The website for Anna-Karin Karlsson writes of their namesake founder that she's “The Queen of Sunglasses”. The byline basks in it's shameless self glorification, something the brand's eye catching creations share in common.
My recent fascination with the brand came after a casual browsing of the Neiman-Marcus website. But, my interest had been building long before that. Fergie donned stunning shades in two of her recent videos: “L.A. Love” and viral sensation “M.I.L.F.$”. Both were made by Anna-Karin Karlsson, unknown to me at the time. Fergie is known for her good taste and extensive collection of accessories.
Some of the designers sunglasses are gaudy and distasteful. Take the unique if uncouth Rose et la Mer style ($690) topped with an actual resting leopard accent. It's part of the risk of being an off kilter brand that pushes boundaries. The styles I like tend to run the gauntlet of high end price range, some run close to $2,000. These are not the kind of sunglasses you want to leave lying in chair.
Despite some missteps the brand still has some flawless and striking eye ware worth investing in. I may hold on to my knockoff Prada glasses for the moment, but I certainly have my eye on the prize.
An LGBT Christmas
As wonderful as the LGBT community is our representation on radio is minimal at best. See Sam Smith and his lack of personal pronouns in all of his hits so he doesn't “alienate people”. Because, as we all know LGBT is offensive and gross and disgusting and the brave heterosexuals and cisgenders shouldn't have to put up with us. Least of all on the radio or their TV screens.
I'm going to be trying to include people that you might not be aware of. Some people you would have to do some research to find. Therefore as much as I love my gay boys, Elton John and Ricky Martin, they won't be on here. Similarly, everyone's favorite bisexuals Fergie, Madonna, and David Bowie did not make the cut.
All of his music is experimental electro pop. The trend among hopeful pop stars who want to carve out their own niche in the industry without alienating the top 40. His single “Wild” notably marked him using male pronouns to address his lover.
I hope you've found some cool LGBT singers to add to your playlist. If there's anyone you think I should add be sure to comment below.
Horoscopes are completely full of shit, but that doesn't stop me from finding out what my Taurus self is up to. I check it in the newspapers when I'm visiting my grandparents. I get supremely annoyed when I can't find it in Cosmopolitan. Last month's accurately predicted that I would be busy with work throughout June.
I realized that I am witty and charming. However, divine inspiration for today's article came from Kacey Musgraves (Yes, Same Trailer, Different Park Kacey Musgraves). In her song “Follow Your Arrow” she tongue in cheek remarks that “If you don't save yourself for marriage you're a whoreable person”. So, instead of “horoscopes” we have “whoroscopes” to fit my tendencies better.
Horoscopes are just fun things to play with. Enjoy. Revel in. Some people are such fun suckers and they refuse to enjoy a good horoscope. We are not talking about building your life around your daily horoscope. But, did it end up that badly for Jennifer Lopez in Monster In Law? No. She got a sexy doctor, the day her horoscope told her she would find love.
One day I was just going through all the horoscopes I'd found on tumblr with some people and we had the most fun. Laughing at how ridiculous some of them and how accurate some of them are. If you ever want to find my horoscopes on tumblr there's a search button on the top of my tumblr page. Just put in 'Taurus' and it will come right up. I tag all of my horoscopes with my sign.
Below are some of my favorite horoscopes (taken from tumblr) and the birthdays for all of the signs in case you too have convinced yourself that your an Aquaurius.
Aries: March 21-April 19
Taurus: April 20-May 20
Gemini: May 21-June 20
Cancer: June 21-July 22
Leo: July 23-August 22
Virgo: August 23-September 22
Libra: September 23-October 22
Scorpio: October 23-November 21
Sagittarius: November 22-December 21
Capricorn: December 22-January 19
Aquarius: January 20-February 18
Pisces: February 19-March 20
If the signs hate you:
Zodiac Signs as Madonna's 12 Billboard Number One Hits
The Signs as Female Pop Stars
Who Will Die on the Titanic?
The "Gay" Squad
What the signs REALLY Want
Signs From Most to Least Heterosexual
Signs As Their Favorite Female Rapper
Baby Don't Lie
Gwen Stefani made me a liar.
During the week of Fergie, I said how we hadn't heard anything from Gwen Stefani. Now I proofread. Kind of. I mean you read the blog, you know, how rough the written language is when I do it. So, I said, yes the Throwback Thursday on Fergie is ready. That week Gwen drops “Baby Don't Lie”
I'm sitting here thinking my articles are perfect, when I am bored and reading my article and I see it mentioned that Gwen had not released any new solo material. That was a very wrong conclusion. Because, she had. Just that week.
Granted. I guess that's not really that big of a problem. Considering I posted the Throwback Thursday and the Snapshot Saturday on the same day. My life is so rough. I hope you enjoyed that double whammy, because it was not my intention at all.
Now according to Gwen we shall have her new album in December. That is very exciting. Hopefully there will be more information on this for when I talk about the music coming out in December. Now Gwen hasn't released anything since, The Sweet Escapeback in 2006.
I along with the rest of the world has always preferred Gwen's solo career over that with No Doubt. So, we were all a little put off that she refused to put out more solo material. Or, so she claimed. Now in 2014 after the commercial failure that was the last No Doubt album, we have new Gwen material.
Thank you. Granted she teased us with new material a few years ago when she did her Harajuku children's line for Target. There was a new song in the background with her singing. That is how she introduced parts of The Sweet Escape to us way back when. Nothing came of it. I was like you bitch.
Needless to say I am obsessed with “Baby Don't Lie”. It's like this reggae, hip-hop island mid-tempo-ballad that slays me. It also has some interesting writing credits. Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco. You should know Ryan Tedder as the lead vocalist for One Republic. He's always written a lot of music for people. It's a list of people. Hilary Duff, Beyonce, Colbie Caillait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Adele, Kelly Clarkson. He kills the game.
You might not know Benny Blanco, but he's this rapper/ DJ combo that I'm here for. He's had a lot of those really obnoxious hits. The man's worked with Katy Perry and Ke$ha. That comes as no surprise.
It probably also explains why there are repetitions of words in “Baby Don't Lie”. Does it make it catchier? Yes. Does it bother me. No, not really. I love it. Even, the little rap breakdown is for me. I'm just like take me, Gwen.
Needless to say I will keep you up to date. The album is going to be a high point of my life. And, if this song is any representation. It will be great.
It also goes without saying that I love the music video. Watch it. Embrace it. Buy the song. Pre-Order the album. Live your life.
Buy "Baby Don't Lie"
This Is Halloween
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.
What's the point of dating if they don't go with your outfit?