Wednesday, July 29, 2015

indie pop queens


photo credit: nina lorenz 
Halsey
With her first album, Badlands, set to be released in August, the best of Halsey is yet to come. However, the singer-songwriter has already accomplished what many artists dream of. Within the last year, Halsey signed with a major record label, went on her own headlining tour, and she is currently the supporting act for Imagine Dragons on their Smoke and Mirrors tour. Amazing right?! Halsey's music is so honest and deep. When I first heard her EP, Room 93, I was taken away to what feels like her own world. And trust me, once you're there you won't want to leave.

photo credit: sophielions
Melanie Martinez
Perhaps my favorite artist to be discovered on any season of The Voice. Ever. Melanie's mesmerizing voice and unique style captivated me from the start. (Just watch her audition with Toxic by Britney Spears!) After the show, Melanie began working on her music and was quickly signed to a label. Her EP, Dollhouse, was released last year and her first album titled Cry Baby will be released mid-August. Melanie's musical creations are made up of twisted yet compelling lyrics and sick beats. And her music videos...oh gosh. They're like an American Horror Story episode. Its impossible to confuse her artistry with any one else's.

photo credit: tim toda 
Hayley Kiyoko
Remember Lemonade Mouth from Disney channel? Okay, remember that bad ass rebellious character from it? I had no idea what had become of Hayley Kiyoko but oh gosh am I glad I know now. Since her Disney child star days, Hayley has made appearances on several Disney channel shows as well as starred on CSI: Cyber and Insidious: Chapter 3, but what stands out to me is her music. Her most recent work, EP This Side of Paradise, is a cross between 80s pop and EDM and its basically all I've been blessing my ears with lately. What has currently put Hayley on the spot is her music video for her song "Girls Like Girls." I rather you guys check it out for yourselves but know this, in a little over a month it has already gotten 4 million views on YouTube! I'm telling you guys, she is changing the game.

Halsey, Melanie, and Hayley are the new wave of self expression. And with the new movement comes changing the way female artists are viewed in the music industry. Not only do they tell it like it is, but they do so in a way that makes listeners feel that everything will be okay. They are empowering the youth through song so that they can be themselves and use their voice to stand up to those who may not like that. I'm so here for this.

xx L

ps. also, how freaking gorgeous are they?! *heart eyes emoji*

pps. big thank you to the photographers for allowing me to use their amazing pictures!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

A Look Into My Pinterest

Hey guys! Life has gotten busy since last time we talked. Last week I went back to work and the time I'd usually spend on blogging has been spent trying to catch up with my online class assignments. So I thought I'd put together a different kind of post.
 
I get a lot of inspiration and ideas from Pinterest. Okay, sometimes I just go on to look at pictures of food, but that's besides the point. I looked through several of my Pinterest boards and picked out my favorites to share with you guys. It was pretty overwhelming because I obviously like everything I pin, but it came down to these four Pinterest boards:


Home/Interior Decor & Design 

                              

                            

These are actual rooms and actual homes. Wow. I don't have my own room, unfortunately. But I can't wait to have my own place just so I can put my room decor skills to test.

Beauty Inspo

                                

                       

Make-up. Hair. Nails. Natural beauty. This board has it all. I don't switch my look around too often, but I know where to look if I ever feel like trying something new.

My Sweet Tooth

                         


Of course I have Pinterest boards of food and food only. (I have a Pinterest board dedicated entirely for my love of cheesecake lol!) When I need to whip up some sweet treats or get recipe ideas, this board comes in so handy.

Runway Babe 

                         

                        

Runway Babe is my biggest board, with over 200 pins pinned. And counting. I admire the dedication and passion of the designers and everyone that is part of the journey that makes these works of art come to life. As much as I love looking at the clothing, I also love looking at the diversity within the runway models. I've never gone to a fashion show. But...one day. One day.

What's your favorite Pinterest board(s) and why?

Click here to visit my Pinterest. I'm sure you're already following me though. Am I riiiiight?

Also, leave your Pinterest info in the comment section below/tweet it to me etc. so that I can check your Pinterest out and follow you!

xxL  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

wearing the sky










dress: ??
heels: jaclyn smith

Let me start off by saying: I absolutely adore this dress! I got it at a flea market a couple months ago and I got around to wearing it this weekend to a birthday party. I have this thing with the sky. Its like a painting above us that changes throughout the day and it always takes my breathe away. So I didn't think twice before getting this cotton candy sky dress. And of course my purple sunglasses went perfect with it. Since this was a special occasion I wore my nude heels to pull the look together. For a more laid back look I'd probably wear combat boots (of course) or gladiator sandals with this dress.  

Anyways, the heat is at its peaking point right now and I hope everyone's staying hydrated and wearing sunscreen. Also, make sure your dog has plenty of fresh water and protect their cute paws from the hot pavement!! 

Till the next post

xxL