giovedì 27 aprile 2017

Coachella 2017

It's just me or this year Coachella was a little bit subdued? Or is it just me?
I expected to be a one of the best edition of the festival, most of all because Beyonce was announced as one of the performers of the event. When he announced her pregnancy, everyone knew that Coachella was kinda ruined but Lady Gaga stepped up to take her place as one of the "bigs". However, in my opinion Coachella this year was kinda different from the other editions.. and I don't even know why!





By the way, let's see which celebrities showed up to one of the most famous music festival in the world!


Let's start with Hailee Steinfeld, who know looks so grown up! In my eyes, she always looked like the little girl from True Grit, maybe because she has such a baby-look face.
Shw wore a net bodysuit with jeans shorts and black high-knee boots at the Revolve party, later she wore a cute mid-lenght floral dress with combat boots. I really liked this look because it was sweet but at the same time rock'n'roll with the boots.




Models Taylor Hill and  Lais Ribeiro at the Revolve party wore a nice nude dress with white combat boots and a white crop top with a simple but cute black mini skirt. Of course, every look was accessorized with head bands, chockers and little chain necklaces and the inevitable sunglasses to face the desert sun.



Alessandra Ambrosio changed into several different outfits and she rocked all of them as usual! Every piece on her is a look! She began with a crop top and jeans shorts with leather boots, then bodysuit and shorts but my favourite look was the maxi shirt dress of Rolling Stones with a belt on her waist, black and white leather jacket and combat boots. So rock'n'roll! I loved it!



Emma Roberts was super cute in her very nice white mini dress. It's so me!



Katy Perry and Jeremy Scott were faboulous at Jeremy's party with a new super shirt and blonde pixie haircut, a colourful fur and 90's style sunglasses for Katy. Jeremy wore an eclectic bomber jacket with shirts, his baseball cap and inevitable sunglasses!




Rihanna, in my opinion was the best dressed at Coachella! I loved her eclectic choices for the event. she wore a blue jeans jackets over the shoulders with a long skirt and two very deep tears on each sides to show her legs and her super high-knee white leather boots.


However, the best outfit was the glitter bodysuit by Gucci! This piece directly came from the latest Gucci collection of Alessandro Michele and it was customized with a Gucci tank top and distressed jeans shorts. It's so ecletic but it's amazing! If I had the chance to participate at events like this I would wear it too!!



Kendall and Kylie Jenner were at Coachella, of course and they were faithful to their usual style. Kylie rocked neon green hair with a gold skin tight mini dress and black boots, but earlier she rocker a wet effect purple bob with a one shoulder python skin crop top and skirt. Kendall, instead, wore a more sporty outfit with a oversized black top with jeans shorts and earlier she wore sparkly crop trop with white palazzo trousers and a patterned silk jacket.








Nicole Scherzinger wore a nice black crochet mini dress with a blue jeans shirt, combat boots and a black hat. So boho chic!




Rita Ora wore a silver dress with a gold waist belt and a very cute beret with blue sunglasses.



At Levis' Coachella Brunch party Poppy Delevingne wore a Levis' ouftit with a white crop top,jeans shorts and space buns! So cute! Emily Ratajkowski wore a nice white crop top with long sleeves, jeans and amazing red sandals.



Brooklyn Beckham wore a simple outfit made of a grey top vest, patterned blue jeans and pink rounded sunglasses.



Lorde performed her latest single Green Light with a bustier and long silver trousers.



Drake performed and Future decided to join him on the stage.




Also Kendrick Lamar performed at Coachella his latest album Damn.



Radiohead performed some og their biggest hits but they had some tecnical problems and their performance suffered a little bit.



The Weeknd performed too his new album Starboy.




And finally Lady Gaga sang her latest album Joanne and her latest single "The cure". As a "substitute" for Beyonce, we can say that she didn't let her fans down.





As I said before I didn't join so much this Coachella. The outfits were not outstanding, I mist admit they were pretty boring, at exception of Rihanna.
The performances were good but not amazing.. I don't know but this year, there was something important missing.
By the way.. now it's time to think at the upcomin Met Ball!!!


That's all for now




Talk to you soon! Very soon!



Carol



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domenica 9 aprile 2017

Ridin' Solo!

