Month: July 2017

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: “SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO” BY EMILY WARREN

Emily Warren is a Grammy-winning, multi-platinum songwriter who has written for artists such as The Chainsmokers, Frenship, Sean Paul, Charli XCX, Jessie J and Shawn Mendes. On May 5th, 2017, Emily independently released her debut single "Hurt By You," which received over one million streams in only two weeks. Emily's beginnings as an artist came…

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THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS FILMS IN COMPETITION

The Toronto International Film Festival announced their star studded line up and the movie titles for this year's festival set to take place from September 7th to the 17th. The highly anticipated featured films this year include 25 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres and 8 Canadian Premieres. We got the low down on the most…

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THE WORD OF LORDE: FINDING AN ETHEREAL ESCAPE IN HER NEW ALBUM

writer in the dark A post shared by Lorde (@lordemusic) on Jun 5, 2017 at 4:28pm PDT When Lorde performs live, the raw power and emotion in her voice is like a jolt of energy that suddenly encompasses everything critics say about the recent nominee for the MTV VMA's 2017 Artist of the Year and her music:…

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IMPEACHMENT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Controversy surrounding President Trump seems to be unending, with Trump causing quite the chaotic news schedule just this week alone. Trump tweeted Wednesday his promise to ban transgender people from serving in the military after making a politicized and abrasive speech to the Boy Scouts of America on Monday, which prompted the organization to apologize to the…

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RENA LOVELIS FROM HEY VIOLET TALKS ABOUT LOVE AND MUSIC

Hey Violet has not always been the alt-pop band they are today - they were originally an all-female pop-punk band from Los Angeles called Cherri Bomb. Over the years the band, which is now comprised of Rena Lovelis (lead vocals), Miranda Miller (rhythm guitar, keyboard, vocals), Nia Lovelis (drums, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar, vocals),…

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TOP TRENDS IN SPRING ’18 MENSWEAR

The reveal of Spring/Summer '18 Menswear has finally concluded. From shows in cities such as London, Milan and Paris, designers have put out their best looks to showcase what we can look forward to seeing next spring season. Here are the biggest trends we saw emerging from the collections! Monotone Suits We saw block colors…

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TRUMP BANS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FROM SERVING IN THE MILITARY

On July 26th, President Trump made an announcement in three tweets that "the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military." While this report is newsworthy, some people are not surprised since Trump and his administration have shown lack of support for the rights…

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NYC PROTESTS THIS WEEK: FROM TRANSGENDER RIGHTS TO FAIR TRADE

2017 has been marked by massive protests, such as the Woman's March and the March For Science. Thousands lined the streets with clever and insightful signs, but importantly they had a purpose to their presence - to be heard in order to make change. There have been an abundance of protests since President Trump took office in…

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SUPER SATURDAY IS RETURNING FOR ITS 20TH YEAR

The 20th Anniversary of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance's Super Saturday is set to take place on July 29th at Nova's Ark Project in Water Mill, NY from 1 - 6 pm with Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa, Gabby Karan de Felice, Molly Sims and Rachel Zoe as the hosts. This is the "guilt-free" charity…

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JACKIE CRUZ ON OITNB, MUSIC, ACTING AND ACTIVISM

"...Every character and every line on the show has a purpose and after watching this season, I understood why my character was needed to make you laugh at those particular moments." - Jackie Cruz Jackie Cruz is best known for her role of Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales on Orange is the New Black, but she does…

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TRUMP’S NEPOTISM AND HOW ITS NOTHING NEW

The Trump children have been working in the White House for their father, which has caused questions to the legality of the matter. Although it is nepotism, it is not illegal in this case. So what is the catch? They are not being paid. Even so, nepotism is nothing new to the White House. Presidential…

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KESHA IS BACK AND MORE EMPOWERED THAN EVER

Kesha came to fame in 2010 when she hit the charts with "TiK ToK" as a pop-party girl. She has now returned to the music industry after almost four years with two singles called "Praying" and "Woman." Within those four years, she has gone to rehab for an eating disorder and faced controversy with her…

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK MEN’S SS18 HIGHLIGHTS

July 10th-13th concluded the unveil of New York Fashion Week Men's Spring 2018 collections. Although the week was overshadowed from the wrap-up of haute couture in Paris two weeks prior, the menswear showcased by the designers paved the way to what we can expect to be worn next spring and summer season. Check out a…

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FULL MOON FESTIVAL 2017: THE BEST UP AND COMING ARTISTS

On July 8th, under the first full moon of the month, some of the best up and coming artists were taking over Governor's Island for the seventh year of the Full Moon Festival. The artists ranged from rappers, to DJs, to indie rock bands. Guests relaxed on the sand and grass areas while enjoying the…

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REVERIE – PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEN DUGGAN

Photographer: Ben Duggan Creative Director and Stylist: Eleonora Baiocchi Stylist’s assistants: Clarissa Gano and Jessica Huezo Hair: Traci Barrett Makeup: Alex Schafer Photo Assistants: Geoff Glenister and Darren Bertonneau Model: Matiu @ Photogenics  

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SWIMSUITS AND STRETCH MARKS ARE TAKING OVER INSTAGRAM

In recent years, models have been redefining society's view on body image by featuring models of differing sizes and not using photoshop to cover what the industry used to consider flaws, such as stretch marks. Super Model Ashley Graham is one of the leading models of the recent trend by being a proud plus size…

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MEET THE MODELS REDEFINING THE FASHION INDUSTRY

Diversity is thriving more than ever in the fashion industry. In the past, models being showcased in print and on runways have fit the same thin guidelines of beauty. Now, society is opening more up to models that don’t fit the “normal” beauty standard. It’s showing the world to accept the new standard - women…

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THE TOP SIX COLLECTIONS OF FALL/WINTER 2017 HAUTE COUTURE

July 2nd to July 5th marked the unveil of Fall/Winter 2017 Haute Couture in Paris. Designers showcased exquisite pieces for the upcoming season. The biggest names in fashion, such as Chanel and Christian Dior, brought their masterpieces from sketches to the runway in dazzling shows. As a wrap-up, here are the top six collections to…

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