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And we mean REALLY loves it:
Oh, honey. Never part the curtain on your legs. Not unless you have fanfare music on standby and you plan on saying “PREEEEEEESENTING… MY CROTCH!” like an old-timey ringmaster.
That is a whole hell of a lot of gold. And listen, you’d be hard-pressed to find two queens who love a sequin more than these two. But for whatever reasons, this isn’t really setting us on fire. To our eyes, that’s a very yellow, brassy gold, which is making it a bit less fabulous than we’d like. We’re not feeling the sheer flimsiness of the skirt, but that could have a lot to do with how she’s presenting it. And gold shoes with a gold dress is rarely ever a good idea. It’s almost always too much and you almost always risk going out with clashing golds, which is a fate we would only wish on our worst enemies. But she’s clearly feeling it, so maybe we should just get the hell over ourselves.
Still, doesn’t this seem like a lot for a semi-basic premiere?
Is it us, or does that trailer basically give you the whole movie?
Style Credits: Vivienne Westwood Strapless Couture Gown in Deep Gold Lace with Rose Sequin Embellishment
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“There’s always been interest in Afrobeat, it was just about the loudness of the interest,” says Mr Eazi, eyes concealed behind a pair of tinted sunglasses despite the dimness of the Playstation Theater’s numerous back rooms. He is preparing for the New York leg of the “Life is Eazi” tour and expects to play a sold out show that night, though you’d hardly know by his calm demeanor.
The clang of percussion and pulse-like beating of drums drifts down from the stage through an open door. Eazi’s team has started sound check, and the clamor of instruments underpins each of his statements like a song. Truthfully, his speaking voice isn’t so different than when he sings – there’s always a recognizable rhythm that carries his lyrics – something that falls between the satiny bedroom crooners of the ‘90s and the mumble rap preference of today’s youth. It’s a unique sonic marker, that, when coupled with Eazi’s tendency to write and record songs as he goes, gives his music an unstudied authenticity that has amassed him a legion of dedicated followers.
Last year, he signed a deal with Starboy Worldwide, the imprint label of Nigerian recording artist Wizkid, who like Eazi, was already a well-known name on the African continent. Of course the former’s meteoric rise to Stateside fame was sped along by the popularity of Drake’s “One Dance,” a song that quickly became the measurable precursor to American hip-hop’s flirtation with the sounds of the diaspora. In short, it’s no matter of small importance that Eazi is a rising Afrobeat artist during a most critical cross-over moment for the genre.
So who is Mr Eazi?
Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade or Mr Eazi was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and attended school in Lagos until university. His father was a pilot who traveled often, and Eazi remembers that he would always play records for the family during breakfast whenever he was at home. “My dad playing Bob Marley was my first interaction with music,” he says.
While the early exposure to reggae gave Eazi an appreciation of the sonic connections between Africa and Caribbean, it did little to cement his desire to make music. “I always wanted to be a millionaire,” he shares in his unhurried way. If there was one thing he knew for certain, it was that music was a gamble that very rarely resulted in millions. “It really wasn’t until July 22 of last year I started to think music was a viable career choice from a financial perspective. When I was going to college I realized the only millionaires in my family besides my grandma were engineers. They were working for oil companies or they had their own oil servicing companies so that’s the reason I studied mechanical engineering. I wanted to work in one of those companies and become a millionaire. Just one year into Uni I figured out there were other ways to become a millionaire. That’s when I realized I didn’t need to be an engineer or a pilot like my dad.”
Going to university in Kumasi, a city in the neighboring country of Ghana, also exposed Eazi to a new community of peers and allowed him to let his entrepreneurial spirit soar unfettered. “I started about six business ventures before I got into music,” Eazi says laughing. “I did promoting, I sold phones, I had a cab service, then I started selling drinks, and then I did gold trading, and then I went back to phones.”
