Nicole Richie. Television personality and socialite has announced that she will be releasing a limited quantity of sunglasses designed for House of Harlow. The breakout actress on NBC's Great News is known for her signature over sized frames.
The star is the creative director for the House of Harlow, a brand largely known for it's accessories. The limited edition release is being called a capsule collection, in which there will only be a 1,000 available for the most dedicated fans.
The frames are rounded, recalling Boho chic or flower power glamour. The frames come in three colors: black, gradient, and gold. John Lennon would fill perfectly comfortable behind these sets of shades. The price of the sunglasses range from $250-$300. You can buy them here.
“That's a metaphor for the vagina.”
But, is it though?
It honestly did not come as a surprise to me, but I was channeling English teacher when I finally realized the “biscuit” that Ivy Levan was talking about was her vagina. My professor makes everything sexual and I want to whip my chinese fan out at her and say NO.
She's also a model. No surprise there. I love a good model. I just really like her look and her aesthetic. She has three music videos that play into this 50's screen siren look and I like them all. The music is not quite as catchy as “Biscuit”, but they don't disappoint.
My personal favorite is “The Dame Says”. It doesn't have a music video, but the lyric video is disturbing enough for all of us. Now, I haven't searched her name on Tumblr. I want to live for her music before I found out how problematic she is and all the reasons I shouldn't like her. And, she is a southerner. I'm sure they can find something.
Buy "The Dame Says"
I could be just as pretty as her. I just see stills of her and I'm like “Hot DAMN” (a title of one of her songs). No word yet on when or if she's releasing an album this year. But, we shall see.
It was only recently that I listened to one of his songs. As exciting as single releases like “Long Hard Road Out of Hell” and “Arma-goddamn-fucking-geddon” sound. I wasn't going to listen to them. I was perfectly fine sitting on the bleachers being like kill Marilyn Manson. KILL. Loving his love with Dita Von Teese.
Because, yes he was married to the most famous burlesque dance there has ever been. She is probably the reason I like him as much as I do. And, they divorced a good seven years ago. But, in my mind they're love was everything. Tumultuous, sexy, and ultimately destructive.
Surprisingly, it was RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Adore Delano that made me look into Marilyn Manson's new single. He was all like listen to “Deep Six”. And, I was like. Okay. Adore Delano is also a singer and of course I've heard his album Til Death Do Us Party. So, I took a shot and assumed I could trust her.
I do listen to some hard rock. But, that comes way of The Pretty Reckless and Pat Benatar. Marilyn Manson has historically superseded them. “Deep Six” did not suggest an album full of screamo and crunching guitars that I couldn't handle. But, I'm so afraid.
I looked at the track list. The opening song is “Killing Strangers”. Then you have beautiful tracks like “The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles” (I can't imagine how that chorus goes), “The Devil Beneath My Feet” and “Birds of Hell Awaiting”. Does this not frighten you just knowing Marilyn Manson's track record. It makes me squeal and not in the good way. I am a stereotypical white girl who knows every word to Taylor Swift and bops back and forth to Katy Perry.
I am not a death metal kind of person. I just don't know. Let's also not ignore the fact that it's lead single “Deep Six” is about being buried. I have not analyzed it's true contents. But, this could include being buried alive or maybe just death in general. I don't know. I'm just not sure if I can handle a Marilyn Manson full length.
That said I am living for this album cover. And, I am enjoying the fact that his record label is called Hell Etc. That's funny.
I might just end up getting the CD single. Because, yes “Deep Six” was released on CD exclusively at Best Buy. The song is getting good reviews by the way. This isn't just me spouting. It's also do well on Mainstream Rock Radio. I didn't know there was such a thing.
Buy "Deep Six"
The question of whether I like Marilyn Manson is still up in the air. I'll have to psych myself into buying this album.
Happy Halloween, everyone. I hope you are doing something real exciting. I was supposed to be going to a murder mystery party today. Instead I am at work. We were not allowed to ask off from work, and I was like please god. He did not answer. Hopefully it is not busy. We shall see.
