First World Problem: Alexander Wang

Buy me whatever you want from this collection.....


November 6th, not only is it a reminder that my birthday is exactly six months away…but it also is the release of the Alexander Wang collaboration for H&M!

Everything and then some!
Everything and then some!

Even though the pieces are futuristic, modern and cool, you will never find me camped outside to get in early. I’m really upset that I’m probably going to miss this collaboration completely and if I want anything will have to seek it out online…….

 

Music Monday: Throwback Jams

Planet Retro Records on Central Ave in St. Petersburg
Planet Retro Records on Central Ave in St. Petersburg

Throwback Jams is exactly what it means. A particular song that is a sudden reminder of the past, whether good or bad. Growing up in a household in which music was a main focal point, I have plenty of throwback jams. Sometimes, I even find myself wondering how I was able to listen to such songs because now that I’m older and understanding the mean of certain songs like “Freak Like Me”…….

Anytime I walk past a record store that sells vinyls, I have to stop in, even though I don’t play them, I find them really cool to have on hand. A habit that my mother started, she has some pretty rare records like “The Purple Album” from Prince and many more.

Recently, I stopped into Planet Retro Records in St. Petersburg, and found a bunch of neat finds. I even picked up some Barbra and Judy for a friend of mine in NYC who is über obsessed. Brand new condition, kind of scary how well-preserved these albums are.

What are some of your favorite throwback songs? Below is a list of my favorites:

  • Pleasure Principle – Janet Jackson
  • Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – Rose Royce
  • Juicy Gotcha Krazy – Oaktown’s 357
  • Love You Down – INOJ
  • Bilingual – Jose Nunez feat. Tania
  • Best Of Me(Remix) – Mya feat Jay-Z
  • Honestly anything by Jon B.
  • Midas Touch – Midnight Star
Dionne Warick, One Way, The Deele, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Lionel Richie, Flashdance
Dionne Warwick, One Way, The Deele, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Lionel Richie, Flashdance

Sunday Shoes: Marc By Marc Jacobs

M.B.M.J. via Solestruck
M.B.M.J. via Solestruck

Marc Jacobs is like one of the most creative designers out there. Sneakers are like my thing.So I’m kind of upset that I just found about the best sneaker of FW14! The Ninja Sneaker is bold, daring, colorful, innovative, luxurious and above all cool!

NINJA
NINJA

I need a pair……or two……or three……too many colors to choose from. MY GAWD!

Music Monday: Fergie

L.A. Love
L.A. Love

Fergie? New Music? I completely missed that!

“L.A. Love(La La)” is her first solo single in eight years since the release of her solo album The Dutchess. The DJ Mustard produced beat and the chorus are definitely the perfect blend to have you addicted. The city chanting should have really stayed to just L.A. but she did create a classic song. A lot of popular songs chant cities and have a “la la” in their hook!

Personally, I love the song. I really dig the West Coast beat production sound. From L.A. to the Bay the sound of the different DJ’s is so different. It’s really unique. DJ Mustard knows how to produce a track!

End of Summer: PTown Carnival 2014

Morning At The Marina
Morning At The Marina

Summer is officially over! Nothing else to look forward to this season. I could be bummed out about it, however, I’m not. I’m actually taking the time to look back on the fun things that I did when I wasn’t working. One of those things actually was experiencing Provincetown during the summer months!

Provincetown is a wonderful community at the tip of cape in Massachusetts. A wide array of many people and in the summer it gets really packed. My friend Joe who run’s Contagious Events hosted a trip to Ptown for their Carnival celebration in August. If you’ve never experienced, it is something you must. Thank you Ryan for use of your boat! Hopefully next year we get to be in the parade. Looks like a lot of fun!

 

Music Monday: Nicki Minaj All Up On Your Stereo

Usually when I get plastic surgery I try not to bring in a picture of "Tickle Me Elmo"
Usually when I get plastic surgery I try not to bring in a picture of “Tickle Me Elmo”

Nicki Minaj…..you either love her or you hate her. I like her mix tape stuff when she was “Beam Me Up Scotty” or “Sticks In My Bun”  and that was on the days of IMEEM!

Even though I knew  she was releasing an album, I had to scratch my head and say “With what relevance?” “Pills N Potion” it’s an okay song, I get it. For some reason, I got excited for “Anaconda” 

Every girl is going to be posing like this to take #Selfies now
But first let me take a #selfie

If you are a fan of the 90’s booty shaking Sir MixALot’s “Baby Got Back”, you’ll love Anaconda. Playing one of her many characters, this song is sure to TURN UP parties and clubs everywhere! Can’t wait to see the video and the “Twerk” she came up with for the video.

We Just Some Pretty Bad Bitches
We Just Some Pretty Bad Bitches

Beyicki? Neyonce? Whatever the hell you want to call these two, just make sure you stay on their team! Everyone is all like she’s addressing the “Elevator Scandal” and let’s be real…..she really didn’t. This song just throws all kind of shade while making sure that everything you do is FLAWLESS! There’s another remix version of this track, Lil Kim recorded a version where she added her vocals in……I mean I could understand Foxy Brown over Lil Kim but that’s none of my business.

Really? Kim C'mon
Really? Kim C’mon

Nicki Minaj-Anaconda

Beyonce-Flawless(Nicki Minaj remix)

Music Monday: Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks aka Hip Hop’s Bratty Little Sister has finally dropped her new single “Heavy Metal and Reflective.” Which means she could be one step closer to actually dropping her début album “Broke With Expensive Taste” which has continuously been put on the backburners since 2012.

Listen Here

I don’t care for the song personally. Hopefully the lead single from the album is better.

 

 

Shoes On My Feet

Need I really say more? You probably do not know, but I have an affinity for shoes. As if the world my world will crumble around me if I don’t have more shoes in my closet than I can actually wear at any given moment. Remember when I said I donated a bunch of shoes? As a present to myself for donating shoes, I end up with 5 new pairs in my closet. Clearly, I have a problem.

I love shoes. This has been my summer through shoes.

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