Wow, this is so awesome… Filmmaker Thomas Jullien recently released this really cool video on Vimeo which shows how connected the world really is through pictures. It starts in Paris, then shoots to all the famous landmarks around the world in Berlin, Sydney, and even NYC. The coolest part is that the short movie is made using 852 stranger’s Instagram photos. This video shows how everyone believes they are so unique, yet we are all just simply unoriginal.
I have never been the worlds biggest Kanye West fan, however on Wednesday night when I was presented with the opportunity to attend his Barclays Center show with Kendrick Lamar, I jumped at the opportunity.
It was his first of 4 New York area shows, and his first solo tour in 5 years.
Kanye took that stage on-time at 9:15, pretty shocking considering the last time I saw him perform (at Governors Ball) he came on stage 45 minutes late.
The stage consisted of a giant mountain/volcano with a huge screen in the background. There was also a large ice cliff that rose from the ground, so that Kanye could look down on the audience as he sang 2 songs which he dedicated to his mother. Throughout the show, Kanye wore different face masks made by Margiela. It wasn’t until “white Jesus” took the stage that Kanye removed his mask and bent down in admiration. He then proceeded to sing “I am God” and “Jesus Walks.”
He sang old hits & new hits, constantly moving and leaping from song to song. He worked every single part of the stage, as everyone at the Barclays Center had a perfect view of Yeezy.
My personal opinion of the show was that he was focusing a bit too hard on being artistic and controversial. He had a crew of about 15 women who wore panty hose on their head come out and do strange things to freak the crowd out. While this was entertaining, it was simply weird and unnecessary. I also wasn’t wowed by Kanye’s 15 minute auto-tuned rant about how he carries such a burden of being an artistic genius. However, it was during this rant that my eyes wandered to the back of the room, where I saw Kim Kardashian, Grace Coddington, and Anna Wintour all sitting in VIP. It was quite a moment for me. I must’ve looked like I was particularly moved by Kanye’s sermon, but no, I was just stunned and shocked by the faces in the back.
Anyway, if you ever get the chance to see Kanye live, I say GO FOR IT! It was quite the experience and pretty interesting. Through it all, he still raps really well and certainly knows how to work the crowd.
After all… It’s Kanye’s world, we’re all just living in it.
Living in NYC, I am surrounded by such incredible food choices each and every day. I have the world’s cuisine at walking distance from my apartment and such amazing options of what to eat. I think that it is about time that I share this food with the world, don’t you? 3 friends and I recently decided to start a food Instagram called New_Fork_City. It could be the Senioritis kicking in early, but if I do say so myself it’s going pretty well. We started the Instagram account this past week and already have 450+ followers! If you have an Instagram you should definitely follow us; you can expect 3-4 photos of our daily dining’s each day. You should go check it out now, but if your phone isn’t handy I’ll give you a little sneak peek into our stomachs’ below…
Formed in August 2011 in sunny California, The Neighbourhood is a dark band with a slow pop sound. They had a pretty quick rise to fame with their song Sweater Weather, and have only released one album since, titled I Love You.
I got to see the band live on Wednesday and they are honestly one of the best bands I’ve ever heard live. They add a special twist to the songs that you just can’t get listening to them on your iPod. They won’t be back in New York for a while,(hopefully not too long!) so I’ll post a few of my favorite live songs of theirs below!
Wow, what a long hiatus it has been, and yet it seems time has flown by so fast. These have probably been a few of the busiest weeks of my whole entire life, since I am currently applying to college. I feel like I have so much to do and no energy to do anything. All I want to do lately is curl up in a ball and sleep. Anyway, this isn’t a pity party. All is good. So, I have some very important news to share with the world… A new doughnut place has opened up on the UES/East Harlem.
above: not my photo
It is on 98 and Park and I decided I had to check it out yesterday after school. It’s called Dough Loco and provides locals with an awesome new space to satisfy their sweet tooth. The shop is pretty small and has quite the “hipster vibe” with only one barista/cashier on duty at any given time. The space is pretty empty, but as you enter, the smell of warm doughnuts will fill you with completion. The flavors of doughnuts are pretty unusual (kind of like the Doughnut Plant downtown) as they have Blood Orange, Blueberry-Rosemary-Lime, and the popular Maple Miso. I got the classic Chocolate with sprinkles. Each doughnut is 3$ and pure, fluffy goodness. They also serve Blue Bottle roasted coffee (which is incredibly roasted coffee). Anyway, the point is that I recommend!
