Monday, 30 May 2011

Outfit of the Day

I was on the look out for a party outfit for the bank holiday weekend but only had an hour to dash into a few stores after work. 

My first stop was Zara where I spotted a gorgeous off-white chiffon blouse which I teamed with a bold blue mini skirt to add a little pop of colour to my outfit - voila! Outfit sorted in under an hour! ;-)

 Cropped leather jacket - Zara
Blouse - Zara
Skirt - Zara
Shoes - Tesco



Skirt - also available in orange and purple!
Clutch - lovely woven over-sized clutch, the leopard print design broke up the outfit


Heels - absolute bargain from Tesco! So comfy too!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Scottish Newspaper Sunday Herald Exposes Super Injunction!

The image speaks for itself...

Billboard Awards 2011 Fashion

The music stars were out tonight in full force at the Billboard Awards 2011 held in Las Vegas.

Fergie, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Mary J Blige and more made an appearance on the white carpet. It was obvious that the theme of the night was Gaga themed gothic inspired outfits with a lot of black and sparkle on show. Best outfits? Designer Max Azria was a celeb favourite as his designs were spotted on both Fergie and Rihanna, my favourite outfits! 

 Fergie

Fergie's Max Azria bondage dress(HOT!) and Christian Louboutin heels (to die for). Also loved Rihanna's choice of outfit - she opted for a sleek Max Azria suit and tan Christian Louboutin heels.

 Rihanna

The worst?  Taylor Swift's gold Elie Saab gown looked far too old for her years, and much suited to a mature woman, while Mary J Blige chose an animal-print Marc Bauer gown which drowned her. Both outfits looked awful. Better luck next time ladies!

 Taylor Swift

 Mary J Blige 


Nicki Minaj - wore an "interesting" Mark Fast bodysuit and Versace heels 

Ke$ha - wore a silver Jad Ghanour cut out dress which I loved! She usually looks a hot mess so thumbs up to Ke$ha..makeup looks great too!


Beyonce wore a classic LBD by Lanvin and then transformed into a bondage themed stage out for her amazing performance at the awards show later!



Kelly Rowland wore a cute Herve Leger dress

Michelle Williams went for a cute black sparkly number - loved her clutch!

 Kylie Minogue chose my favourite Alexander McQueen amazing shoes and the dress is fab too!

 Selena Gomez in D&G dress, not sure if it's the dress itself or the way it sits on Selena but something not quite right with this dress...bow kitten heels are too cute! 

The full list of winners of the Billboard Awards 2011...

Top Artist of the Year: Eminem
Top Hot 100 Song: Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Top Billboard 200 Album: Eminem - Recovery
Top New Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Touring Artist: U2
Top Duo/group: The Black Eyed Peas
Top Country Album: Taylor Swift - Speak Now
Top Rap Album: Eminem - Recovery
Top Rock Album: Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber

Top Digital Song: Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Top Radio Song: Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Nelly - Just A Dream

Top Streaming Song (Video): Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris - Baby
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Katy Perry
Top Digital Songs Artist: Katy Perry
Top Radio Songs Artist: Rihanna
Top Streaming Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Digital Media Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Male Artist: Eminem
Top Female Artist: Rihanna
Top Rap Artist: Eminem
Top Pop Artist: Lady Gaga
Top R&B Artist: Usher
Top Rock Artist: Train
Top Alternative Artist: Mumford & Sons
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Latin Artist: Shakira
Top Dance Artist: Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist: Chris Tomlin
Top Pop Song: Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Top R&B Song: Usher feat Will.I.Am - OMG
Top Rap Song: Eminem feat Rihanna - I Love The Way You Lie
Top Country Song: Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Top Rock Song: Train - Hey Soul Sister
Top Alternative Song: Neon Trees - Animal
Top Latin Song: Shakira - Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)
Top Dance Song: Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina - Stereo Love
Top Christian Song: Chris Tomlin - Our God
Top Pop Album: Justin Bieber - My World 2.0
Best R&B Album: Usher - Raymond V Raymond
Top Alternative Album: Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Top Latin Album: Enrique Iglesias - Euphoria
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lady Gaga - The Fame
Top Christian Album: Skillet - Awake
Viral Innovator of the Year: Cee Lo Green
Icon Award: Neil Diamond
Millennium Artist Award: Beyonce

Friday, 20 May 2011

Is the Blackberry Dead? BB is Dead (BB is Dead lyrics)

GT Solo's new video, "BB is dead"for song lyrics scroll down...

