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“As You Are” Movie Trailer

”Set in the early 1990’s, “As You Are” is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation. Starring: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton & Amandla Stenberg”

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Instagram Allows Multiple Photo and Video Posting

Announced this morning, Instagram is now allowing all users within the next few weeks to begin posting up to 10 photos and videos that can be viewed in a swipeable carousel. To clarify, some companies and businesses that have ads on Instagram have been allowed to do this for some time, but now all users will be able to. The idea behind this is that now users will be able to share their entire experiences instead of having to always choose the best photo from an event to post. It reminds me in a lot of ways of Facebook’s photo albums.

I love Instagram as a product; I don’t think that’s a secret at all. I’m also very impressed that the company seems to be releasing new products and features almost every couple of months unlike a lot of other tech companies in this area. It keeps things really exciting and I think they’re off to a pretty good trajectory given that they have 600 million monthly users. I’m not quite sure if I’ll be using this feature yet though because I’m worried that it could affect how many likes I could get when I like seeing how many likes I get for an individual photo. My other concern too is that if people feel they can post an album of 10 photos/videos, will this diminish the quality of the photos selected, given that Instagram has already set the bar pretty high in making it known that you can post one really good photo. Whatever the case, I’m interested in seeing how other bloggers and influencers will use this product over the next few months and if it’s something that I’ll take a stab at!

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“I Am An Immigrant”

It may appear to be a very simple message, but there’s no denying how powerful this video is. Created by W Magazine and featuring 81 of the biggest names in the fashion industry, these individuals are taking a stand against President Trump’s recent immigration ban. I’ll keep this short because I recently shared my own thoughts about the immigration ban, but I think it’s incredible to see an entire industry voicing their thoughts on some of the recent decisions that have been made.

In this video, you’ll see Diane von Fursternberg, Jourdan Dunn, Adriana Lima, and Anja Rubik just to name a few.

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Song of the Day

Gallant, Tablo, Eric Nam – Cave Me In

What an interesting collaboration! I didn’t think I would enjoy this as much as I did, but I’m really digging this currently. We love anything that Gallant is a part of though.

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Khalid – Saved Documentary

I spent 90 minutes straight listening to Khalid’s latest single “Shot Down” last night. I was getting ready for bed and since I couldn’t figure out the repeat/loop on my Spotify app from my phone, I would restart the song every time I got down to the last 5 seconds. This isn’t out of character for me. When I get wrapped up in a song, it becomes obsessive. Each time it is played it sounds a little bit different to me. Each time it is played, it seems like the track keeps getting shorter and shorter and I have to restart more often. I’ve been like this since I was a kid. No one in my immediate family has ever been like this towards music the way I have been and sometimes it’s scary, but I actually think it’s kind of funny and interesting. I felt like I was examining every part of this song – every rift and verse and every beat that would make it into a choreography piece that I was dreaming up. I had a busy Monday ahead of me and instead of going to bed early, we listened to this track until 1:30 AM. I woke up this morning feeling more tired than I should be, but we’re still listening to Khalid.

I was first introduced to Khalid this past summer with “Location.” I had watched someone’s video of a piece they choreographed to the song and I couldn’t get it out of my head. Who was this guy? I needed to know more about this voice – and it’s funny for me to write this line because I used to feel this way about artists all the time when I was working more closely with music. I would ramble on and on about an artist or a band that those around me did not care about. Bless those that had the patience to listen. As time went on, more and more of his tracks were released and I loved each one a little bit more than the last. Then The Fader released this documentary on him and about how March 3rd was going to change this 18 year old kid’s life. I believe it. I haven’t been this excited about a debut album in a long time and 2017 has brought us some good albums already with Syd and Sampha in the last week.

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The Eve of the Super Bowl

This video needed more Marshawn. Of course we’ll be watching the Super Bowl tomorrow, but it’s always less fun for us when the Seahawks aren’t in it. In case anyone is wondering though…um, we’re rooting for the Falcons!

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Sampha – No One Knows Me (Like the Piano) Music Video

Because we will continue to share this song in every single form that exists. Has anyone listened to “Process” yet? We listened to it the whole way through on Thursday night, but will spend a little bit more time with it tomorrow!

