July 4th is less than a month away people. While everyone gets their plans together, or not, I will provide you with some trailer trash patriotic inspired awesomness for you to rock this holiday. Cause nothing says you love your country more than the flag all over your wardrobe.
GOD BLESS AMURIKAH! (That's America in a country accent for y'all)
My friends, welcome back to TPG. I have been on an unexcusable leave of absence. My Spring Semester was a rough one, and now I'm free (somewhat) due to summer. Although I will be interning 40 hours a week at a big time firm (don't worry, it's paid) I have decided to make time for my signifcant other, being this blog.
Keep up with me and all the new crap I'm obsessing over and/or possibly contemplating suicide over.
We posted about Cris Cab and his cover of Kanye's 'All of The Lights'. Cris, an 18 year old fellow Miami native, is currently on the rise to fame with his signature reggae. He just released the newest of his viral videos to his original single 'Good Girls'. Needless to say, this song will definitely be on my summer playlist as I stick around DC for the summer and reminisce over Miami.
So great to see young talent coming from home. Definitely see him going places!
Also check out some sweet press he's already getting from a huge name like Billboard.com
So remember when I posted about SXSW street style? No? Ok...
Well my intention was to begin covering fashion or street style seen at these music festivals, and the next one being Ultra held in Miami. Then I remembered Ultra is when most people get the chance to raid American Apparel's neon section and put on glitter, headbands, and dress like cracked out fairies. Not hating, but really, most people wouldn't actually go out like that in public. Key word, most people.
So0o0o because of that, I couldn't find any material to post here. Luckily my people at GQ posted a short album of Ultra and some pictures of DJ's at work, the scene, and parties that go along with Ultra. I thought they were cool so of course I'm sharing with you:
Now that it's Spring time, the rules say we can start wearing white again. Funny how some people have never heard of winter white....but in any case, H&M has unveiled their newest editorial for their Spring 2011 magazine entitled 'Shades of White'. Edita Vikeviciute models some new looks from the Swedish megastore Spring lookbook. Needless to say once I get paid again, I'll be hitting up H&M. So glad there is one in DC, sorry Miami you guys have to wait... heheheheh
Photographed by Camilla Akrans via Bloginity and H&M
Anyway, on Friday I attended the W Hotel's "W" Happenings party for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Twin Shadow's show afterparty. It was held at the POV Rooftop lounge at the hotel, which has the sickest view of the city. Thanks to my friend Gaba and her internship, I attended and mingled with some of DC's coolest people.
Pictures were taken and I came across them from Brightest Young Things and I thought I'd share with y'all. There was also a photobooth, and I of course could not resist the opportunity to whore myself out to the camera in my douchey-no-smile glory. Enjoy!
Amelia, myself (douche), and Stef
Gaba and Taiga being legit
Taiga and Gaba candid
My friend Gaba and I
Perri and I
Some girl who is obsessed with me.
And wow, I'm not in this one. But Gaba, Taiga, Carla, and Cami are!
I feel a little vain, but hey, it is my blog after all.
Last month during NY Fashion week, we dedicated a whole post on Proenza Schouler's F/W 2011 Runway. As I was doing the routine blog check-up, I came across these pictures on Jak and Jil blog from backstage at the show. There's a great close-up on the clothes and shoes with some sweet detailing. I want all those pieces.
By the way, are we sure that Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are gay? Le sigh.
Now that the weather is a getting warmer, it is time for the music festivals to begin. First up on the list is South by South West, but better known as SXSW to hipsters nationwide, duh.
SXSW takes place in Austin, TX, known as the live music capital of the country. Popular acts were Klaxons, Miami Horror, MSTRKRFT, Afrojack, B.o.B., Bright Eyes, Duran Duran, Mac Miller, Wu Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, The Strokes and soooooooooooooo many more. Literally like shit tons of artists.
We love the music, but we weren't there to experience. HOWEVER! Thanks to ELLE.com we were able to check out some street style snaps from the festival. Here they are:
This girl makes me want to wear pink so hard. Probably only cause it's Miu Miu.
Is there ever anything wrong with an 'All Black Everything' look? No.