Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Put That Song On Replay

Hey, hey, hey!
For this month's 'Put That Song On Replay' I want to pay some due respect to one of the World's brightest stars that has repeatedly created banger after banger since his debut.
I'm talking about none other than the Louis Vuitton Don Kanye West (also known as Yeezy).
He is definitely one of my favourite musicians and he is perhaps one of the only musicians who always has a visually stunning music video to accompany all his releases.
So from Late Registration to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy I'm going present you with my favourite video from each album, it's Yeezy Time...

All Falls Down ft. Syleena Johnson
Apart from the fact that I love this song - this video has made into my list of Kanye's best videos because we only get to see Mr. West in very cleverly arranged shots such as his reflection in the mirror or the reflection in his love interest's glasses (Stacey Dash) and the part where he has to go through the scanning machine is hilarious.

Gold Digger ft. Jamie Foxx
This song made all us ladies really step back and think, "Do I have gold digger tendencies?"
I like this video because of the magazine cover concept, it's just quite funny and that little head dance thing is very contagious and I have to say all the video vixens are gorgeous.


# Version One - Flashing Lights ft. Dwele

# Version Two - Flashing Lights ft. Dwele

# Version Three - Flashing Lights ft. Dwele
Though Kanye is adamant that he only released one video for the single 'Flashing Lights' (version one), I'm not sure which video I like the best - I'm torn between version one and version three. So simply for viewing pleasure I've posted all three to my blog, so you (my fellow ice cream eaters) can decide what your favourite version is - I think version one might be my favorite.

Welcome To Heartbreak ft. Kid Cudi
I adore Kanye West for this video! I think it's brilliant, it's so creative and it just demands your attention because with every movement there is something new happening - definitely one of my favourite music videos ever!

As Yeezy tweeted: “ITS NOT A VIDEO, ITS A MOVING PAINTING”, he really wasn't lying. The 'Power' video is truly a piece of art and although I'm sure all those "Illuminati" obsessed people probably had a field day analysing all the hidden messages behind each shot; this video is genius.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Essay? What Essay?

This Might Be My New Moto

So my aim for this weekend was to read, read, read and then write up an essay - well that plan failed miserably and instead I've decided to procrastinate.
Now normally I'm the most motivated person in the world but at present that isn't the case.
I'd rather stuff my face with sweets, download music ("legally" of course), see what all the latest is on Facebook, perhaps Tweet, catch up with that trash we call TV.
Like I literally mean it, I'm willing to do anything other than this essay.
The worst thing about the mood I'm in is that this essay I need to write isn't even that hard, all I have to do is read and that's where the problem arises...I do not want to read!
However, I've decided that tonight I'm NOT gonna read and instead I'll get this procrastination out of my system and tomorrow I'll take it from the top - serious, I will, promise - now to eat some ice cream...Don't judge me!

Friday, 26 November 2010


Fellow Ice Cream Eaters,
I'm adding a new monthly (hopefully it'll become weekly) addition to this blog which will be called, "Hmmm...". This new addition will basically be random posts about things in the news, on websites, on the telly or even things that have happened to me in uni that I feel the need to share with you.

Kicking off my first "Hmmm..." is the love of my life and if you know me well you'll know I'm talking about none other than - that's right, you guessed it - OMARION!
Now, so as of recent his music hasn't been any good, (that's to say it was ever good to start off with) but boy oh boy is the brother fine. But to the point so it's Friday night and to avoid making a start to my essay I've been on WorldStarHipHop.com and as I was scrolling down this video caught my attention:

Now I get it, times are hard but really Omarion? Are you seriously considering becoming a Bollywood superstar? I think not, so as a huge fan please, please, please, take what you have left of your dignity and leave it out. In other news relating to Omarion, his former band mate and "friend" Raz B is currently acting a fool and has ended up getting slapped with a restraining order from Marques Houston (which if you ask me was well deserved - good on you Marques).

Next is my love to hate buddy and trust me she'll be making frequent appearances in future "Hmmm..." posts, it's the good girl gone bad, Rihanna. So I'm in the process of listening to her brand new album 'Loud' and on the first listen I'm not feeling it but I know sooner or later she'll have me saying along but I'm not here to talk about the music, I'm here to cuss discuss her hair. In the past it's seemed like our girl Ri-Ri couldn't go wrong on the styling but that is no longer the case, so I'm going to present you with three looks that she's recently rocked and explain why they just aren't cutting it.

                     Look 1                                                       Look 2                                                       Look 3 
When I first saw Look 1 I was like, "Oooh no honey!" Seriously what was up with that hairdo and to add insult to injury the girl kept putting accessories in it.
Then Look 2 happened which just undid all the work her stylists' who thought, "Hey, we need to do something about the forehead" and re-exposed it, so that failed.
Which brings us to Look 3, now, I don't like it but I think it's much, much better than the other two looks.
  1. It's darker which makes her look less dead vampire-ish
  2. Her forehead is partly covered
  3. It's shorter which is such a good look for Rihanna.
I'm guessing this new hairstyle is an attempt to show that Ri-Ri is turning into a women, although I think she suits the edgier cuts and I hope she starts rocking the short hair again/soon/now would be nice.  

