Sunday, 26 June 2011

I'm Watching In Awe: Beyonce

Beyonce. Is. Inspirational. 

"When women don’t have friends, Im afraid of them. I grew up around women. I believe that we can teach each other so much. Im always thinking about how unselfish we are and the things we need to hear and how much pressure there is being a woman. I try to write songs that will bring out the best in all of us and keep us close together. Put a ring on it? That’s a nice little way to hint something without being the psycho that’s like ‘marry me!’. Sometimes we gain 5, 10 pounds, sometimes more. Whatever. Sometimes you have to just embrace it and find the beauty in it. So, bootylicious. When I travelled around the world, I could see ho important independent women was and I could see how much strength it gave women when they were able to sing irreplaceable. For women in burqas, women who may have been accepted now to have any goals of their own. When I have women coming up to me and saying, ‘I had to sneak to listen to your music, but it makes me feel strong and now Im saving up my money and Im moving away from here’, it makes me feel like my purpose is so much deeper than I ever imagined. So Im going to continue to write those songs that give women strength." -Sunday Times Style Magazine

I think the introduction to her performance at the Billboard Awards summed it up, from Michelle Obama, to Lady Gaga talking about what makes her so incredible. Watch the video- the performance itself is sensational- not only does she have a powerful voice but the graphics and lighting made it so current and fresh. 

Pharrell Williams- Guy Knows

It's safe to say Pharrell is a man who epitomises 'cool', for always being one step ahead of the game. He's definately a visionary, from music to his clothing label, and being that laid-back chilled attitude, he's clearly got the smarts- enough to build an empire.

Friday, 17 June 2011


As my impending move to Paris in September draws closer and closer, I've taken a greater interest in the Paris After Midnight feature by Cobrasnake Party Photos. Here are some of my favourites.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Angelina For Louis Vuitton

Here's a preview of Angelina Jolie's ad for Louis Vuitton, to be officially released later this week. I love her 'natural' look and the desaturated photography.

Friday, 10 June 2011

New York, I Love You

(words aren't necessary)

Mindrelic - Manhattan in motion from Mindrelic on Vimeo.

Friday, 3 June 2011

The Fourth Sex: Adolescent Extremes

Flicked through this book the other day. It looks at the importance of teen sub-groups in society today, pretty interesting. I'll have to find time to look at it properly, however for now I have to say: love the front cover.