Thursday, November 26, 2015

Photoshoot: Zayn Malik for Fader Magazine

Back in March I had a sappy post lined up about Zayn leaving One Direction and now that I had months to think things through, let things sink in, and see all the stuff that has happened, I'm glad I didn't let impulse win this time. Now I'm all for doing you're own thing and being #real and #happy, which is what Zayn is saying in the article that officially comes out on December. But I can't help still feel disappointed at some of the things Zayn said and did. Whether he was fired or left the band because he wanted to, its bad either way you look at it. Maybe I'm not as understandable as Zayn claims Liam to be, but I do not understand why he left 1D the way that he did if they were planning on working on music and things aside from being in the band anyway. And while it is totally understandable that he was not happy with the music 1D were making and did not allow his creative input, I cannot stand when people are pretentious and ungrateful. The only reason he even has the freedom and can afford to do whatever he wants now is because he was in 1D. And just cos 1D is not the style of music you're into does not mean it's fake, and this is coming from a former pretentious music elitist.  I guess to me it's just sad that I'm getting some "George Harrison bitter after the Beatles" vibe from Zayn. That being said, I am looking forward to seeing what this "normal 22 year old" has in store music-wise.

photos by: Francesco Nazardo

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Rock 'N' Roll Princess

On the continued quest of pursing my dreams and goals, I decided to get a fashion merchandising degree, which means I'm currently taking a whole bunch of fashion classes. A project I'm working on for my merchandising class is a profile on the current designer for Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane. The reason I picked him was not only is he a photographer, but his design inspiration comes from music; he designs clothes for musicians, for people who hang out with musicians, and for the people who wish they were part of that magical, rock and roll world. Now, I've always liked fashion but I never really paid much attention to collections and runway shows, but now I kind of have to. That being said, I have to say I quite like this latest ready-to-wear collection for women by Slimane for Saint Laurent. The looks are very Glastonbury and reminiscent of Courtney Love; slinky dresses and oversized sweaters, boots and tiaras. Think punk rock royalty meets thrift store. There are 67 looks which you can find here, but these are some of my favorites:

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Photoshoot: Little Mix in Teen Vogue 2015

So here we have a spread with the lovely ladies of Little Mix. The styling here has a 70's vibe to it with all that suede that is so on trend right now.  Be sure to check out their latest single, Love Me Like You, which sounds like something by a 60s girl group.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Rare Photographs: Gill

I stumbled on this lovely colored photo of Gill from the Five Girls shoot. The photo can be found in the August 1963 issue of Playboy.

photo via sam haskins blog.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Where We Are? On the Road Again!!

Basically the only good thing that happened to me last year was that I got see One Direction on their Where We Are Tour. And the only good thing that has happened to me this year so far is that I got to see 1D again. As cheesy as it sounds, this band managed to help me get through these tough times with their music and gave me something to look forward to. Because there is nothing I love more than the anticipation you feel as you count down the days leading up the concert, the nervous excitement on the actual day of the concert, waiting in line, scanning your ticket and finding your seat, and finally the way the lights dim and your heart drops and you see THEM. For a few hours you forget everything and you're just so happy. Now I know there's been a whole lot of drama surrounding the boys lately (Zayn leaving, Louis is going to be a dad?!, etc.,) but they are a welcome distraction to my life right now. Anyway, here are the pictures I took at both concerts!

Where We Are: Shitty seats but looking back I like the way the pictures turned out and also, Zayn was there. But to be honest I barely remember what happened at the concert except that Harry kept wishing some guy named Rafael a happy birthday and I really liked the way he pronounced the name.

On The Road Again: I have to admit that I actually liked this concert a lot better than last year's because Harry interacted with the crowd a lot, there were cute interactions between Liam, Louis, and Niall, plus I had field seats. But alas, the only good view I had was of the giant screen. I was actually still pretty far from the stage and while the boys were on the catwalk I could only see their backs. There were also so many people around that it was really difficult to hold still and get a good picture. Especially of Harry who flits about on stage, a true Jagger-esque frontman, dancing seductively in gold Dior boots, captivating and engaging the audience to clap,stomp, and moan along with him. The boy oozes charm I tell you. As for the other boys: Niall is sunshine and happiness on stage, playing his guitar and dancing around. Louis was all giggles and quite the stunner with his killer cheek bones, slick quiff, and sleeveless shirts. And sweet, darling Liam (whose parents were in the audience how cute!) with the magic voice was a good sport when Louis dared him to break dance after losing a game or rock, paper, scissors.

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