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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Countdown to Lollapalooza

Countdown to Lollapalooza
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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One of my favorite aspects of music festivals is the promise of repeat acts. By repeat acts I mean the artists that sprinkle themselves on different lineups throughout the country, although Lolla does have a few repeating headliners from last year. I love the idea of redeeming myself and catching acts I didn't get to see at the last festival I was at, whether I had to miss them over a stacked schedule or I just recently discovered the artist. My summers seem to become more and more career-oriented as I make my way towards the "real world" and internships become scarce, so my anticipation for Lollapalooza is only growing. I've only ever been to three festivals, with two under Goldenvoice and none categorized as "camping" fests.

I'm not a music expert nor do I believe I have the greatest taste in music. (For proof, see my music re-cap for 2015. Yikes!) But hey, music taste is ever evolving.

This post is more-or-less a reference guide for myself and my friends as "The Weekend" approaches. You can check wikipedia or the "About" section of streaming platforms to read actual bios about these artists or even similar artists, but if you want a few song recommendations keep on reading.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Mixin' it Up

Mixin' it Up
Friday, May 6, 2016
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I am starting to get bored of skinny jeans. This is probably why I've focused so much attention to the top of my outfit. I remember stocking up on pairs on pairs because I used to believe they looked more slimming than light wash jeans. As I've gotten older, I've started embracing my taste rather than the BS they publish in magazines about "dressing for your body." I'm no longer concerned with specific rules of dressing. Keep on reading to see what other rules I've thrown out the window.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Met Gala 2016: Manus x Machina

Met Gala 2016: Manus x Machina
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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I'm a sucker for a good red carpet moment so here we are with a Met Gala post. This year's theme was "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology." Overall I was extremely underwhelmed with the looks at this year's Met Gala. I suppose no one really tried after so many were critiqued for their causal cultural appropriation last year at "China: Through the Looking Glass:" so many celebrities and big-name fashion stars continuously confused Chinese aesthetic with anything that looked like it came from the continent of Asia. The laziness from last year's lack of research came back again this year. Was everyone too afraid to take risks? If anything, this was the year to do so, especially since there's no way to culturally appropriate technology. 

I loved the "Manus x Machina" theme for this year's Met Gala. The exhibit will focus on the blurred lines between handmade and machine made couture, with different techniques displayed in the museum. This theme is especially relevant this year since there were so many technological shifts in both the fashion and celebrity worlds like wearable tech; change in runway schedules to less seasons and faster buying schedule; the growing concern with fashion's impact on the environment; the introduction to 3D printing for textiles; and the way social media is changing modeling and advertising. I was disappointed that not many people dressed for the theme, especially since the retro-futuristic aesthetic was strong at the last NYFW. 

Keep on reading to see who I think killed it this year.