Sleep in peace Maya Angelou

If there’s anyone I would want to be more like is this woman……. S.I.P

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THE 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS: Best Performers

They don’t call it ‘music’s biggest night’ for nothing!

The 2014 Grammy Awards takeover the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

HERE ARE MY 2014 BEST GRAMMYS PERFORMERS

Beyonce and Jay Z

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Beyonce looks absolutely amazing in her sheer white dress while posing with her husband Jay Z in the audience at the 2014 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Sunday (January 26) in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old entertainer also stopped in the press room to show off her outfit to the photographers. She looks so hot!!!

Earlier in the night, Bey and Jay opened up the show with a performance of their song “Drunk in Love” and then she was seen wearing a navy blazer after stepping off stage.

FYI: Beyonce is wearing a Michael Costello dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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Beyonce and Jay Z give an amazing opening performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards. The 32-year-old entertainer was joined on stage by her husband for a performance of their hot song “Drunk in Love”.

Bey and Jay are nominated for an award together – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for their song “Part II (On the Run).

FYI: Beyonce is wearing a Nichole de Carle body suit, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Saint Laurent crystal tights, a La Perla collar, a custom bra, and Jennifer Fisher jewelry. Jay is wearing Tom Ford.

Daft Punk featuring Nile Rodgers, Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams

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The guys of Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter wear their signature masks while performing their hit song “Get Lucky” at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

The two guys shared the stage with Pharrell Williams, legendary musician Stevie Wonder, and Nile Rodgers.

Daft Punk and Pharrell won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Get Lucky,” beating out huge acts, such as Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, and Pink.

Daft Punk also won Best dance/electronica album for their latest album Random Access Memories. Congrats Daft Punk!

Katy Perry featuring Juicy J

The 29-year-old singer gave a stellar performance of her latest single “Dark Horse” alongside her collaborator Juicy J.

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Katy Perry wears a musical note dress on the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards, she was also nominated for two awards – Song of the Year for “Roar” and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Roar.”

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FYI: Katy is wearing a Valentino dress.

Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons

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Imagine Dragons‘s Dan Reynolds wows the crowd while performing the band’s hit song “Radioactive” at the 2014 Grammy Awards. The band shared the stage with Grammy nominee Kendrick Lamar, who showed off his rapping skills.

Earlier in the day, Imagine Dragons and Kendrick were dapper while walking the red carpet at the ceremony.

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Imagine Dragons won Best Rock Performance for “Radioactive,” beating out Alabama Shakes, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age, and Jack White.

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Lorde

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Lorde feels the beat of the music while belting out her hit “Royals” at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Feeling so good that night. Spot the grrl” the 17-year-old entertainer tweeted that day nominated for a slew of awards

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Madonna

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis hit the stage for a performance of their song “Same Love” at the 2014 Grammys. The guys were joined by their collaborator Mary Lambert to perform the song before Queen Latifah hit the stage to officiate a mass wedding ceremony and Madonna joined in to perform her song “Open Your Heart.”

Pink featuring Nate Ruess

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Pink shows her acrobatic side while performing her hit song “Try” at the 2014 Grammy Awards. During her performance, the 34-year-old singer was joined on the stage by Fun‘s Nate Ruess while singing their hit duet “Just Give Me a Reason.”

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Just Give Me a Reason” was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, which was won by Daft Punk for their hit song “Get Lucky.”

Robin Thicke featuring Chicago

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Robin Thicke hits the stage with classic band Chicago for a medley of songs at the 2014 Grammy Awards

The 36-year-old entertainer and members of Chicago took the stage to perform “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?,” and “Saturday in the Park” before belting out his hit “Blurred Lines.”

Check out Robin and Chicago‘s performance below…

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: FALL 2014 DATES

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 Dates Announced

The dates for New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 have been announced. (Drum roll please.) February 6 – 13, 2014.

The only place you can watch ALL the live streams from New York, from Mercedes-Benz to MADE, independent streams and more. The preliminary New York Fashion Week 2014 (MB) schedule is below.

