Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Need to know about the rising epidemic of Street Art? Try Los Angeles based Vapors Magazine

While I was in Los Angeles, I discovered a brilliant magazine, Vapors Magazine. It's one of the most visually stimulating magazines I have ever come across. It is only sold in Los Angeles (and even hard to find there!), but they post the entire mag online every month.

As a lot of you might know, street art is a trend that is on the rise. With names like Banksy and Shepard Fairey, it is becoming more and more mainstream. You may have seen Obey stickers, posters, & murals plastered through your local streets. An Obey exhibit can even currently be seen at the Warhol Museum for those of you who are from Pittsburgh.

This magazine, however, offers you insight from the people who started this trend. The clothes they wear, the music they love. From the city that really started it all. It's always important to stay real. This magazine has featured interviews with the nebulous Banksy. If you don't know, English guerrilla street artist, "Banksy" has never revealed who he is to the public. So you know that if this magazine was scoring interviews with him, these are the people who know the trends before anyone else.

Be sure to check out Vapors Magazine.

Sophia Loren
"Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti."

Friday, October 23, 2009

Looking for a chill album to relax to? Check out Melanie Fiona. This album features the single "Give It To Me Right". I fell in love with it last winter and I know you''ll fall in love with it as well.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Album that ROCKS" Award goes to Paramore's "Brand New Eyes"
Be sure to check out "Playing God", which offers a mellow vibe and features amazing lyrics.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Quote of the day:
"The fact is, sometimes it's really hard to walk in a single girl's shoes. That's why we need really special ones now and again to make the walk a little more fun" -Sex and the City (A Woman's Right to Shoes)
Who says heels aren't art? These fantastic, almost mouth-watering, platform sandals are by
Bruno Frisoni. While they retail at $957, a girl can dare to dream, can't she?

Gaga's highly anticipated second album presents a darker vibe, but as usual, is unusally fabulous.

"I want your horror, I want your design, 'cause you’re a criminal, as long as your mine" -Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

Last year, new-to-the scene Lady Gaga did an interview with Kathy Lee & Hoda on The Today Show. If you don't remember, it was the interview where she gave the ladies a dance lesson in an ensemble designed by Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano. At the time, "Just Dance" was blowing up the music scene but no one had really heard "The Fame" in its entirety. When asked why she thought her music was gaining such fast popularity, she responded with "the lyrics are just really fun". People were beginning to fall into the wide spread panic of the failing US economy and here came a crazy lady with a crazy, fun album.

With her distinctive, what has now developed into iconic, sense of style, she has really brought new light to being yourself. Even if it is a bit crazy. It's always interesting to see how people always flock to artists who, if they weren't famous, would just be an off-beat starving artist. America, as well as the tabloids, love everything about Lady Gaga. Even if you are one of the folks who spends their time wondering if Lady Gaga is a man or a woman, you can't deny the fact that she writes her own music. Every song on "The Fame" is killer, or fierce in the words of Christian Siriano.

Much excitement is in the air for "The Fame Monster"(a deluxe version of "The Fame"). Eight new songs will be added to the original album, including "Bad Romance", "So Happy I Could Die" & "Monster". It looks as though it is going to be a much darker album, must like the recent performance at the VMA's that left the world questioning her sanity. Needless to say, though, after listening to "Bad Romance"(one of the first singles from this re-vamped album), one can only assume that this chick is headed straight towards the status of pop culture icon. If you're in a bad mood, she always offers fun, "forget what you were thinking" jams. Like any good artist, you can hear that she evolves in her music.
Gaga is set to start a two month tour, The Monster Ball, on November 27th.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

6 year old, Falcon Heene
Contrary to what Britney says, living in sin is SO not the new thing. What is in, however, is positivity. No matter what is going on, we all have control of our thoughts. Once we have control of our thoughts, why not make everything we want come true? Why settle? Why work at a job you hate while you daydream about being a rockstar or a fashion designer? Earlier today, the whole nation was stressed about a kid in a balloon. We all thought he jumped out and died when an empty balloon came to the ground, right? However, the kid is a-ok. The moral of the story is that anything can happen. Everything that you think is a failure in your life could really be hiding in an attic somewhere waiting to be found. Check that attic before you cry over spilled milk.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!! Every woman has the power to get herself checked! So, I wanted to do a blog that featured some of my favorite inspirational and powerful women.

Christina Applegate is a breast cancer survivor. After undergoing a double mastectomy, she is now 100% cancer free.

Audrey Hepburn was a Hollywood starlet who was widely recognized for her Humanitarian work. In "Breakfast at Tiffanys", Hepburn played the idolized role of Holly Golightly.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Without a doubt, Zombieland is a killer movie.
A few days ago, I had the chance to see an amazing film that blew up the box offices. I was apprehensive to watch it, figuring that it would be another lame zombie film. I was so wrong that I felt the need to blog about it and let all of you know to go see Zombieland! Now.
Within the first few minutes, you can tell it's official that the dry comedy of the movie will not let you down. Although Jesse Eisenberg tends to remind me of, hmmm...Micheal Cera, he is hysterical. After the country becomes the "United States of Zombieland", Columbus (Eisenberg) is still alive because he was a previously self-described loner. He teams up with an eccentric Woody Harrelson, who plays Tallahassee. "The only thing that Tallahassee was more obsessed with than killing zombies was finding a Twinkie". The two make one Hell of a pair. While traveling, the two bump into two scamming sisters (Emma Stone & Abigail Breslin). While the story line could have been anything really, it was the characters that really make this movie one of the best I've seen in months. It's like the "Superbad" of the zombie world. It is grotesque, hysterical, inappropriate and somehow manages to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside at times. An outrageously disturbing, yet funny, cameo is made by Bill Murray. I have to admit that it was a tad weird to see Abigail Breslin firing off machine guns, though. I guess every child actor grows up. The last line of the movie is "Without other people, we might as well all be zombies".
Makes you think, doesn't it?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Latest excerpt from my novel:
When he asked me how much I loved him, I pointed to the sky. "The sky could not even hold the amount of love I have for you", I said. He looked puzzled. "The sky is infinite, my love, and that is how much I love you." With that, I kissed him lightly and he hugged me. As he pulled me close towards his body, his warmth radiated through me. This was love, I thought. This had to be love. I never wanted this feeling to go away.
(For any of you that know anything about the current novel project I'm working on, the theme this excerpt presents in SO about to get trampled on.)
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