Month: September 2015

The Derogative Goodness That Is Scream Queens

Okay, I’m a huge Ryan Murphy fan. I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve shamelessly sung along to every episode of  Glee, and feverishly watched every season of American Horror Story. Although, to be honest, Freak Show was something of a disappointment. Call me crazy, but I prefer to watch the talent that is Jessica Lange play confident and witty characters. Elsa Mars was neither. But enough about Murphy’s prior television shows. Living in the past is, well, so last season. Let us flash forward to the present, where Murphy has created a new television series to add to his evolving list; Scream Queens. The show is quintessential Murphy, including an abundance of stereotypical characters and an endless repartee of insulting remarks, which, although we would rather not admit; are incredibly humorous. The show, which premiered last Tuesday, takes place on a college campus, and revolves around a series of mysterious murders taking place within a sorority. The murders, occur merely two decades after a similar murder was committed within the same sorority. Now, this is isn’t your …

The Pirelli Calendar Gets An Empowering Update!

For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Pirelli calendar, (also known as “The Cal”), is a highly-anticipated annual release, normally featuring A-list models, photographed by the most reputable photographers in the business. But all that is about to change. This year, the calendar will feature a fresh group of inspirational women, photographed by the legendary Annie Leibovitz. The new version will include thirteen female musicians, actresses, writers, models, artists, filmmakers, finance executives and philanthropists, all picked by Leibovitz. Among the talented list, Rookie‘s Tavi Gevinson, Serena Williams, Amy Schumer, Yoko Ono, Fran Lebowitz, Patti Smith, Natalia Vodianova, Kathleen Kennedy, Yao Chen, Mellody Hobson, Ava DuVernay, Agnes Gund and Shirin Neshat. “I started to think about the roles that women play, women who have achieved something. I wanted to make a classic set of portraits.” Leibowitz stated during an interview. “I thought that the women should look strong but natural and I decided to keep it a very simple exercise of shooting in the studio. This calendar is so completely different. It is a departure. The idea was not to have any pretense …

Top Ten Best-Dressed at The 2015 Emmy’s

I’m an avid television watcher. When I find a great series, which not only provokes interest, but also pushes the boundaries of the norm, I tend to get a little enthusiastic. I’ve even been known to ignore the responsibilities of life, and spend the day binging on my favorite shows. Don’t judge me. We’ve all been there. So, it’s only appropriate that I get excited when an award show celebrates that side of the entertainment industry. Enter, The Emmy‘s; an event which does just that. Last night was the 67th Annual Emmy’s, which honored profound talent within television. Although I tuned in late the the program, I was stuck doing laundry, I was still able to witness some incredible sartorial moments. Ahem, Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs, anyone? With that being said, here are my top ten favorite looks from the night. Which looks made your list?

Lady Gaga’s New Music Video Shines Powerful Light on Sexual Assault

Say what you will about Lady Gaga, but at the end of the day, the songstress knows how to draw attention to a certain cause. Whether it’s regarding the LGBT community or Gender Equality, Gaga isn’t afraid to speak out. This time around, the artist is drawing awareness to sexual assault. In the recently released music video for her new song, Til It Happens To You, Gaga sent a strong message to sexual assault survivors. The video is extremely difficult to watch-I couldn’t help myself from tearing up-but is unfortunately the raw reality of the situation. According to RAINN, (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) every 107 seconds another American is sexually assaulted, adding up to a total of 293,000 assaults per year. What’s worse, most of these assaults happen in college, with one in five women becoming victims. Although I have never been a victim, I have close friends who have. With that being said, I’ve seen firsthand the toll it takes on someone who has been a victim to such a brutal act. It’s disgusting …

Punk Rock Meets Glamour at Marc Jacobs Spring 16′ RTW

Marc Jacobs is a legend. End of post. Kidding, of course. Not about him being a legend. About this being the end of the post. I could honestly go on and on, discussing the icon that is Marc Jacobs. But I’ll keep this post sweet and straight to the point. During the unveiling of the designer’s Spring 2106 Ready-To-Wear collection, the designer introduced some extremely interesting concepts. Sparkly and patriotic would be my overall description of the collection. But dig a bit deeper, and one will find there’s much more. The collection combined Jacob’s quirky aesthetic, sticking with a color palate reminiscent of the American flag. Red, white, and blue dominated the runway, as models waltzed down the catwalk wearing pieces inspired by punk rock and old Hollywood glamour. Prints were plaid, texture was glittery, and there was even the occasional, embellished letterman jacket thrown in. Odd combination, no? But sprinkle it with a bit of the ole’ Jacobs artistic talent, and somehow it all works. 

Carly Fiorina Tests Donald Trumps Dominance

If you were fortunate enough to tune into last night’s Republican debate, you would have witnessed some compelling television. Honestly, I never knew politics could be so engrossing. And here I thought Real Housewives was entertaining. Anyways, enough about me and my unhealthy taste in television. The debate started off neutral, swiftly picking up momentum, with most of the candidates introducing interesting views. However, it was Carly Fiorina who stole the show. When asked to respond about a blatantly rude comment Donald Trump had made regarding her looks, Fiorina responded with poise and elegance. “I think women all over this country heard what Mr. Trump said” she commented, during last night’s debate. But it was the interview Fiorina gave the following morning, which truly ignited the flame. Early on Thursday morning, Fiorina sat down with CNN News Day and explained how Trump’s emphasis on her appearance represents the sexism which is still evidently apparent in today’s American politics. “It’s still different for women,” she said  “It’s only a woman whose appearance would be talked about while running for president — never a …

Elizabeth Banks Possibly To Direct ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot!

I’ve been harboring a bit of a girl crush on Elizabeth Banks, lately. She’s smart, hilarious and exceptionally gorgeous. Not to mention, she’s a successfully talented film director. Coming off her victorious directorial debut of this summer’s Pitch Perfect 2, Banks is reportedly in talks to direct a reboot of Charlie’s Angels. You know, the iconic 70’s television series revolving around three women who kick ass together? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Banks is in the middle of negotiating with Sony. This wouldn’t be the first time a reboot as been made. You’ll remember the first remake, which starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu, back in 2000. Then there was the very short-lived television series back in 2011, which never made past its fourth episode. However, seeing how Pitch Perfect 2 made over $70 million domestically, something tells me Banks will be up for the challenge. I can only imagine who Sony will cast as the dynamic threesome.