Zayn Malik was the first of the One Direction stars to break it solo. He's also the first to land his own capsule collection with Versace. He's going to be working under Donatella's eponymous Versus line. Matriarch, Donatella describes him as “one of the most exciting personalities on the world stage right now.”
The capsule collection will feature clothes for both men and women. Zayn is reportedly working closely with Donatella in order to make sure it aligns with Versace's values and also Zayn's unique style. Donatella has a long history of being in tune with the current pop culture trends, she spouted the words “feminism” before they hit the Dior runway and Lady Gaga famously dedicated an ode to her calling her, “blonde, skinny, and a little bit of a bitch.”
Zayn x Versace
Zayn is set to star in two upcoming Versace ad campaigns. The first that's already out was shot by model Gigi Hadid. She's the daughter of model / reality personality Yolanda Foster. The pictures are intimate, reportedly shot by a personal camera and her iPhone at the legendary Chateau Marmont. The collection is set to be shown in June.
Whimsy Pervades Luxury Brands
I had the pleasure of seeing the new Fendi designs when I was in Houston. They have two capsule collections with whimsy at the forefront of their creation: Hypnoteyes and Faces
Hypnoteyes is their capsule collection aimed at women. A quote for the project reads “don't be afraid to embrace your playful side”. For the modern fashionista on a budget, it might seem excessive to spend $650 on a wallet, but the new Fendi products certainly stand out. The majority of the products in this collection are some types of purses that feature predominant bird like faces. The pictures on the product page don't quite do them justice. They are indeed luxury items and not something you hand to a 4 year old who shops at Claires.
I personally love how fun, whimsical designs have entered fashion. Fashion should be fun. Seriousness is over rated and Fendi is leading the way in this forward looking approach.
Ain't Your Mama
News about new music from Jennifer Lopez has been hush hush. She recently signed back to Epic records. Her home away from home and where she had the majority of her nine, top 10 hits. LA Reid was the musical powerhouse behind her change. He not only judged on X-Factor, but is also one of the most important men in music bolstering the careers of both Paula Abdul and P!NK.
The new song does seem to end the rumors of a supposed Christmas album or an album entirely in Spanish. Although, the year is young and never say never. In 2007 she released two albums barely months apart. And, the new Jennifer Lopez creation could always be bilingual ala Enrique Iglesias and Shakira. That would also be a return to form as we haven’t had a smattering of Spanish her music since her eponymously titled multiplatinum blockbuster J.Lo.
The cover art scintillates as it should. We have some good beachy hair. Curls and all. A look she’s been rocking recently. It’s classic black and white. All chromatic. That hat screams Martha Vineyards realness and I live.
Plus Size High FAshion
Beth Ditto is gorgeous. An entire Snapshot Saturday was dedicated to her on this blog. You can read that article here. Inside and out. Weight is not a character flaw. She is the perfect person to make a stab at this endeavor. She knows better than anyone what kind of clothes it takes to make a woman confident, especially in a society that looks down on women who are bigger than a size 8.
All of these can be purchased on Beth Ditto's website (here)
Blogger, Perez Hilton was even seen rocking her corset tee, a shirt that tragically would dwarf my body in its smallest size. And, that’s a good thing! Where normally overweight women look at clothing and see that it doesn’t come in their size, it’s refreshing for me to see clothing that’s not made for me, that I can’t wear on my body. Beth Ditto is catering to a group that isn’t the majority and she’s doing a fantastic job at that.
THE Michael Kors
Michael Kors was founded way back when in 1981. It's the kind of high priced luxury, that although expensive isn't too out of reach. If I'd really wanted that backpack it could have been mine.
Michael Kors is known for their handbags. When I went into the Michael Kors store that's what was on display. Their logo is just as recognizable as Louis Vuitton or Chanel. Michael Kors has that kind of brand recognition.
I love the way he devotes his time and money. He's a huge supporter in AIDS research and assistance. Much like Elton John and not unsurprising considering his experiences in New York during the height of the AIDS epidemic. The foundation he does most of his work with is God's Love We Deliver.