Fall / Winter 2014 Preliminary Schedule (MBFW)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

9 am / Pavilion
NICHOLAS K
10 am / Theatre
BCBGMAXAZRIA
10:30 am / Kaplan
RAOUL
11 am / Salon
RICHARD CHAI
12 pm / Pavilion
CREATURES OF THE WIND
2 pm / Salon
TADASHI SHOJI
3 pm / Theatre
DESIGUAL
4 pm / Pavilion
TOME
5 pm / Salon
MARISSA WEBB
5:30 – 6:30 pm / Hub
DANIEL VOSOVIC
7 pm / Pavilion
TODD SNYDER
8 pm / Theatre
GO RED FOR WOMEN® THE HEART TRUTH®
RED DRESS COLLECTIONS
9 pm / Salon
MARK AND ESTEL

CrazySexyCool: THE TLC STORY

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TLC was one of the most innovative pop groups of the 1990s, a modern, forward-looking hybrid with several multiplatinum albums and Grammys to its name. But “CrazySexyCool” — which takes its name from TLC’s second album — pinballs from one eruption to the next, giving over disproportionate time to the group’s myriad financial squabbles with its label and management. That leaves barely any time for accolades, a shame for a group that received and deserved many.

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At minimum, the film has verisimilitude. The resemblances between the actresses and their subjects can be disorienting, and the wardrobes are faithful to the early 1990s, full of screaming colors in Mack Truck-size silhouettes. Director Charles Stone III (“Drumline”), does an admirable job remaking old music videos almost note for note and synthesizing faux vintage footage of varying types into a visually dynamic whole.

The tensions were so real they had to be dramatized. Hence, the colorful and fast-paced telefilm “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” which has its premiere on VH1 on Monday night, and which takes the “Behind the Music” idea to the next logical step — historical re-enactment.

TLC experienced a tremendous amount of trauma, too much to pack into just a couple of hours, especially when each member’s grievances require equal airtime. T-Boz (Drew Sidora) suffered from sickle cell anemia. Left Eye (Lil Mama) struggled under the weight of her father’s disapproval. Chilli (Keke Palmer) struck up an ill-advised romance with Dallas Austin (a practically mute Evan Ross), who produced several of TLC’s early hits, fathered a son with Chilli, and is portrayed here as a simp and a cad. (T-Boz and Chilli are executive producers and consultants on the film, and it shows.) Of the three main actresses, only Lil Mama — a rapper of minor acclaim in her earlier years — conveys any tactile joie de vivre or agony. Ms. Palmer plays Chilli, the group’s bombshell, with rigid grace, and Ms. Sidora paints the group caretaker T-Boz with wide, blunt strokes.

CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story

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Produced by Pop Films. Directed by Charles Stone III; written by Kate Lanier; Bill Diggins, Ms. Lanier, Maggie Malina, Alexander A. Motlagh, Rozonda Thomas and Tionne Watkins, executive producers; Rick Krim and Jill Holmes, executive producers for VH1; Ms. Thomas and Ms. Watkins, consultants.

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WITH: Keke Palmer (Chilli), Lil Mama (Left Eye) and Drew Sidora (T-Boz)

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DON’T MISS OUT YOU CAN WATCH IT AGAIN TODAY ON VH1

EXCLUSIVE: Travel Must Have…. High Spirit™

High Spirit™ Bags based in London.

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Joshua and John brothers that designed a backpacks which prevent loss and theft during travels and busy places. Concept is brilliant, I am a traveler myself and I have yet to see a trendy travel backpack design so dope. These two brothers created a unique bag zip designs in order to protect your possessions from the worse.

– Back zipped compartment. Inside there is a zipped compartment for valuables as well as phone pockets and card slots. Secure zipped compartment on the back, which is an ideal secure area when the bag is on your back. The High Spirit EXCLUSIVE backpacks style consists of Snakeskin in brown, khaki, orange, purple, blue, green and leather solid colours.

I have a saying, “Travel IS THE ONLY THING YOU BUY THAT MAKES YOU RICHER”. Well guys this brand is definitely going to be traveling, literally. And it will save a lot of travelers like myself money from theft, so I guess it will make us richer. I have High Spirit it will.

Looking forward to see this brand Take Off….