If you have an iPhone, then you are probably well aware by now that Apple updated its long-standing phone’s design this past week. The company’s original design had been only slightly altered since it’s 2007 debut. Although many people feel very hesitant towards the update, others think that the change is a step in the right direction.
I, myself, am an iPhone user and updated my iPhone 5 to the iOS 7 on Thursday afternoon along with half of America. Check out my list of pros and cons below before you make the switch!
old iPhone design on left, new iOS 7 on the right
- The design is more vibrant and 3D
- The new “air drop” and notifications center panel are super accessible
- It is easy to exit out of apps and delete mail, texts, etc.
- The new presentation of the music library is pretty awesome
- iPhone radio!
- The camera has a panorama, square, normal, and video button, which can be reached by just a swipe across the screen. It also comes with a bunch of cool filters.
- Only 2 hours after I downloaded the new software, it froze my phone!
- It makes the phone move incredibly slow
- A glitch has been discovered… by pressing a few buttons, you can enter people’s locked phones without entering their pass code
- When making a call, the phone automatically assumes it is a Facetime unless you press a small button on the left side of the screen
- The screen is very bright
So, I hope that my list of pros and cons is helpful to someone on the edge about making the switch. If I were you, I’d wait a little for all the glitches to be solved (ex. phone crashing). Leave your thoughts in the comments.
It’s been a while! For the past week or so NYC has been SO insane with Fashion Week and everything that goes along with the different shows. Although I was not invited to any shows (sad face) one day I will be, so don’t worry. Anyway, I figured since I wasn’t cool enough to be inside the tents, I’d stand outside of them, so I spent two days this past weekend taking photographs out by Lincoln Center and the Mercedes-Benz tent. It was pretty insane, and I got a lot of really incredible pictures while spotting many well-dressed people.
On Sunday, I went downtown to 26th street and stood outside of the DKNY show. This was probably the best decision I could have ever made, because it made for an unforgettable experience. The way that the show was set up, the tents were on the sidewalk and the runway led into a giant open-air garage, which spectators on the street could look into. I stood just on the outside of the tent and took some great photos of the event and had some really cool celeb spottings. While waiting outside I saw Eva Chen, Kelly Osbourne, Bella Thorne, BryanBoy, Amy Astley, Karlie Kloss (I died a little bit inside), and even one of my biggest fashion inspirations… Rita Ora! But out of everybody I saw outside the show, no one compared to Bill Cunningham, who I saw in his blue, zip-up, fleece jacket taking street style pictures before taking his seat in the show. While still in shock from being within a few feet of Bill, I tried to maintain my cool while watching the show from behind the scenes! I normally am pretty indifferent about DKNY’s clothing, but for this show they REALLY stepped up the game. Maybe it was the fact that Karlie Kloss looked awesssooommmeee in everything she put on, or maybe I was just in shock that I was actually watching a DKNY show as it was happening (aka- not on my computer), but either way the clothes were really wearable, fun, and blew me away.
So there you have it… a pretty complete wrap up of my NYFW adventures! If you want to see more, VIEW MY PICTURES HERE!
Not only are they some of my favorite remixes, but they are remixes of a lot of my favorite bands. Make sure to have a listen!
1. Carried Away- Passion Pit: Dillon Francis Remix= https://soundcloud.com/passionpit/carried-away-dillon-francis
2. DNA- Empire of the Sun: Calvin Harris Remix= http://soundcloud.com/calvinharris/empire-of-the-sun-dna-calvin
3. Purple Yellow Red & Blue- Portugal The Man: Passion Pit Remix= https://soundcloud.com/portugaltheman/purple-yellow-red-blue-passion
4. Trying to be Cool- Pheonix: A-Trak Remix= https://soundcloud.com/phoenix/trying-to-be-cool-a-trak-remix
5. Random Access Memories- Daft Punk: Vanderway Remix= https://soundcloud.com/lordrecollectif/daft-punk-random-access
6. Trojans- Atlas Genius: Xaphoon Remix= https://soundcloud.com/atlas-genius/trojansremix