Archive | March, 2011

Music Newcomer- Rita Ora

28 Mar
British singing beauty Rita Ora is bringing her talents across the ocean and here to the United States. As the newest signee to the Roc Nation label, Ora is quickly leaving her mark and making a name for herself.
Ora was born in Prishtina, Kosovoto Albanian parents but moved to London, England where she grew up. She has been singing most of her life but began to take it seriously around the age of fourteen. She auditioned for and was featured on numerous British shows and talent contests.
In 2009, Ora somehow caught the eye of music and entertainment mogul Jay-Z. After displaying her musical talents to him, her quickly and quietly signed the young girl to his major label, Roc Nation.
Since being signed, Ora had done many collaborations with many artist, including fellow British singer Craig David. She has been featured in commercials for Skullcandy headphones, made a cameo in Jay-Z’s video for the song “Forever Young”, and more recently she was featured as the love interest of rapper Drake in the video of his hit single “Over.”
For now, Rita has been under wraps and quietly working on her debut album. She is working with top producers and artist such as Drake, Alicia Keys, and The Dream. Her first single “Uneasy”, along with the video, is set to be released soon.

Go Red for Women

27 Mar

The battle against heart disease has never been so beautiful. Fashion week in Los Angeles featured an entire show dedicated to helping raise money and awareness of heart disease in women, the number one disease in American women, and also featured a tribute to the late, great fashion icon Alexander McQueen.

The show was held in downtown L.A. at the newly remodeled baroque-inspired Vibiana. The red carpet was laid out and those in attendance enjoyed specialty drinks such as Guava Rose and also feasted on treats from Pinkberry. As part of the show, guest were able to participate in a silent auction.  The fashion show began with a short live auction featuring many works of art by the great Andy Warhol and lots of sports paraphernalia, ranging from an autographed picture of Mohammed Ali to a Kobe Bryant’s jersey signed by Phil Jackson and other Lakers members including Bryant. All proceeds raised from the auction were given to The American Heart Association.

Ashlan Gorse of E-news hosted the show. Some celebrities in attendance were  former beauty queen Shanna Moakler, singer Kalenna Harper of Diddy-Dirty Money and many others, and Ashlan Gorse herself grace the runway in luxurious red dresses of all lengths.  Designs of LA based designer Alicia Estrada, Stop Staring!, Gypsy 05, and Future Heretics were featured within the show.

The Go Red for Women fashion show brought together art, fashion, and music-all to support one cause. This show indeed brought a beautiful awareness.

Seventeen Magazine

15 Mar

I may be 20 years old, but i am an avid reader of  Seventeen Magazine.

On the outside, the magazine may look like its for pre-pubescent girls who want to know what to expect for their first kiss, but in reality the magazine has much more substance than that.

The magazine is geared toward an audience of 14-23 year old females. It is filled with fun, up-to-date, and hot new fashions. It gives fashion tips and hints for different age groups and helps you make the most of your wardrobe.

Fashion is the main idea of Seventeen, but its definitely not the only thing that goes into the issues. The magazines are split into sections, featuring:

  • beauty
  • health
  • fashion
  • love life
  • your life
  • miscellaneous

Each section contains articles, advice, hints, and real life experience from real girls. With so much diversity and so much content within each issue, you are bound to find something you enjoy, can relate to, or want to learn more about.

Seventeen is published ten times a year (December/January & June/July are combined issues) and is a publication of Hearst Magazines. Newsstand prices are cheap, usually only $2.99. You can save even more through a subscription- ten dollars for one year, fifteen dollars for two years, and eighteen dollars for three years.

I would recommend the magazine to anyone!