I had to blog this ad, as it's way to cool. It was shot in North London and it features the world best Argentine tango dancers-this master piece is called "Last Tango In Compton". I love the contrast between this beautiful sensual dance with the LA urban inspired tough gang image, so original. I love Spanish inspired dancing, really want to learn this lol.
Hi Guys, hope you are well, i was wondering has any of you been to Rome, Italy or live in Italy?,because i need some help/advice. I'm going next week with friends, can't wait and wanted to know these things here:
1. Where are the good places to shop in Rome?
2. Good places to eat?
3. Good bars?
4. What type of clothes to wear?
If anyone can help or reply, that would be fantastic! :-)
I'm an 80s baby and i'm completely obsessed with anything from the past, the fashion, the music, technology, the TV shows......just everything really, i should really let it go, but i can't :-(. I actually go all giddy when i see throwbacks like these adverts.
Lately, I've been obsessed with with these fragrance adverts by Chloe and Gucci, they are fantastic!-don't you think?. I love the use of the old school music, fashion, vision and just the artistry of capturing that authentic 70s and 80s imagery, i wish i was the creative director for this project.
For the past few years I've also collected some 70s to early 80s vogue magazines (i'm a collector) and it really looks like they've been doing their home work, or they've been watching movies like An American Gigolo (1980) and Moment by Moment (1978). it's 25 seconds of pure bliss.
I finally bought a new instant camera today and I'm soooo happy!!!!. When Polaroid died, i was devastated, thought that was it :-( and as a creative person, having that instant gratification does wonders for the soul,I've bought a lot of film so i will be having fun with it. The only negative side of this camera is that it's a little bulky, it's light, but not as cute as a Polaroid camera and it takes batteries, but honestly i'm just happy a huge firm like Fuji are doing it.
Anyways, if your into instant film, i recommend it, the pics are great, has simple features too,
or the mini instanx camera, love you FujiFilms!:-).
This is the segment on my blog where i share the things i want to have, simply titled,
"I Want You"
Camera's, Camera's!, I've been obsessed with cameras since i was child, especially instant film. I own about three cameras, two 1980s instant Polaroid cameras and a standard digital camera. As I'm really into photography I started to get into cameras again. Unfortunately i work a tedious unmotivated boring 9-5( to pay bills) so I'm compelled to have a creative outlet, still trying to get into my profession(Journalism). I love messing around with images, and seeing what comes out.
I'm going on a short city break to Rome, Italy with my best friend and cousin for her 26th bday in November, i seriously can't wait and i really want to capture the stunning city in it's glory, so I'm going to buy an amazing new camera, and finally build up my collection, I've been obsessing over. I honestly believe you don't have to be a professional to be a good photographer, just have a good eye and be creative.
These are the cameras I'm looking to purchase in the coming months:
I absolutely love this song, not only does it match the movie trainspotting beautifully(great movie too) , it's a fantastic track( still don't understand what being born slippy means ha), but brings a lot of memories for me when i was an 11 year old back in 1996, discovering my eclectic taste in music (sighs), don't you just love when movies and music marry perfectly together?
This is our family dog Coco, she's almost 19 weeks(4.5 months) old and she's a right little terror, but is playful, beautiful and very affectionate, but can sometimes believe she is a German Shepard. We've had her since she was 7.5 weeks old and it's been an adventure. She's half Pomeranian(hyper and petite) and English Springer Spaniel( intelligent and energetic) just thought I'll share some things about her on the blog.
tired after playing with other doggies!
She looks innocent, but she isn't , she's praying someones feeds her! :-)
Likes: Food, the garden,hogging toys,barking at the air, licking,playing and anything that squeaks.
Dislikes: Cats,being alone, the blow dryer,the vacuum cleaner, the wheelie bin,being told off and the rain.
Note: Taken by Blackberry, hence the not so good quality pics
This is the segment on my blog where I pay homage to some of the finest men on the planet(in my humble opinion at least). You may not agree with all of them, but I do not discriminate. In real life, I actually like all types of men, all races, all faces.
Anything from skater boys, tattoo boys, classically handsome boys,sweet boys, odd ball boys, artistic boys, dancer boys, Intelligent boys and funny boys, hell, I just like boys-period :-).