Is the Blackberry dead? According to UK rapper, GT Solo, the Blackberry RIM has had its day and is losing its battle to iphone and android with the youth market.

In the song, titled, “BB is Dead”, GT Solo outlines his reasons why he believes young people are avoiding the smartphone and opting for other phones such as the iphone and android instead.

In the humorous track, GT Solo lists the Blackberry faults whilst highlighting the benefits of RIM’s competitors, iphone and android.

He comments on the Blackberry’s slow internet browser, low-par camera, GPS inaccuracy, limited app selection and BBM chat’s lack of ability to disable broadcast messages.

The video shows GT Solo poking fun at the Blackberry, burning model dummies of the device and deeming the smartphone as “dead”.

According to GT Solo, the Blackberry has had its day and doesn’t hold the credibility with young people enjoyed by the iphone and android devices.  He says:-

“I was a big fan of Blackberry in the past but nowadays me, my friends and followers on Twitter have moved away to more app lead smartphones like iphone and androids.”

 “The Blackberry is good as a business phone but young people like me need a phone with more to offer.  Blackberry is falling behind with slow internet speed and poor selection of apps.”

The video, “BB is dead” has over 7,000 hits in three days and has received coverage on many blogs, forums and websites.

Heated debates on Youtube and internet phone forums have demonstrated the fierce brand loyalty consumers hold but can this be maintained with today’s fickle consumer?


So who is GT Solo? 
Emerging from UK’s thriving urban music scene, GT Solo, is 23 year old rapper and producer from South London.

Combining hip-hop, grime and old school garage, GT Solo has released 3 mixtapes and embarked on numerous shows and live performances across the UK.

Hand-picked by Godfather of Grime, Wiley as the “next rising star”, GT Solo recently opened Wiley’s UK Elusive tour in April 2011.

In 2008 GT Solo released his debut mixtape ‘Tape Pack’, followed by “Perfect Blend” mixtape released in 2009 and “Grinding Sessions” released in February 2011.

Follow GT Solo on Twitter
Watch GT Solo's videos on Youtube
Visit GT Solo's website 
Get GT Solo's music on Soundcloud
           
           
For more information, please contact me :-)

BB is Dead lyrics

Intro
 
We interrupt this…CD
For a live news report coming straight from YehBwoy News Station
Apparently BB’s are Dead
Ha!
 
Verse
 
Do I wanna iphone
Yes Please!!
Do I wanna iphone
Yes Please!!
Instant videos load on youtube
Blackberry aint got enough speed
People think they can add me on BB
Come around and chat next breeze
Broadcast this
Broadcast that
Take my name out the nonsense please!
 
Hook
 
BB Is Dead
Go get and iphone Instead
BB Is Dead
Go get and iphone Instead
BB Is Dead
Go get and iphone Instead
BB Is Dead
Go get and iphone Instead
 
Chorus
 
Uh,
Ya BB is dead
Go get and iphone instead
Uh
Ya BB is dead
Go get and iphone instead
We tell dem
BB is dead
Go get and iphone instead
Uh
BB is dead
Go get and iphone instead
We tell dem
 
Verse (2nd)
 
Please don’t chat to me
(No)
Don’t care for your broadcast g
(Sad)
Don’t care about dumb symbols that do things on your blackberry
(Dickhead)
The cameras not all that
The app store on the BB swag
(Shutup)
You’ll get lost with the GPS
The BB’s too slow with the internet
Its Dead
 
