Monday, August 31, 2009

Music Video: Tremaine & Aubrey

Trey Songz & Drake
Successful [Video Premiere]

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Covers: Ahmir Takes on Pop

I love covers especially when someone makes a song their own and better than the original. An upcoming R&B quartet named Ahmir has taken songs by three pop divas and made them into something wonderful. They are like Boyz II Men with good intonation. haha
The Bye Bye clip is really touching to me.
Get into it.

Halo (Beyoncé)



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Womanizer (Britney Spears)



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Bye Bye (Mariah Carey)



Visit their Youtube page HERE


Phi Nu Pi

Model Marcus Lloyd
DNA Model Management
[source]

Color Me Bad

Models Chanel Iman, Sessilee Lopez,
Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa

i-D Magazine September Issue
Styling: Edward Enninful
Photography: Emma Summerton
[source]




These chicks are nuts! Black is beautiful.
I love these girls. Chanel is still my favorite!
[listen closely to hear Beyoncé's Diva playing at the end of the behind the scenes video. Good look. And so appropriate.]

Tan-N-Go

Singer Lady Gaga
V Magazine
Photography: Mario Testino
[source]

Donatella meets XTina

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Lady Gaga
Live on Music Japan
[the audio sucks]



This chick and her headpieces...
Watch her go head to head with Sasha Fierce at the Video Music Awards on September 13. Both are nominated 9 times and both will be performing.

Video: Mary's The One

Mary J. Blige
featuring Drake
The One [Video Premiere]
from her upcoming album Stronger, which hits stores November 24th.



I'm over auto-tune, especially from people who can actually sing. However, I love this track.
Mary J. really brings the true meaning of ghetto fab. Even though she's come a long way from her debut, she still manages to balance the grit and grime of the hood with a more polished side. Newcomers may come close but she is still The One.

Check Mate

Models Marlon Teixeira & Simon Nessman
for GQ Japan
Styling: Sean Spellman
Photography: Alexi Lubormirski
[source]


Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Icons: Faith Based

Icon: George Michael
Entertainer
(born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou)

"I would advise any gay person that being out in the real sense can never happen too soon."
"You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart."
-George Michael

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I Want Your Sex (1987)
The first single from his 1987 album Faith. The song was widely banned on UK and US radio for sexually suggestive lyrics.


Fresh Face: Donovan

Model Donovan Blyden
Photography: Shia Lopez

This kid has an awesome look. And those eyes are piercing. Good stuff.

Rockin Stilettos

Model Baptiste Giabiconi
Purple Magazine
Tribute to Helmut Newton
[source]

These (ahem) provocative images are part of a 14 page editorial for Purple Magazine presented by Olivier Zahm and Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld's muse is shot in heels, the images paying tribute to the iconic Newton Woman.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Health Care Gets Animated

A cartoon explanation of why we need a public health insurance option.
Animated by Andy Lubershane



Check out more comics HERE

Count Me In

Models Jullien Herrera & Doug Bell
Dazed & Confused Magazine
Styling: Nicola Formichetti
Photography: Terry Tsiolis
[source]


All That Glitters

Singer Beyoncé
for L'Oréal Cosmetics
[source]

Beyoncé has been named Woman of theYear by Billboard Magazine, an honor previously bestowed upon Reba McEntire and Ciara. She's had a busy year with a smash hit Single Ladies, singing for the inaugural ball of President Obama, a number 1 film Obsessed, and a Forbes cover which spotlighted her 87 million dollar earnings for the previous year.

Knowles is reportedly gearing up to release yet another single from her I Am...Sasha Fierce LP. Video Phone is being prepped for release, but not before Beyoncé hits the VMA stage to perform Sweet Dreams on September 13 (my birthday!). She will go head to head with Lady Gaga, both sharing a leading 9 nominations. Beyoncé has raked in 6 moon men in the past and 25 nominations. And there's no sign of slowing down. She works hard for the money. So hard for it, honey.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Shut Up and Drive

Singer Rihanna
VOGUE Italia
September Couture Supplement
Photography: Steven Klein
[source]

The long awaited Vogue Italia cover from Rihanna. It's rumored that her new hair cut was specifically for this shoot. Hot stuff.
This girl is iconic. F--- what you say. No sign of new music and she still has our attention. She's on that Madonna ish.

Guetta's Sexy Bitch

David Guetta
featuring Akon
Sexy Bitch [Video Premiere]



Fresh off the smash hit When Love Takes Over which featured the vocals of Destiny's Child veteran Kelly Rowland, DJ David Guetta has released this next single which is just as infectious as the last. His album One Love is in stores now. It's a great hodgepodge of different genres fused with his signature dance style. Cop that disc.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Private Dancer: Hanson for Vogue

Model Travis Hanson
VOGUE Homme Japan
Styling: Nicola Formichetti
Photography: Steven Klein
[source]


Dope.

The Not So Cowardly Lion

Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Wednesday at his home in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

[Read the CNN story HERE]

Rest in peace, Lion of the Senate.
This year has seen so much loss. But each person left such a bright and lasting legacy.


The Devil Does Letterman

Anna Wintour
David Letterman Interview



She's delicious. haha

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Aaliyah Remembered



Aaliyah Dana Haughton

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One in a Million


Monday, August 24, 2009

Stranger in Moscow

Model Noah Mills
GQ Style Russia Fall/Winter 09
Styling/Fashion Editor: Igor Garanin
Photographer: David Roemer
[source]

Michael: The Golden Age

Singer Michael Jackson
GQ Magazine Fall Fashion Issue 2009

GQ features rare photos from the King of Pop's Off the Wall era in a piece called "When Michael Was Cool".