Music Review: Q Parker “The Manual”

Released: October 30, 2012

Label: Malaco Records

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

Many of you may know Quinnes ‘Q’ Parker as one fourth of 90s r&b group 112. However, Q has since branched out on his own and is now ready to show the world just what he has to offer as a solo artist. Considerably well packaged and sealed just right, The Manual is more of a reintroduction to music. But has Q delivered a solid record for his awaiting fans and music lovers alike? Unravel the tracks with me: Continue reading “Music Review: Q Parker “The Manual””

Mya’s “Taking Him Out”, with some added Spice

R&B urban pop songstress Mya returns with an island themed music video for her latest, Take Him Out, featuring Jamaican Dancehall artist Spice. The uptempo beat definitely has reggae and dancehall influences, but still keeps it pop with some Mya flavor. Check out the simple yet cute and colorful video and tell us what you think of the track. Credit: asamded Continue reading Mya’s “Taking Him Out”, with some added Spice

Stars face-off: Naomie, Salma & Jessica

   Naomie Harris at a Skyfall press event in a strapless burgundy dress. A wide cuff and pointy-toe booties completed the ensemble. Salma Hayek Pinault feted the LACMA Art + Film Gala in an asymmetric Gucci gown that she styled with a black clutch and more than $1 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds. Jessica Jung (SNSD/Girls Generation) attended the W Korea’s ‘Love Your W’ event’ in a burgundy Nina Ricci dress from … Continue reading Stars face-off: Naomie, Salma & Jessica

Music Review: Bridgit Mendler “Hello My Name Is…”

Hello My Name Is...

Released: October 22, 2012

Label: Hollywood Records

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

I glimpsed Bridgit Mendler on Amazon’s new releases list and couldn’t help but wonder where I’ve seen this girl before. Truthfully, nowhere, because I haven’t watched any of her movies or television shows. In my defense, she just has one of those faces. But to fans of the newly debut pop singer, she starred in the popular Wizards of Waverly Place and now Good Luck Charlie. Fortunately, this is a review on her debut album and not on her acting career because I have never watched either.

Ready or Not is in fact a sweet package. A not so bubblegum pop record with fresh and catchy beats. Bridgit’s efforts can be heard throughout the album, making her debut an acceptable one.  Continue reading “Music Review: Bridgit Mendler “Hello My Name Is…””

[Music Review] Milo & Otis “The Joy”

The Joy cover artI was somewhere in a library, cranking out a report, when I decided to check in on one of my all time favorite blogs,  Fly. That’s how I stumbled upon this gem of an album! I never thought to do a review, until today. Before I do though, let me give you a little background information about the duo.

Milo and Otis, met at Brown University, but decided to wait 5 years to make music, because “what the fuck do kids know about music?” Before enrolling at Brown, Otis had already graduated from Harvard University at the tender age of 16. Ain’t that neat? Meanwhile our girl Milo, was already at Brown getting her read on, and is now a lawyer. Oh yeah, she also performs poetry under the moniker, Jamila Wood. Want to learn more about them, here is the magic key! 

[HIGH ALERT] Their music, is the kind that is usually termed as  being weird and promptly dismissed by the mainstream. They describe their sound  as “someone else’s heartbeat when they give you a hug.”

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Fashion Features: Charlotte & Larissa

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Charlotte Clothier and Larissacunegundes, as they are known on Chictopia are two completely different fashionistas (from the UK and Brazil respectively) with a whole lot of style. I came across both of these lovely ladies while browsing the fashion kingdom, and instead of selecting one to feature I chose both. Because they’re equally stylish. Check out my favorite looks of the two below, and stop by their pages (CHARLOTTE_CLOTHIER & LARISSACUNEGUNDES) for more:  Continue reading “Fashion Features: Charlotte & Larissa”

Stars face-off: Kristen, Emma & Solange

   Kristen Stewart at a The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Tokyo press event in a Louis Vuitton’s graphic romper, a tribal Iwona Ludyga Design bracelet and leather heels. Emma Roberts in Nanette Lepores printed separates, a red clutch and patent leather Louboutins. Solange Knowles in a floral Dolce & Gabbana design, gold jewelry and embellished Mary Janes. Credit: Instyle Continue reading Stars face-off: Kristen, Emma & Solange

Shut up! Dead Man Interrupts His Own Funeral

Leave it to Yahoo! to bring forth some rather interesting news, locally and around the globe. Anyways, while catching up on foreign affairs I came across a not so funny story but had be chuckling nonetheless. So it turns out that a Brazilian man, who was thought to be dead, showed up very much alive and at his own funeral. According to Yahoo, the 41 … Continue reading Shut up! Dead Man Interrupts His Own Funeral

[Exclusive] Alison Sudol on her musical ‘Frenzy’ & life of ‘Pines’

If you’re rubbing your head vigorously to the name Alison Sudol then perhaps A Fine Frenzy will sound more familiar. That is in fact the stage name for the California native singer and songwriter. It’s been nearly three years since the literature inspired and eccentric vocalist released an album, but with Pines I believe the anticipation has been eased. Described as an artist who’s always … Continue reading [Exclusive] Alison Sudol on her musical ‘Frenzy’ & life of ‘Pines’

Dawn Richard has a ‘Golden Heart’

I don’t think I’ve come across an artist these days as determined and hard-working as Dawn Richard. This lady has my utmost respect for her never-ending hustle. I’ve been following Dawn since her days on MTB while trying to earn a spot in Diddy’s then girl group. And I’ve watched the entertainer realize her dream by rising above all odds. Indeed, Dawn embodies that of her album title, a golden heart.  Continue reading “Dawn Richard has a ‘Golden Heart’”

[Music Review + Giveaway] Hyuna’s “Melting”

Release date: October 22, 2012

Label: Universal Music (SK)

Purchase: Yesasia | Kpoptown 

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My opinion in regards to HyunA has always been mixed. The kpop idol can either be proclaimed as one of the fiercest and most versatile artist of our generation, or if you’re more on the modest side of the fence you’ll probably define her as a sex symbol trying too hard to be a tease. I for one have placed all personal feelings at the back of my mind to focus entirely on what she has to offer on her second EP. Because since her debut with 4Minute, Hyuna has always taken the sexy approach and shows no sign of slowing things down. If you disagree please refer to her latest mini album’s title, confidently named ‘Melting‘. Pay no mind to all the suggestiveness because it is simply there for the shock factor.  Continue reading “[Music Review + Giveaway] Hyuna’s “Melting””

[Exclusive] Katy Tiz: An interview with the “loud one”

Who is Katy Tiz? “I’m always the loud one.” Let’s leave that fact aside for now. Katy’s a singer/songwriter from the UK getting ready to drop her debut album, and is currently gaining notable attention for the playful single ‘Famous‘. Seems like a floodgate had burst open to unleash some talented British musicians lately, because Ms. Tiz is the latest natural born talent on route … Continue reading [Exclusive] Katy Tiz: An interview with the “loud one”