Coachella Style







IMG_0593  In a little over a week, the coachella valley will be taken over with visitors for the coachella music festival. i was inspired by the festival to shoot my coachella style looks. coachella, like many music festivals, brings the natural hippy out of everyone. girls come from all over in their shortest shorts and crop tops with sandals or boots to enjoy a great time.



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IMG_0574 My look completely embodies the freedom of the desert. I started my look with my cuff dark denim shorts from Urban Outfitters. I bought them about 3 years ago for a kid cudi concert. I wanted to look I chose this ripped shirt for my top, because i love it! it’s always on the borderline of appropriate. If you look closely I do a shoe change during the shoot to give the look some versatility!




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my second look will be posted tomorrow!


Top: Forever21

Shorts: Forever21

Boots: Target/ Minnetoka

Accessories: Forever21

beyonce makes a new clothing line?

nope! it’s actually her mrs. carter world tour merchandise. all of the pieces can be purchased on her online store here.

i love the way the t shirts give a new vision for tour merchandise. they have givenchy inspiration and are styled into very fashion forward looks.

check them out below!

lace & wedges!

 for tachevah, i wanted to wear this green lace top of my sisters that i haven’t had a chance to wear yet. since were already at 90 degrees here in the desert i just knew it would be hot. so i paired the lace top with the denim shorts that i made during my first diy project. then i added my navy target wedges with green detailing.

top: forever21 shorts: diy project shoes: target accessories: nordstrom

tachevah 2013

this past wednesday was the first annual tachevah concert in palm springs. tacevah is a “block party” type concert set up between the two weekends of coachella. being that it was a free event, it garnered lots of press and attention with the locals. the line up included three local acts and passion pit headlined the concert. i found out from a few coworkers of mine and told my mom about the concert and we decided to go with my sisters, Brandy and Bryce. 

A strange man asked to take a picture of us with my camera….

we got there at the end of the band “you, me, us”. 

next up were the pedestrians! who were an awesome band and had the crowd very hype! 

druing the concert, my sister bryce found out that she was accepted into Georgetown’s summer program! 

now we really had a reason to celebrate!

dj alf alpha rocked the stage and had everyone pumped up! 
Since, I was having so much fun and I was not able to get more pictures during the other sets. I will say I hope Tachevah continues and I will definitely be back next year. 

Beyonce wants you to know she’s a GROWN WOMAN!!

 This week, Beyonce released her Pepsi commercial with a snippet of her new single! Not only did she slay as herself but she also killed it as every Beyonce Era. It was a trip down memory lane seeing her look from “Crazy In Love”, “Single Ladies”, “Bootylicious”, “Work it Out”, “Run the World”, “Deja Vu”, and many more!

Do you have the hottest ticket in town?

That ticket being the Mrs. Carter World Tour ticket! Beyonce recently posted this photo on her tumblr showing us that she’s prepping for this new tour. And trust, the Beyhive is ready to see her! Now all we need is a new single to hold us over until the tour.

2013 Grammys!

Sunday night marked the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and what a night it was. The night was full of great performances, celebrities, & awards given out. Here are a preview of the night’s biggest winners:

Adele came looking very english and adorable on Sunday night. I was very much a fan of her look for the night! She won one of the first awards of the show with Best Pop Solo Performance.

Kelly Clarkson (one of the funniest artists..did you see her acceptance speech?) won Best Pop Vocal Album! Which I can only imagine her is such a whirlwind to go from being on American Idol to winning Grammy awards.

Best Country Solo Performance went to Miss Carrie Underwood! She looked darling in her Roberto Cavalli gown that fit her curves just right. She also gave a powerful performance in an interactive dress… interesting, right? 
Beyonce won her 17th grammy award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for her record, “Love On Top”. So happy for BaddieBey! While she only took home one, her hubby took home three awards on Sunday. One for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, & lastly for Best Rap Song

 Drake won Best Rap Album, which was a great accomplish for him. I was also rooting for Nas, because he is a legend in hip hop and has yet to receive a Grammy.

 Everyone’s most anticapted winner for the night Frank Ocean won for Best Urban Contemporary Album. He also won a Grammy for his part on “No Church in the Wild” with Jay Z, Kanye, & The Dream.

 Gotye: Best Alternative Music Album &  Best Pop Duo / Group Performance with Kimbra! I know everyone and their mom has listened and loved, “Somebody that I Used to Know”… so it was great to see Gotye & Kimbra win big at the awards. It was beautiful to see Kimbra’s reaction to winning Record of the Year with Prince presenting the award. Such an honor!

I kept my fingers crossed for fun. and they did win Best New Artist! Congrats to them and their awards, because they also won Song of the Year

Mumford & Sons won big with Album of the Year, which is a wonderful accomplishment of the band.