Hook
 
BB Is Dead
Go get and iphone Instead
BB Is Dead
Go get and iphone Instead
BB Is Dead
Go get and iphone Instead
BB Is Dead
Go get and iphone Instead
 
Chorus
 
Uh,
Ya BB is dead
Go get and iphone instead
Uh
Ya BB is dead
Go get and iphone instead
We tell dem
BB is dead
Go get and iphone instead
Uh
BB is dead
Go get and iphone instead
We tell dem
 
Verse (Last)
 
Iphone’s on top of this ting
(Ok then)
Nokia’s get dashed in the bin
(On this ting)
Motorola’s dashed in the bin
(Not them lot)
LG nah not going in
(Bricks)
Bun dat blackberry hype
(Don’t ping me)
Android yeah that’s alright
But the BB’s getting played out
Iphone’s sitting on top
Blackberry’s gona fade out
 
Hook
 
BB Is Dead
Go get and iphone Instead
BB Is Dead
Go get and iphone Instead
BB Is Dead
Go get and iphone Instead
(Swag)
BB Is Dead
(Brass)
Go get and iphone Instead
(Ping)
 
 
Outro
 
Dumb symbols……
 

Beyonce Run the World (Girls) Video Fashion & Tofo Tofo!

 Beyonce and the incredible dance troupe, Tofo Tofo!

Beyonce has finally released her new video, "Run the World (Girls)" and it's a certified hit!

The styling for this video is off-the-chain! Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Balmain and Lanvin designs all make an appearance.  The concept of the video is set on a desert landscape ruled by two forces Beyonce, the warrior chief, and her supermodel minions against  the opposing army (of men!)

Beyonce's Run the World video..in Alexander McQueen dress
  
I love the Alexander McQueen red dress she wears, surrounded by her minions dancers. Beyonce looks incredible!

But it's the choreography that really stands out. The dancing is reflection of several genres of dance from jazz, street, hiphop and most prominently African dance movements. Beyonce's choreographer, Frank Gatson Jr, said:

"We prepared a lot for it. We had seen something on YouTube; we had seen these three guys from Africa, this Mozambique African dance troupe ... we were like, 'Wow, this is an amazing movement. And that movement has always been in the back of our head for the last year."

Dance troupe Tofo Tofo who featured in Beyonce's Run the World Video

I'm so relieved to hear that I'm not the only person who trails through Youtube videos watching amazing dancers from around the world - Beyonce does too and it seems she's a big fan herself!!

She picked the African dance troupe, Tofo Tofo, although she had a hard time enlisting them as it took months to track them down due to them living in remote areas in their home country of Mozambique.  Beyonce was so adament to find the dancers she enlisted the Embassy to help her find them! 

Frank Gatson Jr said, "I feel like we really nailed it and, again, my hats off to the Tofo Tofo guys [from Africa], ’cause none of us could imitate that. We had to bring them around to learn that [move], which is really, really interesting."
 
I hear Erickson Beamon, the designer, custom made the crown for this video shoot. I love the design of the crown, more tribal influences than bling, which works perfectly for the concept of the video. 

 Beyonce with her crown..

But my favourite look of the video has to be when Beyonce steps out in the Gareth Pugh 10 inch heels? Lady Gaga was sporting similar style heels in her Bad Romance video, but it's Beyonce that rocks the heels like no other. Fierce!

 Beyonce in Gareth Pugh 10 inch heels
 
Check out Run the World video and see for yourself!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Outfit of the day - Youtube video

Another youtube video has been uploaded! Check out one of my favourite spring looks perfect for both day and night looks. 

I love the cropped denim jacket and the tan dress  from H&M especially the zip detail to the pockets which adds edge to the dress. What do you think of the tan wooden wedge heels? Too high..or not high enough?!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Outfit of the day

I am totally in love with my handbag and dress - both purchases from New Look. I instantly loved the leopard print collar on the black dress, and thought that the beige bag was the  perfect shade for Spring.

