

yippy, lol. so "E" of District of Chic is doing a giveaway!!

she is giving away a Hana Elite flat iron from Missiko!!!!

iSoooooo need this! iAm tryna get another flat iron bcuz iNeed a new. iMean hey, how else shld iPut it? and iNeed a GOOD flat iron at that!

iHope iGet pick'd !!! ;)

visit her blog here.

AND iSigned up for the Missiko newsletter, for 3 bonus entries!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Music Review: Basik Edukation

One word: "vintage rap". ok that was actually two, lol.

thats what iAm describing Lola Maxwell's music as, Vintage Rap. she puts her flow to some old school type music, and there you have it, great music.

formerly known as Miss Jillz, Lola Maxwell dropped her 4th[?] mixtape today, properly titled Basik Edukation.

the mixtape takes you to her point of view from DC to college life, in such tracks as 'DC Shyt' and 'Homecoming'.

she does a couple covers/demos [which iHave to say were nicely done] : 'The Freshman' [Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi], 'Sing for Absolution' [Muse] this is perhaps the 1st time i've heard her flow over a rock beat, 'World Tour' [Wale], and 'Over Freestyle' [Over by Drake].

as the mixtape's title suggests, Lola gives us her perspective of the college life, such as providing a scene of college homecoming w mention of frat boys, and checking on other kids outfits and such, in 'Homecoming'. it also takes us to DC, as in 'Perfect Stranger', which iThink is reminiscent of 'Chelsea' from the Check the Rhyme mixtape, a story of everyday ppl who dont have much goin for them; unfortunately the story ends in the loss of a life. iThink there is also a personal touch [what kind of artist wld she be w/o being personal!] as in Im lovin It, ppl may try to play her, bcuz they dont really know of her... the tape also gets a sexy track, 'Whisper To Me Baby': "you aint gotta say much, i just wanna feel your touch..."

songs to check out: DC Shyt, Assembly, Over Freestyle, Whisper To Me Baby, AND THE REST OF THE TAPE!!!

Bonus Tracks: Over Freestyle; Black Madonna Part One

go HERE for review and download.

dont forget to check her Myspace, Twitter [@LolaMaxwell], and blog.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fashion Files:: Zac Posen for Target

COMING SOON!!!!!!!!!!!

check out a some looks from the lookbook:

Link: Clogs Post!

so one trend thats comin back is the Clog!!!! lol. w Chanel headlining the trend w the super high, super cute clog!

check out Student of Style for her post on clogs.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fashion Files: Trends

so prob'ly my fave Spring trend is the mixing of prints! iThink my fave wld be striped tops w floral bottoms!

if you dont know how to do this, check these for inspiration:

also check out Harper's Bazaar magazine [which is becoming one of my fave mags!] for fashion trends!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Classic. Timeless.

so iThink i've made it somewhat clear that iAm not the richest chick out there. and on top that, no, iDont have any designer stuff in my closet.

BUT iDo know what high end goods serve for: Quality. if not quality, it probly just serves a purpose of being expensive, w some designers name on it, or just lookin good. and iTell ya, not everything the top designers put out looks good.

iStumbled across a couple, idk, tips online on buying Quality handbags, so iDecided to do a lil post on that.

1. Speedy bag. this Louis Vuitton bag is just classic and timeless. perfect. it can be used for anything from traveling to daily use. its durable, and goes w just about everything from jeans to dresses. plus it comes in like 4 different sizes to suit your needs. iNeed to invest in one! ;)

[Speedy 35]

2. Birkin bag. this Hermes is design, what some celebs were rockin a couple yrs back, is what iWld also describe and classic and timeless. not only can you wear it casually, but look, you can use it for work! if you wanna get it, it'll def do more damage than the speedy bag, i've seen prices from just under 1k to $2750 to a lil over 15k! yikes! [the Kelly bag is similar to the Birkin]

3. The Chanel 2.55. you cant say this isnt a classic. plus its been revamp'd since its making, plus its a collectible!

4. Stam. this Marc Jacobs, even tho it takes a liking to Chanel's signature quilting and chain, is another classic in its own.