In fact, it was one of Eazi’s many business ventures that eventually led him to a recording studio. While a student, he started a party and promotion company called Swagger Entertainment with around thirteen friends whom Eazi describes as, “the coolest boys at my Uni.” The popularity of their parties soon spread around the college circuit and caught the attention of Ghanaian musicians who clamored to be booked for events.
“I started going to the studio because artists who wanted to play at my shows wanted to gain my favor so they’d invite me to the studio. I was already sick of going to the clubs every Friday because I was the one doing the parties so the studio became like a new place to relax; that’s how I ended up recording. I actually think if I go back to that studio in Kumasi I would find so many records that never came out. Every Friday we would just go and just record random vibes from hip-hop to dancehall. At the time I still felt like if I had the money to pay artists to come to my shows and parties then I didn’t respect being a musician as an economically viable position in Africa.”
In 2014, Eazi quit club promoting after a no-show from an artist ended the largest party he’d ever attempted to throw. He also disassociated himself from his old persona and began to hone in on the career path he least expected – music. Following a string of successful singles such as “Bankulize” and “Skin Tight,” both of which featured Ghanaian artists, and both of which enjoyed social media success, Eazi finally began to receive more critical recognition.
Yet despite finding favor online and in the local music scene, in 2016, he was snubbed from inclusion at the Ghana Music Awards due to his Nigerian citizenship. Ironically, it was precisely Eazi’s innate ability to pull from both cultures that made him an award candidate in the first place. Where some may fail to find great nuance between Afrobeat music from Ghana and Nigeria, Eazi not only identifies the differences, he thinks about how the contrasts can work together.
“My music is an expression of my lifestyle and my state of mind. I’ve become a product of Ghana and Nigeria and found a cultural junction between both. When I make songs there is an underlying Ghanaian signature, a high-life feel. I’ve cut the production down so it’s heavy on the drums that give you the groove. If you look at the drums especially, I have Ghanaian drum signatures. If you look at the chord progression it’s usually heavy on the Lagos and Nigerian sound. There’s a lot more chords and singing than you’d hear in Ghanaian music. That’s why even my singing is in between like talking and singing. It also helps that even though I don’t speak any other languages besides English fluently I understand enough to make records. I know enough Igbo, Yoruba, Twi, Ga and pidgin to make records in those languages which really helps my song composition,” says Eazi.
Such versatility will serve him well, especially as hip-hop artists in America continue to look outward for inspiration. When we ask Eazi his thoughts on the increased interest in Afrobeats, he reveals that he doesn’t think it’s actually anything new. “I could hear Nas sampling Fela. I could hear Jay Z using Afrobeats samples so there’s been recognition, but right now I feel the genre is considered more urban – you could classify it as urban music now. I’d say that’s why it’s the wave, that, and because you can’t take it away from dancers. Dancers are like the radio for the Afrobeats genre and they’re putting up videos that flood social media and you cannot help but notice it. They’re spreading the wave and it’s looking catchy. Just like back in the day in Africa with Soulja Boy. We were listening to ‘Crank Dat’ in Kumasi just because we liked the dance that was attached to it. I do feel that a lot more can be done in collaborations with African producers. I’m an artist who cares more about the producers because they are the core. I would hope to see that more in the future.”
With the global new direction of mainstream music in America, and the increasing visibility of narratives from across the black diaspora, Eazi’s hope will likely come to fruition much sooner than expected. As an artist, his hybridized output, which blurs genres and cultures, is helping to lay the groundwork for the sounds of West Africa to reach the world.
Special thanks to Oxosi in the creation of this feature.
For more of our interview features, take a look at our chat with the one and only Jamiroquai right here.
after sampling each one of these songs ive concluded kodak black sucks
At just 19 years of age, Kodak Black has lived one hell of a life. A documentary about his come up into the game arrived on Friday, illustrating the finesse kid’s pathway to his debut album on a major label, Painting Pictures. At such a tender age, it may seem ridiculous that anyone that young should warrant a full-blown, Worldstar Hip-Hop-endorsed documentary. But for someone with a history as dramatic as Kodak’s, it is compelling and essential viewing for fans old and new who want to truly gauge what Project Baby is all about.