I Present, Guy Candy Off The Week:
Occupation: Amazing Sexy Actor/Model
Ethnicity: Portuguese,Swedish,Jewish and Russian(drools)
Quirkiness: His Acting roles,His Crooked smile, He smiles with his eyes(so cute)
Why I like Him: Talented, He tooo fine, All round nice guy
Many people who know me ,know I'm obsessed with vintage things, especially the decades the 1950s and 1970s(seriously, I was born in the wrong decade-the mid 80s to be exact).... but I digress. A few days ago I bought Roller Boogie the movie (yes it's cheesy, but it's the 1970s, what can I say). I really only bought it because i love disco music, roller skating and late 70s fashion, Linda Blair(the exorcist) looked stunning in this movie too, cute, but what a cheesy story line. Anyways, as i was watching, i didn't realise how much American Apparel have modelled their clothing line from this movie, I love AA by the way-very over priced, but it's like a non second hand 1970s candy store heaven.
I'm always researching movies and fashion, so i was pleasantly surprised to find out that AA actually played this movie in their stores back in 2006 as a homage to the movie, they basically saw this movie and decided to buy all the type of material they used in the disco era, and hey presto, AA was born in downtown LA, were the movie was shot too.
I was a little shocked to hear AA are in financial trouble though, honestly if AA closed down i would be seriously depressed, I like vintage but at the same time i love to buy retro remakes too, i'm always praying that they can slash the stupid prices, because £20 for a T-shirt is ridiculous, and there questionable advertising sometimes reminds me of the sleazy seventies, but i love there clothes too death. I've got some movie stills, courtesy of http://www.susan-a-miller.com/rollerboogie/dvd and the rest are from the AA website, so you can see the similarities.
Have you heard the rumour about American Apparel being in debt and what are your thoughts about it?
I've been into a lot of old school movies lately and the other day I was watching James bond a view to kill, i believe it's called. I was looking up Grace Jones, one of my Idols, and I couldn't believe who she used to date. Anyway have you ever thought to yourself how odd a match some celebrities in the past have been?, slightly cringe worthy, but hey- we are all in titled to fall in love with anyone we choose too, but i just wanted to share in my opinion some of the odd ball couples I've found:
Ted Danson and Whoopi Goldberg? Yikes!
Julia Roberts and that geezer? love is blind (ooops)
i love to dance and it's a real shame I couldn't become a professional dancer :-( but I did do talent shows, so know permanent damage done :-). Just like music, i'm completed obsessed with dancing too. Whilst browsing through my latest obsession (again) dancing........(I really don't know what i would do without YouTube), I found these great clips of "real dancers" mostly all street dancers, with no professional training at all, you may some of recognise them. I love street dancers because you see raw emotions and passion, something I don't think you can see in a dance studio.
When i watch programmes like Randy Jackson's American Dance Crew, I enjoy it, but their is nothing like an old school dancer. I salute all the lockers, poppers, breakers, wacckers, tappers, freestylers and even the square dancers around the world who keep these art forms alive!!.
Here are some of my favourite dancing quotes: "Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music". ~George Bernard Shaw
"Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays". ~George Balanchine
"I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words". ~Ruth St. Denis
"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels". ~Faith Whittlesey
If you enjoy the art of dance like me, here are some great clips, courtesy of YouTube, enjoy :-)
A shot from my window, showing parts of the stunning Dubai skyline, taken by photo booth!- anyways..........
I've been away from the Laptop for two weeks now because I've been living it up in Dubai(pics and video to come soon). I've had a fantastic time, and really didn't want to come back-but London is home for me. It has also been life changing, so watch this space. Moving on......here's a video of the Dubai desert, not edited but I just wanted to share it.