I wish all the winners much more success and Grammy awards in the future!

Justin Timberlake: 20/20 Experience and Grammy

 I feel my whole childhood coming back to me when I listen to, “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake. I remember listening to NSYNC back in the day and fantasizing about meeting him one day. Now here he is married (*sigh*) finally releasing another album with a hit single after a six year hiatus.

Justin will also be performing on Sunday at the Grammy Awards. This will be his first Grammy performance in four years! Do you think he will be doing a melody of his old hits? Just ‘Suit & Tie’ with Jay-Z? OMG! Maybe a NSYNC reunion??? Oh, the possibilities!

 With his new life as a married man, I love the suave clean, cut look that Justin is giving now. Justin has come a long way from the early on curly NSYNC era look and the shaved, rugged look from Futuresex/Lovesounds Era. Justin now has his hair straight and slicked back and he keeps his suit and tie very fresh! “As long as [he] has [his] Suit & Tie”, right? He has clearly been inspired by the 60’s and 70’s through his music now and I am excited for what the future holds for JT!


ESPN Recreates Classic Albums with Athletes

For the music issue, ESPN enlisted various athletes to help recreate the album covers. I love that ESPN does a music issue to tie in athletes to their musical choices. Also, it’s nice to see athletes outside of their uniforms. Whoever the stylists was for the shoot did a fantastic job. The recreates look very accurate to the originals. 
Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson (Thiller)

Allyson Felix as Beyonce (Dangerously in Love)

Lamar Woddley, Trent Richardson, & Marshawn Lynch as Run DMC (Ultimate Run DMC)

 James Stewart as Rick James (Street Song)

Alex Morgan as Katy Perry (One of the Boys)

Justin Upton, Evan Longoria, Brandon Phillips, Giancarlo Stanton, Shane Victorino as DEVO (Freedom of Choice)

Ryan Lotche for Nirvana (Nevermind)

Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson (Off the Wall)

Which album did you like the most?

Grammy’s 2013 Nominees: May the odds be forever in your favor!

The biggest day for the music industry will take place in five days, The Grammys! Often deemed the “Superbowl Sunday” for music, the grammys are the night for everyone in music to celebrate. The biggest question is always: Who will win? And with every category, you sit on pins and needles watching to see if your favorite artists name is called. Then, you can gleam in glory.

This year Pepsi is sponsoring the category for Best New Artist:


Alabama Shakes:

Can I say I am sooo obsessed with Alabama Shakes? I wasn’t very knowledgeable in all their music prior to their Grammy nomination, but after a few hours of research (aka googling and searching them on youtube) I can say I was instantly a fan! They have a very raw and soulful influence, yet still have the presence of a rock band. Fashion wise, the Alabama Shakes seem not to be the most fashion forward but being that Brittany’s voice is so powerful that’s the last of their worries. The lead singer, Brittany Howard, has such a distinctive and strong voice. She will be forever remembered and has been compared to greats like, Janis Joplin. Alabama Shakes are also nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rap Album.

Fun. :

Fun. Fun. Fun. What can I say? The second I heard, “We are Young” I was instantly taken into their world through their music. They have a very cool, hipster style when you see them and their music gives you a rock hispter sound. The music they make is always unique with the voice of Nate Ruess. Fun. may be taking over the grammys this year with six nominations. I have my fingers crossed for Fun. ,because they are up against some really heavy hitting acts. (Oh, and it’s so not weird putting a period on the end of fun every time I type it!)

Hunter Hayes:

Hunter Hayes is the next country heartthrob. When I googled him, there were a million fan sites of girls who are wooing over his fresh, new sound. He has a very clean and commercial friendly look that fit his music style. He has a great country sound that still has pop appeal. I would label him the male Taylor Swift. Which clearly is compliment, because she has won six Grammys and is nominated for three this year.

The Lumineers:

You may not know it, but you have definitely heard The Lumineers before. The hit song, “Hey Ho!” is a very popular hit that has been in many commercials and on the radio frequently. The Lumineers give me a Swedish yodelers vibe with their clean, iconic style. They are a modern folk rock band and their success has shown the growing appeal of folk music.

Frank Ocean: 

If you haven’t heard of Frank Ocean, you have been living under a very big rock for the past few years. With hits like, “Novocane” and “Pyramids” Ocean has played on your computer, radio, or ipod for sure. He has begun to redefine R&B music with his fuse of tech/indie elements added with classic R&B influences. The true definition of a new artist that has definitely blown up over a short period of time.

Personally, I am hoping for Fun. or Alabama Shakes because I feel they show a great diversity to the music industry. I know Frank Ocean is a favorite pick to win, but anyway it goes all of the artists are very deserving.

Next post I will go over the biggest award… Record of the Year!
Feel free to check out and comment on who you think will win!