Kodak often gets dismissed by fans of the likes of J.Cole, Joey Bada$$ and other #woke rappers as trash, and he himself acknowledges there’s a lot of people that still don’t get him. His raps are by no means strictly about “putting Molly in his lean.” As the documentary highlights, Kodak’s ability to reflect the harsh realities of growing up in the projects of Florida with themes like redemption, mental health, growing up in a single-parent house and musings on his own insecurities is largely unprecedented for any other rapper his age. Whilst he has been embroiled in a host of criminality and licks to finesse his way to the top, Kodak has the sort of heart-warming, candid charm that garners a lot of popularity, which could ultimately end up taking him to the very top of the game.
Fundamentally though, Kodak has already delivered a huge amount of hits in such a short space of time. While Kodak’s only Top-10 hit on the Billboard chart is the viral, Metro Boomin-produced “Tunnel Vision,” the Floridian has already released four full-lengths, packed full of all the rowdiness and affliction you’d associate from a 19 year old rap prodigy. In no particular order, we rounded up his ten best songs to celebrate the release of his debut Painting Pictures.
Kodak was only 16 when he recorded this track, and only 17 in the above video, which sees him stunting with his crew in front of a recently purchased “new-old Jag”. Kodak murders his money-hungry bars over the ominous, minor-key VinnyxProd-produced beat.
This motivational anthem is one of the more overlooked tracks in Kodak’s back catalogue. Taken from his 2015 project “Institution,” Kodak spits about his desire to get grinding again and get his life back in order over the booming trap instrumental.
Kodak’s self-assurity on “Like Dat” gives way to the Floridian’s most iconic bars, “I’m smokin’ broccoli count this green / I put Molly in my lean.” For many, it is the rhyming couplet most synonymous with Kodak.
This release featured a then-incarcerated Kodak joining a recently-released Gucci Mane on one of the most uptempo anthems in the finesse kid’s arsenal. Kodak’s ferocious flow is matched by an audibly hungry Gucci, who growls “Locked me in the box and I’m coming out swinging,” he does so resoundingly, with the best feature on Lil Big Pac.
In his documentary, Kodak talks about knowing whether he wants to listen to a song after listening to its beat for just three seconds. “Skrilla” is a perfect example of that mantra. Just watching the start of this video gives you an insight into the renowned electricity Kodak’s live shows are all about, as well as the fanfare he had built up even at the tender age of 17.
Completely stealing the limelight from French Montana (a fairly common feat), Kodak shines through on one of his best ever features. Rapping about his love for drugs and money, Kodak’s favourite trait of flashing his grills is summarised in the tracks namesake.
After being released from jail at the end of 2016, Kodak returned with “There He Go,” a track pointing to the fact that regardless of whether he’s locked up or out and about, people have their eyes firmly planted on what his next moves are.
Many attribute Kodak’s rise to fame after Drake was captured dancing along to this infectiously melancholic track. “SKRT” is also the song which, arguably, made the ad-lib become of the most frequently used expressions in hip-hop, and now popular culture.
Touching on themes like black masculinity, fears over his own mortality and the sexual frustration of a 19-year old, this is Kodak at his most candid as he talks about wanting to be out of prison.
The now-viral track captured the hearts of Youtube dancers as much as it did music journalists, who swooned over the surprisingly politically-charged video, matched only by the strength of the song itself.
For more of our best tracks features, check out our list of every single Gorillaz track ranked from worst to best right here.
Key Pieces: The iconic Three Stripe tracksuit still looks as dope now as it did upon release in the 1970s.
Editor’s Notes: Forty years on, adidas Originals honors its evergreen tracksuit with its new “Remixed” capsule. Combining purist ’70s design with contemporary materials, the collection comprises joggers, shorts, socks, and of course, tracksuits. Look out for it releasing in April.
