Tag: Taylor Swift

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ‘SILENCE BREAKERS’ NAMED TIME MAGAZINE’S 2017 PERSON OF THE YEAR

Time Magazine announced a group of women and men—including #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and actors Rose McGowan and Terry Crews—who have spoken out about sexual harassment and assault, dubbed "The Silence Breakers," as its Person Of The Year 2017. The cover image features Taylor Swift, Ashley Judd and Susan Fowler, public figures who have contributed to…

RHETORIC, PROFIT, REPEAT: ON MARKETPLACE FEMINISM

The word feminism has been deemed by some as "the f word", a polarizing identification that's reserved for the man-hater, bra burner, trouble maker, and family ruiner. To publicly identify as a feminist, especially if you were a celebrity, used to be highly taboo. Flash forward to 2016 and the word is on everyone's lips, minds, and tee shirts.…

MUSICIANS WHO DONATED TO IMPORTANT CAUSES THIS MONTH

Gone are the days when pop stars were merely pretty faces with auto-tuned voices and neutral press statements. Today's successful musicians are also outspoken ambassadors for social causes. With the rise of internet media, more and more celebrities are recognizing their influence and speaking out on issues that matter to them. This month, a handful of…

THE 2016 MET GALA WAS A SILVER SENSATION – SEE THE BEST LOOKS OF THE NIGHT

The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “Manus X Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology” and celebrated the coinciding exhibit which highlights technology’s effect on  the world of style. On the red carpet the theme inspired fashion’s elite to wear garments that featured metallic details, latex, and a ton of silver. Chaired by…

THE CASE OF #FREEKESHA AND VICTIM-BLAMING

Chants of “Free Kesha!” echoed through the streets as Kesha Sebert walked down the steps of the court that had just failed her. Choking back tears, she walked past a crowd of fans who were patiently waiting outside as a judge ruled that she would have to continue to work alongside the man who she says…

THE 58TH GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS

On February 15th, the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were held at Los Angeles' Staples Center hosted by LL Cool J. Kendrick Lamar tops the most amount of Grammy's for the night with an ending total of 5 wins including Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song. Other notable wins were Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud"…

BRACE YOURSELF FOR THE 2016 GRAMMY AWARDS – NOMINATIONS REVEALED

The nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards are in!  Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with eleven nods including Album Of The Year with his seminal LP, To Pimp A Butterfly, which was recently named as the album behind President Obama’s favorite song of 2015. Taylor Swift, who shares a nomination with Lamar in the Best…

MILLENNIAL FEMINISM: THE 4TH WAVE OF FEMINISM HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED

  IN A GENERATION WHERE THE WORDS “FEMINISM” and “feminist” are the most polarizing “f-words,” gender issues and the fight for equality continue to be at the forefront of cultural dialogue. Today some women unblinkingly refer to themselves as feminists, while others prefer to not label themselves for a myriad of reasons. Yet when it’s…

2015 MTV VMAS DELIVERED NOISE AND DRAMA WITH MILEY CYRUS

The MTV Video Music Award's host this year was Miley Cyrus. The former Disney star and infamous weed-smoking rebel, had previously made headlines at the VMAs in 2014 when she performed with Robin Thicke and did some unusual things to a foam finger. While she stood clear of any foam fingers, the singer made up…

GIGI HADID STEALS THE SPOTLIGHT AS THE NEW FACE OF TOPSHOP

First she shared the spotlight as a face of Balmain with her sister Bella Hadid, as well as uber sibling duos Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Joan and Erika Smalls. But now, Gigi Hadid has stolen the spotlight, going solo as the new face of Topshop's fall collection. Things only seem to keep getting better…

OSCAR DE LA RENTA’S SUCCESSOR DEBUTS AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

The Oscar de la Renta luxury label held its first Fashion Week show Tuesday since the designer's death for a touching and emotional night. His successor, Peter Copping, showed an array of luxuriously feminine looks down the runway. Loyal loved ones and devout clients filled the show, among those spotted included Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift, Barbara Walters, Mercedes…

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS 2015

The 2015 People's Choice Awards winners have been crowned. Or at least given a crystal trophy and a big round of applause. Artists showed their appreciation to the fans who had voted for them throughout the night. The People's Choice Awards are important because a big fan base is, after all, what makes the world…

ELLA-PAIGE ON HER TRUE LOVE, STYLE, AND INSPIRATIONS – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

“I really found my path when I was 12 or 13. That’s when I started teaching myself piano and developing my songwriting,” says Ella-Paige, aspiring musician and model, now 18-years-old. “I would describe my sound as 'Rhythmic Pop.' It has EDM, R&B, and Hip-Hop influences, but it’s also acoustic, because I love when music is…

SINGER-SONGWRITER NINA NESBITT ON LOVE, LIFE, AND HER SONIC EVOLUTION – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

At only twenty, British singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt is already developing a rapid following and fervor of critical praise, but if you ask her, she is still in a state of constant transition. “My sound changes every day,” she says, attributing her evolving tastes to both her growing interests and her natural development as an artist. In…

MY LOVE HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH TAYLOR SWIFT

As a female around the same age as Taylor Swift, I feel as though I grew up with her. When she became famous - in all of her country princess glory - I was in high school and could relate to every lyric that she sang. Her teardrops on her guitar seemed to resonate with…

THE TYRANNY OF THE HYSTERICAL WOMAN

In Season 4’s ‘Redux’ episode of Homeland the audience was privy to yet another of Carrie Mathison’s episodes. We watched as she slipped into the familiar spiral that transformed her from a sharp, determined woman, into a paranoid, debilitated mess, slave to her emotional turbulence. This season has not been easy on Carrie, who has…

WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD BANDS GONE?

Not to discredit the popular music artists of today, but where have the good bands gone? It seems that with the rise of social media, self-made musicians getting famous on YouTube, popular tv shows like The Voice, and America's fixation with DJs and hip-hop artists, big name bands producing chart-topping singles have gone the way…

IS IT JUST US OR DID WOMEN DOMINATE THE 2014 MTV VMAs?

On August 24th, 2014, the MTV Video Music Awards turned 30 years old in Los Angeles. Unlike other awards ceremonies, which air with little to no scandal, the VMAs boast a long history of scandalous moments. There was that time Courtney Love chucked a shoe at Madonna on stage. And what about that time Madonna swapped saliva with…

“THE GIVER” STARRING MERYL STREEP, JEFF BRIDGES, KATIE HOLMES – FILM REVIEW

The Newbery-winning book The Giver is something like a children’s super-novel.  More than 10 million copies of The Giver have been sold, with dozens of translations (Czech, Hungarian, Thai) and the title is a staple on the middle schooler’s English syllabus.  Lowry, who is now 77-years old, still receives fan mail for the book on a day-to-day basis.  While…

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