Dress - New Look
Bag - New Look
Belt - River Island
Ballet pumps - Primark


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Outfit of the day

I apologise in advance for all the non-Arsenal supporters...but I couldn't resist taking a photo by the huge Emirates Stadium sign. I know, I know, traits of a glory hunter but do you blame me!? ;-)

Waistcoat - Asos.com
Bag - New Look
Shirt - Primark
Jeggings - Topshop

Big Hair is Back! (ask Cheryl Cole, SJP and Chantel Biya!)

 Cheryl Cole rocking big hair yesterday...
 

 ..And now today Sarah Jessica Parker has huge hair 'do too! 

It's official, big hair is back! Just ask Cheryl Cole, who was seen sporting the bouffant hair do yesterday on first day as judge for American X-Factor.

Today, Sarah Jessica Parker rocked the huge 60's bouffant for the Robin Hood Foundation gala in New York City and a few weeks ago Rihanna dumped the short do and went for a huge red afro instead.

Rihanna sporting new red afro

So what is the sudden craze with the big hair?!

Only one person springs to mind.  Forever in the media spotlight, come rain or shine, the permanent bouffant  reigns supreme. It is none other than Cameroon's first lady, Chantel Biya. 


Chantel Biya (centre blue) with President Sarkozy's wife, Carla Bruni (centre black)

Wife of Cameroon President, Paul Biya, Chantel's  style has caused much debate amongst fashion critics, with her sensentional outfits and of course, the hair. 

 President of Cameroon Paul Biya with lioness Chantel

 Paris Hilton with Chantel Biya

Whether it's blonde or red, Chantel's hair is always big.  So move over Rihanna, Cheryl and Sarah JP because Chantel Biya was rocking the buffant do way before you all and looks like she will continue the big hair long after the trend ends!

So will you be rocking the bouffant hair? Is big hair making a comeback or is the bouffant just a big fat no no? Thoughts!


Kate Middleton Wears Highstreet!

 Kate shopping on Kings Road for high street clothes!

As everyone knows, I am the biggest champion of high street fashion and there is nothing I love more than to see celebrities proudly showing off their high street bargains. But what about royalty wearing high street? Have you ever seen royalty dressed in high street clothing? Does one even consider high street clothing when one can choose whatever outfit they desire?! 

Well the answer is YES as none other than the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a Zara outfit for her first public appearance after royal wedding!  Kate chose the £49.99 Zara cornflower blue dress, £129.99 black LK Bennett patent pumps and a simple black jacket. Pretty, cute but yet totally suitable for the occasion, the perfect combination that many often get sooooooooooo wrong.

 Kate's first public appearance and she wears Zara! Go Kate!

Her sister, Pippa also opted for high street attire and wore a classic Zara royal blue double breasted blazer costing on £69.99, white jeans, a Bristol bag £149 from Modalu and cream leather Riva balled pumps from Tory Burch priced at £120.

 Kate's sister Pippa chooses Zara too!

I love the fact that Kate and her sister Pippa  haven't shunned the high street... yet!  Days before her wedding, Kate went shopping on the popular, Kings Road, and picked up summer dresses at another of my favourite stores Warehouse

 The summer dresses Kate bought from Warehouse

Shopping at high street stores just like any other young woman!  More proof to the reports that Kate really is just as down to earth as she appears.

I hope to see Kate championing more high street outfits because as we all know, the high street rules! Perhaps she can encourage people who turn their noses at the high street and label obsessed fashion victims to try high street fashion too. If high street fashion is good enough for Princess Kate, then they are certainly good enough for me!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Outfit of the day

I met up with some friends over the bank holiday weekend for girlie chats, giggles and dinner!


 
Cropped denim jacket - Primark
Camel dress - H&M
Leggings - Asos
Camel wedges - Primark



Love these studs from Superdrug!

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