Chills, bro. Chills.
Not because it’s starting to get cold in here but the collaboration between Active Child and Ellie Goulding will give you just that! The ethereal track, Silhouette, will captivate you with harmonies and pure talent that these two have together. It’s a match made in heaven. Listen and float away to the skies above.
Active Child’s new EP Rapor is out tomorrow (Oct 22) on iTunes.
I first discovered HAIM (pronounced Hime) on a remix that Cyril Hahn did from their song Don’t Save Me. Immediately, I knew I had to keep my eyes peeled and ears open for when they debut their album. The wait is over and Days Are Gone (debut album title), alas we get to enjoy these sisterettes’ infectious pop songs and not to mention their rockin’ middle hair part and casual style!
Their lead single, The Wire, which has an Eagles’ Heartache Tonight clapping drumbeat and riff reminiscent.
"If someone thinks it’s an homage to the Eagles, that’s great," says Este. "But it definitely wasn’t a conscious decision."
I would say my dad would probably approve, it’s not a bad thing! It’s a formula that works and it sounds fantastic.
For spotify users: HAIM is being featured on their Spotlight section. Listen to their debut album now, you won’t be disappointed.
Drake is going pop on his latest teaser for his forthcoming album, Nothing Was The Same. We knew he had the ability to sing just like what he did on a cut from his previous album Thank Me Later, ‘Find Your Love’. This song has some disco two step vibe to it which seems to be a trend in the industry as of late, regardless I dig it and hope you do as well!
Extra treat: Stumbled upon Pia Mia’s version while I was listening to Drake’s and I think it works well! Which do you prefer?
As the date approaches for the launch of Philip Lim’s target collection (September 15), i’m anxiously waiting and strategizing on how I will get these in my hands…all of them! Here are just a couple of my favorite pieces from the collection.
Look No. 8: I’m really into the camo shirt, especially because of the color and the camo pattern is just the sleeves.
Look No. 12: I’ve been in search for the perfect leather jacket and this just might be the piece I will spend for. The backpack is a nice touch too.
Look No. 16: The tiger graphic tee is just roaring at me.
Look No. 22: The French Terry Sweatshirt is just what I need for this fall! Those white hi top sneakers as well.
Look No. 24: The Pique Tee in White/Black is a great addition to my not so basic tees.
Go on over to Target’s website to see his collection. I’m sure you’ll find something you will like. Can’t hardly wait!
Without you is not your typical club banger that you would come to expect from a Dillion Francis track yet this one showcases a sensitive side while still keeping true to those drop beats that he’s known for. This song is very dear and personal to Dillion because he was going through relationship problems while writing this song. Still a danceable track but it’s one of those songs you save for the end of the night, kind of thing. Dillion was right on the dot collaborating with T.E.E.D for his vocals. It’s a shame we had to wait this long for these two to collaborate. Hope there is more to come in the future.
Happy Labor Day!
The dog days are finally over and its the last time you get to wear those whites! This is probably the most effortless outfit i’ve worn in a long time and what a perfect time it is.
To help beat that summer heat, I wore Pickwick & Weller’s deconstructed/cool linen tee, The Hunt. The impeccable cut and detailing on this shirt is what makes it for me. Pairing it with a pair of bleached white Nudie Jeans completes the washed out look i’m going for. Made with 100% cotton makes it easy and comfortable to move around. I can probably lounge around in these and not notice that i’m wearing denim.
I’ve used a different type of accessory for this look, new ink…don’t worry it’s temporary (probably should’ve have said that now my cool points has dropped). Thanks to the people over at Tattly, you can get some cool temp inks to rock. What do you think? Should I really get one?
Photos by Scott Hammel
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"Oh no, please God tell me we’re dreaming?"
Is probably what the band is thinking about their overnight success. It’s very rare for a band to catapult to popularity in just a short amount of time! But with a breakout single like, “Dreaming” it’s inevitable! I’m excited to see what’s in store for Smallpools, considering they’ve just released their EP and are currently on tour. Hoping I can catch them play with San Cisco at Slim’s on Aug. 12 and/or at the Rickshaw on Aug. 8!
Naked and Famous premieres their new single, ‘Hearts Like Ours’ from their upcoming album out on September 16. Alisa Xayalith’s vocals takes you into a euphoric state alongside those chimes and guitar riffs. I am beyond obsessed with this track and I can assure you will be too.
I was fortunate enough to tag along with the very talented Scott Hammel to The Saguaro, Scottsdale for a video & photoshoot. What a treat it was! The colorful oasis was a perfect way to enter summer. I’ll stop here and let you watch the experience below:
Book your stay at Saguaro
All photos/video by Scott Hammel
The best way to get to know a city is through exploring it. From it’s tall skyscrapers down to it’s gritty street corners and alleys. Navigating the concrete jungle is just as hard as a the real jungle, best come prepared. This utility jacket is my companion through the adventure. It’s versatility is impressive, from casual to classy depending on your garment pairings. It has bountiful pockets that keeps on giving. The lightness won’t drag you down and can keep you warm when the sun goes down. . Find your perfect utility jacket, everyone needs one in their closet.
Photos by Scott Hammel
Last week I spent some time down in sunny San Diego where the weather was warm and the beach was naturally the place to go. The airy knit-mesh sweater was the perfect combination to the stretch shorts while I cruised down Pacific Beach. It provided the right amount of breeze and cool down the boardwalk.
If you’re having a bad hair day, the best solution is to put on a snapback. The bill on this hat has an interesting pattern, almost cheetah like and the cyan surprises in it sold me!
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Knit-Mesh Sweater | H&M
Stretch Shorts | H&M for Brick Lane Bikes
Snapback Hat | Stussy