To round up my "Hmmm..." for this evening is Mr. West! His new album 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' is a masterpiece and that is all I've really got to say about that.
Kanye West has managed to put together another outstanding album and I take my hat off to him because the dude is never lost for words but definitely backs up all that talk with his music - genius! To pay homage to Yeezy (if you haven't watched it already) here's his Runaway video and don't worry if you don't understand it, I didn't get it either.

Until I sign in again eat as much ice cream as possible.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Bradshaw & The Books...

I Write Because Of Bradshaw
Last night I went to a journalism conference at the BBC which was hosted by Shine Media called 'So You Want A Career In Journalism?' and on arrival I bumped into the beautiful Alison (Fab Black Woman) who said the loveliest thing I think anyone has ever said to me - this will definitely go down as the best compliment in my lifetime. 

She said, "You remind me of Carrie Bradshaw." 

I swear I tear came to my eye and that compliment prompted me to publish this post as it's been a while. 

So it's been almost two months since I've been back at uni and Lord behold I'm in my third year - YES! THIRD YEAR! If I'm honest third year (so far) hasn't been half as stressful as I thought it would be and I don't know whether that's because I'm too relaxed or I'm so on point it's unbelievable.

As it stands I've already handed in a 5,000 word piece about my experience at the Catch 22 and I'm due to give a presentation about my internship in the coming weeks - so I'm more or less done with that module which is great - but I'm not done yet; that's one module down, I've got another four modules to put to sleep before I'm in my cap and gown.

At the moment I'm in the process of reading for a journalism essay that is due on December 15th, as well as that I also have a group presentation and a group essay to submit on the 15th too (gosh!) but I'm not stressing because it has to be done and it will get done - FACT.

To conclude, I will be reading everyday for the rest of the week...well, I'll try.

Monday, 15 November 2010

The Glamourous Life...

This Post Is Dedicated To My Beautiful Sister - Happy Birthday!
Issue 116: November 2010
Magazine cover
Personal Opinion: I Love This Dress!
Right - so I'm back again to review this month's issue of GLAMOUR (yes, I'm still obsessed with this magazine). This month's cover star is the gorgeous Dannii Minogue who is wearing a beautiful blue dress which I absolutely adore simply because it is really pretty. Also the material of dress reminds me of the stunning lace that many Nigerian women (to be specific BUT other African women too) wear on various occasions but enough about the dress and let's talk about the magazine.

Skimming through the magazine I of course landed on my favourite page - 'Hey, it's OK...' which proved to be just as funny as ever, for me this issue's best 'Hey it's OK...' was "...to do the sexy-nightie thing - then change into a T-shirt for actual sleeping" - that's something I've definitely done.

So! There's no denying that I'm a GLAMOUR girl but every once in a while an issue comes out and I'm a bit like, "Hmmm...maybe I'm too young to be reading this", and sadly this was one of those issues where I found it hard to relate to a lot of the features because they were somewhat too old for me. With that being the case I had to read my 'GLAMOURScope' - which is never a good idea - but not surprisingly the reading didn't apply to me as I'm not currently in a relationship, so yeah that was kinda irrelevant.

With the criticism over, I did really, really, really enjoy reading 'How We Got Our Jobs At GLAMOUR' because as a young writer about to burst onto the scene it's nice to know how people working in my dream field got to where they are and to read what advice they hand out to people like me. 

As a big fan of fashion magazines I love going page to page and getting acquainted with the hottest looks and my favourite lookbook pages were the 'All The Knits You'll Ever Need' - I think it's time to upgrade my winter wardrobe. Although I liked all looks, the best looks (in my opinion) were (in no particular order):
  • SEXY because winter won't stop me from showing off what God gave me
  • SHORT because I'm all about the maxi scarf and the look is so easy to put together
  • RETRO because it's such a classy look that I'll try when I'm like 23...maybe 24
December issue I'll be waiting for you...

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Little Green Clock

I Think This One Is Broken

I can just about hear it ticking.

When the alarm sounds it wakes me up or rather disturbs my sleep.

It stands at about 5cm tall.

Although it's not one of the main features in my room, it is one thing I look for without even knowing - the time.

Made up of acrylic and cardboard.

Grass green acrylic, bottle green green cardboard, white numbers and silver acrylic handles.

Handles pointing to seven and ten which confirm that I shouldn't be awake.

The seconds hand is always on the move letting the other handles know that soon it'll be their turn.

The minute hand waits for a short amount of time moving every sixty seconds.

But the hour hand is patient, it waits for its chance to move every sixty minutes.

My little green clock controls all that goes on in this room.

From the moment I wake up in the morning until I fall asleep in the evening.

Who knew something so small could hold so much power.