FASHION, FEMINISM

VERSACE

[versace – spring 2018 menswear]

god you have got to love a versace show! not only is the setting so beautiful it’s just so organized and the flow of the show has such impeccable timing.

i hope i’m not the only one but i always feel a slight sadness when i watch a versace show just because you can always feel gianni’s spirit there [gone way too soon]…. donatella is doing a great job of keeping his {{gianni’s}} vision alive.

i’m loving the direction donatella is moving the brand, it feels cool, street, wearable and just so versace. once again versace have killed it. for me everything was perfect.

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FEMINISM, MUSIC

SZA

[sza – ctrl]

it’s taken me over a week to talk about this album because i couldn’t get past track 6 <😩>.

vogue called this ‘the most anticipated album of the year’ and sza doesn’t disappoint.

i love this album. it flows so nice from one track to the next. i love the way sza describes her situations of being in love, her thoughts on life, bearing her insecurities as a woman and not having her life together. it reminds me of frank ocean’s blonde and that album is beyond epic.

sza is in a lane of her own. her r&b, neo-soul sound fits against her vocals so effortlessly. sza is for a more grown audience and that’s what i love the most. i feel exclusive just listening to her music. infact, i feel like she’s talking to me, about me.

as you know, i only use tidal which unfortunately doesn’t have sza’s entire back catalogue but luckily, it does have her z ep where you can listen to my favourite sza track julia.

i’ve reposted ctrl on the CULTURECREEPR soundcloud page and you can listen below {{but will need soundcloud go to stream the entire album in full}}. enjoy!

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ART, CULTURE, FASHION, FEMINISM, MUSIC

BEYONCÉ x GAGA

//. moments [noun]

LADY GAGA x BEYONCÉ – TELEPHONE [watch first]

BEYONCÉ x LADY GAGA -VIDEOPHONE [watch second]

ICONIC POP CULTURE MOMENT

<videophone//. definitely one of Beyoncé’s most underrated songs. ever. i don’t think people even realise how much gaga killed it in this video >

videophone is a sex tape [listen to the lyrics] //. directed by Hype Williams

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CULTURE, FEMINISM

DRAYA MICHELE

…the unicorn we didn’t know existed.

(//. unicorn meaning someone rare, precious and beautiful)

Looking back at Basketball Wives LA Season 1, Episode 6, it’s unbelievable at how much Draya Michele has grown as a woman and as a brand. I don’t think there’s anyone working as hard as Draya to continuously evolve and show the world just how grown they are.

The hardest part about watching this episode in particular is witnessing Draya breakdown and realising just how young she was when this show aired. The other women all had life experience, yet here was Draya, just finding her way and figuring these women out. Now when you really dig deep into the archives of all the old episodes of BBWLA (seasons 1 and 2 mostly) it’s disappointing to witness the amount of bullying that Draya was subjected to in the name of entertainment.

Now it’s not all doom and gloom because the sliver lining is clear for us to all see. Out of all the women on the show, Draya has gone on to have the most success especially with her brands; FineAssGirls, a streetwear apparel brand for women, MintSwim, a swimwear line that started off as just 4 styles which has now garnered celebrity support from the likes of Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez and Teyana Taylor and now the newly launched Beige&Coco, which is a contemporary chic women’s fashion range, with some influence from the UK fashion scene.

I tweeted last week that leaving BBWLA was the best thing Draya could have done because in all honesty Draya is now bigger than the show and has no place being there. She used it for what it was, which was a stepping stone and now we’ve gone onto witness Draya be in numerous magazines from Vogue Brazil to most recently Schön.

As Draya enters the next phase in her career I would like to see her involved in some type of philanthropy work aimed at helping young girls. I no longer want to see just what Draya’s up to, I want to see what Draya cares about.

I think other women should definitely use Draya as an example of how reality TV can work in your favour if you’re prepared to give the cameras full access into your life. The key takeaway from Draya’s situation is knowing when to walk away and acknowledging when you’ve generated enough fame/followers to build your empire.

 

 

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