Music Video: “Paradise” Within Temptation

My favorite Rock band has unveiled their long awaited music video and new single, Paradise. The rocking track features alluring vocalist Tarja (formerly of Nightwish). I love the song and find it very addicting. Check out the just as intense music video: Press release: Within Temptation joined forces with Tarja for the first single of the band’s new studio album to be released in January … Continue reading Music Video: “Paradise” Within Temptation

Music That Makes You Shiver: Róisín O

Just in, Róisín O, Irish singer-songwriter, will be unveiling the music video for her latest ‘Hold On’.  According to a press release via the singer’s management, the video is directed and edited by Simon Eustace, and features Aaron Heffernan (Love/Hate), Mirjana Rendulic, Geraldine McAlinden & Colin Condon. Talking about Hold On, Róisín O explains:  “Sometimes our minds take us to dark places and it gets hard to … Continue reading Music That Makes You Shiver: Róisín O

Do you know Luxembourg?

So, I caught a little bit of some tennis the other day and saw there was a player from Luxembourg. Don’t laugh, but I wrinkled my forehead trying to remember if I’d ever heard of the country before. And its true, I haven’t. So of course I googled everything Luxembourg, from the culture, to the food, to their royalties. Check out my findings: Henri Désiré … Continue reading Do you know Luxembourg?

Music Review: ‘Avalanche’ by Quadron

AvalancheRelease date: May 31, 2013

Label: Epic Records/Vested in Culture

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

First of all, I am so thrilled to have discovered this album on Amazon. Quadron is honestly new to me and I had no expectations, no idea whatsoever about the kind of music they make, but let me tell you I’ve gone bat shit crazy listening to this album. Avalanche sounds like a blast out of the 70s. It embodies the feel good type of music even your grandparents can enjoy. I mean songs that actually make you sit and listen to the words, or get up and dance but still listen to the words and soak it all in. It’s just great. And the only issue I have is with myself, for only now finding the Danish duo.  Continue reading “Music Review: ‘Avalanche’ by Quadron”

Green Tea by Odélie Chan

I absolutely adore Odélie Chan‘s jewelry and just had to showcase the latest in her collection.

“After winter must come Spring, it’s time for Green tea, a little project only made of unique pieces just before the next collection, Enjoy!
Après l’hiver vient le printemps, il est l’heure de savourer son thé vert,un petit projet de pièces uniques juste avant la prochaine collection.Savourez!” 

See the pieces up close: Continue reading “Green Tea by Odélie Chan”

Ever heard of Guernsey?

Well, I haven’t, not until today. Guernsey, pronounced gurn-zee (thank you Wikipedia) is a British Crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. There’s a bunch of history that goes into this place that I’m sure many of you will be interested in. So, I’ll just leave some links at the end of the post you can check out when you have time because I don’t. Now, indulge yourselves in the sheer beauty of Guernsey: Continue reading “Ever heard of Guernsey?”

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”

[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”

Katy Tiz does a ‘quick’ stop

Katy Tiz has an untameable vibe that you’re bound to get drawn to. Of course, one of ways you can enjoy this uncategorized entertainer’s personality is through her music, otherwise, you can check out her out of this world answers to our traditional ’10 quickies’ below, and you she just might want to discover her even more: Continue reading “Katy Tiz does a ‘quick’ stop”

Music Review: Leona Lewis “Glassheart”

Glassheart

Release date: October 12, 2012

Label: Sony/Syco Music

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

Almost seven years in the biz and three years since her last  album ‘echoed’ in our ears,  with the exception of Hurt pleasantly filling the cold space in between, Leona Lewis has returned with her third studio album, Glassheart

There’s no second guessing when it comes to the natural talent of this British songstress. She has hits to shut you up with. But with several delays, including coping with the restructuring of her record label, will third time really be a charm for the soulful lady? Let’s analyze: Continue reading “Music Review: Leona Lewis “Glassheart””

Music Review: Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon”

Release date: October 9, 2012

Label: Interscope Records

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

Rating: 5/5

Ellie Goulding is like  a sweet breath of fresh air to music since her debut. The talented European has undeniably shaken the industry with her enchanting and unique voice, soothing and thought provoking songs, and of course that distinctive beauty. The bundle necessary to make a statement and consider it brought. I had high expectations for Goulding’s sophomore album and I was indeed impressed. Halcyon took me by surprise and completely shitted on my brain. I’m left in this state of dependency;  I need to hear this album over and over to feed my addiction. What can I say? Ellie is in fact a ‘Goulding’ girl and I’m expecting just results from the charts. Continue reading “Music Review: Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon””

Street Style face-off: Vintage Fashionistas

   Lauratenshi’s wearing a polka dot turquoise Blue OASAP Dress with matching shoes and a Marilyn Monroe purse. Angeliquec’s wearing a aquamarine thrifted vintage cardigan, an off white skirt, black primark top, black primark heels, and brown Zara belt. AnnikaVictoria in a camel high waist circle skirt, crimson pleated sheer red tie front blouse, black leaf patterned stockings, ruby red heels, and a red satchel bag. Continue reading Street Style face-off: Vintage Fashionistas