Friday, January 30, 2009
Sade is aural sex. Her voice is so soothing, the music is so funky, it's like an explosion of juicy goodness for your eardrums.
Come to think of it, Sade is not only aural sex, but she's great for non-aural sex too. I think that's all I need to say about that for now... school yourself on some of her classics below.
"Nothing Can Come Between Us"
"By Your Side"
The ladies of the
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I love these people separately, but I was expecting something a little more from them together? It's a nice track, cute video, but no sparks people! I'm just not feeling the sparks....
As reported by Jezebel, the tagline for the above series of ads that ran in Men's Health Magazine reads "It's All About Men".
Obviously the only reason any woman would ever consider being physically fit is for a man. DUH.
Are you as infuriated as I am? Discuss...
Karl Lagerfeld unveiled the Spring Couture '09 collection for Chanel this past week, and clearly the worldwide economic slump was on his mind. Said to be influenced by a "white page", the line proved to be a departure from the wild colors, patterns, and bling that have become a standard for Lagerfeld's Chanel collections. Contrastingly, the Spring '09 designs have been simplified to a basic black-and-white. With such a somber color palate, the "bling" of the collection was all in the details this time around...
Reverting back to the suited classics that Chanel is famous for, Lagerfeld put a new, futura-esque spin on the basics. With squared off shoulders and black detailing, separates were accented by iconic, black buttons and waist-cinching, sequined bow details. Eyelet detailing was a common feature on most of the simpler frocks in the collection, and tunic tops were often paired with slim, straight legged slacks. The more dramatic gowns and pieces featured intricate blossom detailing, layers of tulle, beading, and black-and-white floral prints
The collection was accented by simple black and white-ribboned platform pumps. Netted cut-off gloves in black and white popped up every now and then and showcased white, short nails. The most flamboyant touch was definitely the ornate, floral flower headreses. Some attached to headbands, some circling the full noggin, the carefully sculpted pieces were made from paper (dope, right?! Definitely keeping with the theme...) designed exclusively for the collection by famed Japanese hairstylist Katsuya Kamo.
I loved this collection. Karl has shown that basics can be beautiful. It gives a positive message to us broke fashionistas out there that if the shitty economy is holding us back from going big, just add some accessories and you'll stay fly! View the collection in its entirety here.
(Thanks to MissCrew for info/images!)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Kimmy K, eveyone's favorite padded-booty princess, was spotted in LA recently with sister Kourtney. Reggie Bush's trophy-wife-in-training was photographed toting the recently release LV Stephen Sprouse luggage bag, which we've blogged much about here at The Ladies First. Love the bag, of course (and I'll even begrudgingly admit that I love Kim!) but I think the scarf distracts from the look. Wrong move, Kimmy!
What do you guys think?
(Thanks to Jezebel for image)
The day of love is slowly creeping up on all of you unprepared guys out there! If you're still searching for the perfect Valentine's Day gift-- besides the required chocolates and flowers-- the triumphant return of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings to a New York stage near you would be the perfect gift!
The modern queen of tortured, real soul, Sharon Jones is the vocal front for famed band The Dap Kings. Mark Ronson was one of the first to put them on for mainstream consumption-- their vintage soul, horn heavy sound has become a staple of his hit production for artists such as Daniel Merriweather and Lily Allen. In fact, Ronoson's protegee Amy Winehouse loved the mutli-cultural band so much that she chose to use them as the recording band for her Grammy winning, multi-platinum album "Back to Black". Since then, their union with Sharon Jones has garnered them much industry respect, and they are slowly amassing a dedicated and fiercely loyal fanbase.
Having recently returned from playing a string of dates out on the left coast, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings will play on Valentines Day at The Nokia Theater. Click here to purchase your tickets today. I guarantee your woman/man will love this, and a bit of sexy soul will do both of y'all some good before you hit the bedroom!
(Thanks to Deadly Melody for Info)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Shout out to the Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
The Nuyorican is a legendary New York arts and culture salon founded in 1973 by Miguel Algarin. Started as a place for artists and cultural movers-and-shakers of color to share ideas and work, the Nuyorican focused in large part on poetry and its significance in the urban community. Fostering a positive atmospehre, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has nurtured the careers of many promising poets and played a major role in the development of the spoken word culture that came to national prominence in the 1990s. Hosting weekly poetry slams, the venue is able to bridge the gap between all cultures, ages, and walks of life who come out to enjoy the arts and get an artist's interpretation on the culture we face daily in America's urban centers.
A recent Friday night trip to the Nuyo after a lengthy absence reminded me of why I loved going there in the first place. The poets were all talented and fresh, despite their youthful faces, and host Mahogany Brown held it down! Integrating live music to bump up the audience, she lifted our spirits each time the poets' honesty and integrity brought us close to tears. Never, in my older years, have I seen such a brilliant usage of the above theme song. Growing up, I could never imagine that I'd be on my feet while holding a beer and singing along with 100 other people who all believed that "I. Can. Be. Anyyyyy-Thing!"
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe is located at 236 E. 3rd St (between Aves B & C) and hosts weekly poetry slams every Friday night at 10 pm.
Friday, January 16, 2009
We hear that one of the film's stars Sue Lyn, known for her principal work in videos such as Chris Brown's "Wall to Wall" and R Kelly's "I'm a Flirt" is boinking a big-wig in the industry... Apparently, Sue Lyn's the one wearing the pants (or, in this case, panties) and runnin' this rap game, at least when it comes to this particular superstar.
Think muscles, mediocre rhymes, and shot 9 times.... we'll leave the guessing up to you!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
(Thanks to nitrolicious for images!)