We’ve had our eyes on this one for a while, and meant to do a write-up when the trailer dropped a while back. But this week, Starz released the credits sequence for American Gods, the new trippy, mystical sort-0f adventure drama series which drops on April 30th, based on the book by Neil Gaiman, and now we’re all juiced up and have to spew our excitement.
Here’s the trailer:
And here are the gorgeously hypnotic opening credits (via):
And what the hell, just because we love Ian McShane and so should everyone else, here’s a brief bit on his character, Mr. Wednesday:
It should be clear by now that this is going to be, at the very least, a treat for the eyes:
Which is to be expected with something that has Bryan Fuller’s name stamped to it. Also expected are some highly entertaining performances, given not just the presence of Ian McShane, but a supporting lineup that includes Crispin Glover, Cloris Leachman, Kristin Chenoweth, Gillian Anderson, Pablo Schreiber, Orlando Jones, and Emily Browning. Come on, now. That’s a hell of a cast.
Even if you don’t know much about the book – and to be fair, it’s been a long time since we read it, so we’re pretty rusty on the particulars – this sure does look like a must-see to us. We’ll be there. And if we’re feeling it, we’ll be talking about the costume design a bit.
you know what? i love it. its like she is some sort of aquatic business leader
Were we too subtle with that title? Sometimes we fear we’re not getting our point across effectively.
Oh, Miss Lizzy. We love you so, but there’s no way in hell we can love what you’re wearing here.
Here’s what: We don’t think saying “It looks like something from the eighties” really means much as a critique. Fashion is cyclical and the decade of the eighties dawned almost 40 years ago. To our way of thinking, an ’80s renaissance happening right about now means it’s pretty much on time. But this is a bit too literal. So much so, that we briefly wondered if it was vintage. The shoulders, saddlebag pleats and little rhinestone buckle are just a bit much in this case. Retro trends need to reinterpret the originals, otherwise it just comes across like old clothes.
It absolutely makes sense – and shows some wit – for her to be going retro for this particular premiere (although the MMPR were a ’90s phenomenon), but we just can’t get behind what that silhouette is doing to her.
Great color, fun idea, but we’d have much preferred a freshening up on the concept rather than just raiding the back of Paula Abdul’s closet.
Style Credits: Zuhair Murad Blue Beaded Jumpsuit wth Belt from the Spring 2017 Couture Collection Zoey Chico Earrings Sydney Evan Ring Edie Parker ‘Jean’ Clutch Charlotte Olympia Shoes
[Photo Credit: Rich Polk/Getty Images – Video Credit: Lionsgate Movies via YouTube.com]
Spoon's new album Hot Thoughts is the band's ninth album, and it's also their ninth really fucking good album, which is pretty incredible. The band co-produced the new one with psychedelic mastermind Dave Fridmann, and it's a little lighter on guitars than past Spoon efforts. But really, it's a Spoon album, which means it's … More »
Upcoming Starz series American Gods is slated to premiere next month. The show is based on Neil Gaiman’s popular book of the same name, centering around an epic clash between old gods and new ones in the modern day.
Accordingly, here we showcase the first official trailer for the new series, starring Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith, and Crispin Glover as Mr. World.
Blizzard’s been waging a legal war against cheat maker Bossland, maker of prominent cheat programs for games like Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and Heroes of the Storm, for years. Bossland’s latest tactic? They’ve just stopped responding entirely.
honestly, this is the scariest thing happening in the world right now imo.
Data released by the United Nations find that the United States isn’t just first in the world in commissioning memoirs from Twitter users and putting cookies on sticks and frying them—we’re also first in overall opiate use.
Key Pieces: Jo Jo one piece in black and white, Shannon two piece in pink, Keia one piece in khaki.