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Winners of Virgin Media’s Pitch To Rich & The Shell Livewire Grand Ideas Award

 

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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAY OF PROTECTING YOUR VALUABLES

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HAPPY TRAVELS IN DEED….

NYPD HUNTS UK ARTIST BANKSY: Seriously!!!

NYPD HUNTS UK ARTIST BANKSY: Seriously!!!

NYC BANKSY On Bleecker Street A New York delivery truck converted into a mobile garden (includes rainbow, waterfall and butterflies). #banksy on bleecker st A post shared by Mike Schwartz (@mes41) on Oct 16, 2013 at 7:34pm PDT The Sirens … Continue reading

The Right To FREEDOM: George Styler AW12

You can’t help but feel the inspiration in his collection. This hands down just made me more in love with the artistry of knitwear.

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The pattern jacquard knit show stopper with ribbed high neck, and padded wing details on shoulders and hips, is from Serbian designer George Styler AW12 “Captivity” collection, inspired “by the parrot, his vivid colors and his form”.

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George Styler’s collection “Captivity” is initiated by reflections on the existence of freedom of the modern man, his right to belong everywhere and to everyone, to move and speak freely, and to dress without restraint, yet still captivated by the freedom of his choices. This paradigm derivatives from the reality in which liberty is largely a declarative right, and I am increasingly captured by the modern society, new media, prejudices, internalized social criteria and externally-imposed anticipation.

George is dealing with the questions of freedom through fashion design which includes elements of symbolic meaning. A bird is a symbol of freedom; but a cage could also be associated with freedom; the punk movement is a symbol of rebellion and nihilism; and decorative details of this collection represent the author’s opinion that the society wants the man to become a simple decoration – a decoration of the world which he believes he rules. “Captivity” is a sociological study expressed through fashion, where words and phrases are replaced by clothing of expressive communicative powers.

The title of of his collection is “Captivity” and it is in fact the message of freedom and paying attention on just how important that message is for the animal world as for the people; national, sexual and religious minorities and all beings whose freedom has been taken away. A bird is the symbol of freedom and in our society a parrot is kept in a cage.

His inspiration came from looking at the parrot, his vivid colors and his form. In this collection, “I am in fact admiring the differences in this world and I cannot understand those that have a problem when someone is different. Therefore, I didn’t want to concentrate only on one style. In my collection you will find the most versatile styles from punk to jacquard knitwear all the way to ethno. With this I wanted to show that it is not important where someone comes from and that in every nation there is something interesting.”

In a modern society, people are often prisoners of social networks, media and prejudices without being aware of it. A bird in a cage is the best example of modern slavery and the inability to its basic right which is to fly free. We live in the world where hate still exists among people, where we are divided by social class, a world in which people mock each other’s differences. By using cages and wire elements, in this collection He want to demonstrate this robbing of freedom and what would it be like for a man to become someone’s decoration without the possibility of flying – the right to freedom.

The collection is rich with punk elements like chains, studs and spikes which symbolize a bird’s beak and claws. Punkers are known to be fighters for freedom and rights so their style fits in to his story well. But this is not the only style He plan to show in this collection. “My collection consists of many different materials because I wanted to present different species of birds as well as differences in the human society because the differences are what makes our world special. What I find interesting are the shoes called “opanak” that are designed and styled especially for this occasion and are originally a part of the Balkan traditional foot wear. Some of the shoe models have traditional beaks which resemble bird’s beaks.”

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Miami AW13: DRESS TO KILL BOUTIQUE

Here are my likes from the Chrisette Michele Sip and Popup Shop last month of Dress To Kill Boutique AW13 I picked out for my MIA DIVAS…

It’s going to be a little chilly but the ladies will warm it up real nice with a pop of color this Winter.

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My Favorite: Neon Yellow Cable Knit Oversized Jumper

Wool Rules AW13

WOOL SEASON, the annual celebration of the on-going Campaign for Wool initiative patronised by British which made woollen garments and support the wool industry, the heritage fabric rolled out across the autumn/winter 2012-13 catwalks.

LONDON FASHION WEEK AW13: My Personal Coverage

London Fashion Week AW13 Show earlier this year. Taken By creativefruits.wordpress.com Ameena M. McConnell

THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET. GOT TO LOVE FASHION WEEK =)