Michael Kors brand has been described as “too safe”. I don't think. It's true that his clothing doesn't push the boundaries that some fashion houses do. But, it's also not rooted in the same cycle of repeat, redo that is so much apart of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger..
High Off My Love
“High Off My Love” is the third single from Paris's yet untitled second studio album that was due for release back in December of 2013 when “Good Time” was thrown into the world. I loved that song in 2013 and most certainly would have blogged about it then. I loved “Come Alive” and I love “High Off My Love” now.
I'm honestly not sure what is holding Paris Hilton from dropping this album. We've been waiting, since 2013. Her last album was not some commercial juggernaut. There aren't any expectations. We can say she's waiting for one of these songs to break through like “Stars Are Blind” did, but Paris was popular back then for being scandalous. Unless she plans on snorting cocaine off of Lindsay Lohan's body and calling it gum she is not going to have a hit. She's polarizing and radio does not play with that.
I don't know what Birdman is doing on the song. His inclusion seems unnecessary. It's certainly not the kind of star power she needs to get a hit.
If Paris wanted to go for a spotlight song she should enlist someone like Lana Del Rey. That would have people talk. Lana Del Rey would never do it, but it would be a fascinating collaboration. Someone intersting and prevalent that's what Paris needs.
Now, in this video there are sexy shirtless men in masks. Something about masquerade balls is a turn on. There are Paris Hilton clones. There's seduction. There is some good “Justify My Love” vibes that any Madonna fan will appreciate. Especially with the recent popularity of 50 Shades of Grey. Bondage is in.
“Sparks” features a fun little whistle. It calls back to mind when “Pumped Up Kicks” was the ruling the radio and it had that whistle in it. I think “Sparks” is seriously catchy and it has that hit potential that I love. Hilary Duff needs a new hit or we're never going to get her new album.
I think “Sparks” is a return to form in the pop world. I personally love “All About You” and I think it had hit potential. I don't know why it didn't take to radio the way it should have. I think “Sparks” can be that hit she's looking for. One of her cowriters on the song is Tove Lo. She sang “Stay High” and her new song “Talking Body” might be her next big hit. This collaboration is working.
Bloodshy is also part of this production team. He's a record producer behind Britney Spears hit “Toxic” and Madonna's much celebrated Confessions on a Dancefloor. This is a good projectile to get Hilary that hit.
I really like the song. I like the lyrics. I think there sexy and cute and adorable. I'm really feeling this song. It's also being used as the theme for Hilary's new show Younger. Which is killing the game. No news yet on whether it's the ratings success TV Land has been hoping for, but so far it's been maintaing steady views.
Definitely check out Hilary's new song and watch Younger every Tuesday at 10/9 central on TV Land
As a non-English major I'm taking two many English classes. They're both on Tuesday and Thursday and they both assign a combined two hundred pages of reading and it's like LOL. I am not reading all of this. The reading for Tuesday I got you. The reading for Thursday's does not happen.
At the time I was reading Rabbit Run for my American Masculinities class. That book was insufferable. It wasn't bad, but it really wasn't good. I can't say I enjoyed. And, of course I thought I nailed the essay for that book, because I actually read the whole thing. I did not nail it. I got an 80. I was like da fuck.
I love my American Masculinites class, but I feel like I'm going to fail it. And, by fail I mean get a B in it, but I'm trying so hard and I'm just not doing that well. I walked in on my first day of class with a pair of high heels on, because how else do you walk into an American Masculinities class. It is so great. It's a class filled with radical feminists and these two super sweet boys. And, it came as no surprise that one of them was gay.
It was only after finishing my reading for Rabbit Run that I pick up Candide. The sixty pages I had to read. They were glorious. If I wasn't physically drained, I would have finished it.
I was fire. I was on top of it in class discussion. I just want everyone to know I nailed it, because I almost never nail it. By almost never what I mean is never.
If you don't know the concept of Candide that is okay. It is basically the most bullshit story you will ever read and for it being written over 300 years ago it's perfectly understandable. Unlike my blog in ten years.
The book is satire and it is insane. Butt cheeks are cut off, there are earthquakes, and beatings. Everyone dies at least once in the book. There is so much sex and it is just so good. Voltaire just straight up kills it the entire time.
