I've been sitting on the idea of creating blog "mood boards," and I'm finally going to start doing them! Obviously the IRL type of mood boards are more fun to make, but compiling my favorite and most inspiring photos from around the web will have to make do. Right now I'm loving 90s fashion ads and editorials, faded photos, suburban themes, fantasy and surreality, vintage- and retro-inspired looks and photos that capture the rebellious, unconventional side of their subjects.
This first photo is literally one of the greatest images I have seen in a super long time. Does anyone know what year this is from? Anyway, hit play (for mood music) and scroll on for more:
Have you ever created a mood board? What was it like?
Okay, so maybe he was joking when he told AP yesterday that he was attempting to take flight, but Andy Six did admit that his injury was due to a misestimation of the distance of the leap he took during the band's album release show on Saturday.
The Black Veil Brides singer broke three ribs when he slammed into a pillar during their performance at the Hollywood Hot Topic, where they were promoting their new album, Set The World On Fire. He persevered and finished the band's set, but was rushed to the hospital immediately following the show.
Now, he's recuperating at home with his mother and friends to keep him company.
I’m pretty heavily medicated right now, and I can’t really feel my extremities, because if I move too often I run the risk of those pieces of bone shifting and stabbing me, and sort of causing internal bleeding—and there’s also one very near my lung, that could potentially collapse it...if I don’t move often enough, the excess bone will kind of sit there and cause blood clots inside me, so I have to at least get up and try to walk several times a day. (source: AP)
The rest of the band left for Warped Tour earlier this week, and Six hopes to join them ASAP. He says his doctors are advising him otherwise, but he thinks that fans still deserve to see the show, even if he can't perform to the best of his abilities.
The thing is, I know what I did was dumb, and now I have to pay the price—and unfortunately, that means missing the first week or so of Warped, which is not good...I’m not going to go out and do it if I feel like I can’t move, because I don’t want to ruin my body permanently so I can never perform again...I know I’m not going to be able to perform to the best of my abilities, but I feel like the fans at least deserve to see the show in some capacity. (source: AP)
It's great to see him in such good spirits despite his injuries. Get well soon, Andy!
Do you think he should head out on the road with Warped Tour this summer, or stay home and rest?
Reblogged from Patty
As reported earlier, Maroon 5 did a debut performance of their new song "Moves Like Jagger" on Tuesday night's episode of The Voice. Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach Adam Levine sang with his band on the reality show competition, with fellow coach Christina Aguilera joining him on vocals.
Check out the video of their performance:
While Adam and Christina may seem super competitive oncamera with their teams, Christina insists there's no bad blood between the two, according to Us Weekly. "We have a great relationship. It's a big lovefest," she says.
What do you think of the song? Do you like Christina on it?
Rise Against just released a music video for their Endgame song "Make it Stop (September's Children)" in support of the It Gets Better Project. The video narrates the lives of three bullied teens, and their ultimate perseverance and success by believing in themselves.
The project's mission is powerful: to let LGBT youth know that the oppression they face "gets better," and to remind everyone else of the hardships many young people endure.
Many LGBT youth can't picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can't imagine a future for themselves. So let's show them what our lives are like, let's show them what the future may hold in store for them. (via www.itgetsbetter.org)
Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Tom Hanks, Kathy Griffin, Ke$ha, Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber have all contributed the project. President Obama even spoke out in support of the project, too. Find all the It Gets Better videos here.
Check out Rise Against's video for "Make it Stop (September's Children)" below:
Contribute to the It gets Better Project with your own video on their official website. What are your reactions to Rise Against's video?
Weezer premiered the video for their cover of new-wave rockers The Cars' 1984 single "You Might Think" this morning as part of Disney/Pixar's Cars 2 sountdrack. The video is a mashup of performance shots of the band and clips from the film, where our favorite cast of cars travel the world in an international Grand Prix.
Check out the music video for "You Might Think" below:
What do you think? Do you like the kicked-up new-wave track, or should 'Cars 2' stick with kiddie songs?
There are so many awesome up-and-coming internet-based designers and independent online stores, so I decided to start doing a weekly feature on some of my favorites! Here's part 1...
Don't let the bizarre brand name deceieve you, the hand-made pieces are all totally customizeable by designer China Le and are perfect for the teen witch trend with lots of crosses, pentagrams, black, studs and spikes. Her pieces incorporate an element of simplicity and timelessness that will last season after season and work for men and women!
Here are some of my favorites from the current collection:
Do you like the teen witch trend? What are your favorite online stores?
I've been digging the hot weather lately - I finally get to wear shorts! Here's what I've been wearing, and what I'm planning to wear for the rest of the weekend:
Friday - Lunch in Beverly Hills
Saturday - The Make Music Festival in Pasadena
Sunday - Shopping on Melrose
What trends are you most excited to try out this summer?
Check out LA Weekly's feature on Oakland rapper Kreayshawn, where she talks her deal with Sony, working at ikea and dropping out of high school. I was skeptical of the pint-sized "Gucci Gucci" rapper at first, but since her music-video-turned-viral-video dropped a month ago she's totally won my fandom.
Her LA Weekly interview shows a side of her we've never seen before: no excess of "swag," no crazy slang, just Natassia Zolot ("Kreayshawn's" given name).
Kreayshawn's lack of a conventional upbringing leaves her hoping to empower her female fans, since, according to her, no one else in the industry is fulfilling that role.
"I really wanna empower girls. There's no one empowering women at all. Beyoncé does a good job. Everyone else is, like, 'Go party!' Lady Gaga is just on some crazy 'not even be yourself, but be EXTREMELY INSANE' [thing]. I just think there's room for a voice like mine. I don't own a dress. I have wide feet, I can't even wear heels."
How do you feel about the other side of Natassia Zolot? Does her tell-all interview make you love her more?
As if Buzznet wasn't already Gaga-fied enough, here's the popstar's latest offering: A video for her Born This Way single, "The Edge of Glory."
I'm loving Lady Gaga's costumes, espcially the studded leather harness-esque number. Oh, and her HAIR. It reminds me a bit of Cruella de Vil or Kreayshawn circa 2010.
All in all, the performance-driven video showcases the singer's infectious dance moves and allows us to reminisce back to her The Fame days, reminding us of what made us love her in the first place. Maybe this video signifies Gaga's return to normalcy...no more watching her give birth to herself in a feature-length film (aka seven minutes). I think, though, if Gaga has shown us anything, it's that we'll never know what she's going to do next!
Check out the video below:
Do you like the 'Edge of Glory' video? Leave your thoughts in a comment!
Britney and Selena got together to pen the track, titled "Whiplash." It sounds like an updated, re-incarnated, old-fashioned late-90s pop song - something Britney would sing if she were 18 in 2011. Enter: Selena.
The song is confirmed on an offical track listing for Selena Gomez & The Scene's upcoming album, When the Sun Goes Down, but it's unconfirmed if this version is final.
Britney's known for her pop collaborations, having worked with Madonna on her 2003 track "Me Against the Music" and icons Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha on the official remix of her Femme Fatale single "Till The World Ends." She also lent vocals to the official remix of Rihanna's "S&M."
Check out the track for yourself below, and pick up the album on June 28:
What do you think? Is this Selena's next smash hit, or should she head back into the studio?