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Uncategorized | August 16

Indies to Watch: The Black Keys

I LOVE THE BLACK KEYS. The psychedelic duo encompass soul, rock and folk. Though it sounds like a rough musical experiment, the Black Keys have mastered their multifaceted funky style. Their producer D.J “Danger Mouse”, also known as the counterpart to Gnarles Barkley, has ensured once again added his Midas touch to this collection of quality music. I am enamored with DangerMouse, so subsequently checked out The Black Keys. Each song has a distinct sound yet The Black Keys maintain a quirky continuity.

Indies to Watch: The Black Keys

I basically drool over The Keys. The single thing I love most is their originality. Lately, artists have put themselves in a box, so it is hard to find a musical talent who takes risks. This band has filled my void. The Ohio natives enable easy listening. Simply, The Black Keys are wonderfully unpredictable. The Keys took a slight hiatus but thankfully have returned. Attack and Release is their newest album. The newest cuts are better than ever.

If not, Check out ”Psychotic Girl” and “Strange Times.” You’ll get hooked. Trust me. 

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FASHIONVILLE | August 5

After a Bioterrorist Experiment Goes Wrong, Jovovich-Hawk Are Attacked by Flesh Eating ZOMBIES!!!

 

After a Bioterrorist Experiment Goes Wrong, Jovovich Hawk Are Attacked by Flesh Eating ZOMBIES!!!

She looks hungry… for BRAINS!!!!

Just kidding. Unfortunately, there is graver news to infiltrate the fashion rumor mill. Jovovich-Hawk is no longer a clothing line! According to Lucky, the quintessential downtown chic line has dissolved. Although, the line has only been around for five years, the brand had a huge following. Their flirty frocks and chic designs made fashionistas everywhere adore them. Grab the cute clothes while you can! Milla Jovovich further explains the end of her line in September’s issue of Lucky magazine. This is a sad day for Hawk, but not for Jovovich who can return to kick zombie ass in poorly directed flicks for the better of her years.   R.I.P Jovovich-Hawk

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POWDER ROOM, TRENDSPARK | August 5

Trendspark: Wavy Hair

Trendspark: Wavy Hair

Trendspark: Wavy Hair

         Summer may be winding down but that’s no reason to get rid of those romantic beach waves! Maintain and put a spin on the waviness throughout Fall. This look is flattering on all types. Whether remaining casual with friends or spending a night out, waves are the perfect way to achieve a relaxed whimsical vibe.

          Wavy hair is attainable, even if you have not been born with romantic ringlets.  Simply use a curling iron of the size you desire; bigger iron for the curlier side and thinner for the straighter side. Then, break up the curls with your fingers, to create a definitive wavy look. Be sure to use hairspray! The luscious look is fantastically unique amongst the ubiquitous straight style. The trend is cute yet sultry. Which wavy look is for you?   

Thanks to Elle for the fantastic images! 

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FASHIONVILLE | August 5

Daughter of Style: Lou Doillon

Daughter of Style: Lou Doillon
Daughter of Style: Lou Doillon
Daughter of Style: Lou Doillon
Daughter of Style: Lou Doillon
Daughter of Style: Lou Doillon
     French indie actress and model Lou Doillon has emerged as a fashion icon. Style runs in her veins. Afterall 60′s Hermes muse, Jane Birkin, is her mother. Doillon’s style is a paradox. She is chic yet funky, androgynous yet romantic, quirky yet classic and of course bohemian. Her signature top hat personifies her quirkiness,individuality and spunk.
      She is genius because of the execution of her style. Doillon does not follow trends, which is why I always love seeing what she wears. She is a genuine risk taker. Lou Doillon is a true trendsetter who is here to stay. 

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FASHIONVILLE | August 5

Eye “Popping” Covers

Eye Popping Covers

Eye Popping Covers

Fashion forward magazine, Pop, has created six amazing Fall issue covers.  Also similar to Italian Vogue, Pop features women of color. Each cover features a different iconic model: Jourdan Dunn, Naomi Campbell, Agyness Deyn, Oluchi Onweagba, Natalia Vodianova and Amber Valletta grace the covers, in Prada. The issue pays homage to the 80′s era and moreover the fabulousness of 80′s fashion culture. The culmination of stunning supermodels and love for Studio 54 should make this issue it’s best yet! Pick up a copy!    