Now some of you may be hosting a party tonight, just looking for some good music to put on in order to be festive. That is what I am here to do. I love all of these songs. With any luck these should be the creepy that you did not think of to add to your Halloween play list. I will not insult your intelligence. I'm sure you got the cornerstones: “Thriller”, “Disturbia”, “This Is Halloween”.
Buy "Voodoo Doll"
“I'm In It” may not exemplify Halloween, but Kanye West throws in enough robotic screams to make it a terrifying pop/rap experience on his last album Yeezus.
Buy "I'm In It"
Of course Lady Gaga found her way into Halloween. With more then one song to choose from, I settled on “Bloody Mary” and “Monster” as exemplary Halloween lore.
Buy "Bloody Mary"
Buy "Gang Bang"
Buy "Going To Hell"
We all know Rihanna's major smash “Disturbia” and scene stealing “Russian Roulette”, but what about the opener to album Rated-R, “Mad House”? Under two minutes long. There's no reason not to let her open up your Halloween bash.
Buy "Mad House"
Silly Christian band The W's is my final suggestion with their song “The Devil is Bad”. Between all the zombies, bloody mary's, drownings, and debauchery of the night it might be good to remember that the devil is bad.
This obsession with The Mindy Project has been building up, since I bought the first season after getting sushi out with Thunder and her sister J. Lo. I went into Best Buy, just planning on buying Calvin Harris's album 18 Months. I leave with Calvin Harris and the first season of The Mindy Project.
It was a good time in my life back when I was working too much, but had more then enough money to buy whatever I wanted. Now I exist.
I have been making slow, but steady progress on this season. Whenever, I have thirty minutes where I know I am not going to do anything, I'm like lets watch The Mindy Project.
Mindy is me. Pop culture obsessed. Cute. Adorable. Witty. A questionably good employee. The kind of person who asks the important questions in life. She is perpetually single and for the most part is okay with that. She is a resilient feminine woman.
I however do not have the stamina or nerve to become an OBGYN. Sorry, world I do not have any intentions of entering the medical world. I do not want to deliver your baby. That really does not appeal to me. I'm sorry if I just ruined your dreams for me.
The work environment in this show, however I can handle. I could do that. You have crass nurse, Beverly. Former convict, Morgan. Who is the strangest part of the show. The virgin and the slut as receptionists. And, Mindy's two male colleagues. Danny, the strong male figure from Staten Island, and Dr. Reed the attractive British OBGYN that Mindy has casual sex with.
A great sitcom is where you bond with every character. That is The Mindy Project. Morgan can be annoying as hell, but I love him. I love what he adds to this show. I love seeing Mindy stumble her way through love in New York.
If you haven't seen it. Give it a chance. Comedy is really subjective. The world is obsessed with Forrest Gump. I saw the movie once. I made my effort to be culturally aware. I'm over it. You might like it. You might not. I don't know.
Watch the show. Netflix it. Watch it on Fox. It comes on Tuesday's at 9:30/8:30 central.
There's a possibility that your well aware of the one hit wonder that was “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life”. A group by the name of Indeep sent it to commercial success and failed to produce anything that replicated it's commercial viability after that.
I have to admit that I didn't know this song. It was only recently when I was watching Madonna's Sticky and Sweet Tour that I heard her sample it in her medley of her hit song “Music”. I looked it up afterwords and it got me thinking about dance music. I must say I love it. The hallmark of a good dance song is one where the beat is so good, it doesn't matter what the words are. Some would argue that this is what makes dance music so throwaway, but it's carefree nature towards life is what makes it an escape.
Over the past few years EDM has been everywhere. I mean everywhere. Recently, not so much. I don't know if this is just a disco backlash kind of situation or if music styles are just evolving. But, that is why I am here to talk to you about my favorite DJ's.
Let's just get the mainstream out of the way. I'm infatuated with Calvin Harris. Now I have not invested anytime on anything he's done before “We Found Love”, so don't go through his archives and judge me. I don't know what it is about him, but I just like him. He's a nice looking man. I appreciate that.
What I really like about him is that deep husky voice he uses in “Feel So Close” and more recently on “Summer”. It has this untrained sexy raspyness I can't resist. I like that Calvin Harris sings. I just can't get into David Guetta the way some people do. Why is this man releasing his own music if he's never going to sing.