Note: Sorry about the sound quality, that's my best friend looking oblivious ha
I'm always on YouTube looking for vintage interviews, (as a journalist, this would be an amazing opportunity to interview these mega stars) I would love to teleport back to the 1970s( especially the late 70s), hands down my favourite decade of all time!......followed by the 80s and the 1950s, and studio 54 would be an amazing experience, don't you think? Funny, i'm not really a "party girl" but i would defo let it rip in that place haha. When i came across this video, I died, firstly did you see that Afro mike was sporting, he was soooo adorable, that's an enormous amount of hair haha, Liza Minnelli, a true living legend, i love love love her!. I've got some amazing pics of my parents from that decade that i will be posting on the blog soon, my parents cringe, but i love the clothes and attitude of that decade, and who can't forget the amazing music?, Que Bee Gees "You should be dancing"
Topshop A/W 2010 look book photo shoot is looking really great, got my eyes on some of the pieces. Funny, this always happens to me, when it's winter, i can't wait for summer, when it's summer, I can't wait for winter. I love autumn/winter fashion the most though, all that layering,texture and boots, yummy! but who likes the cold, right? enjoy!
I'm still up at 2.20 am, but i was on YouTube and saw this Beyonce video, firstly freaking sick ass video and secondly, the beat is soooo 70s funk, you know that blaxploitation soundtrack vibe, amazing!!!!! this is the best video I've seen in ages, put a vintage stamp on it, and I'm dying happily inside.
And we also have the incredibly talented and beautiful Alicia Keys, doing it vintage themed too, directed by British video director Jake Nava, he has done some incredible videos in his career(jealous).
love love love this video, powerful message-it really touched me, co-starring Chad Micheal Murray(soo cute), what else can a girl ask for!!!!
This makes me sad, but at the same time so proud to be a Ghanaian. Ghana did so well in the world cup, the last remaining African team. Uruguay only beat us by penalties and to be frank their was a bit of cheating going on, so i believe we could of had 2-1. Anyway well done to my GH boys, soooo proud!!!!
The picture isn't to clear of her i know, more updates to come later, just wanted to show her to the world.Her name is Coco, she's 7.5 weeks old, gorgeous and is a mix breed, really well behaved too, but goodness anyone who has a dog knows crate training is hard work, i'm sooooo tired, but she's worth it ............. night x
Right, I absolutely love this guy, he is super talented, charismatic and just has jams for days. The weather has been so gorgeous in London, this song makes me feel so summery!. I recommend you listening to both of his mix tapes, you wont regret it.
Better late than never.I still can't believe it's been a year and the fact he is no longer here on earth.I can remember it as if it was yesterday, my heart was very broken when i heard the news. I've been a huge fan of him since i was a baby and yes he wasn't perfect and he made some stupid mistakes, but who doesn't,right? fame and money can really mess up a person big team, we read it everyday about these tortured "celebrities". I want to remember Michael as a true artist, he was the truth, his talent was a God given talent, he was the best and will remain the best, no one can touch him, sorry but it's true. Anyway I'm gonna keep it short and say Rest In Peace Mike
Hands down my favourite Mj song everrrrr! this is the live version, love it! x
Hey guys, just wanted to come on my blog and vent for a bit(if you don't mind).I've neglected actually why i wanted to blog in the first place, not just for my love of creativity and expression, but i love to write and bare my soul to random strangers, well those who actually care. It's like this, I'm very ambitious, fussy and know what i want, so for the past two years since i graduated from university with a journalism degree, i 've been in a whirlwind of emotions, landing in jobs that are media related but boring and not relevant to what I want to do. If i could get paid to blog, man that would be a dream. After 10 months of unhappiness at a crummy job, i took a week off and promised myself that within that week, I'll get a job, my dad thought it was impossible, but i realised that when you put your mind to anything, and i mean anything, it can be achieved and i beat the odds and got a job, within 5 days.
Now here comes the science part, job=some money, but boring=unhappiness, unfulfillment, staleness and what the hell am doing here look on my face. The saddest part is,not everybody gets the opportunity to live their dreams, but i am adamant, that i will soon, so what would you do, give up, suck it up or keep trying? I'm at breaking point haa!
P/S: Micheal Jackson 1 year anniversary coming up SOON, if your a fan, come on the blog tomorrow xx
It's seems that the "Spanish" theme is in for some reason? but i do love Spanish music so I'm enjoying these summery songs. Loving the style of the video, a little confused with Ri Ri's girl on girl action haha, but it's tasteful.
It's Gaga what else can I say, enjoy!:-)
ps: getting a new laptop soon, so some great stuff to come on the blog!