Month: April 2011

29 Apr 2011

Longest Freestyle Record Set By One Half of Chiddy Bang

Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege (right) has officially broken the record for the longest freestyle ever at 9 hours 18 minutes and 22 seconds. Anamege makes up one half of hip-hop group Chiddy Bang. The record was a part of MTV’s O Awards last evening. Feel free to watch a snippet of the video here.


29 Apr 2011

Kate Middleton Wears Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Kate Middleton looked absolutely stunning as she walked down the aisle in her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen custom-wedding gown. Blogs have speculating for some time now that her dress would include long sleeves and even though it made me nervous at first, I feel like this look works for Kate.

Kate also did her own makeup for the big event herself after taking learning a few lessons from makeup artist Arabella Preston. I’m not sure if I could ever trust myself with doing my own makeup for the wedding day, but that is a ballsy move. How did she make it look it so flawless?! I am loving the subtle smoky eyes and the nude lip color.

The dress is made from hand-cut English lace, French Chantilly lace, and ivory and white satin gazar. The lace appliques were handmade by the Royal School of Needlework using a technique called Carrickmacross that originated in Ireland in the 1820s. The lace workers washed their hands every 30 minutes and replaced their needles every three hours to ensure that the lace remained pure white. The flowers designs in the lace are of actual flowers: rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock.

If you thought Kate Middleton looked curvier than usual, you’d be correct. The silhouette featured padding at the hips, as a reference to traditional Victorian corsetry as well as a signature of the most dramatic McQueen looks. 58 gazar and organza covered buttons ran up the back of the dress, no wonder Middleton needed help getting dressed this morning.

On top Middleton wore a tiara belonging to the Queen herself. The Cartier “halo” tiara was made in 1936 and given to Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday as a gift from her mother. Middleton’s veil is made of ivory silk tulle – nothing too heavy when she’s got to show off a vintage Cartier tiara.

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28 Apr 2011

Song of the Day

Bedouin Soundclash – 12:59 Lullaby

Last week, a couple of my friends performed this song at Open Mic and I have loved it ever since!

28 Apr 2011

Tonight/This Morning

Oh hello Royal Wedding.

Who else is watching the event of the year tonight?! Okay, I don’t really believe it will be the event of the year, but I am VERY excited to see Kate Middleton’s gown.

Above is a portrait shot by photographer Mario Testino who ended up shooting their official engagement photos. It will also be featured along with many other photos in their wedding program.


26 Apr 2011

Outfit Inspired

From my iconic hero in the fashion industry, Refinery 29’s Global Editor Connie Wang!


26 Apr 2011

It Ain’t Easy Being an Internet Personality…

The internet deserves a great deal of credit for making YouTube stars and molding internet personalities. With this kind of instantaneous fame, people can do just about anything. Fashion bloggers are designing collections with high end designers. The world applauded a young teenage boy who stood up to his bully in a video that went viral in less than 24 hours. Then there are stars like Justin Bieber. Where would you really be without YouTube?

Even though the internet can be generous with its offerings, it’s important to remember that the people behind the screen won’t always be so welcoming. As I was going through my daily reads, I came across an article that will be appearing in next month’s Rolling Stone Magazine about Kirsten Ostrenga AKA Kiki Kannibal, a young girl known for her scene queen personality. As her internet celebrity status skyrocketed, the young girl developed both a following of fans and haters.

I actually had no idea who Kiki Kannibal was until reading this article nor do I understand how MySpace can foster celebrities like this, but I did find this article an extremely interesting read.

To check it out, click here.

26 Apr 2011

Good Morning Lollapalooza

The lineup is officially RELEASED!

(shaking and crying)

Eminem – Foo Fighters – Coldplay – Muse –  My Morning Jacket – A Perfect Circle – Deadmau5 – Cee Lo Green – Bright Eyes – Beirut – Explosions in the Sky – Ratatat – Crystal Castles – Atmosphere – Cold War Kids – Lykke Li – OK GO – Local Natives – The Kills – White Lies – Portugal. The Man – Two Door Cinema Club – Ellie Goulding – Sleigh Bells – Manchester Orchestra – Best Coast – Grace Potter & the Nocturals – Fitz & the Tantrums – City & Colour – Cults – Noah & the Whale – Lissie – Dom – Foster the People – Mayer Hawthorne & the County – Phantogram – Friendly Fires – Fences – Tennis – Grouplove – The Joy Formidable – Christina Perri – The Pretty Reckless – Patrick Stump – Kerli

Girl Talk – Pretty Lights – Kid Cudi – Scrillex – Super Mash Bros. – Jay Electronica


Take me to Chicago now Now NOW!!