Editor’s Notes: Agent Provocateur return with a new batch of swimwear styles for spring/summer. In addition to an array of one and two piece swimsuit options, the label also presents a selection of beach coverups.
one day i am going to pay people to make fan art of myself for my own birthday
When you think of soul music, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Al Green and Stevie Wonder are probably on the tip of your tongue. Then, when you dig deeper, names like Sam Cooke, James Brown, Otis Redding and Gladys Knight will certainly reveal themselves. It is upon such touchstones which
, a four-piece out of Nevada, have constructed their soul-rock fusion, alighting on such classics as Green's "Let's Stay Together" and Wonder's "Superstition." As they ready the release of their long-awaited debut album,
(out April 7), they have dropped the smoldering and groovy "Can't Sop," which is "our modern blend on what could have easily been a 90's R&B jam," says frontman Mark Sexton.
The band is also comprised of Alexander Korostinsky (bass), Daniel Weiss (drums) and Ryan Taylor (keys), and together, they are fueled by the ache of yesteryear but with a smart modern flip. "['Can't Stop'] was the first song written for the album," Sexton adds. "Written in 2013 in my parents garage, the song took shape in a couple hours. Its gone through several versions but has never deviated far from the original feel."
Ironically enough, Green released an album in 2003 titled
I Can't Stop
, which saw the noisemaker return to his Memphis roots with his long-standing collaborator Willie Mitchell at the helm. Surrounding its release, in
, Green reflected upon his early work in crafting his signature sound in the early '70s. "Willie kept cutting the tape off and running back to the beginning and says 'sing like Al Green, don't scream and try to sing something you're not.' I said, 'OK, I'm not going to put any feeling in it, I'm not going to put any emotion in it. I'm just going to sing it dry.'" What resulted was that charming and syrupy-sweet Green falsetto. Sexton may not sound like Green, but his approach to phrasing and melody is much the same: there is a nonchalant ease oozing from his vocal, flaked with the raw suffering and deep-rooted knowledge of what makes soul music so affecting and important. When he lets loose, particularly on "Home is You" and the title cut, he is a vision, crumbling mountains as he goes.
The record--set down in analog at Prairie Sun Studios in Sonoma, Calif. (the home of many Tom Waits albums)--washes over you, with the swampiness of Ray Charles, too, surging in their veins. They shake and rattle with brassy horns and other '70s flourishes, especially potent on such standouts as "Drunk on Your Love," the sultry club-floor "Analog Girl" and "Blame It on My Youth," one of the album's boldest movers. "Hey, sexy lady. Take a photograph 'cause I'm taking you home and promise I'll call you back," they pledge on the latter, a playful number. And if things get too outrageous, well, you can just blame it on their youth.
"One of the intentions of 'Moonlight Vision's production was to have a sonically classic sounding album –sounds that are reminiscent of music we grew up listening to, but with a modern character. I think we achieved that," Sexton previously said. The album's character is a glowing reminder of where music came from, at a time when the political sphere was tumultuous, at best (not unlike today's presidential administration), and serves as a vehicle to light a fire under a new generation.
Fresh from returning to action and addressing his time spent in jail on “Crushed Glass,” Freddie Gibbs stays busy dropping more and more fresh heat with this “NO PRBLMS Freestyle.” Taking rising artist 6LACK’s atmospheric, R&B jam and laying down his slick coke bars on top of it, Gibbs takes the original beat to an entirely different, thugged-out realm. Flossing in a Supreme deck jacket and several pieces of Palace merchandise whilst clad in jewelry and driving Aston Martins and Bentleys, Gibbs is sounding ice cold and back on absolute top form again, as you can see in the Eric Nelson-directed video above.
“Kane” (a name the rapper will explain in the video) returned to action on “Crushed Glass” last week, where he reflected on being accused of sexual assault charges last year. Before his upcoming project You Only Live 2wice drops on March 31, check out Gibbs traversing the desert before a surprise plot twist in the visuals for “Crushed Glass” below.
In other music news, Frank Ocean may actually be collaborating with Chanel after recently surprising us by dropping a transgressive track of the same name. Get the scoop here.
i am certainly biased because i love rosario dawson, but i think she pulls this crazy poncho of a dress off quite nicely. also that leg!