Now I am a cheap ass college student, who refused to buy any of their textbooks , so you do not need to run out and buy Candide. Even, though you totally should if you want to. This book is only like 120 pages, but it is straight fast forwarding plot.
So, of course I have included the PDF for you to download and read. You can thank me after you read it and are just as obsessed with how awesome Voltaire is. I'm not expressing myself well in truly stating that this book (novella?) is everything you need in life. It might be short, but unlike that hot ass mess that is Utopia. It is everything.
High Heel Steppers
Usually I'm fine being the shorter one. It doesn't bother me, but for eight years I was taller and he wants to be taller then me. Fuck him.
I do my research. I'll need at least three inches. And, I decided I wanted them to be wedges. Not heels. Of course wedges are still heels, but I was set in stone on this point. I order them, because I'm too lazy to go out in public.
Get them in. Assume I will fall face down on my face and surprise my self by stomping around for a few hours without a misstep. The only trouble is the stairs and with practice, I don't need to clutch the bannister anymore.
However, the real secret when you get out in public is just to pretend your Naomi Campbell. You've practiced. You know what you're doing. Believe in yourself. And, if you do fall down, you'll look fierce doing it. Don't be afraid to wear heels if you want to.
Obviously they are not something you should have on for eighteen hours a day, but I love them. They make me feel confident and attractive. Exactly what fashion is supposed to do. Be hell on heels if you want to be.
When it comes to fashion, find what makes you feel good, and fuck anyone who tries to make you feel inferior. If you think you look good. You do.
Omega, Alpha, And Beta
I actually started watching it, because of Tumblr. I just said this looks like my show. Hot boys and hot girls. What could possibly go wrong.
The four male leads are just take me now kind of hot. Tyler Posey is the main one. And, he is definitely attractive, but really it's his eyes. He has dimples and cute brown eyes. I'm just like slay me. He's just really cute.
Then, there is Colton Haynes. He is straight sex. I try to like his character, because he is so attractive. I just watch the show and I want him to take my body. Then, he opens his mouth and I'm not here for it. I was actually really feeling him towards the end of season 1, then he messed it up. Now, I'm trying to like him, so I can shamelessly be obsessed with him. If you follow me on tumblr you probably now how obsessed I am. Like all my tumblr was pictures of him for a minute there.
At the top of the food chain is Tyler Hoechlin. Now he is attractive, but he's such a father figure to me. He's kind of like a DILF. Which, I might add is the creepiest thing. Who started this as a thing. No. We should not want to have sex with people who we think of as our fathers. Just stop.
The women are just as cute. Crystal Reed and Holland Roden are everything to me. Their friendship is weird. I don't get it, but I like it. One of them plays the whore and I'm here for it. I just love Holland Roden as Lydia. Lydia is one of my favorite characters, although I did not start out liking her. Crystal Reed's character is the main love interest, but the thing is I just don't care about her love with Tyler Posey.
This show is kind of like Orange is the New Black in that sense. No one really cares about the problems of the two main characters. It's kind of like, shut up about it already. I want them to move on.
The plot itself is basic. It kind of scares me. That's so embarrassing, but I cover my eyes when I watch this show sometimes. I'm not good at handling that kind of stress.
There are also a lot of wholes in the plot. In the first season this one character kept dying. There is blood coming from his mouth. He has to be dead. Next episode. No explanation, no one acts like it's weird that he is among the living.
Or the other time he gets shot multiple times with a bow and arrow, then shot in the heart with a gun. He is dead. The two killers are not even bothering with him. Then, the big bad werewolf comes along, and this character miraculously is able to take him down. Like how did he go from dead to I'm in perfect condition to beat up my stronger opponent.
Writers. Think through your life choices. I'm going to have to start reading fan fiction to explain all the gaping holes. That being said. It is actually enjoyable. It has substance. Unlike Kingdom, I really do like watching it.
If you judge me for watching it, I feel you, I understand. But, to be honest I'm not really watching it for the plot. And, I'm okay with that.
I see a lot of good plot.
What's the point of dating if they don't go with your outfit?