Sunday, 26 June 2011

My Moments For Life

As you may have realised I haven't been uploading posts as regularly as I used to, and it's mainly because I've been busy. I've been really busy - mostly celebrating uni being over; no I'm joking, I've been interning at more! magazine. So far it's been great but this week it become amazing...

Yeah...I Didn't Quite Make It To The Front Cover
 So you're probably thinking, "if you're not on the front cover where are you?" Of course you're not thinking that, because that would be mean. I got a by-line, and not once but twice *happy dance* If you turn to page 99, you'll see my beauty reiew on some of the hottest products available in our high street stores. Then move back a couple more pages, to page 56 and you should be viewing a feature entitled 'Where are the WORLD'S HOTTEST MEN?' I was lucky enough to interview 26 year old model, Fabrice Essomba from France, who unknown to him granted me a by-line.

Then tonight (as if I had gotten over the excitement of my by-line in more!) I got word that a feature I wrote whilst interning at Catch 22 had been published. 'The Invisibles' is to date the most challenging feature I have written and I almost cried when I saw it on the page. Please take your time to flick through the magzine which I have embedded below, as it has a host of great young writers within it's content.

Also something I should've blogged about ages ago, was a gig my wonderful mentor DeeDee Doke got me. Last month I was invited to the Recriter Awards and asked to tweet about the event. This night was one of my first industry events and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Tweeting about the ceremony also handed me a by-line, which appeared in the magazine and ONLINE

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Rest In Peace

Michael Jackson

I can't believe it's been two years already. Who could forget the day the tragic news that legend Michael Jackson passed away at age 51. He will forever be an icon and it's only right I remember the genius. So below is one of my favourite MJ song - I hope you enjoy. R.I.P. Michael Jackson (29th August, 1958 - 25th June, 2009)

Michael Jackson - In The Closet

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Fresh From The Editing Suite...

Frank Ocean -Novacane

If you don't know about Frank Ocean by now then I really have to ask where have you been?
This guy dropped one of 2011's sickest mixtapes a little while back, and he has managed to keep a pretty low profile which has kept us all wanting more. This song 'Novacane' is definitely one of my favourites from 'Nostaglia/ULTRA', and I'm so happy he decided to put some visuals to the words.
The video is nothing less than odd, but hey he is part of OFWGKTA, so what did we expect. I like that the video pushes the feeling of the high he experiencing in the song. The video also has a pretty cool ending too. I'm hoping a video for 'Nature Feels' surfaces soon, because that's my jam.

Kanye West - Monster ft. Rick Ross, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver

So footage for this single dropped about four months ago but it just didn't seem finished. Turns out I was right, the video wasn't complete. Above is the official video for Mr. West's biggest banger to date 'Monster'. This track is in itself a monster; it features too many heavy hitters, who each grace this track with some wicked verses. The video is classic Kanye - genius. I've probably said this before but he hands down has the best videography out there. The only criticism I have for this video is Nicki Minaj's lace wig - girl!

Nicola Roberts - Beat Of My Drum

There's no doubt that I prefer this debut single to those of Cheryl's and Nadine's. I like that Nicola is embracing her own style and her sound (unlike the other two it isn't outdated or fake). Now to get stuck in...There are three things I dislike a lot about this song and video (1) Diplo bumped her because certain beats in this song sound way too similar to those from Beyonce's latest single 'Run The World (Girls)'. (2) Nicola doesn't yet seem like she's all that comfortable making a video without four other girls. (3) Finally Nicola needs to leave some of the dance moves she attempts alone - bye girl, fly girl!

Be sure to leave comments and let me know what you think of this song, laters xx

Saturday, 4 June 2011

30 Seconds In The Mind Of...

Lukas Grout
Strike A Pose, There's Nothing To It - VOGUE!
Introducing soon to be supermodel/world famous actor/graphic designer and waiter extraodinaire, Lukas Grout, 20. The humble soul from North London describes himself as tall, talkative and hungry (don't ask). Currently a graphic design student at Central Saint Martin's, Lukas explains that putting together his portfolio for his entrance interview was his most challenging experience. Now the face of Topman, his proudest moment came when he strutted his stuff during three shows at London Fashion Week.
Well! If I say so myself, being asked to do this interview has to come second to that moment. So here you have it, 30 seconds in the mind of LG...(not the mobile phone brand)...

What couldn't you live without?
I'm afraid it's my Crackberry; I'm a total addict.

What would you say is your worst habit?
I over worry about EVERYTHING!

What do you find really annoying in other people?
Unjustified arrogance.

What is your guilty pleasure?
The Only Way is Essex...of course (smiles). 

What would be your dream job?
Something that will combine everything I've learnt and love. Alas I'm yet to find that job title.

ONE thing that no-one knows about you...
I used to look like the milky bar kid whenIi was little. White hair, glasses - the lot. I'm still waiting to audition for the advert.
Lukas' Favorites
Someone To Watch Over Me - it's an oldy

Anything with 'Crazy Cat' in the title. So I searced for 'Crazy Cat', a lot came up, and this is what I decided to pick...

Youtube or Twitter

You can follow Lukas on TWITTER 

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Fresh From The Editing Suite...

Rihanna - Man Down

Do I like this video? I'm not sure. I'm not that fond of the song but I'm not sure at all about how I feel about the video. You guys already know where I stand in terms of Rihanna's red hair (GIRL!) I think the hair is way too long and the mermaid look is not working for me.

Now I totally get and respect the look Rihanna wanted to create for the video but whether or not it has worked is the question. I'm happy that she opted for a video with a narrative, and round of applause to her for the ability to hold up a powerful scene. 

I think what's troubling me here is whether the video's somewhat exploiting what happened to her a few years ago. Saying that I'm fully aware that what happened to her was on a whole  different spectrum of abuse, but I just don't know. Feel me in on your reactions to the video because I'm seriously undecided.
Be sure to leave comments and let me know what you think of this song, laters xx