How can you tell when a ladystar just isn’t sure if her red carpet ensemble is fun or just crazy?
She starts leaning heavily on the “FUN” button.
Now, we lightly praised Chloe Sevigny when she wore this dress, but that’s because she seems to have had a better understanding as to how to wear it and style it. And also because she was wearing it an event where all the attendees were wearing something like it. It tends to stand out on a more conventional red carpet such as this one, and it doesn’t work nearly as well on a gal like Rosario. It really is a fun and interesting dress, and we applaud her for not only choosing something so odd, but also something that doesn’t cost as much as your car. But it really isn’t working, is it?
She doesn’t seem to know what to do with it, first off. Slapping on some snow boots and flicking your hair behind your ears isn’t gonna cut it for a look like this one. It’s not a dress that would respond well to aggressive styling (like adding belts, attention-seeking shoes, smokey eyes and/or bold lip, lots of jewelry and some sort of complicated, showy hairstyle), but we would definitely recommend an aggressive approach to coming up with a styling plan before heading out. Part of the reason it works with Chloe is because the braids were an inspired and unexpected choice that helped define and even explain the dress, and the black bangle made a showy, but not overwhelming way of punctuating the look. Of course Miss Rosario should keep the boots, given the weather in NYC this week, but just a tweak here and there in the styling could make a big difference. Even if it’s just some hoops or a small set of stacked bracelets, neither of which are the freshest concept in the world, we admit. They’d work, though.
Even so, we’re not sure styling could really save this for her. We talked around it and tried to talk ourselves out of it, but in the end, it’s another example of that ol’ T Lo style admonition: Girl, That’s Not Your Dress.
Style Credits: Kenzo x H&M Printed Dress
[Photo Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE Pictures/INSTARimages, Oliver Hadlee Pearch/H&M]
Vor zwei Jahren hat man sich falsche Sommersprossen noch mit Stencils und brauner Pampe ins Gesicht gemalt, mittlerweile ist man wohl dazu übergegangen, sich die Dinger gleich dauerhaft ins Gesicht stechen zu lassen.
Sydnerdyercosmetics hat seine ganzen Instagrams voll mit den Dingern, es dürfte davon aber noch sehr viel mehr geben, man muss für Sommersprossen-Tattoos jetzt glaube ich nicht wirklich nach Sydney fahren obwohl die falschen Sommersprossen dort möglicherweise eine herausragende Qualität haben oder was weiß ich, meine ursprüngliche Kritik, die ich bereits bei den Stencil-Sprossen formuliert hatte, gilt allerdings auch hier:
Die Sommersprossen-Verteilung ist zu regelmäßig und der simulierte Noise folgt meist nicht der Gaußschen Normalverteilung, weshalb die Sommersprossen von Anfang an künstlich wirken. Aber naja, hier jedenfalls jede Menge Sommersprossen-Tattoos:
Opulent rebellion: a play of contrasts that captures the spirit of the contemporary world, opposing decadence and punk, a refined extravagance with a sense of urban grit. The result, true to the Redemption ethos, is sensual yet full of tension, and elegant with a twist. An idea of aristocratic punk suited for the metropolitan environment arises: at Redemption fashion is a creative act that always maintains an eye on reality. – from Redemption
Not for the faint of stomach, rising alt-R&B duo THEY. just dropped a trippy video for their track “What You Want.” Taking place in an Inception-style hotel, the camera moves with nearly each beat as Dante Jones and Drew Love canoodle with some lady friends and cause a ruckus in the hallway with their posse. It is clear that this video was conceived in an alternate reality where Inception director Christopher Nolan formed a power couple with a Chicago rap music video cameraman and together produced the spawn that grew up to direct this THEY. video. We mean that in the best way possible.
THEY. have just embarked on a massive US tour for the next month and will hop across the pond to Europe in April. Check out their tour dates and cop tickets here. Highsnobiety Music had the exclusive on their latest track “All” – released a few weeks ago on Ebro Darden’s Beats 1 radio show.