Thanks to NY Mag for the pictures!

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FOR THE BOYS | August 1

TrendSpark: Ombre

TrendSpark: Ombre

TrendSpark: Ombre

This past year, ombre has been prevalent in women’s clothing, specifically dresses. Lately, a new trend has come to the forefront: male ombre. The trend has transitioned into a unisex style. While, I didn’t think I would like male ombre, the Alexander McQueen blazer is gorgeous. Yet, I also think this trend can go terribly wrong. What do you think Indies? Pretty boy or pansy?

Thanks to Fashionista for the pic!

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FASHIONVILLE | August 1

Trendspark: Super Scrunchy Boots

Trendspark: Super Scrunchy Boots

Trendspark: Super Scrunchy Boots

Trendspark: Super Scrunchy Boots

Trendspark: Super Scrunchy Boots

Boots have always been in style. However, this fall will see a recreation of the simple boot. Slouchy and scrunchy boots have hit the runway. From Balenciaga to Givenchy, this trend is evident. It has a relaxed street chic element yet maintains a refined quality. These boots would pair perfectly with a dress or fall peacoat. If you want to make a statement, pick up a pair! 

Thanks to The Fashion Spot for the pics!  

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FASHIONVILLE | August 1

The Inter-Views: Anna Sui

The Inter Views: Anna Sui

In September’s Elle, the famous bohemian designer,Anna Sui was interviewed. She was fantastically personal and candid. Sui covers everything from her favorite junk food to her distain for butt cleavage. Here are my favorite excerpts:

What’s your favorite color? Black.

What are you most vain about? My hair.

What are you most shy about? Talking about myself.

If you could have somebody else’s body, whose would it be? Naomi Campbell’s.

Whose diary would you most like to read? Elizabeth Taylor’s.

Who is your worst enemy? Myself.

What’s your favorite vacation spot? London.

What current trend would you like to see disappear? Butt cleavage.

What’s your biggest fashion regret? Perming my hair.

Favorite trend of all time? Bohemian mixed with ethnic.

Always: Live your dream.

Never: Say never

Read the whole interview here!

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FASHIONVILLE | August 1

Pineapple Express Premiere Disaster

Pineapple Express Premiere Disaster

Pineapple Express Premiere Disaster

Pineapple Express Premiere Disaster

Pineapple Express Premiere Disaster

The Good

Pineapple Express Premiere Disaster

Pineapple Express Premiere Disaster

Pineapple Express Premiere Disaster

Pineapple Express Premiere Disaster

The Bad 

The Pineapple Express premiere brought the good, the bad and the ugly. While there were chic surprises,frumpy seemed to be the motif throughout the night. I hope Seth Rogen is playing a joke on all of us. Bad prints, wrinkled suspenders, frumpy tunics, sloppy bare mid-drifts, and unnecessary layering were just some of the fashion faux pas of the red carpet stars. I can’t wait to see Pineapple Express, so I can laugh this fashion atrocity away. What do you all think? 

Thanks to Jezebel, for the pics!

 

 

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FASHIONVILLE | July 31

Legendary Model Dies at 91

Legendary Model Dies at 91

Despite Janice Dickinson’s rants, there were plenty of supermodels before her time. Dorian Leigh was a 1950′s ford model and revolutionized Revlon cosmetics. In fact, she was one of the first models to be signed to Eileen Ford’s prestigious agency. Soon after retiring from modeling, she started her own successful agency in France. Leigh was the quintessential chic model and booked major campaigns like Revlon and appeared regularly in Harper’s Bazaar. Her employers adored her. Eileen Ford called Leigh “truly the best model of our time, She instinctively knew what every photographer wanted, and she came alive just at the moment the shutter clicked” Dorian Leigh died earlier this month and will truly be missed.

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