Thursday, July 24, 2014 Right Now: Five Music Videos We Are Obsessed With This Week
Even though MTV has been hijacked by teen moms and teen wolves, the art of the music video is not dead. Our favorite artists are still making them left and right; they’re just getting more creative with their execution (like Bleached, pictured above, who took the VHS cable access show concept and made it their own). From Lily Allen‘s giddy Glastonbury adventure to Chelsea Wolfe‘s gothic glory, here are five music videos we are currently obsessing over.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Lady DJ: Nelleke
DJ Nelleke is a bit of an endangered species: a rare bird of a DJ who still spins using all vinyl only (no computer programs or iPad magic, just the real deal, a hauled crate of records to every event). This isn’t the only thing that makes this NYC beauty special though. Aside from being one of the most sought after party deejays in the city (she has regular gigs at Le Bain at The Standard, and at the Wythe Hotel), Nelleke McCowan is also a go-to choice for all sorts of fashion events, having taken over the tables at parties for everyone from DKNY to Purple Magazine to Refinery29 (amongst a host of others). If that’s not enough, she also hosts her own show on Know Wave Radio, and runs her own unique 90s-club0-kid style game that is so consummately cool it makes us want to give up and take up norm-core.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Lessons From The Pros: Bird Of Paradise
It’s easy to forget how dumb and gross it is living in the city when summer rolls around and nobody’s wearing pants, let alone ample butt coverage (being that this year, the hemlines are rising well above cleavage crescent in the jorts realm). Skin is a beautiful thing, especially when you get to paint it all fancy and show it off.
In possibly the first time for me that a beauty look has been inspired by a Discovery Channel documentary on Netflix, I’m taking a feather (or petal?) from our winged brethren, the bird of paradise. Funny how it’s generally the males in nature who get all the pretty colors to dance-hop around and woo their future baby-mamas. Not to delve into cross-dressing here, I see no problem following suit with these harbingers of tropical paradisco. Here’s a look inspired by the flower or the animal—you pick.