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Grammys Promo Featuring Taylor Swift

I wanted to love this promo; I swear I did. We’re a sucker for kids and at a time like this where we need to shine the spotlight a little bit more on young women, this was an ad that I wanted to back. However, something didn’t sit well with me. The fact that Taylor Swift has been silent about the election and (somewhat) silent about the women’s march despite the fact that she claims to be all about feminism is confusing. At a time when she needed to be a role model for so many, she instead chose to be silent. On top of this, Taylor was dethroned this past year and completed outed by Kim Kardashian in what I consider the most memorable takedown of 2016. I posted this Buzzfeed article the other day about how Taylor Swift continues to thrive as the victim and I thought the writer did a great job on it. As you read the article from the beginning, each scenario continues to build and build until we realize that none of these are coincidences after all. Every word to the press and move from Taylor was actually pretty calculated.

So while some are displeased with this ad because Taylor hasn’t spoken up enough recently with everything going on, I’m sort of just a little peeved that we’re letting her shine on again as the role model when she has been manipulating everything to skyrocket her career. Is this the example we should be setting for young girls? Why does Taylor get a pass?

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Performance of the Day

My followers on Spotify may have seen me listening to this song over and over (and over and over and over) again up to 26 times on a weekday last week after 10:30 PM. We’re not really sure what happened, but at the end of the track, we never could find ourselves moving on from it. And yes – I did ugly cry to it. You would too!

Sampha just released his album on Spotify tonight! And we’re actually about to listen to it the whole way through. I’ve been anticipating it ever since my ears first heard this track and we have high hopes that it will an album that we’ll be repeating all weekend long.

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Life, by Okinawa

I stumbled across this video last week and it brought back so many memories of my trip to Okinawa when I was in high school. I was 17 at the time and such a brat. It was hard for me to appreciate a trip like this at the time because I just “wanted to spend my last summer at home before college.” It took me about a day into the trip to realize how lucky I was to be able to travel to such a beautiful destination. I’m looking forward to someday returning too. This video was a nice little throwback.

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SAG Speeches 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the SAG Awards this weekend more than I thought I would! I’m not happy with the way the state of the world is right now and it sounds like I’m not the only one. I felt relieved to hear actors voicing their thoughts and opinions all over the award show though, but more importantly in their speeches. I’ve never been in this camp that separates actors and actresses into just celebrities – to be honest, that whole perception bothered me. We’re people! We’re all living in this country – in this world and what happens to me also impacts them. Here are my favorite speeches from the award show. It’s all crazy, funny, and heartfelt and we love it.

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Marshawn Lynch in Houston, Scotland

The events that occurred this weekend were deeply upsetting. We have a couple more posts tonight that aren’t as happy and chipper as we usually portray on Yow Yow! so before those happen, I’m leaving you with this: Marshawn Lynch being his best self in Houston, Scotland and with Skittles.

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Wedding Mondays

We rarely do proposal videos on Wedding Mondays over an actual wedding video, but we’ve always been huge fans of Jenn Im and we couldn’t not share this. Jen and Ben have been together for quite some time now and in this proposal video, Ben talks about their relationship and all of the behind-the-scenes planning leading up to the actual proposal. Naturally, Jen is very surprised and the video ends with an engagement! The video is longer than our standard wedding video, but it’s totally worth the watch. We are not embarrassed to admit that we definitely teared up somewhere… in the middle. (I didn’t want to spoil it for you!)

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Alexa Chung for AG Jeans

We have a confession to make. We’ll watch any video campaign that Alexa Chung is in. Alexa has been the face of AG Jeans for quite some time now and I think I’m starting to realize why having a strong influencer or face tied to a brand consistently is so important. If you’ve been following my Instagram Stories, then you know that I recently just purchased my first pair of designer jeans – Rag & Bone. In a world where there are so many competitors for this space, it can be challenging to find the right fit for you. I only purchased these because they were on sale at Aritzia, which happens to be my favorite retailer. We’ve been loving Alexa Chung for years and because we’ve always looked up to her as a style icon, I’m more likely to want to try on a pair of AG Jeans because I know that she’s represents the brand and secondly because I learned it from watching this video campaign. See what I did there? I think I could have articulated better, but right now, we’d rather just get this posted. :)

Also another reason why this video campaign is fun to watch is because it isn’t all about denim and AG. It’s a cheeky dinner party scenario featuring Alexa Chung and her quirky self in a scenario that we’ve all probably been in. Stay until the end though and then you’ll see what I’m talking about!

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