5. Cherche Midi by Balenciaga.

6. Sukey Tote by Gucci. another logo bag, that comes in different colors and material. very roomy.

7. Jenna Watersnake. I've been tryna get my hands on a Beirn bag for about a yr or so... they come in several colors, and sizes. iThink its safe to say that this is a new classic.

this probly wont be all the classic bags out there. but that'll have to do for now.

which bags do you think im forgetting?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Recipe Box: Cheese Streusel Muffins

so on Sunday, on my way back to school, iHad the most scrumptious muffin! it was an Otis Spunkmeyer Cheese Streusel Muffin. omg. it was divine iTell ya.

so i've decided that iWant to try'n make my own muffins, Otis-style.

this recipe is a cream cheese muffin recipe, however the muffin iHad was made w Neufchatel cheese. And it was a streusel.


3 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
A pinch of salt
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. melted butter
1 c. milk

Sift first four ingredients together into a large mixing bowl. In blender mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla and milk. Slowly add melted butter and continue blending until mixture is smooth.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients; add wet mixture and stir with a fork just until moistened. Pour into greased muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Makes 1 dozen.

Im thinkin that the cream cheese shld be replaced w Neufchatel, and a streusel to be added on top of the muffins before baked.

For the streusel topping:
½ cup sugar
¼ cup and 1 tsp. flour
4 tbsp. butter, cubed
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon

To make the streusel topping, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix together with a pastry blender or two forks until crumbly.

Idk how soon I'll make these, but anyone that does, pls share on how successful it was ;)

Fashion Files: Patricia Field x Keith Haring

me likey. check more here.

Oui, Yves, Oui

iKnow my friend Bernie mite luh these babies ...


iThink Dominic Jones went too far with this one.... this is just scary. why wld anyone want to wear [live?] snails???

more here.

Fashion Files: Paul & Joe Sister Fall 2010 Lookbook

once again, iFound something on HighSnobette ;)

this time around, its Paul & Joe Sister w its fall line.

these are my picks [you know me, iLike simple things] :

Fashion Files: Acne x Lanvin

so Acne and Lanvin teamed up to put together some denim pieces for 2010. Check them on Acne's site.

These are my picks:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stuntin on 'em

looks like Diggy Simmons is stuntin on folks! the youngin got some flow!

iDo gotta give him big ups cuz he is growing into his own persona [and also seems to be over shadowing his older bro Jojo's music career ... but iDont know much details bout that one...]

don't forget to check out his mixtape...

Video Jukebox: 'Waving Flag' Haiti Version

so... im gonna guess that artist K'naan brought together some Canadian artists to sing his song 'Waving Flag' as a cause for Haiti...

nice K'naan, nice. iReally do think that this song is somehow more heartfelt than the We Are The World 25... ok, maybe not so much more "heartfelt" but def better


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Video Jukebox: Telephone

i suspect that this is a highly anticipated music video... iHavent actually watched it yet, but iThought i'd post it anyway.. it is 'sposed to premier later today... so how long this particular video will be up, idk

enjoy [or criticize lol]

Video Jukebox: Sponsor

this is probly one of the most played songs in my iTunes library ;D


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fashion Files: Faites attention!

iDecided to put up a look: military inspired. yet it will be just that, inspired. no military jacket/shirts here. my take on a softer more feminine side of the military look for this spring.

A non-military jacket/vest/blazer is the key to softening the look.

TopShop, 145$

TopShop, 80$

the bottom. the pants dont need to be eye-catching. let the top be the attn-grabber. they can be some nice pants or even very casual such as the green sweats below. even a biker styled pant can be thrown into this outfit.

TopShop, 70$

TopShop, 36$

TopShop, 70$

TopShop, 70$

TopShop, 60$

shoes. these can also be knockout pieces, such as a studded pump. bring another color to the muted army hues.

TopShop, 310$

TopShop, 160$

TopShop, 160$

TopShop, 310$

Eg. the look i'd throw together from these particular items in the post will be the 1st blazer, the white skirt and the studded pumps or blue booties ;))

All TopShop items.