Revisit THEY.’s “U-RITE” right here.
In other music news, get the scoop here on what we know so far about Drake’s highly anticipated More Life playlist dropping soon.
Angela Missoni communicates the femininity of our times, prepared to confront the conflicts and dilemmas of our contemporary society: the conditions, needs and rights of all women and all minorities.
A trans-generational femininity that is urban, emancipated, committed and immersed in life’s dizzying rhythms and ever-increasing responsibilities; while entirely at one with nature and the environment and reflected in the various landscapes, seasonal colors and elemental energy that surround her.
A femininity that finds representation in Monte Rosa: the solidity of the mountain and the softness of its pinkish hues, a morning inspiration to Angela Missoni’s tireless quest to define Missoni’s style as its creative director.
Hood Nation General Ace Hood takes time out to “Give Thanks” on his latest Scott Styles-produced cut. The quick-strike serves as the follow up to his well received Body Bag mixtape released last November.
For the past three weeks, biologists aboard the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer have been investigating marine sanctuaries in the American Samoan region of the Pacific. They’ve found a smattering of weird and dazzling creatures, reminding us just how little we know about life at the bottom of the ocean.
Kittens, we can’t even tell you how much this dress shocked us.
Now, you’re probably thinking we’re just a couple of histrionic queens and you’d be right in that, but this really did surprise the hell out of us. Why? Because it’s both a Louis Vuitton AND a lace gown – and we love it. Long-time kittens know that neither of these things are likely to pass our eye without at least a few bitchy complaints. In short, we’ve been complaining about both Louis Vuitton’s recent output and lace gowns for a really long time.
So, why do we love this one? Well, we’ll tell you after you take it all in and try to guess, because we’re all about being as interactive af around here:
First and most important: It’s an unusual shape for a modern lace gown, most of which are very form-fitting with a tendency toward flares and ruffles. This is a simple A-line, from waist to floor. It makes for an elegant, unfussy effect. Second, the lace is well chosen and utilized. It’s a beautiful color and no one succumbed to the temptation to bead it, shred it, or break it up with sheer portions or cutouts. The only embellishment is well-chosen: the gold needles around the neckline and down the back. It’s dramatic, glamorous and unexpected. Third, it has the kind of neckline you rarely see on the red carpet these days and almost never in a lace dress: a high one, accompanying a perfect low, sexy back. Fourth, the pale blue contrasting thread and what looks like a navy blue velvet underdress make unusual but appealing additions to the design.
It just really comes together nicely because of a set of thoughtful and unusual design decisions rendered with real subtlety. More of this from the house of LV, please. She should’ve worn this one to the ceremony. It photographs much better than the black lace.
Style Credits: Custom Louis Vuitton Emerald Green Long-Sleeve Dress Bulgari Jewelry
Rihanna is spotted at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts to receive the 2017 Humanitarian Award for her charitable efforts and contributions in Barbados.
We’ve just gotta love this. When Harvard invited you to come get your award, why not show up in tweed thigh-highs, dammit? That’s how a diva rolls. We really love this look, although it comes off a little snug on her and it’s clearly a tricky thing to work out in the real world. Definitely not the kind of dress that’s going to look great 2 seconds after exiting a limo, but we still love it for her. We think for real-word purposes, a more demure slit and a higher shoulder treatment (not to mention a half-size increase) would’ve really made this perfect.
Style Credits: Monse Tweed Emsemble with Belt from the Fall 2017 Collection Christian Dior Bag Monse Boots from the Fall 2017 Collection
pretty cool! a zarya reinhardt hybrid! its always good to be less rein dependent. although since hte update everywhere i look is bastion bastion bastion
Overwatch’s new and 24th hero is the robot tank Orisa, who fights with a “fusion driver,” or a projectile machine gun. In a developer update video, Overwatch game developer Jeff Kaplan says her weapon has more range than nearly any other tank hero. She’s currently on the PTR.