Well, it sure has been a “trying” past week. And you guys should know by now what the one thing that makes me feel so much better when I’m having a rough go is. No, no, not wine (although that certainly doesn’t hurt). I’m talking about busting a move, cutting a rug, showing off my sweet, sweet dance moves. It’s no secret that I’ve got moves like Jagger… as a matter of fact, some might venture to say he got some of his from me. Whatever the case may be, when I saw the beautiful and talented Solange Knowles’ new video for “Losing You” my mind was blown. When I first heard the song, I wasn’t 100% hooked. However, after a couple of listens, it grew on me like a barnacle. And then… I saw the video. Seems ol’ Solange and I may have been cut from the same dancing (sequin and tulle) cloth. Could it be? Might there be a long lost Knowles sister? A cousin at the very least?
Next time she makes a video, she should probably call me, huh?
P.S. totally newfound respect for video editors! Making lips match words is no small feat.
Oh, Miley. You can take the girl out of the country… and put her in a cityscape printed skirt, I suppose. Listen, I think it’s clear how much I love New York, but I don’t even own, dare I say, an I <3 NY t-shirt. I appreciate her adoration of Gotham, but from what I can deduce from her outfit, she’s a big fan of Batman. I mean, look at her bustier. Tell me it doesn’t resemble the Batmobile. Is she a walking diorama? Is she acting out her own Batman sequel wherein she swoops in and saves our fair city? And what would Lady Liberty say? Bitch stole my look?
Alright, let’s not beat around the bush. I do realize the MTV Video Music Awards took place last Thursday, which coincidentally coincided with Fashion’s Night Out. This left us all with the burden of choosing between one three ring circus and another. I, myself, went ahead and took on Fashion’s Night Out in New York by visiting with Lauren Kaminsky and David Lerner at Beauty & Essex. This, of course, means that I missed out on all the tomfoolery of VMA’s past. But alas, I took a little bit of time perusing the red carpet photos and viewing some of the noteworthy performances via YouTube. And while, there was the usual ridiculous attire of some, others -ahem, Rihanna- redeemed themselves.
And then I realized something. We’ve all been wondering what exactly Miley was thinking when she lobbed off her locks a couple of weeks ago (or at least her bun and I have). Well, I think we may have unearthed her inspiration. Perhaps young Miley was channeling the queen of girls kicking ass, Pink and her platinum blonde bouffant. The resemblance is kind of uncanny and it leaves me wondering what Pink thinks about her mini me. More importantly, what do you think?
They say you should get a trim every 6-8 weeks depending on hairstyle and goals (are you trying to grow out your locks?). Seems that some folks get a bit scissor happy when heading to the salon. Perhaps they’re bored, perhaps they’ve had a bad breakup. Whatever the case may be, somehow a trim turns traumatic when a millimeter turns into a mile. This week in celebrity hairstyles, we have a teen songstress and a lady loving crooner who both decided to change things up by chopping their locks. So, I’m just wondering, when is a haircut a good thing and when does it all go terribly wrong?
Man about about town, John Mayer, who recently split from Katy Perry (I know… that was what? Ten minutes?), was seen this weekend with newly shorn hair. Maybe John realized that Katy was simply dating him due to his hairy resemblance to ex, Russell Brand? Regardless, I vote his fresh crop a “do.” He’s creepy enough as is… the extra hair only added to his douchey demeanor. But now that his hair is no longer there to distract me, we’re gonna need to talk about that necklace…
And the teen queen of side boob, Miley Cyrus, also got a bit snippy recently. While she had been seen sporting a top knot almost daily (have you seen her bun’s Twitter account?), she must have taken the joke a bit too seriously and lobbed off her locks for a very short, very blonde Andy Warhol-esque look. Just when I was starting to think she was adorable, she cut her hair and it looks horrible.
But who cares what I think (you better!)? What do you think?
Rihanna’s hair is an ever evolving feature. She’s gone long, short, dark, light. And remember when she went red? But why shouldn’t she have some fun with her hair. She’s young, she’s creative, she’s got the best in the business fiddling with her follicles. Well, she’s made another drastic change… except this one is a bit more traditional than you might expect from Riri.
On Saturday, she was blonde a la Goldie Hawn, but yesterday posted a pic of herself on Instagram with her hair back to black. Personally, I love it. I know it’s not as crazy as some of her other ‘do’s, but it much more flattering to her skin tone and really brings out her beautiful features. Hey, blonde isn’t for everyone. Isn’t that right, Sisqo?