Fine, I will do my part as an impartial blogger *clears throat* and give the lady some credit. Beyoncé sure knows how to surprise her fans, but as she evolves in this game, so does her sexual radiance. Many people got on Rihanna’s case for being too sexually charged, but it seems like our Houston diva, Bey, isn’t too far behind. I must say, I’m kind of loving this alter ego, cat-woman-like fierceness from our girl. Check out her two-minute Yonce teaser!
Just when we thought it couldn’t happen again, the possibilities within the music industry were redefined as Beyoncé released her new self-titled album at midnight. Each song is accompanied by a video with features from Jay-Z, Drake and Frank Ocean (to name a few). Ohhhh she’s a little sneaky one, but I always welcome the rush of originality so I can’t knock it. Be sure to purchase her new album on iTunes or get a taste on her official website.
It must be tiring for Solange to constantly be compared to her powerhouse sister Beyoncé. For years, Solange has been proving critics wrong by remaining on her own path and creating her very own brand that stands out. I’ve always respected her ability to not only handle the criticism gracefully, but to also create artistic masterpieces through music and fashion. Solange’s latest achievement is being named an Art Director and Creative Consultant for mega footwear brand Puma. She has proven that originality and individuality will get you far! Check out how she feels about her new role by reading her recent Facebook post:
After years of art directing my own projects and visuals, including music videos, photo shoots, album artwork and web content among many others, I am extremely excited to announce that I am now able to apply my passion for all things design into my new roll as an Art Director for the iconic PUMA!!!
It is in my new role that I am able to express my love for not only design but the conception of creative ideas, and the execution of them by curating amazingly talented teams. I’ve had so much fun producing special content, ad campaigns, events, and working alongside the awesome Puma team with some of my favorite emerging artists, photographers, graphic designers to create activations that really celebrates both mine and PUMA’s approach and philosophies.
Over the summer, I paired four incredible designers (GERLAN, WILLIAM OKPO, HISHAM BAROOCHA) to interpret a personal favorite of mine, the classic Puma Disc. Each designer incorporated and infused it with their own distinctive aesthetic to present our collection, “GIRLS OF BLAZE”, inspired by the sights and sounds of Brazil. I couldn’t be more excited about the results. The shit is wild, and come February I hope you will be just as in love as I am. This has been a dream job, and the ride has just begun!
With the cold weather moving in far too early, I guess it’s a good time to wrap-up my summer and show you all some of the fun that I’ve been having. I say it all the time, but I’ll say it again…I think music makes the world go ’round! I didn’t quite have enough time to go away, but I managed to sneak in some fun when possible. Between working and sifting through the many thoughts in my head about where I want to live in a year, it was MANDATORY to get in some dancing and friends/family time. I will preface this re-cap with this statement: I spent time with the people that are nearest and dearest to my heart and people that I knew I could genuinely ENJOY myself with. That’s so key! So, if you take nothing else away from this post, remember that there is NO time for drama in this lifetime and so much time for daaaancing (lol)!
Keeping in line with the whole music idea, I was able to see some of my favorite artists this year. I never posted about this (and I know this is a summer re-cap, but hold tight), but I got the chance to see DAVID GUETTA in concert (I even got media passes to go back stage)! By far, one of the coolest and most amazing nights I’ve had at a concert.
Fast forward past the Rihanna concert that I went to because I already posted about it right chereeeee!
I made and impulsive decision with my friend Talia and decided to take a road trip to my hometown, Philly, for the Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake Legends of the Summer tour. It was super duper cool to attend an outdoor concert (since it was arena tour) with thousands of screaming fans. Check it out!
Had a freaking awesome time and had great seats (winning!)…to top the summer off I spent my Labor Day weekend in Philly again for Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival! It was SO freaking hot outside, but I saw some great acts including: Solange, Beyoncé, Empire of the Sun, Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Dead Mouse and many more!
Thanks for taking a peek at a few fun moments over the past several months! I had a blast and will update you on my concert-going experiences after I attend the Beyoncé concert in December and the Magna Carta World Tour in January!!! WOOOO-HOOOO!!!
When you live the life you want and you are CONFIDENT, what others think or say matters not! Kudos to Beyoncé for telling the world, “F-U!” and doing the big chop. Being comfortable in the skin you’re in is SEXY!
Some people are chattering about Beyonce and Andre 3000 covering Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” for the much anticipated “Gatsby” film. Surprisingly, I like the song and I especially like Beyonce’s part. Check the song out (try to ignore the radio promo in the background) and the official trailer for “The Great Gatsby”.