Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Staying Young & Beautiful - Lana Del Rey

I was instantly captivated by Lana Del Rey's beauty the first time I saw her on the cover of her Born to Die album, and I was hooked on her music ever since. After watching the video for her summer hit single "Summertime Sadness", I was convinced she was one of the more interesting artists in the music industry. And I'm still completely fascinated by her artistic vision and her sense of style. We love Lana so much because she has learned to take the 50's side of old Hollywood glamour and modernize it. And she works it well! Her sound is very similar to her sound: a modernized look of the 50's, with a punch of her raspy vocals. Would it be bad if I blog with her song lyrics...

"This is what makes us girls. We all look to heaven and we put our love first. Somethin' that we'd die for it's our curse. Don't cry about it, don't cry about it."

"Money is the anthem of success. So put on mascara and your party dress."

"I heard that you like the bad girls honey. Is that true?"

Lana gracing the pages of L'Officiel Paris in April in this Spanish inspired shoot.
"Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem lying to herself  'cause her liquor's top shelf."

Check out Lana in H & M's fall campaign ad, as well as some of her prior work for H & M.
"You said I was the most exotic flower. Holding me tight in our final hour."

"Hey, Lolita, hey. I know what the boys want, I'm not gonna play."
When I listen to Lana's lyrics, they make me think of a raw look into glamour and love. They're passionate, racy, but also relatable. I love how vulnerable and uncensored her songs can be. Not because it adheres to my softer side, but because it's real. And that's what inspires me. That's why Lana Del Rey Takes the Stares this week, in my eyes. 

"Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?"
For more Lana Del Rey, check out her official website: www.lanadelrey.com

Pictures provided by:
H & M
L'Officiel Magazine

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Revlon by Marchesa 3D Nail Art

I know what you must be thinking right now. Whoever is responsible for these nails must either be some kind of weird nail artist extrodinaire or they have a a lot of time on their hands. Well I'm here today to put your intrigue to rest.

Revlon by Marchesa 3D Jewel Applique Nail Art is for any fashionista who has ever worn press on nails in her life and loves this intricate, red carpet look for nails. You can pick from any of these 8 wonderful designs!
Now even though they give your nails the million dollar look, they're only $9 at any of your local drugstores.
Relon by Marchesa is a limited edition special, so don't miss out on the chance to get yours today!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

White Walls x Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Schoolboy Q

With the exception of a couple of good jams, I can't say I'm a huge fan of Macklemore's music. But I love Macklemore! (...Just not his music). He just looks like the guy that could make any bland situation colorful. Amidst his theatrical ways of expressing his style through music, the guy really grew on me. Maybe watching him in his video for "White Walls" will make him grow on you as well. So without further ado, I give you the very stylish Macklemore and friends (along with a some very cute and fashion forward video girls, too).

Monday, October 7, 2013

Nike Presents: The Ultimate Tech Fleece

Fall is here folks, and as the temperature beings to drop, so does our motivation to go outside and exercise. Yes, bundling up with layer upon layer of t-shirts and sweaters and scarves is always an option, but wouldn't it be better if bundling up was as easy as a single "zip" of your hoodie? Now, it is.

The Nike Tech Fleece is literally just that. It's "Warmth Without Weight". And a variety of unique styles, from the fleece windrunner to the fleece crew, support every individual taste. If you don't believe me, let the pros show you how it's done as they Take the Stares in Nike's latest and greatest invention this Fall.

American UFC Champ Jon Jones
Spanish Tennis Star Rafael Nadal
Russian Tennis Star Maria Sharapova
Irish Pro Golfer Rory Mcilroy
Russian Hockey Star Alex Ovechkin
British Track Star Perri Shakes-Drayton
American Pro Skateboarder Paul Rodriguez
NBA Cleveland Cavalier's Kyrie Irving
USA Track Olympian Allyson Felix
English Soccer Star for the Arsenal and the England national team Theo Walcott
Dodger's Baseball Champ Matt Kemp
USA Tennis Champ Serena Williams
English Soccer Star for the English club Arsenal and English national team Jack Wilshere
Brazilian Soccer Star for the La Liga Club FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national team Neymar Jr.
Chinese Tennis Champ Li Na
NFL Minnesota Viking's Adrian Peterson
Soccer Star for the German Bundesliga club Schalke and Ghana national team Kevin-Prince Boateng
Pictures and Information Provided by Nike.com