I'm back! Again! Sorry but I just graduated in a master and things were so chaotic!! I had to finish my thesis and had to deal with my careless professor supervisor.
BTW, recently I was thinking that in the past 2 years I was still listening to the same set of songs, with some temporary obsession for some catchy songs which passed after a couple of weeks.
I felt like lately music was always the same, nothing new, same patterns, same bases... in other words, boring!!
However, in the last couple of weeks, I've rediscovered some artists that I forgot about and also discovered some nice new songs from fresh singers, which is nice! It's always nice explore different music! It's refreshing! Sometimes we're stucked with some songs that just remind us sad or bad things and automatically we feel that way. But sometimes, new music can bring that new energy and can affect our mood in a good or bad way, it depends.



Thanks to a playlist that I heard on BBC Radio 1 I've discovered some new songs that right now are stucked in my head!
The first is the debut single of Harry Styles and the other one is the new song by John Mayer, "Still feel like your man".



Talking about Harry Styles, who came right from a band and now he's working as a solo artist, I was thinking about all those singers that reached fame through a band or group and then start a solo career, leaving behind their band mates and becoming a super star.

Starting from Destiny's Child, who in my childhood were absolutely amazing, acted as a springboard for all the three members of the group but just Kelly Rowland who reached a reasonable success and of course Beyonce, who became one of the superstar of all the music world.




When Beyonce began her solo career, it was managed as it was a side project together with the Destiny's Child work but then her songs with her future husband Jay Z became so popular, her career was made to be solo! She continued to work with her group but the real and big success was just for her.



Now let's pass to the N'Sync, who had a big success during the late 90's and split in early 2000s. From the group was born another great solo artist Justin Timberlake who smashed the charts with his single Like I love you  and his album Justified in 2002. Justin has a really big career as a solo artist because in my opinion he was born to be an individual artist. He sings, acts and dances.. he's the male version of JLo!




Talking about another big group: the Spice Girls! My favourite ever! I was obsessed by their music when I was little.
The group reached a very huge success in the 90's but then Geri Halliwell decided to leave the group and begin her solo career.




I have to admit that when she left, I was so gutted because the Spice Girls were my favourite group and without her it would not have been the same, but Geri's first single was a bomb! "Look at me" was my jam that summer. I have to mention also "Mi Chico Latino", "Lift me up" and "It's raining men".



While Geri was having her success, the Spice Girls tried to maintain their fame unsuccessfully, leaving the floor for other solo projects for all the members: from Emma Bunton with "Maybe", Mel C with "Goin' down" and Victoria Adams aka Beckham with "Out of your Mind". However, none of them had a very big solo success.. maybe they were better as a group!


Now let's pass to a more present group as One Direction who in my opinion was one of the last boy band to have such a massive success.
One Direction is a great band, who made of their songs a never ending success even after Zayn Malik decided to leave the group. So we can say that this loss affected them but positively, because their success didn't change at all!
Zayn Malik after One Direction released a very catchy song called "Pillowtalk" which reflects his more R'n'B mood.



Last year One Direction announced their hiatus after 4 tours and 5 albums non.-stop.
Since the announcement almost every member of the group worked on their individual projects as Niall Horan who  in september 2016 released an acoustic ballad called  "This Town" and it was a very nice song and reflects him completely.



Then it was Louis Tomlinson's turn who just after the mother's passing, decided to honour her with his song in collaboration with Steve Aoki.
The lyrics are very touching and reflected his state in those horrible moments but the sounds were more dance and modern thanks to Dj Aoki who made it a club hit! Just their genre!




Last friday was Harry Styles' turn and it was a highly anticipated song. Everyone knew that after his commitment with the upcoming movie of Christopher Nolan, Harry was releasing something anytime soon.
What can I say, his "Sign of the Times" is massive! This song is so refreshing but passionate and sounds so vintage at the same time that is so perfect for this moment.
Everyone is loving it so much and I believe Harry Styles will have a very positive confirmation of his good job for his debut.





I am a fan of Harry but this song is special, maybe because I relate so much to the lyrics but it has some Bowie influences that made it unique.
And Liam Payne? He said though his social medias that he's working on his solo project and he will soon release something. Of course he's having something better to think about, like his newborn son! Cute!



I think that from One Direction the only one that will have the biggest success will be Styles because he has an unique way to make music that come from the past. I believe that he will have a very long solo career.



So for now I'm obsessed with Sign of the Times and John Mayer's new single.. What kind of music are you obsessed at the moment? What do you listen to recently? Tell me!


That's all for now



Talk to you soon



Carol



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