That's why I'm fine with Calvin Harris, he uses other people when he needs their voice to add something to a song, but he feels more then comfortable throwing his own vocals on a track when it fits. About, the only thing I like about David Guetta is that Madonna had him do a remix of her song “Revolver”. This man does a remix for her and this song doesn't even go number one in the clubs. That doesn't happen. When Madonna releases music, the clubs play it, and yet when David over here gets his hands on Madonna he fucks it up.You should know Madonna is my Queen supreme and when she gives someone her stamp of approval, I try not to out right hate them. She's the only reason I'm not going to read Avicii right here, right now. That bitch ass bitch.
In the department of sexy, though I have got you covered. DJ Havana Brown is my Australian princess. I adore this woman. If you read my article on We Wear Pink you would know how obsessed I am with her. The only thing you might know Havana from is her collaboration with Pitbull “We Run The Night” (Yet, further proof that Pitbull's first name is Featuring).
Buy "Big Banana"
This song was everything. I mean everything, and I heard it on the radio a few times, but never enough to say it got overplayed. Now, Havana really is a DJ. She does these remixes every year called “Crave”. I have not invested in them. I like her music, but I'm just not a remix person.
She really does have throwaway lyrics, though. Take any track from 1-12 on Flashing Lights and you'll find a cliché. But, the music is so good, the words do not matter. I keep telling you that and you continue not to believe me. About the only song that makes me really upset is another collaboration she did with Pitbull called “Last Night”.
Mind you. I like it. I really like it. I just do not like what he is saying about Havana. She was dancing on the water with no clothes on. Apparently there were two girls. And, I'm just like what kind of gentleman are you talking about what you have done with sexy Havana Brown. How dare you.
It makes me upset. He says “what happens in Miami never happened” and yet he's telling you all about what he did with Havana Brown. That is private, sir. You are rude.
Buy "Last Night"
For my final DJ, I don't even know if he counts as a DJ. His name is DJ Mustard. He doesn't release music individually that I know of. He just makes the music for other people.
He's responsible for all my R&B twerk songs as embarassing as that may be. He's kind of like an updated Timbaland and without Timbaland around to entertain us, I will take DJ Mustard any day. You probably know him for his work on “Rack City” (Shameless guilty pleasure), but I didn't know he produced it until I heard the song he did for J.Lo.
“Girls” is quickly becoming one of my favorite Jennifer Lopez songs ever and I had to know who this man DJ Mustard was. That's how I found out he did “Rack City”. He's also responsible for that girl Tinashe's song “2 On” with Schoolboy Q. I really like that song. I don't know how I feel about Tinashe yet. I need to hear some more of her music, but I'll keep my ears to the ground for you.
Buy "2 On"
These are my DJ's and I'm sure I missed someone fabulous, so let me know if I was really basic so I can make it up to them somehow.
What's better then a narcissist anthem heralded by Will.I.Am and Miley Cyrus and backed by DJ Mustard?
Buy "Feelin' Myself"
Yet, another I'm in love with a stripper song by T-Pain, and somehow it never gets old.
Buy "Up Down"
And, let's not forget the hit that was "My Hitta" for YG
Buy "My Hitta"
I had no intention of doing a Friday Favorites this week, but I am too obsessed with Hilary Duff's new song “Chasing The Sun” not to give it the spotlight.
It's our first preview into her new album, the first one she's had since 2008's Dignity. She's promised us an acoustic, adult contemporary feel. So, far “Chasing The Sun” gives us exactly that. Co-written by beach blondie Colbie Caillait it's everything you would expect from a Colbie release. Light hearted, summery, and breezy. It has “hit” potential. There's all the bounciness of “Best Day of My Life” without the irritation and the same syrupy sweet shove down of “Rude”. With enough radio play, this could be her biggest hit she's ever had.
Hilary is killing the game. The music video is one of the most precious things I've seen in a long time. I imagine will be seeing gif's of it everywhere soon. It has that kind of viral sting to it. I find the office setting of part of the music video to be the most intereting. Is it possibly a plug for her new show on TV Land Younger that is also set in an office? We shall see. So, far 2014 seems to be going the right way for Hilary Duff.
What's the point of dating if they don't go with your outfit?