Monday, May 3, 2010

Something else to scoop up: Miss Kara bracelets!

Just last week I posted about my love friendship bracelets and how cool and easy layering bracelets of all shapes and sizes is! Another great brand, Miss Kara, has been brought to my attention by a fellow blogger. She told me about the site SHOPMISSKARA.COM and I checked it out and loved it! They are simple and natural designs that will blend nicely into any assortment :)
Look for little buddhas and skulls (I love skulls) as well as wood beads and natural stones! So cute and easy for summer!! Here's my favorite one:

Talk Trends: The Blues.. Denim that is!

Denim has made a major come back this spring! Chambray (lightweight cotton in light blue hues) and denim are splashing on the scene, and there are a number of ways to wear them. 
WORK SHIRTS and button downs in blue hues can be paired with white jeans, khakis, and even dark denim! Chambray and denim DRESSES and OVER-ALLS are easy pieces to wear all by themselves, no work necessary! Ripped and distressed JEANS are favorites too- pair them with a boyfriend cardigan, girly silk top, or relaxed tee. The biggest come back though is the JEAN JACKET, a 90's favorite and classic piece all around- put it over a day dress or to dress down the rest of your closet. Also, denim and chambray is making its way into accessories: purses, shoes, you name it!
Light denim has definitely made its come back, girls and guys! We're seeing it everywhere from Forever 21 to Lanvin and Chanel! Perfect easy pieces for spring and summer, get some chambray while it's still around :) 
here are some favorite looks from! 

Spring Weekend follow up..... EPIC.

Ahhhhh!! Best Spring Weekend by FAR. Kudos, Fordham! MGMT was sooo tight, my best friend from home and I were squeezing ourselves into the front rows as soon as they came on and "Electric Feel" started playing.. I was raging when my other favorite song "Time to Pretend" came on-- such a great live version hearing some fantastic lyrics:

"I'm feeling rough
I'm feeling raw
I'm in the prime of my life...

This is our decision
To live fast and die young
We've got the vision, now let's have some fun.
Yea it's overwhelming
But what else can we do?
Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning news...
We're fated to pretend"

.....basically the lyrics that are LITERALLY describing my life right now!!!
While waiting for MGMT to come on, I was busy waiting in line for ice cream and meeting up with friends who were equally as excited as I was for the festivities to begin. There were other events like a Flava performance and DJ Earworm concert, but MGMT was really the only thing I wanted to see-- and I did just that!! Sooo much fun and so happy that my last Spring Weekend as a Fordham student was worthwhile!
Look at my pics!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SPRING WEEKEND + MGMT = Fordham Craziness!

So Fordham has an annual tradition of SPRING WEEKEND, a jam packed weekend containing all the live music, Mr. Softee, and fun college stuff that we are normally deprived of during the rest of the year. And let me tell you, Fordham students get every last drop of fun out of Spring Weekend. And each year it seems to get better! Performances from Ghost Face Killa to Yellow Card have graced the CAB Spring Weekend stage the past few years, and this year it is none other than [everyone's favorite] MGMT. I DIE.
I have loved MGMT since I heard of them almost 3 years ago... the greatest feel good dance music ever. Their single "Electric Feel" I think they had everyone at hello, and the craziest music video too-- think nymphs in the jungle. Amazing.
MGMT also just released their new CD, "Congratulations" that at first listen is a little more tame than their first CD "Oracle Spectacular" but I'm sure is equally as good!! Their singles "Kids" and "Time to Pretend" are faaantastic as well!
That is why everyone is SOO EXCITED for MGMT to hit the stage (hopefully Dean Rodgers doesn't have a heart attack due to all the craziness that will ensue). Be on the look out for lots of neon, bathing suits, and fanny packs, that's my forecast at least :)
SO everyone, ENJOY SPRING WEEKEND 2010 and MGMT!! Here's a preview of the amazingness we're about to experience, their beloved single, "Electric Feel" !!! uhhhh-mazing!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Talk Trends: Friendship Bracelets, yay!

Do you love your friends? I sure do! That's why FRIENDSHIP bracelets are super in this season! The favorite childhood accessory is back! They are so fun and easy to wear and wearing them is like carrying happy thoughts of them with you on your wrist :) There are so many cool and eclectic places to acquire them too. This weekend a friend of mine is coming to town and I'm sure we will be scouring the streets of New York to find some new ones!
I love neon brads with charms, evil eyes, anything sparkling, and mixing metals like silver and gold. There really is NO right or wrong way to wear them. Layer them on-- it seems that more is better this season! Plus they look so great with any outfit because they are colorful and sparkly! Yay! What's coolest about them is that you can find them from anywhere from $1 on the street or at flea markets or a little more pricey (usually for more glitz) and cute boutiques throughout the city!
Here are some of my favorites from the ETTIKA boutique-- shop their website, they have the most amazing designs!! don't you want to go get some?!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Something new.... TIESTO

A friend of mine told me about how she had recently gotten into techno and dance music... and I laughed. Laughed very hard in fact, until she had me listen to what she had been listening to. She explained how she had gone to a dance party the previous weekend in Seattle called "Tiesto," named after the famous world renowned DJ who travels around the country putting on these laser and music shows..
They are PHENOMENAL. Hundreds of colored lasers shoot across the sky while the most electrifying music plays from this little man Tiesto way above the crowd. He does his own music as well as some of the coolest remixes. She said there was so much energy in the room it was amazing! Sooo after that I had to give some of the songs a listen. I didn't like them all, but I liked a lot of them! Super feel good music, upbeat with fun lyrics, definitely something new and worthwhile and perfect for those summer parties.
Check out his artist profile on PANDORA here
And listen to one his most popular songs, "Escape Me" featuring CC Sheffield here:

Friday, April 23, 2010

ALICIA?! Video, Please!

OK, so many, many weeks ago I posted about the highly anticipated Alicia Keys and Beyonce duet "Put It In a Love Song" premiere video which was supposed to be released in MARCH. Not only did I check back several times in March and April, but as we near the end of the month there is still NO word on when the video will be released.
The music video was supposed to premiere mid-March on BET and has been postponed without further notice since then. Not only is the song struggling on the charts because of the lack of video, but other video collabs like Lady Gaga and Beyonce's Telephone have been sky rocketing on the charts because everyone loves the video.
All I can search for are "behind the scenes" and "the making of..." videos! ALICIA, we want to see your new video, please!!! In the meantime, at least check out what we're in for...